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Body-Mind Medicine

Paying attention to the niggle

Do you ever have a feel­ing about some­thing to find out you are right? But you have no evid­ence (imme­di­ately) to prove it? This week, my funny feel­ing was about some­thing not being right. Two major

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Mental Health

Let's make meditation easier.

Meditation. It’s become a “buzz” word. I hear a lot that people have a hard time relax­ing and that med­it­a­tion is appar­ently the best thing for that. Could be true… but maybe not? And what kinds of

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The physical toll of empathy: Part 1

Since I was about 8, I knew I was a deeply feel­ing per­son. Watching movies like hor­ror movies (yes, I had the unfor­tu­nate exper­i­ence of watch­ing a hor­ror movie at 8) and sad movies I’d think about the char­ac­ters for hours. Even now,

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Body-Mind Medicine

Preventing your 'crazy' this Christmas season—by saying NO

I had a won­der­ful con­ver­sa­tion yes­ter­day with a patient who act­ively prac­tices mind­ful­ness. We were laugh­ing that mind­ful­ness (a por­tion of med­it­a­tion prac­tice in Buddhism for many cen­tur­ies) is both a life-saver and incred­ibly dif­fi­cult. The dif­fi­culty arises when you

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Anxiety

How a suitcase can ruin your health

I am not a ther­ap­ist. However, as a licensed health pro­fes­sion­al I spend a great deal of time talk­ing to people about their lives and life­styles. As there are so many people suf­fer­ing with chron­ic stress, chron­ic fatigue, chron­ic

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Are you Type A for Anxiety?

Good morn­ing my Type A friends. You know who you are. You are the per­son oth­ers rely upon to get the job done. You show up. You give good sup­port and advice. You’re a good friend. You

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