The Two Sides of Oxytocin

The Two Sides of Oxytocin

Imagine you’re a kind, submissive sort of mouse. Feel your whiskers sense the temperature and surfaces of your environment. Swish your body-length tail around. Test out the strength of your legs. Now, imagine you’re dropped into a cage with aggressive mice, and despite your amazing ability to jump 18 inches, you experience what scientists call a “social defeat.” This would…

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The World’s Most Loyal 5 Dog Breeds

The World’s Most Loyal 5 Dog Breeds

The World’s Most Loyal 5 Dog Breeds I remember growing up in the Bronx my sister and I walking home from school one day and standing on the corner waiting for the traffic light to change we heard the softest cry coming from a garbage can close by. When we pushed away the surface trash and peered inside, we saw…

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An Overdose of Yang

An Overdose of Yang

Yang. We all use it. We can’t survive without it. Some of us have more of it than others. But when it is harnessed to serve an evil master, it is the strongest and worst force on earth. You’re listening to funky R&B or Pavarotti soaring and you turn it up and sing your heart out, energized and happy, pumped…

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Rewiring Our Expectations For the New Year

Rewiring Our Expectations For the New Year

Stay open to a future of possibilities Do you ever get excited for a big trip, an event or holiday, only to find out that the reality didn’t quite meet your expectations? Perhaps something over the holidays triggered that feeling, and you’re stumbling to jump start the year with a positive outlook. “Expectation is the root of all heartache,” Shakespeare…

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Art Therapy For The Heart

Art Therapy For The Heart

Incorporating art into your life benefits the heart and mind Art enjoys a long history as a therapeutic tool for your heart and mind. Painting, writing, music, theatre, dancing – there are many ways to express yourself with positive health benefits. It’s easy to get bogged down in your busy schedule and ignore this kind of self-care. But time to…

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