The Right Choices Keep It Strong by Lisa Marshall Sometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to one of them, Lenard had spent months painstakingly planning the 100-guest gala, so when the pain came,
Natural Remedies Restore Calm by Marlaina Donato Kids and teens have always had plenty to be stressed about, such as family finances, parental bickering, the birth of a sibling and other challenges on the home front. Then there are the age-old tensions of taking school exams and squabbles with friends and other classmates.
Over the coming months, Mel-O-Yoga will hold three Introduction to Meditation classes. The classes, held on Sundays, will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on January 13, February 10 and March 10.
Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life.
Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness Even a single mindfulness meditation session can significantly reduce anxiety and lower heart rates, Michigan Technological University
Peggy Zielinski, owner of Our Inward Journey, is offering several mindfulness events that community members can enroll in, including a one-day seminar on the introduction to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); a mindfulness meditation bootcamp, which is an online eight-week course on mindfulness; and chakradance, a moving meditation. Research shows the long-lasting physical, mental and emotional benefits that can be attained—and even positive changes in the brain itself—when a person incorporates a meditation practice into their day-to-day life.
Makiko Fliss, owner of the Rayki School, is offering an 8-day and 8-night retreat in Maui, Hawaii, called Adventure, Healing, and Toning from February 14 through February 21, 2019. “The first night, Valentine’s Day, will feature a sunset dinner on the beach with your tribe, with meditation under the stars as an optional activity,” says Fliss.
Pure Balance Float Spa in Greer is one of the first float spas in the Upstate. Floating may seem like a new treatment for reducing stress, detoxing, managing pain, and muscle recovery just to name a few; however, it has been used in the United States since the 1950s. Floating is currently a preferred method of muscle recovery for professional sport teams.
Extended Mental Health Benefits Cognitive gains that people experience from an intense meditation retreat can persist for at least seven years and slow age-related cognitive decline, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of California at Davis followed up with 60 people that had
Keep Joints Naturally Healthy by Lisa Marshall Creaky knees, sore hips, shoulder pain or a stiff neck can be a thing of the past. Thirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis—a catch-all term for a dozen varieties of joint disease—according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. One in two men and two