Tending the Garden Within: Does Meditation Reverse Aging?

by Sydney Bright and Christopher Cirino What if as time passes, our bodies did not age? Does growing older always have to lead to a sharp decline in physical health? Is it possible to live long with a vibrant, healthy body? Modern science is beginning to challenge our preconceived notions of aging, and the above … Continue reading Tending the Garden Within: Does Meditation Reverse Aging?

The Gut-Brain Axis and Its Relationship to Health

Introduction to the Gut-Brain Axis Everything is connected. At a large scale, this is true when thinking about our planet: our choices influence our environment, which affects the plants and animals of our ecosystem. Ultimately, the systems come back to influence us once again. These same effects occur locally: the actions and kindnesses we should … Continue reading The Gut-Brain Axis and Its Relationship to Health

The Breath: Unlocking the Power Within

Introduction There is something we live with every day, yet we rarely ever give it attention. We constantly rely upon it, yet we never give it care. The existence of life requires its support, yet we never consider it an essential aspect of health. Breath is the center of life, and it deserves to be … Continue reading The Breath: Unlocking the Power Within

We are Social Creatures: the Health Impacts of Relationships

by Sydney Bright, MS and Edited by Christopher M. Cirino, DO MPH A timeless truth is that human beings are social creatures. Our understanding of ancient civilizations and pre-agricultural societies contextualize human life as tribal and community-based. Of course, it is not difficult to observe the importance of social life and the social structures that … Continue reading We are Social Creatures: the Health Impacts of Relationships

The Impact of Mindfulness on Stress and Behavior: A Neuroscience Approach

Patterns generate other patterns, and habits lead to other habits. It is important to consider that our thoughts lead to actions and how these actions lead to practices that influence the body and mind.