Wellness and Wisdom

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.

Yoga Therapy: What Is That? Is It for Me?

By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT ~   “My doctor prescribed yoga.” You may have heard someone say this, or perhaps your physician prescribed yoga for you. Medical professionals, many of them yoga practitioners themselves, are increasingly aware of the benefits that yoga and meditation provide in helping to improve or manage some diseases and conditions. For

Changing Gears Along the Way

By Kathryn MacDonell ~   Life unfolds as planned, until it doesn’t. You or your loved one miss a step, a word, or an action, and, after enough times, you eventually seek medical advice. A series of questions and lengthy cognitive tests result in an unsettling diagnosis for a 50+ year old in the prime

Millennials Stay Healthy by Practicing Tai Chi

By Judith Stuartcoale Bonner ~ Millennials, our first generation to grow into child and adulthood witnessing the horrifying events of 9/11, characteristically prefer to “go with the flow” as a lifestyle. It’s growing more common to find millennials flocking to Tai Chi searching for the antidote to high levels of stress from their start in

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