Recommended Reading and Resources: Relaxation

The Relaxation Response

I was saddened to learn that Dr. Henry Benson, author of The Relaxation Response, had passed. Published in 1975, while I was in college, this book has informed me every day since.

I also had the good fortune to attend a 10-week course on meditation at The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. That, too, was life changing. Following the experience, I adopted a meditation practice — only about 15 minutes daily and so worth the time.

The Seven Habits That Lead to Happiness in Old Age

“Your well-being is like a retirement account: The sooner you invest, the greater your returns will be.”

I just loved reading this. How many of these habits do you have in your life?

I shared this article with my dad, and he said: “I knew all this; this is what I’ve done for my 87 years. Except for #3. Maintaining a normal body weight has never been my strong suit. Six out of seven isn’t bad!”