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Asking For Help

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Back in 2001, while eating dinner with a friend in Seoul, an elderly woman silently walked in and placed a chocolate bar on every table. My friend, in seeing that I was unsure of what was happening, explained that she was a poor grandmother who was looking for income selling chocolate, and that she would come by again in a few minutes to collect money. Read more

 

Squatting for Improved Mobility, Balance, and Digestion

You’ve probably heard that sitting is the new smoking.

The average adult in first world nations sits for more than 9 hours a day. Read more

 

How to Do My Favourite Squat For Better Balance, Hip Mobility, and Leg Strength at Any Age

One of the most effective ways of maximizing our longevity is to maintain optimal balance, leg strength, and hip mobility - this is a quick look at my favourite exercise that allows us to improve and maintain all three. Read more

 

The Epley Maneuver - A Simple Treatment for One Type of Vertigo

From Our Mailbag:

I woke up with vertigo. I read it's ear-related and I did have some pain in one ear after my run a few nights ago...but otherwise no issues. Thoughts?

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Hopefully, it was just dizziness that you experienced from over-exertion and dehydration. Read more

 

Beautiful Connections

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The other day, hearing some of our older son's thoughts on making good friends led me to reflect on what I've learned over the years about making beautiful connections with others. Read more

 

Why We Want To Take Care Of Others

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A longtime reader recently shared this:

"My Grandfather used to tell me that if you give people too much, they will secretly hate you." Read more

 

When Someone Hurts You

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In sharing thoughts on being more physically active to help transcend chronic anger, bitterness, or anxiety over things we can't control, I received a few notes asking for specific guidance on what to do when deeply hurt by a family member or friend. Read more

 

Why We Have To Move

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For those who have never experienced crippling anxiety, depression, grief, or rage, it may not be obvious that there are times in life when it seems like we cannot change things for the better. Read more

 

Reverse and Prevent Slouching

In order to have healthy joints as we age, it's essential that we actively take our major joints through their full range of motion every day. Read more

 

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