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nurture yourself and care for your family
I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority. Meanwhile, high unemployment in the US continues to contribute to family stress. Boomers who have lost retirement funds are worried about their future. Millennials are moving back in with their parents.  Those parents are also caring for their aging parents.  As you face your challenges head-on, try to delay...
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millennials and giving
Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt. So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still struggling to find jobs. Yet a survey of 6,500 members of the so-called 'Me Generation' indicates that...
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In this video clip I am demonstrating a slow and controlled Tai Chi walk. You will only see the leg movements because we are focusing on the weight bearing aspect of this exercise as well as balance. Notice that the exercise is performed slowly, with controlled movements to recruit several different muscle groups. Watch the clip as many times as you need before performing the walk to make sure you are clear on the proper movements. As mentioned in the video, you want to maintain the proper posture and keep the core tight. First I put my legs in a staggered stance...

Want a great stretch that will improve your posture? In the demonstration video below, Krista Magnoli explains how to perform gentle stretches for the chest and arms. This helps improve posture and reduces the rounded shoulder posture we often see. First, Cathy performs the pectoralis stretch up against the wall. One arm will stretch at a time and this should be felt in the front of the shoulder and in the chest muscles. A picture of the muscle group you are stretching will be shown on the video clip, as well. The arm is bent and not elevated past shoulder level,...

how to correct your posture
Maintaining a good posture is not just about looking good. (Although, you will look more confidant and thinner!)  A bad posture can cause some serious damage to anyone who has osteoporosis because it increases the risk of spinal bone fractures. Ouch! In a video we created below, Cathy demonstrates what a bad posture looks like. She then shows what a proper posture looks like.When you look at the proper posture you will see that the chin is slightly tucked and the shoulders are back and down so that the ear is in line with the shoulder and the shoulder is in...