Stress changes our DNA

Stress management is core for optimum performance and health. When we experience acute stress our gene receptors are changed. This change is known as the methylation of DNA and it is present in cancer and chronic disease. Researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Basel, Trier and London published the results of their study this week in Translational Psychiatry. (It’s complicated…just saying). … Continue reading Stress changes our DNA

Winning the Health Game

We munched our way around the fundraiser. Over the top grilled prawns, craft beers and a splash of elegant, gourmet, energetic offerings from our community businesses primed us for supporting our local non-profits. We sipped, perused and cheerfully gave up our contact information booth by booth. In one aphotic corner a young man stood behind his designated table and with the party well underway his … Continue reading Winning the Health Game

The Code of Self-Care

“There is rarely a “right” decision for any stage in disease. There’s one for you, but there is no single “right” decision. – David Agus MD According to author David Agus MD “The End of Illness” is a reachable state. Here is what we need to do: Eat nutrient dense foods every day on a schedule. It could be 2 meals and a snack, 3 … Continue reading The Code of Self-Care

Founder Institute!

Its official ~ I have graduated from the Founder Institute (FI) with an engaging vision and a validated business! What I learned: 1. The kindest thing to say when someone’s idea description seems incoherent is simply: “that sounds esoteric”. A program mentor said that to me the first week. Remembering that things were happening “for me” rather than “to me” was a necessary perspective. 2. … Continue reading Founder Institute!

The New Lean

“We thought we knew how to predict the future and we were wrong.” –Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup Last night we enjoyed three hours of Eric Ries storming through the key ideas in his book The Lean Startup. The sustainability concept of Zero Waste (nothing to landfill) meets Lean Startup (anything that doesn’t deliver validated learning is waste). Wow. Time flew. We all … Continue reading The New Lean