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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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Your Libido, Your Brain, & Female Viagra
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 18, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: sexual healthMind-Body Medicinelibidoflibanserinfemale viagra

Female Viagra: Pink Pill for Your Libido?

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Are You Tired All The Time? What is Adrenal Fatigue
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 5, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Stressintegrative medicineHolistic Healthfatigueadrenal fatigue

Are you tired all the time? 

Craving sugar, salt or both?

You slept all night, but you are still really sleepy. 

You could have adrenal fatigue.

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How to Welcome Sleep
Written by Dr. Romie on May 4, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Holistic HealthMind-Body Medicinesleep

This week, let our #MindfulMonday mantra be:  “I welcome peaceful sleep”

Sleep, bringing up this issue is throwing a stink bomb in the room. We all have been there: disturbed sleep, lack of sleep, can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep, don’t even want to think about sleep. Breathe.  This week let’s take a step to welcome peaceful sleep back into your life. The causes of insomnia seem infinite, and it may warrant a thorough medical examination.  

As a mind-body medicine physician and neurologist I cannot ignore the importance of the mind-body connection in sleeping. The first sign of a stressed out nervous system is disturbed sleep, and we all have been there…more than once. 

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4 Steps to Breathe Easier
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 27, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: breatheHealthHolistic HealthIntegrative Nutrition

Do you just wish you could escape from your desk today?

I was in the middle of morning clients and was literally having difficulty breathing.  Over the last two weeks, I have been battling chemical pneumonitis- inflammation in the lungs from getting exposed to chemicals.  How ironic right?  My TEDx talk teaches the powerful secret of our breath, but somehow I lost the ability to breathe. 

My clients in the last week were no different.  Allergies, asthma, and anxiety were all causing difficulty breathing.  What is the integrative medicine approach to healing breathing difficulties?  We not only get to the root cause of the illness, but also treat the mind, body & spirit.

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