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Why Winter Weather Can Leave You Feeling Lethargic and Carb-Motivated
by Dr. Amy Lee – Los Angeles, CA

girl outside with dog

As the days get shorter and cooler, it’s not uncommon to feel lethargic, sad, or unmotivated. You may also find yourself overindulging in carbs and having zero motivation to get out and exercise. How can a simple change in weather have such dramatic effects on your health? And what, if anything, can you do about […]


Eating with Sensory Regard
by Deborah Kesten, MPH

Eating with Sensory Regard, by Deborah Kesten, MPH

Savoring flavors and bringing a loving sensibility to food and eating are part of a sensory-regard consciousness that has traveled through the centuries via world religions, cultural traditions, and Eastern healing systems. Indeed, the sensory and spiritual elements of eating go together like twins. While such an orientation toward food sharply contrasts with the Western […]


There Is Nothing Wrong with You – An Open Letter to Survivors of a Pandemic
by Toni-Cara Stellitano, LCSW – Commack, NY

There is nothing wrong with you for feeling afraid, anxious, depressed, depleted, lethargic, frustrated, lost, and confused. Your body is an organism in response to its environment, and our outside environment is in a state or chaos. Before you rush off to seek medication for soothing these feelings, remember that your body is having a […]


The Year of the Quitter: Seven Things to Stop Doing in 2021
by Steve Cook

Lifonaire by Steve Cook

With the close of the year, we typically look back over the previous 12 months and contemplate what we intend to do differently in the upcoming year. (Curiously, these resolutions are often the same ones we made and abandoned the year before!). But as 2020 draws to a close—and none too soon, you’ll probably agree—you […]


Nothing Is Hard That We Don’t Make Hard
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY

Recently on Facebook, I posted an excerpt from My Mini Book of Mighty Mantras about happiness and the importance of telling ourselves how we want to feel as opposed to allowing ourselves to stay in unproductive–some call them negative–emotions. The post came with a breathing meditation which doubles as a mantra: “Breathe in happiness; breathe […]


Freedom from Fear
by Owen Waters, Texas

Fear is the great separator of mind from spirit. While you fear, you are unable to trust your divine origin. It follows that people who pressure you to fear things in life want to keep you away from the power of your inner connection so that they may gain some kind of power over you. […]


Stupid is in the Mind of the Beholder
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY


We see post after post on social media written by people willing to humiliate their peers for not wanting to take this vaccine. They are calling their constituents idiots, stupid, selfish, and ignorant. Is this a new trend now… be sheep or be shamed? Are we still allowed a healthy and vigilant response to what […]


The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius
by Owen Waters – Texas

The Age of Aquarius will last for 2,160 years, so it takes several years for its influence to swing into full effect and become obvious in world affairs. However, the main trigger for the emergence of this new age – the exact conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn at zero degrees of Aquarius – happens on […]


“If everything stays the same, there’s no stimulation for your brain!”
by Donna Martini – Oyster Bay, NY


Recently, I was rearranging things in my home to make room for holiday decorations and this message about brain health came to me pretty loud and clear. Perhaps my wiser side was just validating a healthy need to consistently change things up. And, since purposely doing so these past two years, I can tell you […]


Dreaming Big: 5 Steps to the Future You Want Most
by Peter Ruppert – East Grand Rapids, MI

Limitless: Nine Steps to Launch Your One Extraordinary Life

Time spent creating a crystal-clear picture of our vision for our own future is one of the best investments we can ever make. It starts with asking one question: “What would my extraordinary life look like in five, ten, or 20 years?” The answer will bring your dreams to life. It will show you who […]