Most recently published stories in Longevity.
Let There Be Light
The place was akin to a terrestrial purgatory. When I eventually gained the courage to trudge up to the abandoned reception desk and shakily sign my name and the time in a binder with crumpled pages, I shivered under the atmosphere that enveloped me. There was some semblance of peace in the quiet, but I was also greeted by icy tendrils of despair.
Simple Way to Increase Weight Loss
Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting is simply a pattern of eating, a feeding window you give yourself throughout the day. Fasting is not about cutting calories, it is about when you start eating and when you stop. This allows you to eat bigger meals in a shorter amount of tim
7 Questions Answered: Lucia Light Therapy
*Disclaimer: I work for a social media company and was offered 1 Lucia Light session at no charge. The experience is different for each individual. These thoughts are my own and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts of all individuals who have tried Lucia Light therapy. Consult with your doctor and the business providing Lucia Light therapy before beginning sessions.
How Can a Plant-Based Life Create World Change?
The rise of veganism has opened a lot of minds and raises a lot of questions about whether raising animals for food is harming our planet. It is no surprise that this is the single greatest source of destruction to our environment. Not only is it harming our bodies and creating world hunger, it is a massive source of greenhouse gases, rain-forest deforestation, water pollution, and land destruction.
The Importance of the 7 Chakras in Your Body
What is a chakra? Chakra (known and pronounced as “cha”-“kra”) is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally translates to mean wheel, circle or energy center.
Protecting Your Brain
By age 11, my mom had put me through so many different extra-curricular activities that my head was spinning. Although I enjoyed small aspects of each activity none of them seemed to fit, until a friend invited me to her cheerleading practice for bring a friend day. I fell in love immediately and knew that I belonged. Being a cheerleader allowed me to meet lifelong friends, taught me perseverance, punctuality and, most importantly, forced me out of my comfort zone. For reference, I am referring to competitive cheerleading and not sideline cheerleading which happens at a sports game. The two sports are drastically different in athletic demands.
Is There Really a Link Between Physical Health and Mental Health?
I'm not a doctor or an expert, but I sincerely believe there is a link between your physical and mental health. If you look after one, the other will improve without you even noticing. I didn't believe it at first either. How can running on a treadmill fix my anxiety? Or how can lifting weights help my mind find peace?
My Everyday Disguise
7/18/16 After the ethereal experiences in the ring with Zoloft at the Wind Horse equine therapy ranch up in the hills overlooking the Coachella Valley, I've felt more collected than ever before. Zen. Focused. Finding myself able to help others by feeling as opposed to thinking outright with the logic propensities at extremes and my arms crossed over my chest. Multi-colored Tibetan prayer flags coiled around their biggest trees, blowing softly in the wind. I stopped and just as we were to leave for the return trip down through those serpentine snaking roads back into town, I watched fibers of a small red flag fringe blow off into the wind like horse hair, cantering on updrafts cast from the peaks of nearby topography. I had been doing some reading, and according to Buddhist mantra, hanging prayer flags benefits all living things of the world, as every time the wind blows and wafts against the flags blessing energy is sent out in all ten directions to purify every living soul that it touches—ten directions compromising the eight directions of the compass and two more—the heaven above and the earth below—dissolving hardships and obstacles that stand in the way of dharma to-be. This, in theory, will avoid shortcomings, generate auspiciousness, leading to the letting of goodness in the days to come. The same can be said of circumambulating a stupa, the main holy object of Buddhism according to the teachings of Chenrezig, the Compassionate-Eyed One. This is reason for Buddhist pilgrimage, home to Mahabodhi stupa, or Kathmandu, where the Bouddhanaism stupa sits.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are generally caused by bacteria. However, fungi and viruses may cause urinary tract infections, as well. The bacteria that cause the infections are so small that they are only seen with a microscope. Urine samples are required to confirm suspected UTIs after symptoms indicate a diagnosis. Most infections occur in the lower tract of the urinary system and are not as severe as those in the upper tract. If you have been diagnosed with a UTI, your physician will develop a treatment plan discuss preventative methods, as well.
Yoga: An Overview
Yoga: An Overview Yoga is where I find my truest self. My time on my mat is when I am finally able to breathe, release anxiety, focus, move and truly be who I am, unapologetically. Until I began my yoga practice, I dealt with serious anxiety and fear; I felt like the weight of the world was sitting on my shoulders and there was nothing I could do to make it move. It was only until I found yoga that I began to see a true change in my anxiety and overall happiness in life.
Hello, Mother Nature, Good to Meet You
I was born in an agricultural town in California. I lived with my single mom and we constantly moved homes. I grew up with MTV, movies, and video games. Pretty much my entertainment always involved a television screen.
Every Parent Needs To Know About Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
When we adopted our sweet baby boy, E, at two days old, it was the happiest day of my life. It had taken 12 long, long, painful years of infertility treatments and adoption until we became parents. At this point, my husband and I were in our mid 40s. We were terrified at the prospect of becoming parents of a newborn at our age. But, we went for it! Our journey to this point was a saga, in itself, but that is not the story I am recounting here.