Every year, it seems, something new comes along promising to decrease our pain and stress while improving mood and sleep. Almost as quickly as these magical fixes arrive on the scene, many of them disappear — either because they lose their novelty and notoriety, or because they are displaced by the next great hope.
From copper bracelets to spinal braces, oxygen bars to cryo spas, soak tanks to you name it, there is no shortage of “wellness products” that enter with a splash and exit with a whimper, promising to make quick work of complicated problems. …
When I was a child, my family spent summers in a small, rural, Lebanese village. It’s exactly what you think it would be; farms, olive groves, and livestock as far as the eye can see.
Nearly everyone lived off the land, and what you didn’t have, or couldn’t grow, was bartered or bought from neighbors. If you had chickens but no cows, you could simply trade a dozen eggs for a gallon of fresh milk. Those with olive or avocado trees, could similarly exchange or sell produce to satisfy their needs.
On many a breakfast table throughout the community, you…
Late last year a good friend gifted me what looked less like a holiday read, and more like a college textbook.
He must have sensed my disingenuous appreciation and assured me, “I know you, trust me, you’re going to devour this book.”
On initial view, a recommendation on the jacket begins in a reserved, almost scholarly tone. The second sentence however, was absolutely on the money.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, engaging look at early human history… You’ll have a hard time putting it down. Bill Gates
I spent every free minute buried in…
From mindfulness to meditation, natural to organic, no shortage of practices or products fall under the ‘wellness’ banner.
Enter marketers and academics to hash out, what exactly qualifies for the wellness label, and who should be designated “The Wellness Generation”.
Whether it’s Millennials or Gen Z, wellness is no longer a fashionable trend, but for many, a way of life.
For the chiropractic profession however, the wellness concept is nothing new, but a century old core principle. I should know, I’ve been a practitioner in this space for nearly two decades.
Mantras like, ‘the preservation of health is easier than…
Sorry if I’m late to the party, but I brought the avocado salsa.
I know what you’re thinking: Avocado salsa; isn’t that guacamole?
Not according to Tostitos.
While watching plain old television this week, the one with channels, and yes, commercials; something totally new crossed the screen.
It was an ad for avocado salsa. While some may be familiar with this product, for us, it was completely new.
My kids were first to comment. “Avocado Salsa? Isn’t that basically guacamole… Yeah, what’s the difference?”
Meanwhile, my wife shook her head in disappointment, “They’re out of ideas and just making up…
When I began my career two decades ago, a mentor and employer shared something that stuck with me until this very day. It was an acronym for fear. Fear, he would say, stands for “false evidence appearing real”. Less than one week after he shared these words came the attacks on 9/11. For an entire country, specifically those regularly consuming network news, fear became very real, and ever present.
On September 20th, 2001, nine days after 9/11, President George W. Bush had an announcement; “Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. …
This isn’t intended to be deprecating, just a quirky approach to self care.
Although the title may have varying interpretations; it really is a tale (first and last pun I promise) about pets and vets. Consider the following scenario.
Lately, your dog, or cat, just doesn’t seem right. They have a blank stare, seem uninterested in anything they typically enjoy; there might even be strange sounds coming from their body.
All these oddities lead you to conclude, something must be wrong, and because the animal simply can’t tell you what’s ailing them, you decide a trip to the veterinarian is…
Even when attempting to avoid the subject, nearly every story, article or topic we come across has undertones of the pandemic.
How could it not?
The health crisis and our response, good or bad, transcends every aspect of life. I’m no different, I’ve been documenting Covid19 from the beginning.
The issue is unavoidable when discussing health, or how best to maintain it in these trying times. In covering other topics though, be they relationships, social, or cultural in nature, some reference to the pandemic invariably leaks onto the page.
Navigating our environment, adapting to change, or maintaining sanity compelled me…
When thinking about the highest grossing films of all time, big budget blockbusters likely come to mind. You may recall movies with a corresponding merchandise line, theme park rides or video games, and wouldn’t be far off. While superhero films, trilogies, or franchises dominate earnings lists, many of these titles are eliminated when focusing only on original screenplays.
Take Marvel movies for example; Endgame and Infinity War, have grossed well over $2 Billion respectively, yet these films do not fall under the original screenplay designation. …
Something odd happens to most of us in the afternoon, specifically between the hours of 2 and 3 pm; we’re not as sharp, mental alertness begins to wane, reaction time slows down, some people might even become irritable.
If any of this sounds familiar, you are likely falling victim to and entering the mid-afternoon slump.
Surprising things happen during this time of day; test scores in schools are lower, judges and juries are more likely to reach a guilty verdict, there’s even a higher likelihood for traffic accidents. …