How Long Should I Nap? Five Tips to Effective Napping

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Taking a nap midday is still common in many Mediterranean and European countries.  As children we frequently napped, whether we wanted to or not.  As adults in the United States, we’d love to take a midday break, but rarely take the time for this important practice.  With busy lives and schedules, super stress, and our […]

To Preserve Your Brain, Get Healthy Today!

It’s normal to gain a little weight as we age.  Metabolism slows down, our hormones change, and we just aren’t as active as we once were.  Combating slow weight gain as quickly as possible is important as new research has found that obesity can lead to several health issues as we age, including heart disease […]

If You Need to Relieve Stress, Head to the Beach

If you’re stressed and needing relaxation, head to the beach. Going to the beach as a child, those were some of the best childhood memories for many of us. The warmth of the sun, the feeling of sand between our toes, the smell of the saltwater and the calming whoosh of the waves.  Now, science […]

Combating Stress in Our Kids

“On a cold March afternoon, the hallways were abuzz with chatter and giggles at Chatsworth Elementary School in Larchmont, New York. As the kindergarteners from Liz Slade’s class ambled into their classroom from lunch and recess and put their jackets and lunch boxes into their cubbies, Slade asked, “Can today’s mindful leader please come upfront […]