Come celebrate Halloween with me Saturday for Laughing Yoga. Wear a costume if you want. I’m going to try out some Halloween themed exercises and help you end your week and start your Halloween weekend with some laughter. Starts 10:30 EDT Saturday on Zoom, so you don’t have to worry about the weather. Link below.Continue reading “Halloween Laughing Yoga Saturday”
Shoji Bridge Laughing Yoga canceled 9/11/21
Start your fall and your Laughing Yoga practice this week. Ask me how to join tomorrow night. Or find the link on the home page on the website shojibridge.com
Laughter exercises can be done in a chair and do not require much physical movement or poses to be effective, so most anyone of any ability can participate and benefit. Incorporating deep breathing with self-simulated belly laughs provides benefits of aerobic exercise in a gentle, no-impact way. Free community classes start next week via Zoom.Continue reading “Laughing makes us feel good”
I’m back again today to talk about getting older and aging for my birthday month series. Today’s topic is ageism. Combatting ageism is such an important priority in society that it is one of the main pillars of the World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Ageing. Despite the diversity that people add to our societyContinue reading “Ageism. The last acceptable bias?”
It’s time we all start to pay attention to the way our society’s needs and culture will and is shifting. Offering alternatives to those of us who have aging family members was a driving force in my decision to become a departure doula and to offer elder care. Our healthcare system, especially after COVID, cannot handle the increased need, consumption, of our aging population today, and it’s only going to get more difficult in the coming decades. While changes and policies need to address our overwhelmed, overly complicated and inadequate healthcare system, we should also begin to look to non-medical professionals to help fill many of the gaps in the system.