During Harvey we saw so many people step up to help in wondrous ways. At the same time, my social media feed was filled with people calling names and insulting others who were not behaving the way the poster wanted them to in the face of Houston's devastation. Or Florida's. For the most part, the . . .
"The 12-member National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia (1996) reviewed outcome studies on hypnosis with cancer pain and concluded that research evidence was strong and that other . . .
Simplify meal planning. If it's okay with your doctor, consider doing a juice fast once a week. Or just eat veggies and/or fruit that require little to no preparation. A boiled artichoke, steamed carrots and broccoli, green beans, a salad, apples, pears--whatever you like. Easy to prepare, easy . . .
I know people who absolutely will not entertain the idea of a good outcome. Absolutely will not. I get it. I do. When life's handed you some pretty big challenges and you think the odds are not in your favor, it's hard to think of possibility. "Possibility: A thing that may happen" Visualizing . . .
I don't know about you, but when I've got some down time, waiting in line for example, or even at home, I'll grab my phone for a quick diversion, like Words with Friends or Solitaire. So do millions of other women our age. Mobile gaming isn't just for young people --we're all doing it. In fact, it . . .
I love Patti Smith and I love her writing style. But she's a tough cookie, no doubt about it, and tough cookies sometimes lack empathy. Truth. When a friend sent me Smith's quote on grief I had to sit with it a while. Here's the quote: Grief starts to become indulgent and then it doesn't serve . . .
Don't call it a fortune cookie. Call it a plan. I was talking to one of my favorite friends last month about A Healing Spirit affirmations. "I use affirmations all the time-- I keep them nearby so I can meditate on one day," she said. "But sometimes, they piss me off!" I asked what she . . .
"How long do I have, Doctor?" I'm not a fan of that question because it can be anxiety-producing. Besides, answers to that question are misleading. And I'm pretty sure doctors don't like it, either. Because odds are just statistics. They're not strength or character or cells. They're not . . .
A physicist was recently quoted in a story whose premise was that the existence of an afterlife is "Impossible." His proof of that was that “the laws of physics underlying everyday life are completely understood” and according to those laws an afterlife can not exist. I had to laugh at his . . .
When we're feeling low and depressed, many of us turn to a pill as a default solution. But what if all it takes to feel better is a spiritual tune-up? Ask yourself if these things are true: 1. It's hard to find the beauty in others or in the world around you. 2. Sadness or hopelessness permeate . . .