Weekly Roundup

Some good reads from the week: An Idaho lawmaker asked a physician if a swallowed camera can be used for gynecological exams–the doctor advised him that swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina Some sound advice for Millennials on how to deal with all the extra income they will get as soon as they can find a decent-paying job.  So maybe save this link for another 10 years when it is relevant to your life. Why a flat tax rate is unfair for most Americans–unless you’re Read More

Chakras and Their Connection to Our Overall Health

Hopefully you’ve read my previous post about mental health and meditation, and that you’ve started practicing meditation.  This post will delve into the world of chakras — what they are, where they are, what do they do and why they are important?  I’m sure some of you are reading this and thinking that it is a bunch of hooey.  But chakras are real, and if you don’t pay attention to your chakras, and thus allow them to get out of balance, it will have adverse Read More

Why I Left Facebook

Over the past weekend, I decided to deactivate my Facebook account.  I didn’t delete my account, because that is eight years worth of accumulated activity, and a lot of happy moments in my life were documented on my Facebook page. I don’t want to loose that.  But lately I just felt like I needed a break from the consuming world of Facebook.  I asked myself if Facebook was really necessary–does it add any substantial value to my life, or does it maybe do Read More

Weekly Roundup

Some interesting reads from the last week: American Millennials continue to lag behind the rest of the world in basic skills, so let’s keep cutting education budgets! Can you exercise too much?  (This doesn’t seem to be a problem for most Americans) More proof that meditation is awesome And, of course, there are apps for meditation A grieving mom writes an open letter to anti-vaxxers and brilliantly puts them in their place IBM conducted a study on Millennials (I was wondering when Read More

A Powerful Day for Manifestation

Today, February 18, 2015, is a very  big day in numerology and astrology.  I know a lot of people think this stuff is just a bunch of nonsense, and if you are one of those people then you may not want to bother reading this post.  But in case anyone is interested, I thought I would share why this day is so important and powerful. Astrologically speaking, today there is a new moon happening at zero degrees in the last seconds of Aquarius and Read More

Weekly Roundup

This is something I am going to attempt to do every Friday (with strong emphasis on attempt).  Below are links to news stories that I believe are worth a read. The new ‘cool’ cities for Millennials (I love that my hometown of Baltimore, MD is prominently featured) Over at Vox President Obama gave a lengthy interview regarding domestic policy and foreign policy (you can watch some videos of the interview here) Melinda Gates tells anti-vaxxers to check their privilege Having brakes removed from your Read More

Mental Health and Meditation

A little while back, at the beginning of the year, I published my annual health and fitness post.  I’ve been doing this for the past few years, as I know that many people mold their New Year’s resolution around becoming fitter and healthier.  But this year I am expanding this topic to include not just physical health, but mental health as well. Far too many people only focus on their physical well-being, and completely ignore their mental well-being.  The fact is you Read More

RE: Female Leadership, Science and Vaccinations

The Pew Research Center recently released two interesting polls.  The first is regarding Women and Leadership–specifically how the public views women in leadership roles in politics and in business. The second is about the public and the scientists’ views on science and society.  While these polls aren’t related at all, I found them to be interesting and relevant to recent news and I figured why not cover them both at the same time?  This is like a potpourri post. Because gender equality has been such a Read More