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How to deepen your self-compassion in order to experience vitality and bliss . . .

If you’re like many people at this time of year, you probably have had and will continue to enjoy your share of holiday indulgences in the form of food, alcohol and several celebrations.  You probably have also had your share of difficult or even painful experiences in the form of financial worries, feelings of guilt…

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How to safely reduce inflammation in your body . . .

Several chronic diseases are mediated by your body’s inflammatory response. Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, arthritis, obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease and even obesity are mediated by chronic inflammation.1, 2,3 When you experience an acute infection or sustain an injury to your body, your immune system mobilizes an inflammatory response to neutralize the…

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If you can find humor in anything . . . .

In between your headline news and favorite sitcom or drama on television; you see the ads for a litany of medicines promising to spell relief from your illness de jour (e.g., depression, irritable bowel syndrome, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, and osteoporosis).  Although some people may experience short term relief from these conditions, these medications invariably…

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How letting go will help you to experience gratitude and love . . .

Traditionally, Thanksgiving Day marks a celebration and expression of gratitude.  Gratitude and the acknowledgment for all of the positive aspects in your life during which you acknowledge your basic needs being met (e.g., a roof over your head to sleep, clean water, food), the material goods in your life, friends, family and loved ones. Several  studies have…

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Falling forward to stay well this winter . . .

If you are like many people, the shift in time and “falling back” with our clocks the passing of day light savings time will mean a bonus hour of sleep and a progressive shift towards shorter and darker days as the sun sets earlier each night.  It also means that you’ll likely experience changes in…

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Why being essentially true to yourself matters (mostly).

You may have heard about a number of dietary theories that are supposed to set you on your path towards losing weight, healing your body or treat a mental health condition.  Take your pick, theories about veganism, a Paleo/Primal/Ancestral diet or the Epi-Paleo Rx, the Carnivore diet, the Bullet Proof diet, Macrobiotics, or how a Ketogenic…

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What are you REALLY hungry for?

Perhaps you feel lonely, struggle with being depressed or anxious.  You may also believe that you are not living your life to your full potential and are lacking meaning.   As such, you find yourself engaging in behaviors that are contradictory to your intentions and deepest desires in life.  So you do what has become familiar…

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Exploring the gut-brain connection for insights into multiple sclerosis

New research by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) suggests that bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration. Using pre-clinical models for multiple sclerosis (MS) and samples from MS patients, the team found evidence that changes in diet…

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Are you putting yourself at risk by doing this . . .

You may eat very healthfully, exercise consistently, sleep like a baby,  spend time outdoors with nature getting sunlight everyday, take some supplements and yet still be experiencing various health challenges.  While all of these behaviors ARE health promoting, you may underestimate the power and importance of having social contact and community involvement. Research in several…

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Why doing a little bit of this everyday will radically improve your life . . .

You may face situations that are challenging and perhaps even overwhelming each day.   You may be “tested” at the expense of your inner peace and personal resources.  Illness, the loss of loved ones and simple everyday experiences like bumper to bumper traffic can provoke feelings of pain, sadness, frustration and anger.  Such experiences not only…

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