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Heart Of Healing – Nancy’s Story

For me, interviews have always felt like a conversation as opposed to something more formal. I've had the privilege of being interviewed throughout my career, and it's within this audio format that the conversation comes across and offers more depth to the old question and answer formula. Enjoy!   Direct link: Heart of Healing - [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:12+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Expect Nothing, Healthy Living, It's a Mystery|0 Comments

How Guys Talk About Love

Michael and I conducted the second session of our workshop for couples last night and it was fantastic. I think we’re learning as much as the participants. It is so inspiring and humbling to witness the love, courage and openness that everyone brings to the group. And sharing this experience with my life partner, Michael, [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:12+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Expect Nothing, Healthy Living|23 Comments

‘Mindfulness’ Meditation Alters Gene Expression

"... a new study conducted by researchers working in Wisconsin, Spain, and France shows that mindfulness can even affect your genes. Specifically, the study shows that mindfulness can limit the "expression" of genes associated with inflammation. "The changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs," study co-author Dr. Perla Kaliman, a researcher [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:13+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Healthy Living|0 Comments

Mindfulness and Meditation Can Improve Health

It's lovely to stumble upon a interview, and even audio,  promoting the benefits of mindfulness and meditation! Check out an excerpt here and click the link below for the full interview! “Meditation is a practice, that’s why we call it a practice. It’s a behavior, if you will,” he says. When Allen began exploring mindfulness [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:13+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Healthy Living|0 Comments

Meditation May Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s

"I think this study offers a very useful component of therapy for these patients, for several reasons," David Geldmacher, MD, professor and Patsy and Charles Collat Scholar in Neuroscience in the Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, toldMedscape Medical News. "First, we know that it's a stressful [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:13+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Healthy Living|0 Comments

5 Ways to Get Your Meditation Practice on Track!

Sometimes the beginning is the hardest part of any task. Check out what Huffington Post suggests to help you begin, and maintain, your meditation practice! "1. Make a Contract with Yourself There's this funny thing about the brain. It wants to appear consistent to itself, and really dislikes things that make you look contradictory or [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:14+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Healthy Living|0 Comments

Meditation May Slow Brain Aging

"A 2005 breakthrough study published in Neuroreport found meditation increased the thickness of the brain's prefrontal cortex. Normally, as the brain ages the cortex thins and the brain shrinks. The prefrontal cortex is associated with attention, higher thought and planning. Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston took MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans of 20 experienced meditators [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:14+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Healthy Living|0 Comments