The Rutgers Church Adult Wellness Initiative is Back!

After a well-attended 2016-2017 season, the Rutgers Presbyterian Church Adult Wellness Initiative is hosting a series of monthly wellness workshops on topics of general interest. We began with a September offering on Managing Chronic Pain. Here’s what’s coming up next: October 13: Posture Clinic November 17: Mindful Eating December 15: Managing Your Arthritis The Better Posture Workshop on October 13th (back by popular request for …

The writing on the refrigerator

For years I had the same recurring dream.  I’d be walking through a space I had lived in, either in the past or currently, when a strange entryway would appear. It could be an unfamiliar passageway,  a door I’d never noticed, or just an unexpected opening in the wall. Suddenly, I’d find myself standing in a vast space, one that …

Autumn in the Adirondacks – Let’s Go!

I’ve always found the Adirondacks to be a place of beauty and wonder, so the opportunity to create wellness workshops and retreats in this setting is a dream come true for me. I hope you will join me, then, for the first of what I hope will be many programs in my new endeavor, The Adirondack Wellness Project, where, with …

Embrace Autumn! 3-Day Yoga And Walking Retreat October 21-23

Please join me and my colleague Stephanie Harding for our third annual fall celebration This retreat will be held at the fabulous Stony Point Retreat Center, about an hour’s drive from NYC, where we will enjoy the exclusive residence of the Gilmore Sloane House, a 150-year-old Victorian mansion with period furnishings. All the rooms have ensuite baths & accommodate 2 people. …

What Mom Didn’t Know About Posture

Do you throw your shoulders back in an effort to improve your posture? How’s that going? Contrary to years of admonishments from our mothers and other elders to stand up straight, achieving healthy posture is way more complicated than simply pulling ourselves into an erect stance. A variety of elements go into the way we carry ourselves, including heredity, structural symmetry, …

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

A blue kayak floats on a lake of crystalline water. White clouds drift lazily across a blue sky punctuated by the pinks and purples of early sunset. It’s not visible, but there’s a breeze, gentle and cooling. Also invisible is the fresh, piney scent of lush greenery that surrounds the lake. It was crisp and refreshing. I know because I’m in that kayak taking …

Spring Retreats – It’s ON!

Thanks to all who participated in our poll regarding your interest in a springtime Walking and Yoga one-day retreat. My partner-in-walking-crime Stephanie Harding and I both got a lot of feedback from you with a fairly even breakdown between May and June preferences. Given that, AND that we found more fabulous walks than we can possibly host this year (hint hint on 2017), we’ve decided …

Managing Chronic Back Pain

At any given moment, approximately 20-30% of us are in the throes of an episode of acute, nonspecific back pain. The American Spinal Decompression Association speculates that at least 80% of the US population will experience mild to severe pain lasting anywhere from a month to many years at some point in their lives. The source of pain may vary, …