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The Seven-Point Creed

As a UCLA Alumni, John Wooden holds a special place in my heart.  He was an amazing coach, teacher, and ...

Happy Teeth, Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States and Europe.  A new ...

Barefoot Running

Here’s something interesting that’s come across my radar – you know how all these athletic shoe companies have been bringing ...

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

We’ve heard for a long time how married people are generally happier and healthier overall.  Now new research published in ...

Dropping Hints

I always encourage people to be very clear in their communication with their spouses or partners.  But every once in ...

Backyard BBQ

I love grilling outside – we get to enjoy the backyard, and there’s less mess to clean up in the ...

Origami

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, although many different materials may be used besides paper.  In Japanese oru ...

Feng Shui Secrets

First there was Vastu, the Indian Science of Placement and Architecture, which dates back more than 5,000 years ago.  Buddhist ...

Tapping Therapy

I recently saw Paul McKenna on a talk show.  Paul is very popular in the UK, and he has come ...

Acts of Kindness

New research from the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University, provides the first laboratory evidence that cooperative behavior ...

Science and Relationship

Recently I attended the “Sages and Scientists Symposium” sponsored by the Chopra Foundation.  Great minds from around the world were ...

The Beauty Cookbook

My friend Kym Douglas has a terrific new book out: “The Beauty Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes to Make Your Kitchen ...

The Compassion Boom

Here’s some good news!  According to the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service, we are experiencing a “compassion boom” ...

Dream a Little Dream

While we sleep, our brains are still busy.  During REM (rapid eye movement) is when we have our most dramatic ...

Fitness Trends

We’ve heard it before – walking is good for us!  Ayurveda recommends a thirty-minute morning walk for everyone, to help ...

St. Patrick’s Day

I remember when I first learned about St. Patrick’s Day.  I was in kindergarten, and our teacher told us that ...

The Fifth Agreement

One of my favorite books is “The Four Agreements” by don Miguel Ruiz.  The four agreements come from Toltec wisdom.  ...

Closure

Four years after I was divorced, and happily re-married, my brother-in-law died suddenly.  So many emotions came up that surprised ...

Rule the World From Your Couch

Intuition.  You’ve got it, we all do, but do we use it?  Do you know how to use it?  Let ...

The Kind Diet

Alicia Silverstone is a beautiful and successful actress, and a dedicated advocate on behalf of the planet and its animals.  ...

The Life-Expectancy Gene

Once again science has proven what we’ve known all along – that by reducing stress, with meditation, yoga and relaxation, ...

Find Your Strengths

My son Brian is a business major in college and for Christmas he gave me a terrific book called “Strengths ...

The Science of Attraction

Some might call it chemistry.  It’s that certain something about someone that causes us to look more closely, for our ...

Generation We

“The Millenials” are those born between 1978 and 2000.  This generation, the largest in history, includes 95 million people.  All ...

Narcissism Run Rampant

The dictionary defines a narcissist as “someone who is in love with himself.”  Psychology identifies Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as ...

Brain Games

The same exercise that we give our bodies can also benefit our brain.  For example, doing yoga on a regular ...