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Women’s Heart Health, Valentine’s Day and Stress: An Interview with Nationally Renowned Cardiologist Suzanne Steinbaum

I recently caught up with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum to ask her about the stress that women may experience around Valentine’s Day and during this recent brutal winter weather in parts of the U.S. Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, DO is an attending cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart Health of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. […]


Universal Love

The founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, devoted his life to lifting humanity out of suffering, to the self-realization of every individual, and to peace and harmony on earth. Maharishi was the embodiment of spirituality, peace and all-embracing universal love. He wrote these words that we offer to you for your inspiration: […]


How Transcendental Meditation Is Helping Hannah Robertson, Age 14, Train for the 2020 Olympics

Hannah Robertson has the worst schedule a 14-year-old could imagine. Most mornings she’s up at 4:15 a.m. for swim practice in her hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. Back at practice and strength training after school every afternoon, she tumbles into bed by 7:00 p.m. With a schedule like this, she doesn’t have a lot of […]


Too Impatient?

Most people don’t know that I was once the world’s most impatient person. If people were fined for impatient behavior, I’d have more debt than the federal government. When I was eight years old and my parents were driving my sister and me from New York City to Miami, I laid down in the back […]


The Power of Gratitude: A New Habit for the New Year

Like many people, I think of the new year as a time to reset, recharge, and recreate my life. This year I’m thinking beyond my usual resolutions to exercise more, go to bed earlier, and eat less sugar. Those are always on my list, but I’ve added a new one: spend more time in a […]


A Truly Happy New Year

As women move through what is often a demanding holiday season, and head toward the New Year, most of us are thinking about what we can do to make 2019 a more fulfilling, more productive, less stressful, more meaningful, and, generally, a more enjoyable year. What can we do to reduce the stress in our […]


The Spiritual Quest of Esther Fontaine, Over-the-Road Truck Driver

On a sunny day in October, Esther Fontaine, age 54, is talking to me while parked inside her 1999 Ford Expedition, her smiling face framed by short, efficient hair. She is in Illinois and I am in Iowa, but she has her cell phone pasted to her dashboard, and I can see her clearly on […]


Preventing and Correcting Misbehavior and Incarceration in Young Women

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the high rate of incarceration in the United States. Often enough young women, including many imprisoned for minor offences, are getting stuck in a system that does nothing to effectively improve their chances at a better future. In an October NY Times article by Maurice […]


Stressed About the Holidays? Cardiologists Discuss Stress, Heart Disease, and TM

There are undoubtedly times when life seems stressful—and for many women, holidays with all they entail can be some of those times. On top of an already busy schedule, juggling the parties, buying gifts, shopping and food preparation, disharmonious family dynamics, over-eating, missing sleep and exercise—or in some cases, the loneliness felt from no holiday […]


Tired and Burned Out? Transcendental Meditation Can Help: An Interview with Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

Nancy Lonsdorf, MD, is a popular speaker, author, and teacher specializing in women’s health. Dr. Lonsdorf currently has a private practice in integrative and holistic medicine in Fairfield, IA, and teaches medical doctors and health practitioners at The Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA. She has been a featured guest in top […]


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