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Master Meditation in Your Own Home
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 8, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Stressmindfulnessmental healthMeditation

Over and over again, I hear these same questions:
"Dr. Romie, am I meditating the right way?"
"How do I shut off my racing thoughts so I can meditate?"
"What type of meditation should I learn?"

Let's start a meditation practice to improve your mood, focus, memory, and health. 

Will you join me?

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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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What Is The Relaxation Response?
Written by Dr. Romie on May 11, 2016
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Mind-Body MedicineStressstress responseRelaxation Response

Can we really train our brains to respond a different way to stress? Why do we feel better after a yoga or meditation class?  What do relaxing activities for our bodies and minds really do for our brains?

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Happy Earth Day: Easy & Mindful Steps to Honor Mother Earth
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 22, 2016
Mindful Living Tags: communityMindful Living

How is celebrating Earth Day practicing mindfulness?

In 1970, the first Earth Day gave voice to an emerging consciousness that channeled awareness towards environmental issues. Mindfulness is being present in the current moment. Mindful living encompasses being present in our surroundings with the same energy of compassion, gratitude and love.

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3 Secrets To Overcoming Emotional Eating
Written by Dr. Romie on Apr 15, 2016
Mind Tags: Weight LossIntegrative NutritionHolistic Healthemotional resilienceemotional eating

What are you craving right now?

Tell me, what do crave in those moments? You know "those moments."

In a world of mindfulness, the goal is to live in the present moment without judgement to attachment.

"Those moments" are created by situations in our lives that trigger negative emotions in our brains. With negative emotions such as depression, fear, anxiety, or guilt it can be difficult to detach from the story, situation, and our associated moods. My go-to food in those moments are centered around vitamin C.  Not citrus. Chocolate.

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