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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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Are You A Drama Queen (or King)?
Written by Dr. Romie on Jul 20, 2015
Mind Tags: Self-EmpowermentmindfulnessMindemotional resilience

Have you been accused of being a drama queen? Your emotions live on a roller coaster zooming between ecstatic elation and dreary gloom. It is a given that you cry at romantic comedy movies, and your relationships mimic the theatrics displayed by the Real Housewives.  

New brain research finds that your inherited genetic tendencies from your parents may be partly to blame.

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Using Mindfulness for Success in Business
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 29, 2015
Mind Tags: mindfulnessSelf-EmpowermentspeakerStressWork-Life Balance

Mindfulness can shift you to a success model as an entrepreneur.

For almost a decade, my contemplation, meditation and yoga practices were a separate identity than the practicing neurologist role I played. They would often get pushed aside when I was "too busy" being a doctor. When career-burnout took its toll on my mental and physical health, I would hide in my office practicing pranayama (yogic breathing techniques).  While it calmed me down for the moment, it wasn't long before the calm transformed to chaos again.

Are you juggling multiple roles in the workplace too?

In 2013, I left my role as a traditional medical doctor working in a hospital, studied Integrative Medicine, and launched my own business.  While I held on to my mindfulness practices, they still seemed to be a separate part of my day than being a physician entrepreneur.  I now spend my weeks juggling my roles of physician healer, professional speaker, and media expert analyst.  During down time I am managing my business, writing, and trying to be mindful of creating personal time.  Sound familiar?

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A Prayer For Peace
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 25, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: SpiritualityPrayerpeacemantra

A Prayer of Peace

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where are you meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. 
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.
It is there for each and every one of us."
-Author Unknown

This is one of my favorite prayers given to me by a great yoga teacher in a small town in Arizona where I used to live. I was going through a difficult transition deciding whether to leave traditional medicine. He read this prayer at the end of his class, and I have had it on my refrigerator ever since. (that was in 2012). To this day, I don't know if Mike realizes how sharing a prayer that brought him peace gave me comfort.  You never know how you will touch someone's life today.

Connect to your sense of inner peace and pass that on to whomever you encounter.

With a heartfelt prayer of peace,

Dr. Romie

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