Longer summer days with balmy evenings are perfect for after dinner walks

July 5, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Russell and I recently resumed evening walks and love the benefits. We suggested to Simone and Thorsten Kopitzki, students and Harbor Point neighbors, that they try it.  “Walking every night is a good way to balance my stressful office work," Simone said. "I’ve improved my balance and

Tags:  Walking, Stretching

The Mountain, The Murders, and The Little Dance that Could

May 17, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Our beloved Mt.Tam was held hostage by the murders of four women in 1979. We felt powerless to set her free until the day Anna and Larry invited us to mobilize our feelings and help heal the mountain, and ourselves.

Tags:  Change, Mental Attitude, Inspiration

Ankle Exercise for Healthy Aging – and Why to Thank Your Ankles

April 1, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

When we stop to appreciate a body part, we often think of the heart, brain, or the lungs. But where would we be without our ankles? Just where we’re seated right now! Yet, our ankles play a vital role in active aging.

Coincidentally, several days before a skin melanoma was diagnosed near my right ankle, I wrote this thank you note.

Tags:  Walking, Mental Attitude, Bio-Mechanics

3 ‘Free’ Benefits of Qigong

November 1, 2016  by Russell Munsell

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

Tags:  Tai Chi/Qigong, Maladies

Active Aging – 6 Ways to Go for Your Gold – at any Age

September 9, 2016  by Dr. Suki Munsell

“Live long and die young,” the saying reminds us. “It’s not the years in your life but the life in your years.” Of the many ways to age vibrantly that I’ve learned from my mother (age 99 at death), my father (age 91 at death) and Anna Halprin (age 97), my mentor of 42 years, the following six ideas.

Tags:  Stretching, Inspiration

When To Buy New Shoes – Analyze Your Shoes To Discover The Secrets In Your Soles

July 1, 2016  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Did you know... If you live to age 80, walking an average of 7,500 steps a day, you’re estimated to walk five times around the earth! That's 216,262,500 steps in a lifetime!

Tags:  Walking, Prevention