Reboot Your Healing Process to Live Younger Longer

If you want to live younger longer it helps to have healthy cells. Sounds kind of obvious, I know, and your body is equipped to keep you healthy.  Except…it’s not really designed to deal with the kind of stress we live in in today’s world, and unless you take specific action to protect yourself your cells will not be healthy. Every day we are bombarded with toxic materials through our skin care products, the foods we eat, what we choose to drink,and  the cleaning products we use.  These are all sources of toxins over which we have some control.  Unfortunately, there are many others which we can’t control.   For example, the air we breathe is loaded with stuff that is adverse to our health from gasoline fumes to carpets, drapes and...

How a Dream can Change the World

If you were alive the day Martin Luther King was assassinated, do you remember where you were when you heard the news? I remember that day clearly.  I was a long way from home in Delhi, India where I was on a bus heading back to the University where I was an exchange student.  The bus went past what must have been the headquarters for one of the newspapers and the news of King’s death was posted on a big sign out front. I was devastated by the news as MLK was one of my heroes and I was sad for me, for his family and for our nation.  My family lived in Chicago at the time, where I had been a supporter of the civil rights movement.  I participated in demonstrations against discriminatory lending practices in the Chicago area  housing industry and marched...

How to Avoid Toxins in Your Body

Do you have toxins in your body?  If you don’t you don’t live on this planet, as toxins have been found in members of even the most remote tribes. One source of toxins in your body is the skin care products we all use and I am a long time advocate of using only the purest products.  So when I saw a full page ad in the February issue of Yoga Journal  for Avon’s Breast Cancer Walk it got my attention. Yoga Journal  comes to me courtesy of a gift from my brother-in-law every year at Christmas.  This is a great magazine, and I always look forward to its content.  I also  don’t have anything against raising money for a cause.  However,  it’s a little ironic that Avon, on the one hand raises money for what they call cutting edge...

To Live Younger Longer, Cultivate Happiness

It’s the beginning of the new year, or a new month or a new day.  You are ready to rock and roll….but the question you may be asking yourself is, What should I do first? What will be the most effective use of my time? How can I reach the most people or get the most done with what I choose to do in the next minute, or hour or day?   What can I do that will make this year the happiest ever? Notice how all of these questions are about doing something.  There’s an implicit assumption that if you just do something, anything it will bring you closer to having what you want in life….which for most people ultimately is happiness. But sometimes action is just a way to stay busy and may actually distract us from being happy.  Those are the times...

How to Create a Profitable New Year

The New Year is full of possibilities and excitement.  The slate is wiped clean and we start all over again. We breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the possibilities.  More income, better relationships, that trip we’ve always wanted to take but never wanted to spend the time or the money to make it happen will definitely happen this year, along with the new house, the new car….all of it seems possible and attainable…and it is.  So why do we so often get to December 31st full of regrets for what didn’t come to pass after all? New beginnings suggest there is something old back there which you no longer want in your life…if not why begin again? The question is…is that where your focus is?  For example, are you still thinking...

The paradox of setting and reaching goals today

This time of year our focus shifts to reaching  goals. We talk about New Year’s resolutions which usually reflect goals for where we want to be  six months or a year from now. We also make huge promises to ourselves about what we will do and why this year will be different from the last one.   These goals and resolutions sparkle with promise on New Year’s eve when  anything seems possible.  And it is…possible that is…except… On the one hand resolutions are very positive; they are a way to paint a picture of a different reality…and that is like opening a window in a stuffy room and  letting in some fresh air and sunshine….a huge relief.  Unfortunately these resolutions rarely work.  All too often they are made and...

If you must doubt…doubt your limits

If you must doubt something, doubt your limits. I have heard this piece of advice many times and always nod yes…great advice.  But what does it mean? Today I just happened to show up at someone else’s blog…just happened…and saw this video.  I think I followed a link from Facebook to get there, I don’t remember that part…and I also don’t believe in coincidences.  I was drawn there and stayed for the powerful message and was so inspired I decided to share it here as well. Limits for me are artificial barriers we put in place to keep us from really being who we are…from fully expressing ourselves. And if we aren’t fully expressing ourselves, I believe not only are we missing out on a lot of possible joy, but we...