Beauty treatments usually make you feel good, but rarely are the products so good you can actually eat them.
How do you keep yourself up, inspired and motivated on a daily basis? How do you keep from forgetting that you are committed to living well and stressing less? What do you do when you get bogged down in life? When you are in the doldrums? When you feel stuck?
Open, trusting, intimate relationships are essential for a happy life, and research shows that those who are socially isolated have substantially lower levels of well-being, said Jeff Zhorne, director of The Grief Program.
Golden Retriever and celebrated D.E.L.T.A. Society therapy dog Laci, owned by Linda Provenzano of Valencia, died on June 12, 2009.
This summer, our family got to experience driving across the country ... and back. Luckily, the two massive road trips were separated by a six-week stay in lovely Cape Cod, where my husband's parents live. On our journey eastward, I felt as if I was travelling back in time, at least as far as farm-fresh produce goes. In June, at our Valencia farmers' market, summer had arrived. Fresh herbs and stone fruits abounded, as did ...
When Margaret Malch, 80, of Mission Hills, was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease five years ago, she received a unique prescription to cope: weekly visits from Jess, a two-year old border collie and certified animal-assisted activities dog.
It was the same thing every morning. For years, Diana Stansauk would wake up in the grip of a headache, the pain pulsing through her temples.
Recently when I got home, we were experiencing a brownout in my neighborhood. If you've never had one, it is a weird experience.
The National Alliance for Mental Health is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States, with self-help, support, and advocacy groups in every state.
Long, hot summer days, help me to conjure up images from my childhood. Most of our time was spent splashing in the backyard pool, our hair green and swimsuits threadbare come September. In the afternoons, we'd sit around the table outside with huge crescents of watermelon in hand, the juice running in streams down to our elbows and coloring our cheeks like rouge. Back then, the watermelons in the markets were huge and heavy and ...
Life is stress. Not enough time, not enough money, not enough fun. It seems that the first things we give up when the economy takes a tumble are the very things that will see us through stressful times with the least damage to our health and psyche. Taking care of our body, mind and spirit can reduce health costs in the long run. Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine has ...
"It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship."
Most people are familiar with Pilates - a form of exercise that emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. What most people aren't familiar with is OsteoPilates, a form of exercise geared to help those suffering from osteoporosis in order to gain strength and minimize the chance of cracking or breaking bones.
The zucchini is a true champion of summer - an over-achiever and vigorous grower that is amazingly easy to start from a tiny seed, pushed down into a mound of soil as soon as it's warm enough. Its savory fruits, yes fruits, we eat eagerly at first, hungry for a taste of the season.
"Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate?" That phrase popped into my mind this last weekend as I stood looking into the eyes of someone I didn't know well, while we held hands and expressed how much we appreciated knowing each other.