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Live Life More Wholeheartedly!

Live Life More Wholeheartedly!

In the Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama told about a meeting with Japanese scientists who explained, “ that wholehearted laughter is very good for your heart and health.” He further said that he has found that, “people who are always laughing have a sense of abandon and ease. They are less likely to have a heart attack than those people who are really serious and who have […]

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New Year’s Resolutions…Whose Idea Was This?

New Year’s Resolutions…Whose Idea Was This?

New Year’s Resolutions…Whose idea was this?

 

We’re now a few weeks in to 2018 and how are your new years resolutions holding up? More importantly, why do we always do this to ourselves each year?

 

Actually, the ancient Babylonians, 4,000 years ago! According to History.com, they also held celebrations in honor of the new year, which began when they planted their crops in mid-March.

 

“During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends,

   Happy Holidays! Tis the season…for family time, celebrations, good food and friends, but also for too much to do in too little time.

         Last year, Health magazine compiled a list of expert tips to help you relax and be your best self during the holiday season. It was such an informative list, that I felt it was worth sharing again.

 

1. SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP

There is a reason that this is number one. […]

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Nobel Prize Goes to Scientists Studying Sleep

Nobel Prize Goes to Scientists Studying Sleep

Did you know that animals, plant and humans have a biological clock that enables us to regularly adapt to the days variations?  It is called the circadian rhythm, originating from the Latin words circa meaning “around” and dias meaning “day.”

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young are the 2017 recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for, “their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.”

From the Nobel Assemblies Press […]

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How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Recently, a dear friend of our family shared with me her concern that her 4-year-oldgrandson was not getting enough sleep. Because our friend knows that I treat people who have sleep apnea, she asked for my advice and I found a lot of information to forward to her, some of which I am sharing with you.

The National Sleep Foundation’s guidelines are:

For preschoolers: 10-13 hours a night

For school age kids: 9-11 hours

And, for teens: 8-10 hours

Dr. Shelly […]

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