Smoking and Mental Wellness

Smoking and Mental Wellness

When the body sets out to decide what to carry forward in life, priority is given to what serves our physical well-being. What few of us understand is how carefully cigarettes are designed to break the bond between body and mind. While breathing slowly through a tube...
Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember

Now this is not the best modelling, because it was taken on Monday three miles from the trailhead in Headwaters Forest Reserve in Humboldt County, but it is an opportunity to emphasize something critical to management of cognitive decline: our conceptual memory is...
Humanity and Cognitive Decline

Humanity and Cognitive Decline

Until recently, my awareness of Dr. Maria Montessori was limited to signage on the educational centers bearing her name. With my focus on cognitive decline (in partnership with Nightingale Dementia Consultants) I was finally compelled to understand her contribution to...
Half Rights

Half Rights

In the NICABM course on Trauma, Thema Bryant-Davis explains that disadvantaged, ethnically recognizable minorities suffer from dissociation, a distancing from the signals they receive from their own body. Living among a majority that cannot read their facial...

Growing from Loss

We feel loss whenever our life changes unexpectedly in ways that disrupt established behaviors. Sometimes that change is for the better, such as when we move to take up a new job, but often it is painful. That pain makes us aware of benefits and virtues that we may...