Health & Wellness

ObamaCAre

From the Covered California home page, www.coveredca.com. Those outside California, see healthcare.gov, the national site. When you start looking into it, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) actually seems fairly straightforward and not that complicated. In a recent presentation sponsored by California Lawyers for the Arts, someone from the Actors Fund gave a [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Wide Awake

Yoga to Promote Sound Sleep When asked of the Buddha “Are you a man, or a God?” the Buddha replied... “I AM AWAKE.” I’ll start with the bad news—in some cases, chronic insomnia has no real cure. While there are many types of insomnia and many reasons for sleeplessness and sleep difficulties, for some of [...]

By | October 30th, 2012|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Surgeon and The Yogi

Brought together by crisis, reunited by gratitude The space between life and death is tenuous. No one knows, from one minute to the next, what might befall them. I don’t remember exactly how I felt on the morning of September 17, 1986. I do know that it felt special because it was my fourteenth birthday. [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|Health & Wellness|2 Comments

Arm and Arm

They say follow your bliss but I say follow your pain. Because I’m starting to notice that when I follow my pain, then my bliss follows me. This happened recently with my arm pain. The pain had become so bad that at the end of class, sitting in final cross-legged position, instead of [...]

By | November 27th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Happiness is as spontaneous as health

Sitting Down With: Integrative Medicine physician Dr. Andrew Weil, MD We all want to be happy. It’s something that we’ve even written into the Declaration of Independence, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Evidence reveals that collectively, we are anything but: Current statistics state that one in ten Americans are taking antidepressant medications. This [...]

By | November 10th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

It Happens…Stress

  You get stuck in traffic, you can’t find a parking spot, or you just plain lost track of time. This does not make you a bad person, nor does it make you a bad yogi. And just because you are running a few minutes late to class doesn’t mean that you should ditch the [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

My Mind Is Right Here

If you ask people on the street where their mind is most of the time, they will probably think you are really odd, but then they will answer, “My mind is right here.” Is it? Most of us spend a great deal of time lost in thoughts about the past or the future. Many of [...]

By | March 26th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Seduced Into Wellness

How The Desire To Lose Weight Created A Desire For Wellness Change was needed. I had recently retired a multi-decade tobacco addiction and gained twenty pounds in two months when my metabolism came to a screeching halt without the nicotine. A friend of mine had dropped twenty-five pounds in twenty-six days on the Jennings’ RealMecleanse. Cautiously [...]

By | March 26th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

On Gratitude

It starts in third grade, those formal lessons in mathematics: the counting of negative numbers. -1, -2, -3, and on and on and on. The counting of things that are not there. If you’re like me – which is to say, human – then you’ve no trouble at all counting deep into the abyss: the [...]

By | February 10th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Creating Calm During The Hectic Holidays

Ayurvedic Suggestions to Support Balance   Even though the winter in LA is mild compared to other areas of the world, it’s still winter for us. The wind picks up, the days are shorter, and with the holiday season upon us, there are so many things to get done, so many places to go. Our [...]

By | December 6th, 2010|Health & Wellness|0 Comments