Mindful Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults

PITTSBURGH—For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s — and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell offers the first … Continued

Exploring Past Lives Using Shamanic Techniques Workshop

Workshop Announcement!  Exploring Past Lives Using Shamanic Techniques Workshop will be held on Sunday, April 3rd, from 1 – 5 PM.   Rebekah Gamble, HP, has studied shamanic practice, meditative therapies including past life regression, and many similar practices for many years. One day, a mentor of hers made a comment that in a way, … Continued

The Science of Aromatherapy – for the Healthcare Professional

The Science of Aromatherapy By Barbara (Bobbi) Kolonay RN MS CCM Clinical Aromatherapist  What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of therapeutic oils extracted from trees, bushes, flowers and shrubs from all over the world, recognizing each oil has its own unique chemical make-up. Recently, aromatherapy tended to be viewed as an art rather than … Continued

There is NOTHING Wrong with Me and I Don’t Need Help! (Tips for dealing with a loved one who deny they have an impairment)

There Is NOTHING Wrong with Me and I Don’t Need Help! (Tips for dealing with a loved one who deny they have an impairment)    Anosognosia is not denial, but the lack of knowing that an impairment, deficit, or illness exists. It results from physical changes in brain cells most typically in the right front side … Continued