Mediterranean is the Best Way to Eat in 2019

After an evaluation of 41 of the most popular eating plans, US News and World Report ranked the Mediterranean diet as #1—not only for the best overall diet of 2019 but in several subcategories including “best diet for healthy eating”, “best plant-based diet”, “best diet for diabetes” and “easiest diet to follow.” I have always been a huge […]

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Food Resolutions to Stick to in the New Year

Dieting and exercise are usually towards the top of most people’s list of New Year resolutions. Yet, “I’m going to eat healthier this year” is one of those well-intentioned, but too hard-to-define goals that are usually easier said than done. The most important part of making New Year’s resolutions is sticking to them. This especially […]

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How to Improve Your Well-Being In the New Year

Personal wholeness is the feeling of well-being that occurs when your body, mind, and spirit are in harmony and balance. Whether you are suffering from depression or recovering from a physical ailment, it is important that you develop a mind-body practice that supports your unique well-being and recovery. Integration of Mind-Body-Spirit Think about a time […]

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8 Evidence-based Integrative Approaches to Treating Depression

If your doctor, family, or friends tell you that you seem depressed, they might be right. Pain and depression often go hand in hand, with pain both a symptom and a cause of depression. That doesn’t mean the pain you feel isn’t real, or that it’s “all in your head.” In fact, headaches, body aches, […]

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How the Right Relationships Can Help You Heal

Your personal support system consists of a number of relationships. These include your family, friends, doctor, pastor, neighbors, coworkers, boss and many others. They can support you, or they can add to your stress and burdens. An optimal interpersonal environment is made up of more positive relationships than burdensome ones. Those that are healing in […]

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How to Care For Yourself When Caring For Others

As a caregiver, you spend most of your time thinking of and acting for others. This makes it hard to shift the focus back onto you. It can even feel selfish. Yet self-care is critical to surviving and even more so to thriving. Each time you fly on an airplane, you are told to put […]

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15 Journaling Exercises to Help You Heal, Grow, and Thrive

Journaling is a way of going on a retreat without leaving your home. Documenting your thoughts with a pen and paper is a way to acknowledge past experiences that may be causing you pain and reintegrating them into your life so they become a part of you. It helps bring order to your deepest thoughts […]

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Role as a Caregiver

As a caregiver, you have a unique set of needs and great strengths that help you navigate your journey. Caregivers face a constantly evolving role that changes with the health and needs of your loved one. You may deal with false and/or real expectations and feel a roller coaster of emotions associated with them. Being […]

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Cancer Series V: How to Heal After the Physical and Emotional Trauma From a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer is a complex illness and being diagnosed with cancer sets off multiple reactions and changes – mind, body, and spirit. Being diagnosed with cancer can be a traumatic experience. And like most traumatic experiences, it can leave a lifelong, lasting imprint on a person. Cancer Survivor, Jenny Leyh, offers advice on how to overcome […]

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Cancer Series Part IV: How to Build Your Stress Response Muscles During Recovery From Breast Cancer

Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a popular type of meditation that helps you access and build your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. Meditation helps improve general well being and quality of life as well as bring clarity and concentration to any patient going […]

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