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I Don't Care That I Didn't Finish the Race

"I'm sorry you didn't get to finish, baby." I could hear the mixture of fear and relief in my mom's voice as I looked across the emergency room at my husband. My mom's sentiments were only the first of many friends and family who gradually found out about my race the next few days. Show More Summary

The Intimacy of Death

Working at a Hospice I asked a woman: "What's it like to know you are dying?" she responded "what is it like pretending you aren't?" While sitting in a chemotherapy waiting room earlier this year, I thought to myself "some of these people are actively dying." A feeling of sadness overwhelmed me and a wee bit of anxiety crept inside my chest. Show More Summary

Icelandic Skyr - The Super Power Yogurt

Low fat and high protein sounds like magic in the ears of those who are religiously hitting the gym and watching their waistline. A diet with higher protein is well known to shred the pounds so why not seek some assistance with old school Viking food and eat the same produce the longest living nation in Europe has been eating for over 1000 years. Show More Summary

13 Ways Overachievers Can Relax Without Feeling Guilty

You thrive on tight deadlines. You're driven by excellence and set out to be and do your best at everything. You often have more than three projects going at once. You believe you're the Queen of Multi-tasking. Even when you're doing nothing you're doing something. Show More Summary

Dear Media: People With Mental Illness Are Not Monsters -- Stop Making Them Look Like They Are

Dear Media, I get it. I get why you constantly scare people. Fear gets higher ratings than brilliance. But I am wondering, have you thought about the ramifications of portraying people with mental illness as evil, scary monsters whoShow More Summary

Will you #OptOutside on Black Friday? Here Are 10 Ways You Could Spend The Day Outdoors.

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll know all about REI's bold Thanksgiving campaign to #OptOutside on Black Friday. I utterly adore and respect a company that lives and breathes its mission to the core. Show More Summary

Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

In a world where we are constantly on the move, it can be difficult to settle down at night and get the sleep that you need, and even more difficult to get kids and teens to sleep enough. The CDC estimates that about 30-40% of adults...Show More Summary

4 Tips to Gracefully Survive the Holidays With Food Sensitivities

The holiday season is upon us and for those of us passing on the pies, saying "no" to the eggnog or having to ask "what exactly is in this?" about every dish it can feel like we are allergic to the Holidays themselves. Having to smile,...Show More Summary

Should You Be Worried if You Sleepwalk or Sleep Talk?

I was a sleepwalker as a child. When I was 8 or 9 years old, my parents would tell me stories of the funny and bizarre things I did -- and I had no recollection of having engaged in such behaviors. Why would I try to walk to the swingset at 1 a.m. Show More Summary

How your genes influence what medicines are right for you

Julie A Johnson, University of Florida You have a headache. Do you reach for Tylenol or Advil? Most people have a preference because they have learned over time that one works better than the other at relieving their pain. This typeShow More Summary

6 Unconventional Ways to Have a Happier Day

Happiness is a process. In the past months, I have wasted hours of my precious life trying to understand the root of my seasonal unhappiness. I was on the road doing what I love, but I wasn't content. My melancholic attitude became annoying and after some reflection it hit me. Show More Summary

Why I Am Open About My Addiction Recovery

I remember when I was deep in the thrones of my addictions (alcohol, drugs, and an eating disorder). I was living in the darkness. I felt alone and isolated. I didn't think anyone knew or could understand how I was feeling. My identity was my addictions. Show More Summary

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain

"Sleeping Around" is a recurring blog post series where Dr. Winter, a sleep specialist, goes beyond the typical questions about healthy sleep and seeks out the most unique sleep circumstances to offer his assistance in how to tackle them. Show More Summary

Men: Watch Out for Male Menopause

Women are not the only ones who end up developing menopause later in life. That's right -- men get menopause too. When men get menopause, it is actually called andropause. The symptoms of andropause are quite similar to the symptoms that women experience before or during menopause. Show More Summary

The Science of Smiling

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy? Science says yes. In fact, even faking or forcing a smile reduces stress and makes you happier. Show More Summary

Are We All Insane?

The Tao Master raised his cup of green tea to eye level, its handle facing me. "What do you see?" he asked. "A tea cup and its handle," I replied. "You're wrong," he said. "This is a tea cup with no handle." Everybody Believes That Their Own Point of View is Correct It's an empirical statement in the least, probably a bit dull and tea cuppy. Show More Summary

15 Complaints From a Lip Reader

I've been lip reading for as long as I can remember... First a basic lesson in lip reading: It's interpreting the movements of the lips, face, tongue and sometimes throat. Because of this, many letters are mixed up because they look identical on the lips but not hearing the voiced part, such as p & b, k & g, f & v, and so on. Show More Summary

The Best Day to Start a Goal

Setting goals is important. And starting them is a pretty big deal. Why? It marks the beginning of change. When you take action for what you want personally or professionally. We all know how tough it can be to follow through on your goals. Show More Summary

Insomnia in the Culture of Control

A few months ago during a weekend getaway to Nafplio- Greece, I decided to climb the 999 steps leading to the ancient castle of Palamidi. It was drizzling and I couldn't convince anyone in the group to join in the hike. I was dropped off at the bottom, cellphone-less but with my iPod. Show More Summary

Why Would I Be Low in Vitamin D?

My doctors and I test blood levels of vitamin D on everyone we see in our clinic. When the results come in, two things happen: 1. Pretty much everyone is low in vitamin D. 2. Pretty much everyone is shocked that they are low in vitamin D. Why worry about vitamin D? It's important. Show More Summary

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