24LifeVol2Issue5

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016

Community

Learn how to be stronger together through community, rituals, relationships and more.

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”

– Howard Zinn


Game Changers

Living Your Dream with Bo Eason

Bo Eason has realized “impossible” dreams more than once, and he’s got the formula for all of us to do so, too. When Bo Eason...

Group Think

How collective flow states can lead to a happier, healthier group. Whether or not you can remember a time when you experienced flow state, you’ve...

Forward Motion: A Walking Miracle

Black Belt Hall-of-Famer kicks paralysis to the curb and inspires his community. David Blair proudly owns the title of Sensei in Shotokan Karate. He trained...

Discover

Warm-up: We Don’t Want Upgrades

Humans have always searched for ways to better themselves, and to that end, scientists are working not only on technologies to head off genetic...

The Power of Living Gamefully

In “SuperBetter” Jane McGonigal shows how game play gives us the power to be healthy and happy.  When game designer and theorist Jane McGonigal was...

Warm-up: Handstands, Explained

All of us are capable of some degree of balance, but for most of us, the handstand remains an elusive feat — made all...

Warm-up: Long-Term Brain Training Could Induce Partial Recovery in Paraplegic Patients

The Neurorehabilitation Laboratory in Brazil recently published a report on an unexpected discovery it made in attempting to improve paraplegic patients’ ability to manipulate...

Warm-up: Want to Lose Weight? Clean Your Kitchen

If weight loss is your goal, washing the dishes is a good idea — but not because the scrubbing action will melt the pounds...

Warm-up: What Posting Gym Activity Says About You

If you suspect that your friend’s gym selfies on Instagram mean she’s a narcissist, you could be right. Researchers from Brunel University in London...

Warm-up: Give Yourself a Pep Talk — and Gain an Advantage

According to a small study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, psychologists Daniel Swinglet and Gary Lupyan discovered that there are many...

Taking a Stand for Healthier Kids

How one non-profit is hoping to end the obesity epidemic, one classroom at a time.  As kids head back to school this fall, there’s one...

From Party to Purpose

Now big festivals aren’t just countercultural. They’re all about the cause. While festivals in a broader sense are nothing new (people have been gathering...

Mindset

The Power of Yes! with Baron Baptiste

Knowing when to say yes or no is everything. This meditation shows you how. A global force, Baron Baptiste has been influential on the international...

Build Your Mental Muscle

Think again about how we learn as a group. By Jim Kwik with Sasha Graffagna Do you think learning is a solitary process? A lot of people...

Better Together

The stories we tell shape our community — whether that’s a community of one or a community of many, in relation to family, friends,...

Friends and Money

Choose your words for a positive outcome. Money dilemmas sometimes produce awkwardness and discomfort in relationships. In my work as a success coach and CPA,...

Why Community Matters in Fitness

Grooving together takes on greater meaning when we look more closely at brain function. Today we associate “group fitness” with getting sweaty alongside twenty others...

Sacred Spaces with Taylor EyeWalker

Taylor EyeWalker designs a mindful life through ritual. Kundalini yoga instructor. Spiritual counselor. Botanical alchemist. Those are just a few of Taylor EyeWalker’s trades —...

Movement

Kick Up Your Routine with Kettlebells

Train for explosive power and dynamic flexibility. When life kicks into high gear, kettlebells can be an efficient and effective workout. The classic kettlebell swing...

The Most Important Relationship

Phil Timmons explains why getting more out of your training starts with a new relationship — to yourself. A return to routine — because the...

The Great Yogic Stretch

Reset your body and mind with deep, intense stretching. Need to relax and restore your energy? This restorative practice unloads your tissues and your worries...

The Modern House Call

Video-conference and apps bring fast diagnoses. One night, Errold Webb’s son’s cold took a turn for the worse, as the swollen glands in his throat...

Five Alternative Therapies to Know

High-profile athletes turn to these treatments for performance and recovery. During the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the world’s eyes were riveted on Michael Phelps’ back....

How to Deal with Digestive Distress

A change in routine can temporarily wreak digestive havoc. Here’s how to get things moving. Fall means change, whether we’re coming home from a summer...

Nourishment

Food and Friendship

Here’s how to count your blessings. Want to be healthier and get in shape? Religious or secular, try blessing your food and having a communal...

Dinner with a Side of Community

From farm to table, community is making a comeback. Hungry for community? Join the club. After all, more people are living alone. “Between 1999 and...

Share the Flavor

Quick seasonal dishes to come together and enjoy.  You don’t have to compromise on home cooking or flavor when schedules get busy. These three recipes,...

Your Team Starts with You

The saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in team,” but at times, “I” is the most important letter. Triathlon season winds down as marathon season gets...

Nuts about nut butters

Are some nuts or seeds better than others?  We’ve come a long way from just peanuts. Today, we know that most nuts are a source...

Regeneration

24 Ways to Learn More – and Faster – For Real

Move beyond all-nighters, flashcards and brute memorization to tap your full brain capacity. Fall means back to school, and back to school really means “back...

Meditation Takes Manhattan

What happens when a massive group gets quiet in Central Park? I started meditating daily more than five years ago. It happened so naturally, I...

Be the Change

You have more influence than you think. “The choices I make are personal.” Think again. For too long, we’ve regarded health and the act of making...

Belly Bliss

Keep your core strong and your gut healthy with three self-care moves. A healthy gut supports a healthy core — and also a healthy brain....

A Cuddle a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Pets are good for our health, and our doctors’. Here’s why.  I’ll never forget my first pets. Four goldfish I cleverly named One Fish, Two...

Thrive in Love

No matter where we are in the spectrum of love, and no matter where we are in the relationship continuum, many of us want...

Lifestyle

Pack your Bag!

Why do you need a specialist gym bag instead of any old duffel? Because it makes life easier. Under Armour Storm Undeniable II Duffel A superb...

Don’t Sweat It

No one wants to be the stinky kid in gym class. Use this guide to find the right product to keep you fresh and...