Mindfulness & Earth Day

On April 22 we celebrate Earth Day. Earth day began in 1970 as a way of bringing awareness to environmental issues… From history.com: “Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962, Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, was determined to convince the federal government that the planet was at risk. In 1969, Nelson, considered one of the leaders of the modern environmental movement, developed the idea for Earth Day after being inspired by the anti-Vietnam War “teach-ins” that were taking place on college campuses around the United States. According to Nelson, he envisioned a large-scale, grassroots environmental demonstration “to shake up the political establishment and force this issue on

Yoga and Eldercare

I’ve worked with Senior adults for the past 7 years of my life, studying the aging body and how yoga can help us increase bone strength, muscle strength, flexibility and balance, as well as relieve stress which can exacerbate conditions like heart disease, and weaken our immune response. But I’ve recently had to come to terms with my own parents aging as my father spent a week in the hospital and 2 weeks in rehab care. Sooner or later, all of us will experience the process of aging – whether through helping our parents, grandparents, an auntie or neighbor. Eventually we will witness the process of our own aging – both the physical and psychological aspects of aging in a society that tends to

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