Singing Can Relieve Stress and So Much More
We are all familiar with the power of music. It can evoke a wide range of emotions, from lifting our spirits, to helping us process grief; yet singing can be even more powerful than listening...
Pearls of Wisdom From British Centenarians
The  American journalist Alexander Chase once said, "memory is the thing we forget with," and yet memories may also be interwoven with the processes of recalling, reminiscing, reflecting, and memorializing. Most people would agree that...
Shaking Out the Best Salts for Health
Salt, or sodium chloride (NaCl), is an essential nutrient necessary for keeping our bodies in working order. A small amount daily helps to cleanse our cells, maintain a balance of fluid, regulate the circulatory system,...
The Dirt on Soap – Is it Overrated?
Have you ever gone on a holiday at the seaside and found that your skin felt fresh and healthy without a lot of washing? As a society, we value cleanliness beyond everything else. While soap...
Food For Thought – Best Eats For Mental Clarity
Do you wake up some mornings and your head feels like cobwebs, “foggy,“ or  “cloudy?"  You may be suffering from "brain fog," which causes one to feel tired, distracted, moody, and just generally "off." The...
10 Teas to Enhance Meditation (Part 1)
After water, tea, in its many forms and variations, is the most consumed beverage on Earth. Not only is tea physically refreshing, it can also help calm, soothe, stimulate, or focus the mind, depending on...
The Power of Mind – Negative Thinking Can Have Serious Consequences
Many people are aware of the placebo effect, but few perceive that the counter-placebo effect may be just as powerful.  In medicine, it is worth keeping this in mind when you step into a doctor's...
Azurite – The Singing Stone
Azurite (Lapis Linguis) is an ancient stone with a rich history. It is a rare mineral that is characterized by its stunning twilight blue hue.  Azurite typically occurs as tiny prismatic, tabular, or equidimensional crystals...
Ginseng: A (Conditional) Traditional Medicinal That You Can Grow at Home
A Traditional medicine of diverse roots Ginseng has been used for thousands of years as a powerful herbal medicine with almost magical properties. Both Asians and American Indians recognized its remarkable ability to treat a...