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Try Not to Die this Summer

Try Not to Die this Summer

I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. It all started after reading the cryptic advice of a man named Bob Weighton. When asked for the secret to his longevity on his 111th birthday, Mr. Weighton replied “I have no answer, except to avoid dying.”1 I keep...
Mindfulness Challenge: Thrive on Stress

Mindfulness Challenge: Thrive on Stress

This April, Stress Awareness Month has me thinking about the universal problem of stress. A certain amount of stress is normal, and keeps us actively engaged in work, love and life through the release of hormones that increase our energy levels and help us focus on...
Cancer: The Common Thread

Cancer: The Common Thread

World Cancer Day may fall on February 4th this year, but with a lifetime risk of cancer affecting 1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women, cancer is a daily experience for many.1 Cancer is the second most common cause of mortality in the world,2 and it seems to be everywhere: Who...
Take a Holiday from Stress

Take a Holiday from Stress

Feeling stressed out lately? I know exactly what you mean. The holiday season is here, traffic is worsening, and serious health issues abound. Stress, a term we associate with a state of negative emotional disruption, is linked to all sorts of physical and...
The Pleasures and Perils of Solar Radiation

The Pleasures and Perils of Solar Radiation

The sun always seems to be at maximum sizzle during the dog days of summer when Sirius, the brightest star in the night skies of the northern hemisphere, rises with the sun. Like most of us, I always looked forward to playing outside in the summertime sun as a child,...