On this last Friday in August, once again, it’s time to offer up a healthy dose of encouraging news, because it’s such great mental medicine. Thank you, #WATWB (We Are The World Blogfest) for creating this positive initiative. Searching for an inspiring monthly offering uplifts me and never fails to reveal good news. Good news that helps counteract the bad news in the feeds.

This month, again, stories about yoga abound, and resonate with former Hatha yoga teacher me. Now it’s coming out that the practice of yoga can help people with irregular heartbeats (Atrial Fibrillation.) That’s a big topic for me, because a beloved family member had AF and eventually had to get a pacemaker. Thankfully, alternatives such as yoga training can help. Here’s the full article:

Another inspiring story is about how an exceptional yoga instruction and practice is giving first responders relief from stress, anxiety, alcoholism and depression. You can read about it here:


We Are The World Blogfest - In Darkness, Be Light

At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. The talented co-hosts for this month are: Peter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Roshan Radhakrishnan and myself, Lizbeth Hartz. Please check out the blogs and say hello.


Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story. Get it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.

8 Comments

  1. susan scott on August 28, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Lovely post Lizbeth thank you … yoga has so many advantages to it, from being aware of our simple breath and improving it when it’s done correctly, to the exercises, to the relaxation thereafter … thank you for co-hosting and have a lovely weekend.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 28, 2020 at 8:37 am

      Thanks, Susan, for reading and commenting. I’m glad you enjoyed the yoga stories — downward dog, I’ll have to practice it! You’re welcome, and wishing you a lovely weekend as well. Namaste!

  2. Shilpa Garg on August 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    So good to know that Yoga is helping people get mentally and physically fit.
    Wow, you were a Hatha yoga teacher… how amazing, Lizbeth!! 🙂

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks for reading and and your positive comments, Shilpa. I loved teaching Hatha yoga back in the day, the entire class in a mat room beneath the theater at a local community college, the students especially liking the lying down part after the asanas, some of them falling asleep during the meditation 🙂

  3. G Angela on August 31, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Nice to hear the benefits of yoga and I do practice some simple asana;s to keep my self fit and healthy, thanks for sharing.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 31, 2020 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting:) I just checked out your site and especially loved this: “I have too many flaws to be perfect; but I have too many blessings to be ungrateful.” Thanks for your bright spirit, and your inspiration.

  4. Damyanti on August 31, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Yoga is so dynamic. Glad to see people discovering the many benefits of it. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 31, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      You’re welcome, Damyanti. I agree, it’s great that people are finding Yoga a wonderful resource. And thanks for writing about and supporting the victims of acid attacks–a story that needs to be told, and your pictures tell it compellingly.

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