Perennial Health

“Everyone has their own definition of a healthy lifestyle, and mine has come to mean making health a priority but not an obsession.”

~Daphne Oz

starting a yoga practice with a middle-aged body

Yoga Practice With a Middle-Aged Body


I first tried Yoga in my late 40’s, and I did so grudgingly. My husband had discovered Yoga at our fitness club and had been nagging me for weeks to go to a class with him. I envisioned contortionist-like movement coupled with 60’s-style meditation, so I was sure I wouldn’t like it. I only agreed to go to a class…

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Getting back to healthy habits seems hard.

Getting Back to Healthy Habits (or Post-Vacation Repentance)


I love holidays, and the 4th of July is a favorite. Warm weather combines with family activities to create the perfect summer-vacation atmosphere. This year our celebration lasted for 6 days, and we’ve had family visiting since then, so although the “vacation’s” activities provided plenty of healthy exercise, my eating and sleeping habits went off the rails. I’m tired and…

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busy woman

We Usually Work Better Under Pressure – Until We Don’t


I know many people who say they work better under pressure. I think I do, too, but if I’m being completely honest, I have to say, “I work better under pressure – until I don’t.” Stress is a helpful slave or a mean taskmaster. Sometimes the threat of immediate consequences brings just the right amount of stress to get things…

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