by Dorinne S. Davis
Your child leaves for school with a hug and a kiss, a balanced lunch in his lunch box, his homework done, and a feeling that the day will be a good one! Or at least that is what you hope happens. Each of us wants the best for our children, but sometimes we worry that once in school we don’t know what struggles occur that impact their day, which in turn affects their learning, development, wellness, and overall vitality. Perhaps your child doesn’t always listen well to the teacher’s instructions, or has difficulty with his reading skills, or has difficulty staying focused or on task, or has difficulty making and maintaining friends, or finds handwriting tasks difficult, or needs to move around a lot versus staying in his seat...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Elizabeth M. Wisniewski, DC,
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic
Recently, I went to the ballet and I was able to truly enjoy it. I am setting aside being upset when I go to things that are super visual and learning to embrace them in a different way. Listening to the music and feeling the energy was amazing...
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: My purpose in this world is to show others how to take their challenge and make it an asset. In this article I discuss a recent experience I had and how I was able to enjoy it without being able to see! This is part of the chiropractic lifestyle, living a life that is from the inside-out. Only then can you connect with your genuine self and live the life you have imagined.
by Joanna Young
Journaling can reduce anxiety in children and provides a way for them to express themselves when the spoken word may not be sufficient (or safe). By learning to write their feelings and deepest thoughts on paper they are learning to tune into themselves...
Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Many of us remember our first journal, that special place that we could write down all of our feelings and wishes free from parents and teachers. Where we could spill out everything to crisp blank pages to our trusted confidante, our journal. Consider sharing the gift of journaling with another generation, your children, grandchildren or others; and encourage them to write and scribble to express themselves for fun and healing too.
Family & Parenting
by Scott White
There are so many reasons why proper form and posture are important when you are working out. Most exercise professionals won't even let clients begin an exercise routine without learning about the basic form for each particular exercise..
Exercise & Fitness
by Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
There used to be this great game show on TV: “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”
The premise of the show was to determine whether or not the average adult could answer questions based on a typical elementary school learning curriculum...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: You may be younger than 100, but age doesn't always tell the truth. Take this survey to find out if you are healthier than a 100-year-old.
by Martin Eisen
Tai Chi has increased in popularity in the western world. It often appears in the background of advertisements of unrelated products. It is recommended for seniors and by the American Arthritis Society, which has its own simplified version. Many health clubs and martial arts studios offer Tai Chi classes...
Editor's Note: My colleague Marty Eisen writes an interesting article about points to think about when one is considering learning tai qi or qi gong. These are meditative exercises that fall under the umbrella of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) due to their health benefits from Qi (vital energy) cultivation. Marty also discusses problems with scientific studies of tai qi and qi gong and why they likely do not accurately assess the benefits of these medical arts.
by Andrea Ploehn
One thing I’ve realized from working with so many infants is that they are learning and understanding things much sooner than many parents realize. Using baby sign language, parents can start to communicate with their babies months earlier than they might otherwise...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: By communicating with sign language you can open up a new world at a much younger age. Some infants and toddlers are kinesthetic and visual learners. If your child is having difficulties communicating try sign language to break through their barriers. Andrea Ploehn has had excellent results using sign language with her four children.
Family & Parenting
by Rick Hanson, PhD
Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is continually changing its structure. The only question is: Is it for better or worse?...
Editor's Note from Diane Renz: I completely enjoy learning over and over again how to pay attention. All the interest in Present Moment and Mindfulness was given more credence with a study by, Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert, which concluded that "A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind". It showed that 46% of the time, we are thinking about something other than what we are doing...
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