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What is Mind-Body Medicine? A Physician Explains Fact Beyond Fiction.
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 30, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Mind-Body Medicinemental healthintegrative medicineBrain

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.

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The Stress Reponse: Your Brain on Stress
Written by Dr. Romie on May 18, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: stress responseMind-Body MedicineBrainadrenal fatigue

When I say stress, you say______?

Job? The current dating scene? Finances?

As a neurologist and mindfulness teacher, stress is how our mind and spirit responds to our external situation.

A term that is often thrown around today is "inflammation."  A starting point of inflammation in the body is the stress response being triggered in the brain.

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Simple Steps to Reduce Holiday Stress
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 14, 2015
Mind Tags: BrainhappinessjoyMindStress

My clinic and virtual counseling and coaching client sessions are not only full, but are centered around one theme these last two weeks. Holiday stress. Are you feeling so stressed right now, that you are not even sure you have time to read this article? Take a moment, pause, and give this gift to yourself. You can have a holiday season full of dazzle instead of frazzle. 

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4 Brain Secrets for Happiness
Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 5, 2015
Mind Tags: MindjoyhappinessgratitudeBrain

What are the four secrets to wire your brain for happiness?

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Written by Dr. Romie on Oct 1, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: StresssleepMind-Body MedicineBrain

Welcome to your 7-Day Sleep Challenge.

Why am I doing this? For those of you who follow along on my website or on social media as a part of our Global Mindful Living Community, you’ve probably seen one theme coming up over and over again.

Clients are complaining to me about feeling tired and stressed. They may have anxiety, depression or maybe just feel tired for no reason at all.

An underlying important cause of all of these issues is chronic sleep deprivation.

Does that sound familiar? I know. I’m also guilty as charged. We are managing full-work schedules and trying to fit in our personal lives on the side. And unfortunately for many of us, sleep takes the back seat.

Does this sound like you?


  1. You have difficulty falling asleep at night because thoughts are racing in your head
  2. You fall asleep just fine. You maybe drank some wine or took a sleeping pill, but you wake up in the middle of the night and you can’t fall back asleep.
  3. You feel asleep just fine. You stayed asleep fine. In fact, you probably even slept a full 8 to 10 hours, but you’re still extremely tired.


If any of these scenarios sound like you, I welcome you to try the 7 Day Sleep Challenge.

These challenges are based on proven techniques in cognitive behavior therapy, brain science and mindfulness to help you sleep better.

I call it a challenge for a reason. I am actually challenging some conventional habits that you have developed and clung onto that are probably not serving your sleep schedule well. I spread out these sleep hygiene techniques over 7 days because I’m asking you to try one every day. If you can hang in for 7 days, I promise you that you’ll sleep more soundly, wake up more energized, and feel improvement of anxiety, depression and stress symptoms.


Last but not least, please know I have been holding an intention for our entire Global Living Community that as you lay your head down on your pillow, you welcome sleep every night. Just breathe.


We welcome sleep,

Dr. Romie



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