Creating a Healing Space at Home with These 5 Steps

Healing spaces minimize stress, make you feel good, bring your family and friends together and can help improve your health and wellbeing. During a winter when we all will be remaining indoors and at home for our own safety—and that of others—it is crucial to develop an environment that is both comfortable and healthy. It’s […]

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The 3 Best Exercises You Can Do Right Now

Recently, experts from the Harvard Medical School published a study on some of the best exercises you can ever do. It is a comprehensive list of five exercises that will help you get in shape and lower your risk for disease, “no matter your age or fitness level.” In the spirit of a new year […]

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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. In a year unlike any other—one filled […]

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How to Have a More Mindful Holiday Season

However you celebrated last year’s winter holidays, chances are good that you weren’t trying to avoid a global pandemic. Now, as you shop for gifts, get out your grandmother’s recipes or make plans for spiritual observance, current events might have you asking, “What’s the point?” But change gives us a chance to mix things up […]

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Ways to Combine Faith and Medicine to Help Patients

There are many instances of successful merges between faith-based care and health care which reveal a substantial pool of best practices for confronting the challenging work of bridging the gap. As we’ve seen this year, more and more people are seeking different ways to remain healthy and take part in healing environments—wherever they may be. […]

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Increasing Resilience as a Military Caregiver

While November was officially National Family Caregivers’ Month, dedicated to all those who care for a family member, Veteran’s Day (occurring a few week ago, on the 11th) stood out as especially important date of recognition. Even now we continue to hear feedback  from so many service members and their love ones. Because of that, […]

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7 Ways to Get Started in Integrative Primary Care

Integrative primary care is the coordinated delivery of evidence-based conventional medical care, complementary medicine and lifestyle medicine within a primary care practice. Incorporating integrative medicine into mainstream primary care practices enables providers to: Deliver higher quality care Improve patient outcomes and satisfaction Lower costs Reduce burnout. Here are 7 ways to add integrative primary care […]

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Healing Tool Series: Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies

“Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. The tool below is for patients with cancer and their family members as well as providers working with patients with cancer. To see more Healing Tools use this link and to learn about […]

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Cancer-Fighting Foods for More Energy and Better Healing

When you have cancer, what you eat may not seem important. Cancer treatments and their side effects, and just having cancer, can change the way you eat and how your body uses nutrients. It can be difficult for you to eat well. Why should I eat healthy? You’ll feel better during and after treatment if […]

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My Wife Susan’s Response to Cancer

As we’ve discussed over the last several weeks, the journey from cancer diagnosis to a place of healing can be long and difficult. Jenny Leyh’s experience—which was shot a couple years ago in a cancer video series—has proven to be an eye-opening depiction of this ordeal. With her honest discussion of cancer and her steps […]

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