Stories in Longevity that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Friends Were There When I Needed Them!
Friends that offered a helping hand and offered cures for cancer are too many to mention. Here are a few for this story. The first thing I think of is when I came out of a respiratory code and was coming off of a respirator, I felt like I was being tortured. The mask over my face, a loud noise coming from near me, and then being strapped down in the bed. As I woke I was scared, until I heard a familiar voice of an old friend.
My heart is aching with such a putrid weight recently. Unfortunately, that is the nature of seasonal depression. The nights have drawn in, the darkness lingers longer than usual and my body begins to shut down in its entirety, with the exception of the constant whirring of my stomach and mind.
Living the Sweet Life
You know , it’s not really true what they say. I’ve heard that “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” But it’s not true, not true at all. And I’ll throw in a bonus: Ignorance is NOT bliss, either!
We Don't Talk About Periods.
I feel like an experiment. They are testing me for something as if I am divergent or some other species, when in reality, I am a woman. I've tried five different birth control methods, including two IUDs, and the problems are not solved. Why do we not talk about this more? Are we meant to be whispering about this behind closed doors? Absolutely not! We need to know about our bodies, and we need to learn more.
How My First Fish Therapy Session Went
Fish symbolise emotions, and I do need to point out that fish therapy is actually illegal in some parts of the United States, as well as in Mexico, Canada, and in Europe. Fish Therapy (medically known as Ichthyotherapy, or the "holiday" term is a Fish Pedicure and/or a Fish Spa) originated in Turkey, where Garra rufa (toothless) fish have nibbled on the skin of Turkish people for well over 400 years now.
Some Thoughts on Running
This is the confession of an addict. I will admit that I have spent a lot of time not writing about my love of jogging, or running (both words mean different things to me; I will explain them later). Running was one of the things in my life that I came to completely under my own power. It was never something that I was encouraged to do. I never did track and field in school (never even made it onto a team of any kind). I saw no one in my family who enjoyed going for a run. And it was not something that I ever suspected would change my life.
Pints & Parkruns: Cosmeston Lakes
It doesn’t look it today, but Cosmeston Lakes is a reclaimed industrial site. Once, a series of cement quarries dominated what is now a country park. Today, though, it’s transformed. No hint of heavy industry remains and on a crisp, bright autumnal morning the birds emerge from the mist rising from the lake. It’s a scene to inspire thoughts of Celtic mysticism; Wales is the possible birthplace of King Arthur, and it’s not hard to imagine Geoffrey of Monmouth’s legends of Ladies in Lakes playing out right here.
Words are your magic wand
Words language everyday phrases = what happens in your energy field and eventually your physical body. WHATTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!
Living with Lyme
I've considered writing this article for awhile now but honestly wasn't sure if anyone would want to read it. I hope that it might shed some light onto the often misunderstood long-term effects of Lyme disease through my own experience.
My top 10 herbs
I was introduced to herbs and plants from a young age and using them on a regular basis became second nature to me very quickly.
Longevity and Longevity: The Limitations of AI for Research
Users are beginning their research journey more and more through AI models such as Google Bard and ChatGPT. While they can be helpful tools to get a taste for available resources, they lack the taxonomy needed to ensure accurate searching built into existing tools such as Wikipedia. Asking for cursory information about Longevity magazine, one of the popular titles from Bob Guccione and Kathy Keeton's General Media, returned two erroneous results - one more defective than the other. Consider this your reminder to always check a few different resources and be wary when sources are not identified.
It Wasn’t Always Rainbows and Dumbbells
The Emily I am now is not the Emily I have always been. I’ve come a long way. The Emily I am now is the result of a long and painful journey of personal growth and self-discovery. I hope my words will empower you to whole-heartedly believe that you can overcome your pain and live a successful life.