Category Archive: Home, Patients, Physicians, Providers

The Time to Implement High-quality Primary Care Is Now

As horrific as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, it is bringing to bear what leaders and practitioners in health care already knew: our system has a glaring weakness in primary care delivery. A new in-depth report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) provides a crucial roadmap to how we can learn […]

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Category Archive: Home, Patients, Physicians, Providers

10 Steps to a More Fulfilled and Healthier Post-Pandemic Life

People are creatures of habit. Science shows that self-regulating systems—like people—constantly work to return to the same form and behavior after they have been stressed or traumatized. That automatic rebound response—the same response that fuels healing and recovery—also makes behavioral changes uncomfortable and hard to implement for many people. Let’s face it, we all do […]

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Category Archive: Healing Tools, Home, Patients

Emerging Into Health After The Pandemic

Did you develop some less-than-healthy habits during the pandemic? Here’s how to shift back this spring and summer. Whether you were turning to food for comfort or just nibbling between video meetings and home-schooling sessions, you may be among those who let healthy eating habits slide in the past year.  An informal poll revealed some […]

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Category Archive: Home, Nutrition, Patients, Resources

Taking Care of Your Body and Your Mind

For millennia, the therapeutic encounter has remained largely the same: a person who had been functioning normally and without giving a thought to their health now notices that something is wrong—they don’t feel well. They seek someone to help. In various cultures and eras, this “practitioner” may have been called a shaman, a barber, a […]

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Category Archive: Home, Patients, Resources, Uncategorized

Three Healing Steps to Stop Pouring from an Empty Cup

Six months before her 40th birthday, my patient June began to feel the changes in her body. June noticed that she craved sweets more, had gained a few more pounds than she wanted and was more prone to injury and creaky bones. One weird night’s sleep would have her neck aching for a week. Rather […]

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A Move from Burnout Culture to Wellness Culture

Burnout. More and more, I am seeing colleagues, friends, and my patients fraying at the edges. Some are on the edge of burnout and some are already there. More than a year after COVID-19 first entered our vocabulary, we are still seeing its effects in ways we might not have predicted. Women are leaving the […]

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Category Archive: Home, Patients, Resources

Lessen Migraine Pain, Improve Quality of Life

Headaches can be mysterious, frustrating, and painful. Why did it come on? When will it go away? Is there anything I can do to stop the pain? There are different kinds of headaches, and some are more serious than others. When dealing with headaches, we look at symptoms, severity, triggers, frequency, and life impact. Regular […]

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The Power of Relationships As We Age

Are you 65 or older? If the answer is yes, then congratulations. You are part of the largest group of older Americans ever seen in our country. Indeed, 10,000 people turn 65 years old every day, and those aged 85 and older now make up the fastest growing demographic in the United States. To some, […]

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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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Category Archive: Home, Patients, Physicians

Mind-Body Approaches to Pain Relief

Mind-body practices . . . focus on the interactions of mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health. –National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH If you have children, chances are good that when they get sick or injured you put on a favorite […]

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