Category Archives: Health & Healing

Daphne and the Bay Leaf

Sometimes we go for a walk at Villa Ada. I took a clipping from one of the laurel shrubs and stuck it in a pot on our balcony. Now it’s growing and aims for the sky. Laurel, aka bay leaf, … Continue reading

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Thalassophobia

I was 19 when I was pulled by a current off the Long Island coast. Scared, I tried to stay calm, float parallel to the beach, and, above all, not waste energy struggling to fight the current. “Just keep your … Continue reading

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Joints

The knee is the articulation point of the leg responsible for mobility and flexibility. It plays a primary role in the body’s movement. Knees are like shock absorbers and carry the weight. But not just a physical weight. Sometimes emotions … Continue reading

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Kindness as Medicine.

The vagus nerve, part of the parasympathetic nervous system, is like a super highway that transports information from one organ to another. If the vagal tone is low, it will not function properly. Stress is the main cause of a … Continue reading

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immersion

Lately I’ve been spending more time than usual in the bathtub. I slide deep down into the tub so that the water can cover me with its warmth then try to float–mentally of course. Because when you float, you let … Continue reading

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