Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr., my 13th cousin 2x removed

Edward Rudolph "Ed" Bradley, Jr. (June 22, 1941 – November 9, 2006) was an American journalist, most common for 26 years of award-winning work towards the CBS News television program 60 Minutes. During his earlier career, he also covered the fall of Saigon, was the first black television correspondent to cover up the White House, … Continue reading Edward Rudolph Bradley Jr., my 13th cousin 2x removed

George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum, my 7th cousin 4x removed

George Burns is part of my Jewish roots. George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum on January 20, 1896 in New York City, the ninth of 12 children born to Hadassah "Dorah" (née Bluth; 1857–1927) and Eliezer Birnbaum (1855–1903), known as Louis or Lippe, Jewish immigrants who had arrived at the United States from Kolbuszowa, Galicia, … Continue reading George Burns was born Nathan Birnbaum, my 7th cousin 4x removed

Beyond spirituality: the posture of meditation in mental well-being

Meditation has traditionally been linked to Eastern mysticism but science its staring to indicate that cultivating a “heightened” state of consciousness could have a major affect on our brain, the way our system function and our levels of resilience. Clinicians are increasingly looking for effective, preventative, non-pharmacological tools to treat mental illness. And meditation techniques … Continue reading Beyond spirituality: the posture of meditation in mental well-being