Wellness and Wisdom

It’s the Memory of the Person That Counts

By Debra Goldie Jones ~ When I was in high school, I would occasionally drop by my grandmother’s house for a chat. As we sat in a cozy nook, the cylindrical lamp glowing beside her would invariably mesmerize me. I watched the foamy implosion of Niagara Falls on a 360-degree plastic-covered paper panorama illuminated from

Tai Chi…The Silence Between the Noise

By Judith Stuartcole Bonner ~   Who are we? Where do we go? What’s happening when we feel the exhilaration of pure joy…when our self-love is monumental…when we have an exquisite sense of calm? What part of us moves from anxiety to serenity, from despair to acceptance, or from distraction to the inner silence of

Tai Chi: A New Treatment for Dementia

By Judith Stuartcole Bonner ~   Dementia is an umbrella term for several different kinds of cognitive impairment that can begin to affect memory around the age of 50. Even though we may joke about juggling fewer tasks, processing information more slowly, or finding it difficult to focus on details, life may grow more frustrating for

An Urban Oasis Amid the Hustle and Bustle of Downtown Dallas

By Fred Mays. Klyde Warren Park is an island of luscious green among the downtown Dallas skyscrapers and concrete freeways. The park is part of a freeway, built on a two-block platform over the Woodall Rogers Expressway. The project began in 2009 cost more than $100 million to build and develop. It opened in 2012.

Finding Breathing Bliss Through Tai Chi

By Judith Stuartcoale Bonner.  Bliss is known as the alpha brain state in which our electrical impulses that flow from neuron to neuron signal the brain to idle…be calm…move into deeper and deeper relaxation while being awake. In this idle state, reasons to think and deliberate are delightfully out of reach. In this silence, you

Should You Consider a Different Type of Doctor as You Get Older?

By Dr. Lorie Blessing. With the baby boomer population booming, many seniors are trying to find doctors that take Medicare. Should these seniors look for just any doctor taking Medicare? Or should they look for doctors that not only take Medicare, but also specialize caring for our aging population? Doctors that have elected to spend

The Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

By BaylorScott&White – The Heart Hospital.   Knowing the signs of a heart attack can save your life! Take it to heart and share with your family and friends!

The Brain in Your Gut

By Russell Skinner, MD.  Have you ever considered that there is more in your gut than your latest meal? The gut and brain may appear unconnected, each having different functions, but there’s a distinct correlation. What’s more, recent studies show that your brain affects your gut health and your gut may even affect your brain

Older Athletes Slow Aging by Staying Fit

By Fred Mays. They say, “Age is just a number.” I say, “B.S.!” I’m 74. There are physical things I can’t do anymore, due to my arthritis: “century” rides on my bike, wrestling a kayak on and off the roof of my car. The aging process is real. The only undefeated athlete is Father Time.

A Time-Out Gift of Yoga for Yourself

By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT ~   Are the holidays cheery hustle and bustle, or high-stress shopping? An exciting trip to see family or a holiday-induced travel nightmare? A festive event, or loss of needed downtime? Holiday stress can take a toll on your body and your spirit. And for some, the loss of loved ones

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