How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

After a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life.
February 16, 2018

Bringing the Benefits of Massage to Presbyterian Village

My story begins more than 30 years ago. I was asking what I really needed to do with my life, and I felt called to help people feel better. I started learning about natural health using nutrition and holistic approaches. I first took training for reflexology. It is amazing how God created us to have reflexes of our whole body on our hands, feet, ears and head! The feet are the easiest to work on for reflex points
December 21, 2017

7 Ways to Step Up Your Self-Care as You Age

How do you cope with aging?I’ve been thinking about that question since first exploring it two years ago on Next Avenue. This time, I was prompted to add to my list after a rather unusual conversation with my doctor.
September 18, 2017

Prepare for surgery with exercise and diet

A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.
May 18, 2017

Gardening when you're not yet in shape

Warmer weather and the smell of spring in the air provides major motivation to get outside and dig in the garden — an enjoyable exercise that doesn’t involve a treadmill. Pushing a mower, pulling weeds, digging holes and carrying soil require the use of muscle groups in the entire body. But if you’ve been lounging around for most of the winter, all that bending, digging and planting can wreak havoc on your body, especially when you’re over 50.
May 3, 2017