Vital Signs: How to Optimize Your Breathing Patterns

It’s no secret that the key to using our bodies properly lies in breathing air efficiently. Whether swimming long distances or pushing through a 12-hour shift on the job, working to optimize the way you breathe can give you more energy throughout the day and help you sleep easier at…




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Vital Signs: Maximizing the Benefits of Sleep

Most of us have a morning on occasion when we wake up wishing the previous night’s sleep had been better, longer, or more energizing. There are many strategies to getting the most out of the hours we do sleep, as well as guidelines on how much sleep a particular age…




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The Medicated Child

I recently watched a documentary called The Medicated Child . I was horrified to see how doctors were experimenting with children and antidepressants and mood-altering drugs. Not once in this documentary did I see them ask about the kids’ diet or lifestyle. I saw the kids in this documentary seem simply…




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Skillful Techniques Of Managing Your Mood

I was once told by my meditation mentor “there is no such thing as a bad day but, in fact, if you find yourself in a bad mood it’s probably the result of a bad diet and or a lack of sleep.” Think about it: When do you feel cranky,…




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Health Talks ‘R’ Us

Spas have been one of my favorite places to go to relax for one main reason: I can have several services done all under one roof. There’s one other place that’s seen as a “one-stop shop” but one where the services embrace the next level of health which is wellness care….




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An Hour to a Better Mind & Body

Time is finite.  There’s a lot to be accomplished in the limited number of ours we have each day. So when you have free time you want to know you’re spending it efficiently and effectively.    That time is valued and never wasted.  Even at the high-speed pace of this city,…




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Releasing the Winner Within

Time after time, I’m asked by very fit, often competitive people why, before we train, they need to start with myofascial release (a sort of soft-tissue release that involves foam rolling). They’re athletic.  They’re lean, strong, and often quite knowledgeable about the what, where and how.  But they don’t understand…




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Environment: The New Thing Now

What is the newest, hottest thing in New York City?  You, if you’re ready to travel in the right circles!  Hurricane Katrina, hurricane Irene, and a host of global environment problems, not to mention a decade of unseasonably warm temperatures, have begun to heat up talk about the environment and…




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Eating Healthy Can Be a No-Brainer

You’re working at your desk, you’re running to a meeting, you’re driving to drop your kid off at school before work. These familiar tasks make up your day. With so many things to do and not enough hours in the day in which to do them all, you may find…




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Excellence, Seriously!

I’m going to live well past 100. Not only am I going to live well past 100, I’m going to be active, healthy and surpass young people half my age when I am well past 100. “Seriously?” you might say. The answer is yes, seriously. I strive for excellence the…




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