by Renée Peterson Trudeau I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon, discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in the health care field, she saw self-care as something you should do for your physical health—exercise, eat well, get enough sleep. But that’s where her definition […]
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by Bess Hochstein I took a new job in California this year, and one of the best perks is the location of the company’s headquarters. The office sits in an old apple orchard, and every day, from my desk on the second floor, I watch a steady stream of my colleagues strolling along a path […]
by Bruce Sherman Virtually every aspect of the practice of law, ranging from the personal well-being of lawyers to law school education to specific practice areas, can benefit from the practice of mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Lawyers are professional pessimists. They regulate their emotions in order to be effective. Too often, lawyers are in the […]
We live in a culture that associates aging with decline, infirmity, isolation, and depression. But, in the qigong tradition, there’s a saying, “The older, the stronger, the wiser, and the happier.” What a reversal of our Western way of viewing the aging process. Rooted in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is an ancient […]
by Tiffany Cruikshank Fats and cholesterol are important components of life. Fats are responsible for many vital functions in the body. They are especially important for creating hormones, such as: sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone); adrenal hormones (cortisol that regulates metabolism); and steroid hormones and prostaglandins. Fats also create energy stores. They insulate and protect […]
In the conventional model of medicine, health is defined as the absence of disease. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but most of us want more. “There’s a huge distance between that definition and a state of well-being, resilience, and vibrancy,” says Lisa B. Nelson, Medical Director for Kripalu Healthy Living programs. The more we […]
Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member and the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Five Element Yoga. Her CD, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, has been the best-selling CD in the Kripalu Shop for years. We asked her to tell us about the benefits of yoga nidra, and why […]