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Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. Show More Summary

Grow Up And Get Healthy

I have a confession to make. Ready? I can be a bit of a baby when it comes to being a grown up about my health. You know, like making (and going) to annual doctor appointments, stretching before running, drinking a ton of water (does the water in coffee count?), etc. Show More Summary

One Hour of Exercise Can Offset Prolonged Sitting

A typical day for many people includes at least 8 hours of sitting - driving to work, sitting in an office, driving home, and watching TV. An international study of more than 1 million people shows that one hour of moderate physicalShow More Summary

Bed Time Prayer And Couples Who Sleep Together

Many people who share a bed pray at bed time. Some do it privately and often silently; it's a relationship between them and God. Some pray together with their bed-sharing partner. What people's prayers are like is quite varied. Some prayers are straight out of the Bible or a prayer book. Show More Summary

Giving Life Your Undivided Attention

Lately, I've noticed something that is by no means a new occurrence, but is something that I think is becoming even more prevalent. More and more often I see people experiencing their world through a phone screen (no, I'm not referring to Pokémon Go!). Show More Summary

Should You Always Trust An Expert? Maybe, Maybe Not

I have had one of my wisdom teeth come in within the last month. That might not sound weird, but I'm in my 40s. Typically you should get your wisdom teeth in your 20s, so this seems a little late. I did get one about 20 years ago, but then I thought I was done. Show More Summary

UPDATE: How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

By: Dr. Alan Christianson By now you've heard your body needs vitamin D to be at its best. Feel free to read HERE to learn more about its many benefits, like lowering risks of: Mortality (death) Cancer Heart disease Dementia Asthma Infections Obesity There...Show More Summary

How To Keep Calm In A Frustrating Situation

Most of us have been in an extremely difficult situation at one point or another. Perhaps your character was tested or your happiness or comfort was infringed upon. You constantly struggle with overcoming feelings of anger so you can continue living your life. Show More Summary

The Nerve to Believe in Our Kids

Last night my teenage daughter and I watched a thriller called Nerve, a new movie starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Nerve portrays a world where young people chase after instafame by completing dares while a virtual audience watches. Show More Summary

The Writing Life: Diabetes is Deadly, But It Can Be Controlled

I read a report in the New York Times the other day that writers may be particularly susceptible to maladies such as diabetes, and clogged cardio arteries. Why? Because writers - including journalists - just sit too much and don't get sufficient exercise. Show More Summary

What To Do When You're Depressed... So You Start To Care Again

The first time I remember being clinically depressed, I was 11. My family had abruptly moved halfway across the country. I hated my new school, I hated my new life. We moved again a year later, and I recovered. Sometimes, depression is triggered by a situation - perhaps one over which we have no control. Show More Summary

10 Reasons You're Stuck In A Life You Don't Want To Be Living

Everyone says they want to live a great life, have healthy relationships and look and feel their best, but how many are willing to put in the work day-after-day? If you look around your life and listen to all of the whining you'll soon find that most people are situated comfortably in their discomfort. Show More Summary

Fear Is A National Health Threat

It has been nearly three years since my last blog on Huff Post - a time of travel, reflection, and new thinking about what makes and keeps us healthy in a time when the healthcare system seems to be confusing and failing most Americans. I...Show More Summary

Brain Geography: Map Details Newly Identified Regions of the Mind

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Bill Carlezon, PhD The human brain is a world unto itself and still holds great potential for discovery. When we describe its structure and functionality, we often refer to the left and right hemispheres and the four lobes--frontal, temporal, occipital, and parietal. Show More Summary

Performance for Life

On this week's episode of my podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, I spoke with my friend Eric Severson. Eric has been working and studying the field of Human Resources for over 25 years. He spent many of those years at Gap Inc., which is where we met. Show More Summary

6 Yoga Experts Reveal How to De-Stress Instantly

By: Shira Atkins We polled dedicated yogis and yoga teachers to find out what keeps them sane when the stress comes on. These days, tools for de-stressing have become posh: we see our co-workers sneaking off into corners to meditate, our kids clutching stress-balls before exams. Show More Summary

How To Not Drop The Ball: 6 Steps To Take Towards Work/Life Balance

The concept of work/life balance is prioritizing between your career or ambition and your lifestyle, which includes health, family, friends, and leisure. This should be easy right? After all, we are a generation of multi-taskers, risk...Show More Summary

25 Beautiful Places in the World to Find Peace of Mind

By: Stephanie Pearson Getting outside can do wonders for your mental health. This list of serene (and seriously stunning) spots around the globe may help you find clarity and inspiration. With 7.4 billion people (and counting) on this...Show More Summary

The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing at a Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. Show More Summary

Try Not to Cry When Your Child's Not Dry - Finding Solutions to Bedwetting

Huffington Post is proud to partner with the American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. What is Primary Nocturnal Enuresis (PNE)? Primary nocturnal enuresis is the medical term for bedwetting. Bedwetting is a very common problem, and parents are often wondering how best to approach it for their child. Show More Summary

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