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Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong

I want to tell you a little about myself before I launch into some of the possible health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong. I am a physician. I attended Dartmouth Medical School. I trained as a pediatrician at Duke and then trained as a psychiatrist at Mass General Hospital. Show More Summary

Gut Imbalance: The Modern Plague and Hidden Epidemic

Gut bugs. Why are they the buzz of the media and a hot topic of scientific research? The average human being has about 100 trillion gut microbes with most being located in your lower intestines and trillions more surrounding and coating your body surfaces and inner lining. Show More Summary

Wheelchair Wisdom: Dance With Me!

The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul, so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves, because we're all spiritual creatures. -- Smokey Robinson For the past 25 years, most of my waking hours have been spent in a wheelchair. Show More Summary

What Happened When a Town Raised the Smoking Age

By Morgan Jones, dailyRx News Reporter The legal age for drinking in the U.S. is 21, but should it be the same for smoking cigarettes? Some experts are saying it should after seeing the effects in one Massachusetts town. "In April of...Show More Summary

Music Festivals Are Out -- 'Lifestyle' Festivals Are In

Do you 'Roo? Burn? Chella? Well, it's time to loosen your grip on your flower crown and move on. Music festivals are so out. "Lifestyle" festivals are in. A paradigm shift is happening: We're moving away from music benders and toward holistic "lifestyle" events. Show More Summary

Choosing Happiness Doesn't Mean You Should Settle

This past week I posted on my Instagram and Facebook the quote, "Happiness is a choice." While I obviously agree with the idea that happiness is a choice, the post got me thinking about it a bit deeper and thinking about how others may interpret its meaning. Yes, happiness is something we choose to do. Show More Summary

How to Face Your Fears and Conquer Your Anxiety Forever

As a psychotherapist, anxiety disorders -- especially phobias -- are my favorite problem to treat. When people step into my office with a debilitating fear, I know a little hard work and a willingness to step outside their comfort zone can help them conquer their anxiety. Anxiety disorders are very common. Show More Summary

Mindfulness in Your 20s: Learning to be Mindful Beyond Just Reading a Blog

A typical mindfulness-based stress reduction course takes eight weeks, hence the inspiration to do this blog in eight parts. So, here we are on Part 8, and I feel good calling this the end. After all, the best forms of entertainment are often the ones that understand when to end and how to end. Show More Summary

Here's the Best Music to Lull You to Sleep

You don’t need scientific research to tell you that listening to music can quiet your mind and help you relax. But here it is anyway. A 2013 study published in the online peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE found that listening to music before a stressful situation helps calm the nervous system. Show More Summary

Alzheimer's Will Not Be How My Grandmother's American Dream Ends

My grandfather knew he was going to see my grandmother with his caregiver that morning. He was still living at home and my grandmother was living in a nursing home. She was the love of his life and he could no longer take care of her. Show More Summary

What Are the Best Natural Remedies to Treat Insomnia?

You’re lying awake night after night, but you don’t want to pop a pill — we get that. Either you’re afraid of side effects, or you just don’t like that next-day foggy feeling that comes with some sleep aids. Here are eight alternative,...Show More Summary

5 Bold Ways To Reach Your Goals (AND Love Your Life)

By Cathleen Miller One of my clients, who just recently retired, is trying to find a new life direction. Now a multimillionaire, from the sale of her company, she's now bored and feeling emotionally paralyzed regarding her perspective...Show More Summary

Now Is the Time to Talk About Your Pregnancy Loss

I didn't want to say it. I thought about just keeping it a secret, glossing over such a difficult topic. What if things got awkward? She probably wouldn't know how to respond. She was just being friendly, looking at my bulging belly, and asking how many pregnancies I'd had. Show More Summary

Meditation: My Secret Weapon to Disrupting the Energy Industry

Recently, I walked into a formal dining room filled with fine china and butlers. At the table sat six older male utility executives ready to hear my pitch. As a young female entrepreneur from Silicon Valley leading Sunrun, the nation's...Show More Summary

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Today we get to the core of a little nugget called FOMO. The acronym has been around for a while. The concept has been around a whole lot longer than that. And yet, for some reason, so many of us still fall prey to it. It seems to sneak up on us regularly, gets in the way of our happiness and fulfillment and success. Show More Summary

The Gift of Jealousy

Having the ability to confront all of our feelings head on and be present with them is one of the most important gifts we can give to ourselves. I believe our world would be a very different place if we were taught this from an early age. Show More Summary

7 Secrets to Sleep Your Way to the Top

The competition is fierce. You've got what it takes to reach the top; you fight harder, push through the tough spots, and work more hours than anyone else. The end of the day feels like the finish line of a Tough Mudder Run. You can handle it; you are "time macho." Besides you probably have no choice. Show More Summary

13 Things to Never Say to People Who Suffer From Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is something I've lived for years, chronic headaches, chronic hip pains and related chronic back pain, chronic neck aches and chronic muscle pain... not to mention the emotional pain that came with it. I've healed from my...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Take the Sting Out of Uncertainty

by meQuilibrium Change can be stressful and downright scary. Anything that arrives unannounced, or threatens to shake up your world can bring on fear-driven thoughts, whether it's something as benign as a new corporate policy, a new boss, or even a move to a new office building. Show More Summary

I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

The skeet whooshed towards the heavens. My right eye stared ahead with the barrel flush. I had developed a rhythm with the saucer: After it launched I waited until it reached a precise point in my field of vision and then I pulled the trigger. Show More Summary

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