Have you ever been asked to donate to a “Stop Job Stress From Killing Us” walkathon? Maybe besides fundraising for research into diseases like cancer and muscular dystrophy, we should also focus on reversing the damage done by unhealthy work environments. The Atlantic’s recent… Read More ›
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Vic Strecher has spent his career researching how to help people improve their lives, whether by eating better, exercising more or quitting smoking. Strecher, a professor at University of Michigan School of Public Health, founded a company called HealthMedia Inc to help… Read More ›
Lately I’ve been toying with letting my natural color, including the gray, grow in.
I’ve read a number of fashion stories saying there’s a trend in women going gray intentionally. I subscribed to a blog called Revolution Gray that gives pointers on how to do it, including adjusting your makeup and hair products accordingly.
But I struggle more with giving up being a redhead, which has been part of my identity my entire adult life, than I do with going gray.
Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker, creative coach, corporate consultant and social activist. She has been seen on Showtime on The Green Room With Paul Provenza, is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed… Read More ›
John and I use the shorthand of referring to our “big rocks” — what are the priority items in our lives that we should attend to before anything else? It’s a term we borrowed from this story about putting the… Read More ›
Preparing for our three weeks of clean living, I weaned down from two cups a day to just one. Then I started mixing decaf into my morning cup to make it half-caf.
Still, I braced for sluggishness and headaches. Instead, much to my surprise, I felt great. I didn’t have that morning fog I’d experienced for years, and had always cut through with coffee immediately upon waking up.
Because we don’t have to devote much conscious effort to the act of walking, our attention is free to wander—to overlay the world before us with a parade of images from the mind’s theatre. This is precisely the kind of mental state that studies have linked to innovative ideas and strokes of insight.
John and I recently committed to going to the gym three times a week, which requires making that a priority in our planning. Likewise, meditation required making a decision that my mental health is important enough to make time.