Month: August 2017

August 27, 2017 Joe Brady

You’re walking along a dirt road high in the Rockies, the sun is beating down, the air is thick with pollen and buzzing insects. You swat at a horsefly and attempt to stem the stream of sweat stinging your eyes. Questions begin to rattle around in your head: why the heck am I hiking in the middle…

August 20, 2017 Joe Brady

There is an old Chinese saying … “Children can be fooled into thinking yellow leaves are made of gold, but grownups should be able to distinguish the real thing.” Let that be a lesson to us all when it comes to buying alternative medicine, health products and advice. An American philosopher was more specific. Mark…

August 13, 2017 Joe Brady

Harvard Medical School’s Top Ten Reasons to practice T’ai Chi According to the Harvard Health Publications of the Harvard Medical School regular practice of T’ai Chi Ch’uan may be useful in the treatment and prevention of many health problems while giving practitioners control in relieving their own aches and pains.

August 7, 2017 Joe Brady

Mind-body practices are increasingly used to provide stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mind-body practice encompasses activities like tai chi, qigong, yoga and other forms of mindful meditation and relaxation techniques. These kind of mind/body exercises have been shown  to impact physical functioning and improve both mental and physical health.