‘The eyes are the window of the soul,’ as well as an extension of our brain. It is our most treasured sense and equally, the most ignored in current ‘healthy’ lifestyles. You see, getting an annual eye exam is not the same thing as taking care of one’s eyes in the same way as having […]
Pain is subjective. Period. My ache, your burn, her pounding head or his wrecked back cannot be easily translated from one person to the next. The instigator behind all of our individual experiences of pain are the same, however—the brain. The brain is the processor of pain, all pain.
‘The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.’ This dated idiom has more truth in it than one would expect—in ways having nothing to do with cooking. Psychologists and the medical community alike have come to know and understand the prominent role of the gut, as the producer of most of the feel-good […]
Sometimes in the blink of an eye, what we meant to say or do, is already done and the outcome at first glance is unfortunate, and at second, victorious. Let me explain with a very recent, personal example. On October 5th, 2014, in 37 breezy degrees, downtown Minneapolis, I began the Twin Cities Marathon, teeth […]
Better than Botox! Yes, it’s true, it’s something more rejuvenating, youth-stimulating, and better at de-aging than Botox ever could hope to be. Plus, it’s free. This is not a gimmick, nor is it a cream or supplement. It is simply the act of playing. As an adult, engaging in light-hearted, spontaneous activity for the sheer […]
Breaking your own mold (mould!) requires just a desire to begin with, a burning desire to begin feeling like the ‘you’ you’ve always wanted to be. Sometimes the mold is a long-practiced habit that does not serve you anymore—such as being shy, afraid of flying or fear of intimacy. Sometimes it almost has a life […]