Archive for February, 2022

Journaling to Manage Stress

Did you ever keep a diary? The kind with a lock and key or a spiral notebook you kept under the mattress as a kid? When you think of journaling, you might think of recording your daily thoughts and deepest secrets. While that can be satisfying, there’s more than one way to journal. In this […]

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Archive for February, 2022

Integrative-Health Approaches for Better Sleep

Sleep plays a vital role in long-term health and wellness and is as essential as food and water for survival.[i] A few nights without restful sleep or occasionally experiencing sleep disturbance is normal and will not have long-term effects. However, regular sleep disturbance is common and does impact long-term health on many levels. Long-term sleep […]

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Archive for January, 2022

Feeling SAD? Supporting Your Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Season

For some of us, the crackle of leaves underfoot and the first big storm of winter signal coziness. If you live where the days get shorter and the nights get longer, you may love bundling up, cooking favorite foods, and enjoying the great indoors. Or you may not. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a […]

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Archive for November, 2021

Choose Hope for the Holidays

This year, focus on what’s possible. When you say, “I can’t believe the holidays are almost here!” your mind, spirit, and body may respond in different ways. Your mental response may be, “Ugh, the holidays. That means a lot of shopping! Prices are so much higher this year.” Your spirit might sigh, “I just can’t […]

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Archive for November, 2021

“Too Young” for Cancer? Finding Your Voice and Your Tribe

If you ever got separated from your parents in the store, you remember how it feels. Suddenly, everything around you is no longer familiar but strange and threatening. You look down one aisle, then another, searching for a face you recognize. The aisles have become an alien world. Instead of searching for your favorite toy […]

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Archive for September, 2021

What is Kidney Disease and How Is It Typically Treated?

Although kidney disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, it is estimated that 90%[i] of the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease are not aware that they have it, even those with severe cases,[ii] as the disease can progress undetected until it is in advanced stages.  This is because the […]

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Archive for August, 2021

Legacy of Health Series: Self-care in Healthcare

Jenny Leyh is a mother, freelance writer, cancer survivor and integrative health advocate living in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. When you’re on a plane, the preflight safety instructions include a directive to place your oxygen mask over your face before helping others. The idea is that you must first address your own health and safety […]

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Archive for June, 2021

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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Archive for May, 2021

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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Archive for October, 2020

Managing Election Stress and Burnout

Prepare and take care during the campaign season Just when you think you have a handle on the craziness, along comes another presidential election. With the rancor of 2016’s race in mind, you may not be looking forward to another round, but here it is. In 2020, the circumstances of daily life are disrupted by […]

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