Here’s a new and surprising trend, and also a significant sign of the times. It’s estimated by The Alzheimer’s Association and the National Alliance for Caregiving that up to 40% of family care providers now are men, up from 19% in 1996. That’s about 17 million men caring for an elderly parent or [...]

To me life is movement, vitality itself. I like to play tennis and dance, but walking, strength training and yoga have always been my staples. Yoga keeps me loose and calm, and a good workout leaves makes me feel strong. But walking has always been purely for pleasure. That is, until not [...]

“A job should not just put bread on the table but also a smile on your face.” That’s the philosophy of Brian Kurth, founder of an innovative company, Vocation Vacations , that offers brief, pay-for-mentoring opportunities. A light bulb went off for Brian during a vacation he designed for himself as a break from his [...]

News from The Body Shop

November 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Many of us remember the Body Shop. It brought natural cosmetics to the mass market, was a pioneer in refusing to sell products tested on animals, and advocated for Trade Not Aid, long before it became a buzzword. I loved to walk into my local shop just to smell the delicious scents. But [...]

We lived in the Washington DC area for many years, and as health professionals, long admired James Gordon’s courage in exploring nontraditional, natural - i.e. nontoxic and self-care! - therapies with his patients. He’s the founder of the Center for Mind Body Medicine at Georgetown University, a psychiatrist with expertise in Chinese and [...]

Midlife in a Nutshell

November 8, 2008 | 1 Comment

Though this site on building midlife skills site seems neglected, its brief insights and overview of the sources of conflict that take place during midlife crisis are relevant and enduring. It describes midlife crisis as an internal conflict between our true selves and our socialized selves, the parts of ourselves that learned to conform, [...]

The Daily Reckoning offers a “uniquely refreshing” perspective on the global economy, investing and the ability to live well in uncertain times. Since 1999, New York Times best-selling authors, Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin - along with a staff of experienced investors, writers and editors - have been crafting an “intelligently written” and often humorous [...]