Mary Manning Walsh, a nursing home for the elderly, proves that the twilight years can be joyful if the people in charge really care. The massive stroke that left my mother speechless and paralyzed also left her family despondent. Having a stroke had always been her greatest fear, and now, somewhere in the mists of her intelligent mind, she understood that the terrible thing … [Read more...] about A World to Care For
The history of medicine spans millennia – from before the invention in 5th century Greece of the Hippocratic oath, which doctors still take to this day, to the life-changing breakthroughs of the 21st century. The following pages share the stories of some of the most important, illustrious and idiosyncratic Irish and Irish Americans in the history of medicine, from the inventor … [Read more...] about The Irish of Medical History
Irish Set Dancing Found Therapeutic for Parkinson’s Patients Italian neurologist Dr. Daniele Volpe has long been a fan of Irish traditional music, making yearly trips to Ireland and playing in a band under the stage name Dan Fox. Little did he think, however, that he would be able to incorporate his love of trad music with his work as head of the Parkinson’s Rehabili-tation … [Read more...] about Reel Life Miracle
While it has not been labeled an actual illness, the longing to return home can cause psychological and social problems that get passed down to future generations. Fionnula Flanagan writes that it’s time to welcome everyone back into the fold. If the historians are to be believed, early on we left in high-prowed small boats stuffed with monks and their concubines to found … [Read more...] about Let the Healing Begin
An introduction to Yoga.
My introduction to Kundalini Yoga in 1982 was a game changer. My type A personality changed to a more patient and certainly chilled out A-. When asked how I stay so calm and centered I’m clear that the three-days-a-week practice is contributing and I consider it my health insurance. Other than a slight cold every couple of years, I haven’t had any … [Read more...] about Breathe…
The Breath Is Key