A bit of stress is a normal part of our daily lives, which can even be good for us. Overcoming stressful events can make us more resilient.
Since the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), there have been widespread claims on social media that certain foods and supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19.
According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, anger damages the liver, too much joy and laughter damage the heart, too much thinking and reflection affect the spleen and stomach, too much sadness and weeping affect the lungs, and anxiety damages the kidneys. This theory corresponds to a psychosomatic explanation of the change in organs, and the origin of disease.
Humans are innately social creatures. But as we stay home to limit the spread of COVID-19, video calls only go so far to satisfy our need for connection.
When I first laid on a Pilates mat after twenty years of not dancing or doing any sort of physical activity with the exception of walking, surprising and volatile emotions surged up. The first emotion was denial -- I don't need this, I have managed for years without structured exercise. Then there was a deep releasing of regret and grief
In her book How Games Move Us (2016), computer games researcher Katherine Isbister writes that her friends and colleagues believe that gaming might numb people’s emotions.
Knowing what I know now fires me up with enthusiasm to share this truth: there is a brighter way. What you seek, you will find. I want to impart this to all who approach me about their creative issues and anxieties: there are answers to your suffering and your longing.
Pickling foods in vinegar or fermenting them in brine is one of the oldest food preservation methods. The earliest archeological evidence comes from Ancient Mesopotania and the Tigris River Valley more than 4,000 years ago.
One of the great secrets of a long, satisfying, and happy life, according to Eastern wisdom, is to focus on health instead of disease. This is the psychological basis of the art of radiant health. Develop the attitude of radiant health, and radiant health can be attained surprisingly easily.
There is probably only one consensus regarding modern health care: The system is in crisis. The crisis lies not in the need for more or cheaper doctors and drugs, but in the flawed precepts of modern medicine. It is this deep conceptual fault that is challenging both our financial and physical well-being.
Knowledge has been handed down through the ages regarding the contributions that essential oils can make in our lives. Some of the stories originated in our grandmothers' tales, some were told by wise sages, while others were revealed by those deeply in touch with the plants. Essential oils are established and revered as a reliable and resourceful healing modality.
There are things you can do to make sure the food you’re eating during the COVID-19 pandemic is safe and to limit waste, experts say.
Know for sure that you've got to have a dream if you're going to make a dream come true. Put a date on it, and it's not a dream anymore. It's now called a goal.
The #PlayApartTogether campaign has recently been promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to encourage people to stay socially connected from home.
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn’t have to make you any less curious about the world around you.
With streets deserted, hospitals full and morgues struggling to cope with the number of bodies, it isn’t surprising that some people are making comparisons with the apocalypse.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, it has become clear that people need to understand basic facts about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to make informed health care and public policy decisions.
There is a long history of looking to one’s own garden or small farm when the weight of economic and political chaos becomes too much to bear.
Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted well into the new decade.
It’s August and 38C outside a greenhouse on a fruit farm in suburban Nanjing, China. Inside the farmhouse, customers sample organic grapes and peaches.
Because COVID-19 is a new virus, it’s critical for humans to take extra precautions around animals and pets, says veterinarian Annette O’Connor.
Though the Art of Jin Shin bears some similarities to acupuncture, the practice achieves its transformative results without needles, using only a gentle touch—a methodology that translates very nicely to self-care. All you need in order to get started are your fingers and hands, and a little bit of time and patience.
Our ancestors were extremely awe-inspiring in the ways they incorporated essential oils into not just healing and saving lives, but in every aspect of their daily routines and healing methods. Herbs, plants, and the oils derived from them, were the main components of healing in every culture on earth for hundreds of thousands of years.
Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make.
In 1722, Daniel Defoe pulled off one of the great literary hoaxes of all time. A Journal of the Plague Year, he called his latest book.
Fitbit recently released data showing a global decrease in physical activity levels among users of its activity trackers compared to the same time last year.
Following the emergence and rapid spread of COVID-19, several countries have succeeded in bringing local outbreaks under control.
The global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed one million in early April, nearly doubling in a week.
You might have noticed your normal sleep pattern has changed. Some of us may be sleeping more, and some of us may be sleeping less.
Unlike dreams, which tend to gloss over important details, or omit them altogether, goals leave no room for confusion about that which is desired. Express your goal in terms of specific events or behaviors.
In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, it has become easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper or eggs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a great deal of interest in how people might avoid getting infected.
Did you ever wonder what causes that earthy smell that rises after a light summer rain?
Many of us have been adjusting to new routines these past few weeks. Working from home comes with positives, like being nearer the biscuits and working in pyjamas.
We’ve all heard the advice from public health officials: stay at home, wash your hands and don’t touch your face!
Being stuck at home during lockdown could be a golden opportunity to reset your connection with nature.
In the 21st century, we all spend a ot of time in front of a screen... whether at home, at work, or even at play. What this often does is cause a distortion of our posture that then leads to problems in our body leading to discomfort and pain.
Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system.
He survived the last great plague in London and the city’s Great Fire. He was imprisoned and persecuted for his religious and political views.
Shakespeare lived his life in plague-time. He was born in April 1564, a few months before an outbreak of bubonic plague swept across England and killed a quarter of the people in his hometown.
Right now, the best thing we can do to help stop the alarming spread of coronavirus is to stay home. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find pleasure in nature or help the environment.
The evolution of the novel and short story in the 19th century brought us one of the greatest human sources of comfort, besides food and a nice hot bath.
Spending a lot more time in your house doesn’t have to make you any less curious about the world around you.
Watching cute cat videos and looking at their online pictures may not be a waste of time. A new study has found doing so could boost energy levels and increase feelings of happiness.
A plague of serious proportions is ravaging the world. But not for the first time. From 1347-51, the Black Death killed anywhere from one-tenth to one-half (or more) of Europe’s population.
Up to one in five women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that can adversely affect the thoughts, emotions and functioning of mothers, as well as the mental health of their partners and children.
A new social music app is pushing the boundaries of music creation by making recording artists out of novices with little to no musical training or traditional talent.
With #StayAtHome and social distancing now becoming a way of life, an increasing number of people are relying on the internet for work, education and entertainment.
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting daily routines around the world. Overwhelmed hospitals, desolate schools, ghostly towns and self-isolation echo a campy horror flick, but an all too real one.
Many musicians are reaching out from isolation on balconies, in condos or the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patrick Vallance, chief scientific adviser to the UK government, recently said that many groups are working on blood tests for COVID-19, adding: “That would tell us who has had it and now has antibodies, therefore won’t catch it again.”
These are unprecedented times. As we deal with the current coronavirus pandemic, we find our regular routines and habits altered and disrupted.
COVID-19 has only been around for a few months, so at this point scientists don’t know that much about it.
“So, being pregnant and delivering in a pandemic … what’s that gonna look like?” That question, sent to me by a colleague who is both a registered nurse and an expectant mother, stopped me in my tracks.
We Know How Long Coronavirus Survives On Surfaces. Here's What It Means For Handling Money, Food And More
Like the other 200 or so respiratory viruses we know of, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the new coronavirus, infects the cells of our airways.
Doctors from around the world are reporting cases of COVID-19 patients who have lost their sense of smell, known as anosmia, or taste, known as ageusia.
Worried about COVID-19? You may be putting yourself at undue risk, because chronic anxiety suppresses the immune system and increases our risk for infection.
An adventure can be something you actively prepare for and intentionally seek out, but it can also be an experience that hits you broadside with no prior warning and leaves you scrambling for what to do next. The current COVID-19 crisis falls squarely into the latter category and navigating through it is an adventure in every sense of the word.
When you respect your body, you are in partnership with it. Treat your body as a structure worthy of respect and it will respond in kind. Abuse or ignore it and it will break down...
Seeking to bend the coronavirus curve, governors and mayors have told millions of Americans to stay home. If you’re pondering what to read, it’s easy to find lists featuring books about disease outbreaks, solitude and living a simpler life.
My name is Dillon and this is a story of how I woke from the dream of the world -- a trance which controlled my thinking, my behavior, my relationships, and my future -- a trance which affected every aspect of my life, and a trance of which I was completely unaware...
One of the key factors in tackling the spread of COVID-19 across the globe is testing. In South Korea, for example, mass testing has been used to try and quickly identify and isolate those with the disease.
In your hectic life, you might feel as if you're always rushing -- from a client meeting to a seminar, then to an aerobics class, then to drinks with friends. Even though you might enjoy, and perhaps even thrive on, this busy timetable, it's still crucial that you schedule blocks of 'Me Time'.
A recent study from China, which has not been peer reviewed yet, suggests a link between having blood group A and a higher risk of getting COVID-19, compared with people who have blood group O. But is this really the case?
Various versions of the following story were circulated through the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 70s: Once upon a time, a long time ago, there lived two very happy people called Tim and Maggie with two children called John and Lucy. To understand how happy they were...
Philosophers and others have argued for centuries that real-world travel comes second to armchair travel.
If you have been asked to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic to help slow the spread of the virus, you might be quite happy about it at first.
Public health officials consistently promote hand-washing as a way for people to protect themselves from the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Before vaccines were developed, infectious diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus and meningitis were the leading cause of death and illness in the world.
Vitamin C is a common remedy that some people believe will cure the common cold and flu.
Millions are asking for clear, comprehensive information and guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus.
Diagnosing autism is expensive and time consuming, so a screening tool is used to filter out those people who are unlikely to be diagnosed as autistic.
There’s been some confusion recently on whether we should or shouldn’t take ibuprofen to treat symptoms of COVID-19 – especially after the World Health Organization (WHO) changed its stance.
Americans love to learn all they can about their health problems, incessantly reading about each and every disease on the internet, looking for anything that can alleviate their symptoms. The problem is that people are searching for advice in a country with no genuine tradition of holistic healing.
Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank.
The proliferation of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been labelled a dangerous “infodemic”.
The UK has become the latest country to close schools in a bid to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
As well as protecting yourself from the virus on the outside, you can also build up your defences from the inside by strengthening your immune system. Many people, especially the young, develop only very mild disease.
As we finished lunch at a spiritual retreat center, one of the participants stood behind me and massaged my neck and shoulders. Suddenly I was jarred by a deep voice booming, No healing allowed here! To my surprise, the retreat center security guard was standing behind us...
Families everywhere are adjusting to a new way of life due to social distancing measures like closed schools, workplaces, and more.
Throughout my life, nature, along with many animals, has played a wonderful and intense part of my evolution. All this has taught me so much about them and about myself, including the marvelous connection that we have to each other's evolution, which in turn, involves the group soul of the species.
Consider for a moment the possibility of your personality acting as your mask, as the protection you don for the world. Like performers, each of us presents ourselves as having certain personal characteristics. We may be aggressive or meek, loud or soft-spoken, dominating, loving, inquisitive, or good-natured...
Consider these expert tips for cleaning your home to kill the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (and the pathogens behind other deadly diseases).
Researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia’s first COVID-19 patients, showing the body’s ability to fight the virus and the timing of recovery from the infection.
As the nation adjusts to the threat of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, it’s only natural to worry whether a cough or aches and pains could be signs you have become infected by the virus.
Sacred space is a place where we honor the divine in its material form. The dimensions of a sacred space vary. It can occupy anything from the corner of a room to an altar, a Gothic cathedral, a mountain, the ocean, the planets, the solar system, the universe, or beyond.
The coronavirus presents many uncertainties, and none of us can completely eliminate our risk of getting COVID-19. But one thing we can do is eat as healthily as possible.
To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or failing that, with hand sanitisers.
As concern about coronavirus grows, hand sanitizer is in high demand. Biologist Jeffrey Gardner explains why alcohol is a key ingredient in hand sanitizer, and why he doesn’t recommend making your own supply at home.
When people are sick with a respiratory disease like COVID-19, they cough or sneeze particles into the air.
As the coronavirus spreads into more and more communities, public health officials are placing responsibility on individuals to help slow the pandemic.
Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel
Living with more than one dog can be a rewarding experience. Dogs love the company of other dogs. Knowing how to prevent problems and teaching dogs how to share resources so they do not bully each other, or pester you, is pivotal to having a harmonious...
The U.S. government is fighting to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Testing is central to these efforts.
Throughout history sunlight has been used to prevent and cure a wide range of diseases, and a few doctors still use its therapeutic properties to good effect.
Each day that you choose to eat healthfully and simply— selecting whole, unprocessed foods from the earth and balancing your foods—know that you are building a new foundation for yourself. At first, this foundation may feel wobbly, as it is new to you, but every time you make the choice to follow through...
Perhaps you’ll unearth a can of Crisco for the holiday baking season. If so, you’ll be one of millions of Americans who have, for generations, used it to make cookies, cakes, pie crusts and more.
The coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has created enormous anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption to our lives.
If you saw the 2011 movie “Contagion,” about a worldwide pandemic of a new virus, then you’ve heard the term “R0.”
More and more health professionals are encouraging consumers to cut back on fat, and vegetarian meals are finding a welcome place in the lives of more Americans. This does not mean that all Americans are becoming vegetarians, but many are now eating meatless meals at least several times a week.