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The Power of Love…the Power of Sisterhood

February kicks in and suddenly love is in the air. I  believe in celebrating love each day of our lives. Love conquers all and oh! how does it heal. As some of you know by now, I’ve been living temporarily in New Jersey while the kids finish their schoool year.

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Life changes in the blink of an eye

Last month we celebrated 15 years with this project of love and in an instant our beautiful island shaken to the bone…a new chapter in the book of our lives begins. With deep sadness in my heart I had to leave my island for a while. Not because I couldn’t

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Aging with Passion and Purpose

Posted in September 2017 by waleska

Finding Fulfillment, Creativity and Meaning DEBORAH SHOUSE Want to age well? The answer isn’t in your 401k. Self-acceptance, a positive attitude, creative expression, purposeful living and spiritual connections all anchor successful and meaningful aging. In fact, these kinds of preparations are just as important as saving money for retirement, according

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Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track MARLAINA DONATO Renowned yogi and international teacher Rodney Yee, of New York City, has maintained an inspired yoga practice for 37 years while juggling career obligations, fame and family life. While the benefits of yoga are increasingly well known—from stress reduction and pain management

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Meditating Raises Spirits More than a Vacation

More Effective at Reducing Stress POPTIKA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Scientists from the University of California at San Francisco, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, tested the effect of vacations and meditation on the genes of 64 women between the ages of 30 and 60 that were novice meditators. They all spent six days

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Chinese Fungi Relieve Asthma Suffering

Naturally Improves Lung Health  Researchers from Capital Medical University, in Beijing, China, tested the effectiveness of Cordyceps sinensis, a traditional Chinese medicine derived from fungi, on the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma. They followed 120 subjects, divided into two groups of 60. One group received a capsule containing 1,200 milligrams

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Eating Fruit Lowers Cardiac Risk

Keep the Heart Healthy with a Serving a Day   Scientists from the University of Oxford and the Chinese Medical Academy studied 500,000 healthy adults in China for seven years, tracking medical records of illnesses and deaths. They found that a 100-gram serving of fruit per day (primarily apples and

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Massage Relieves Chronic Back Pain

Study Finds Effectiveness Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University, in Indianapolis, set out to find out if massage therapy—typically an out-of-pocket expense not covered under most insurance plans—can provide effective treatment for individuals suffering with chronic back pain. The study followed 76 primary care patients with chronic back pain for 24

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Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

Stay Healthy with Adequate Rest A study from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out genetic factors, which experts say account for 31 to 55 percent of individual sleep patterns, researchers tested blood samples from 11 pairs

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea LLOYD JENKINS JUAN NEL/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM An estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and

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