How well did you sleep last night?
Many members of our global mindful living community were up late watching the drama of the U.S. Presidential election unfold well past our bedtimes. There are scores of pundits dissecting the results; I am more interested in dissecting the process of how we start to heal.
Roughly one-half of our nation is celebrating that their candidate is now president-elect while the other half of the nation this is mourning the loss of their party. Then there are the Americans who decided not to engage in the process at all.
It doesn’t matter what camp you fall under, we all suffered. Research shows that more half of us (from all political parties) were suffering stress-related symptoms.
Do you feel heard?
As I tour the country giving lectures on mindful leadership practices to corporate clients, I hear a similar struggle about communication in the workplace. Daily meetings feel like a verbal battle to express your thoughts. You may leave a company meeting or sales call feeling uncertain if any one heard you, remembered your pitch, or even wanted to be present.Read More
In a society where everyone defines themselves by labels, I often get the question: What is mind-body medicine? What is Integrative Medicine? Wait, are you a real doctor?
Aren’t you a neurologist? Aren’t you a yogi? Aren’t you a speaker who meditates and blogs? I am all of those things. I belong to a growing community of physicians, nurses, psychologists, and allied health care workers in Integrative Medicine. We understand that it is important to treat each person as a whole individual while getting to the root cause of the illness.Read More
Did you just polish off a bag of potato chips and now you are trying to scoop out the crumbs? That pastry didn't really taste that great, but you could not stop eating. Busted. Guilt overtakes your mind. Guilt is followed by shame which triggered another round of eating for comfort.
This is your brain on the one drug that is not outlawed, regulated or even recognized for its dangerous power of addiction. This drug is sugarRead More
In a world where our teens speak an entire sentence with a single emoji, getting them to make eye contact may seem like an impossible task. Making social connections is the one key to put them on the road to health and success in school.Read More