Balance

  • How to Take Care of a Caregiver

    Got a friend who’s looking after an aging parent? According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 50 million people help tend to the needs of a chronically ill or elderly family member.

    By Beverly Blair Harzog
  • Save Your Neck

    “You can put makeup on your face and concealer under your eyes and dye on your hair,” writes Nora Ephron in I Feel Bad About My Neck (Knopf, 2006). “But short of surgery, there’s not a damn thing you can do about a neck.”

    We beg to differ. Even if you loathe your neck, it’s never too late to perk it up. Here’s how:

    By Lindsey Galloway
  • Into The Calm

    It’s 10 o’clock and you don’t know where your life is. You haven’t been sleeping well, and you’ve got a major presentation at work first thing in the morning. Your mother called two hours ago and can’t find hAer hearing aid (that’s the second time today), your daughter’s got a bad cold, and your husband thinks the two of you are growing apart.

    Find yourself constantly seeking sanity? Stress can impact your physical and emotional health more than you think. Here's how to achieve better balance before it's too late.
    By David Scrimgeour, LAc
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward

    When my third daughter was born with six digits on each foot, I knew I could never look at feet the same way again, especially my own. I might only have 10 toes (and so does my daughter after surgery), but my feet are fraught with problems.

    8 exercises to soothe your soles—and your toes.
    By Jennifer Lang
  • Have Heart, Will Travel

    A funny thing happened on the way to the mat for the founders of Metta Journeys: They realized they could use their yoga prowess to create a new kind of destination retreat—one that combines philanthropy and yoga’s generosity of spirit.

    By Elizabeth Marglin
  • Think Before You Print

    If you think the environmental impacts of paper use are all you had to worry about when you print a document, you’re in for a surprise.

    By Miriam Zellnik
  • It's Easy Being Green

    When we make a change to help the planet, we often reap health benefits as well. Whether we fit in a hefty dose of exercise by biking to work instead of driving or gain some meditative time from planting a tree, our simple changes can make a difference. Why not do a bit more to lessen your environmental impact in honor of Earth Day on April 22?

  • The Spin Cycle

    After a long, pavement- pounding summer of tennis and 8-mile runs, I was tired and running out of cartilage. I wanted to find a balanced exercise regime to match my high-octane personality, one that didn’t involve sleeping next to a sexy bottle of ibuprofen.

    One day, while pretending to be busy at work, I saw an email from my sister.

    One man finds a hard-core workout that's soft on the knees.
    By Jay Clark
  • Healing Houseplants

    Sprucing up your home or office with a touch of Mother Nature can do more than just brighten the space. These three plants can also do wonders for your body and mind, says Shelley Torgrove, certified clinical herbalist in Denver:

    Rosemary ... for mental clarity and memory

    By Nicole Duncan
  • Energize (Ayurveda Style)

    Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type.

    Wish you weren't so tired all the time? Here's how to tap into the ancient science of ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type.
    By Nora Simmons