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How to Prioritize Self-Care So You Can Be a Better Caregiver To Those You Love

During the current pandemic, your life has surely occupied a very different space, squeezing you into many different roles. You might be a remote worker right now, relegated to your home office or bedroom on video calls all day coordinating tasks. You might be a part-time educator, spending hours each day with your son or […]

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Maximize Resistance and Resilience with These Re-Entry Plan Questions

As businesses begin to re-open and government officials lessen restrictions, you will have to make many choices every day about how to resume work and social relationships in the ‘new normal.’ Discussions about re-opening are creating a whole new set of rules and new reasons for anxiety. This is not easy or life as normal. […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Home a Healing Space

Healing spaces minimize stress, make you feel good, bring your family and friends together and can help improve your health and wellbeing.  It’s easy to make your home into a healing space with some simple changes based on evidence-based design and healing principles. “Most of us have at least some control over our homes. You […]

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How Hospitals Can Help Patients Heal by Reducing Noise

While I am most comfortable being the doctor in the patient-doctor encounter, I recently had the tables turned during a three-day stay at the hospital while recovering from a burst appendix. My hospital experience had me thinking about a topic I focused on quite a bit while running Samueli Institute—the role noise plays in patient […]

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How To Balance Your Mind, Body, and Soul During a Crisis

Healing and a feeling of personal wholeness only occur when the mind, body, and spirit are in balance. Balancing them all is necessary for a happy and fulfilled life. And in moments of crisis—especially in moments of crisis—it is vital for you to be vigilant in protecting that balance. All three are connected: the mind, […]

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Five Steps to Avoid Burnout at Work

I was recently interviewed by PR News about how PR pros and agencies cope with COVID-19 stress. In today’s fast-paced society the concept of coping with stress in the workplace is always a timely topic. It goes hand-in-hand with other, equally challenging parts of our daily lives—spanning from emotionally taxing relationships to physical fatigue associated […]

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Resources to Support a Healthy Immune System Right Now

Coronavirus. COVID-19. Social distancing, flattening the curve, sheltering in place. This spring has brought, not just new life, but new words and a new way of being. Dealing with the impact of the outbreak is stressful, and things seem to change daily. Will I get the virus? Should I wear a mask? When will my […]

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Stability Through Change: The Misconception of Resilience

A pandemic is never a great time for an English lesson but when it comes to defining the strength and resolve so many in our country, and our planet, have displayed over the recent weeks, it seems appropriate to talk about “resilience.” And, more importantly, what it really means in our shared moment of turmoil. […]

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3 Therapeutic Areas of Supplement Use You Should Adopt

While medical providers often recommend the use of supplements for patients with nutritional deficiencies of some kind, integrative medicine is becoming more and more interested in expanding outside this one-track approach. As a result, in addition to providing patients with the most accurate, up-to-date information on supplements, it is also the job of an integrative […]

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3 Ways to Use Supplements for Healing

We talked last week about how supplements are being used more and more by people, and how, especially in integrative medicine, supplements are increasingly being prescribed by providers to patients as part of whole-person care.  And while the first step is always discussing with your doctor the best approach to any health regimen involving supplements—especially […]

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