As Atlas held up the sky (aka celestial sphere), no doubt he started noticing how his upper back muscles started aching, his legs felt like buckling at the knees, and his spirit felt trodden on beneath all the weight. Maybe the thought passed through his mind, “Now–is this a healthy way to live? Is it worth the sacrifice? Zeus, get a life!” Zeus, by the way, is the one who punished Atlas with the task of holding the sky up on his shoulders.Read More
Does health have to do with just the present, or does it also involve sediments of the past or future? This may sound like a strange question because the future hasn’t happened yet, so how can you experience any effects from it today? But many of us think about the past and the future as if both these time periods share equal space with the present on a metaphoric couch of life.
This blog post, however, is not about mindfulnessRead More
You often hear how laughter is the best medicine, and for some people chocolate or multivitamins fit the bill instead. Each person is unique and so is his or her preferred form of medicine. What about learning something new as a form of medicine?
Often there are parts of personality, talents, and health that haven’t been expressed, at least in a while, and are just waiting to be let out. Everyone has different talents,Read More
Who do you eat with, and what dietary and health goals do they have? This question doesn’t often come up when people are making changes to their eating habits, but maybe it should.
Who you eat with, and what they eat can affect the way that you eat and support your own digestion. Friends, family, and significant others can be, but aren’t necessarily always a supportive influence when it comesRead More
You may notice that when eating in a busy or hectic environment, there are times when you finish the meal and don’t remember the sensations of actually eating it. The plate is empty, but you don’t remember enjoying the smell of the food, the taste, or even the feeling of fullness. Though the food is already in your digestive system, the satisfaction of having eaten becomes lost and may leave your body feeling like something is lacking.Read More