What makes life worth living?

What makes life worth living? Good question, huh? I just read the book When Breath Becomes Air. It is the memoir of Dr. Paul Kalanithi who died in 2015 from lung cancer at age 37. Dr. Kalanithi was a neurosurgery resident when he was diagnosed with advanced cancer. It is a beautiful book. Dr. Kalanithi…

meditation, BVI

Sick of hearing about mindfulness and meditation? Me too.

Have you seen all the stuff about mindfulness and meditation out there? How could you miss it? Are you sick of hearing about it? Yeah, me too. I, probably like you, have been hearing about how great meditation is for a few years. And there are mountains of scientific data to back it up. It…

weight loss

Three unusual ways to improve weight loss

Losing weight inevitably requires changing eating and exercise habits. Interestingly, it’s not always a simple calculation of calories in vs. calories out. Fortunately, there are ways to achieve eating less without feeling deprived, and sometimes it is the time spent being still that is just as important as the time spent moving. Be mindful. There…

How to increase your happiness with 3 simple habits

Happy and healthy go hand in hand. Happier people are healthier. They live longer, have less chronic disease, become sick less often, and if they do get sick, they get better faster. Being happy is clearly in our best interest, and we do have some control over our own happiness. We control approximately 40 percent…