We’re Beyond Tired; We’re Sleep Deprived

February 23, 2024

At some point in your life, you may have been facing a big and perplexing decision, and someone might have given you the advice to "sleep on it." This adage is derived from an age-old bit of [...]

Getting ‘A Head’ of Wellness

February 9, 2024

Loneliness has reached epidemic levels in this country. "No news here," some might say. Stories about this public health problem are constantly in the news. I have written about it myself. But I [...]

Should Major Sporting Events Come With a Health Warning?

February 2, 2024

In a recent post, Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor at Harvard Health, is quick to admit to the many upsides to watching sports. "The excitement of competition and the bonding and [...]

Time for a Step-back Look at New Technology

January 26, 2024

Time moves on and things change — as we know, not always for the better. Examining our relationship with change came to mind when considering an installment of the NPR podcast series "Body [...]

Why Working While Ill Is Bad for Business

January 19, 2024

"It's that time of year, again, when everyone appears to be getting sick — your family, your friends, your co-workers," USA Today's Adrianna Rodriguez recently proclaimed writing about the [...]

Resolving to Better Understand the Act of Eating

January 12, 2024

Around this time of the year, many people are settling in on their New Year's resolutions. Lots of folks might have already given up on theirs. Their intention was probably a good one, but [...]

Can Awe Moments and Other Small Actions Bring Joy in 2024?

January 5, 2024

If you've had a tough 2023 (and it sure looks like lots of folks have), it might be hard to turn the page to 2024 with gusto. How soon thoughts of comfort and joy associated with Christmas can [...]

Mental Health Toll From COVID Epidemic Continues

December 29, 2023

"As one day blurs into the next and one month into another, the consequences of sustained stress can rise to the surface in subtle ways," I wrote roughly two years ago at the dawning of the New [...]

Maintaining Wellness During the Holiday Season

December 22, 2023

It's reported that a lot of people are expected to get sick this holiday season. Maybe lots more than usual during these winter days given a recent NBC Today Show report labeling it as the year [...]

A Christmas Classic and a Needed Reminder

December 8, 2023

Since moviemaking first became an industry, watching an engaging movie has provided one of the traditional means available for escaping, if only for a couple of hours, from the pressures and [...]

Sweet Inspiration to Be Found in a Few Just Right Words

December 1, 2023

The right slogan when we hear it or read it can be inspiring. And I hope you will find the one I offered last week to be so: "Smile and the world smiles with you." There are lots of ways to [...]

A Holiday Season Full of Challenges Needs a Saving Grace

November 24, 2023

As I write this, Thanksgiving is just days away and will have passed by the time you read this. Know that my wife Gena and I are wishing and hoping for a great time for you and yours during this [...]