Tag Archives: mindfulness

A Path to Wellness

Health and wellness are not synonyms. Health refers simply to a physical body being free from diseases, but wellness is an overall balance of your physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and occupational well-being. On Tuesday, March 13th, the Coalition will be  hosting an evening entitled "A Path to Wellness", 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Commack Middle School. During this very special event for adults and high school...

The Power of Unplugging

Imagine a day without distractions. In our society, such a day is hard to imagine and for those with addiction, it's a day even harder to actualize. March 10, 2018 is #NationalDayofUnplugging. The project of Reboot, this day is meant to be a 24 hour global disconnect from technology and a re-connection with ourselves and loved ones in real time with a genuine opportunity for meditation and...

Everything Old is New Again-New Guidelines for Pain Management

Methods that have existed for centuries are now being recommended as the first line of therapy for back pain. For the first time in a decade, the American College of Physicians released new guidelines (published in the Annals of Internal Medicine) for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Yoga, acupuncture, massage and mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy are some of the recommendations. Medications such as opioid painkillers...