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Bookends

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In trailing my 76-year old father and 13-year old son as they walked side by side during a recent outing, I couldn't help but feel the brevity of it all. Read more about Bookends

 

Juggling and Balance Exercises

Here are some other balance exercises from our YouTube video library:

Variations of squats:
https://youtu.be/ISSnfN9Eulc

Purposeful movement for balance:
https://youtu.be/6DrRRS1H7UI

Deep squat for balance:
https://youtu.be/_r8i_T5Dr1M Read more about Juggling and Balance Exercises

 

Steel Cut Oats with Chia Seeds and Berries

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Some of our readers asked if a recent simple oats recipe would work just as well with unrolled oats, known as steel-cut oats that are typically cooked in boiling water. Read more about Steel Cut Oats with Chia Seeds and Berries

 

5 Keys to Losing Fat While Improving Health and Longevity

Any diet or pattern of eating that relies on calorie restriction to a point where real hunger is an ongoing challenge isn't good for longevity.

The reason is simple - calorie restriction leads to loss of fat and muscle. Losing fat is generally good for longevity. Loss of skeletal muscle - called sarcopenia - is very bad for short and long term health. The amount of skeletal muscle mass we carry is a strong predictive marker for longevity. Read more about 5 Keys to Losing Fat While Improving Health and Longevity

 

Someone Has To Go First

This deeply moving sculpture was presented by Alexandr Milov at the 2015 Burning Man gathering.

It shows two adults sitting back to back in dejection after a disagreement while the inner child in both reaches out to reconnect.

Doesn’t this accurately convey how we can be diminished and even crippled by our wounds? To hurt after conflict is to be human, but we also have the capacity to put our pain, resentment, and pride to the side to seek authentic reconciliation. Read more about Someone Has To Go First

 

Simple Smoothie Bowl

For people who feel they need to eat a filling breakfast to prepare for a physically demanding day ahead, rather than turn to sugary cereals, I often suggest making a smoothie bowl.

Simply combine equally parts frozen banana chunks and unsweetened plant milk, blend until smooth, and top with anything you like. Almond butter and in-season blueberries are a favourite in our household. Read more about Simple Smoothie Bowl

 

Dr. Shefali Tsabary on Conscious Parenting

Unbeknownst to her, Dr. Shefali is one of my most treasured mentors. Whenever I experience conflict with our boys, I find myself re-reading passages in The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family to try to figure out where I went wrong as a person and parent. Read more about Dr. Shefali Tsabary on Conscious Parenting

 

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

The other day when I saw a photo of me playing with our dog Wilbur, I was momentarily surprised to notice the extent of my vitiligo. During summer months, areas where I have remaining skin colour tan, creating greater contrast between pigmented and unpigmented areas. Read more about Mirror Mirror On The Wall

 

Going Forward - A New Post Five Days a Week

I've decided that for the foreseeable future, I will do all I can within my human powers to post here daily from Monday through Friday, and whenever I am moved to, on Saturdays and Sundays as well.

In corresponding with clients and readers all over the globe and jotting down personal reflections, I figure I write the equivalent of dozens of pages a day, so as a social experiment, I'm committing to sharing more frequently here. Some posts may be brief compared to articles and primers that I've posted over the years, but there are no rules to this experiment, right? Read more about Going Forward - A New Post Five Days a Week

 

Hand Grip Strength - One of the Best Indicators of Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age

Over the past year, I've noticed an increasing stream of studies that point to hand grip strength as a strong indicator of health-related quality of life in old age. This aligns with mounting evidence that one of the best things we can do to preserve our health as we age is to develop and maintain muscle tissue and the physical strength that it affords. Read more about Hand Grip Strength - One of the Best Indicators of Health-Related Quality of Life in Old Age

 

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