It's all about the brain
Research is showing more and more that our brains physically change in response
to what we experience, and in response to what we think.
Follow this link
to our new blog, for an article on: "Our Marvelous Brains".
Healing during widowhood
One of the life's biggest challenges is facing the death of a spouse.
The support of family and friends is crucial. To have someone to talk to
who has been through the same thing ... well, it really is priceless.
Guest writer Michele Neff Hernandez tells how reaching out to a newly widowed
stranger brought her a new-found friend to share tears and laughter.
Check out her story, and details about a talk she'll
be giving in Simi Valley on March 8.
Is it Alzheimer's?
So many of us are worried about our parents, wondering if they are showing more
than just the normal signs of aging. Some of us are worried that our own
"senior moments" may be a sign of something worse. Take a look at a recent
post from our new blog for
an article about Alzheimer's and dementia.
Take a deep breath, and count to 10
In almost every issue of our newsletter, it seems that
I include a way to "de-stress". I know I need as many tools as I can find,
and I like to share them with our readers.
In an article entitled,
"Calming Down", Dr. David Stang shares some very practical tools to help
manage stress. You'll need
a PDF reader to view it, and for some reason
his name didn't print on the article, so the file is now titled with his name to
ensure that credit is properly given. It's full of great ideas.
Be on the look-out for more
In upcoming issues of the newsletter and blog, I'll be publishing more
information on using self-hypnosis and deep relaxation techniques to help cope
with stress. It's a great way to teach our bodies to relax, and with
practice it becomes very effective.
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