Monday, September 1, 2014

Healers and Healing... and a Lunch Break.

In todays #BWD: wrapping your brain around Yoga; taking care of yourself at lunchtime; and a painful, but ultimately uplifting meditation from a healer with a heart for the wounded. May it bless you.

Be Well.

Is Yoga a religion? Is it an exercise? Or is it just glorified stretching? Well, according to the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation, it's science. In this white paper, Yoga and Medical Meditation..., Dr  Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D highlights the foundation's research into the brain's physiological response to Yoga. We've always know it felt good. Dr. Khalsa and his team are helping to discover why.


Yeah, I know. It's Labor Day. The unofficial end of summer is the last big weekend before the long climb toward the end of the year. It's a time to party, grill, and eat; not a time to think about managing your lunch break at work. But before you light the charcoal, take a peek at these 14 Tips for Packing a Healthier Brown Bag Lunch. If your plan is to rely on the vending machine or the nearest drive-through window, you can do better.


marymartha is a smart, compassionate therapist whose life's work is helping wounded kids to heal. It isn't an easy job. In this moving blog post, she describes one example of the cost of caring, and the ways in which healers can be transformed by sharing others' trauma. This is a good one, y'all.