Come Alive

Mind-Body Medicine in Action

What is Mind-Body Medicine? I tell people it is where biology, chemistry and physics meets psychology and philosophy. But it’s much more than that. As a family nurse practitioner, I look at at the whole body, mind and spirit. Because clients arrive in my office with...

Mindfulness & Self Care Made Easy

When I first started l learning meditation and engaging myself in self care: It felt weird, and I felt guilty. I was taking time for something I was told was good for me, but since I had frame of reference for it, it seemed silly. And It felt awkward. I wasn’t raised...

How I Increased Strength And Stamina In 30 Days!

I asked for it. I really did. I wrote down my goals for health and wellbeing and guess what, I got what I asked for! I wrote, “I am strong, toned and fit” as if it were already true. There are many benefits in having stamina and being strong. And there are many...

New Year Resolutions: Making Them Stick

It’s that time of year again! And, according to research, only about 12% of those who make new year resolutions will actually succeed. That seems dauntingly low, even if you are an optimist. So, how can you succeed? Well, if you have a desire to make some changes and...

Why Sadness Is Good For You

Emotions. Yeah, you can’t escape them because whenever you try, they just hang on longer. Emotions are universal. Everyone has them. We live on a planet of duality so where there is contentment, there is sadness. Where there is joy there is anger and where there is...

How Depression & Anxiety Affect The Brain

According to Dr. Hellerstein, MD of Columbia University, mental health issues like clinical depression, anxiety, and the more severe ones- bipolar, drug abuse and schizophrenia can actually change your brain size and chemistry. And while severe mental health issues...

Exercise For Focus & Clarity

Exercise is more than just getting fit. You’ve heard all the reasons to exercise; get fit, obtain and maintain a healthy weight, sleep better, have more energy and boost your mood. But did you know exercise is a potent stimulator of emotions, focus and concentration,...

Emotionality Of Food

Did you know food has emotions? And you thought it was just you! Silly human! Have you ever craved a certain food and then noticed a distinct shift in your mood? Well, that is your body talking to you and your food supporting your body’s needs. Food comes in colors:...

Are You Creative?

Creativity falls under the virtue of wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight, especially in a mature or utilitarian manner. (wiki) I also like to think of wisdom as the ability to see the...

Appreciation Of Beauty & Excellence

Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, noticing the beauty in everyday life, falls under the virtue category of transcendence. Transcendence means going the extra mile, going above and beyond what is expected. Within the context of appreciation of beauty and...

Your Thoughts Create

The Law of Attraction states: “That which is like unto itself is drawn.” Your thoughts create your reality. Your perception is your reality. What you think about sets the tone for your emotions. If you notice the negative side of everything, you are more likely to be...

“Why Can’t I Sleep?”

Oh, sleep, the precious anecdote to all of life's issues. After a good night of sleep, you can tackle anything. There is no problem that is insurmountable when you are well rested. But, therein lies the problem. You are not well rested. You are not sleeping well. And...

You Can Change Your Brain!

Have memory issues? Have you had a head injury? Maybe you have some PTSD and it prevents you from doing things you love. Well, there is good news for you! You can change your brain. Neuroplasticity is the capacity of neurons and neural networks in the brain to change...

Want A More Exciting Life?

As humans, we are creatures of habit. While too much excitement can be stressful, habit is comforting and comfortable. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but you can get you stuck in a rut, so settled into your routine that all passion and imagination has drained...

The Healing Path…

“There are many ways to in which we come to healing. Eventually, any externally imposed guidelines for how to become well must be consistent with your own inner guidance system. You must learn to support yourself through self-respect, not though restrictive regimens...

The Power Of Choice

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl Sometimes they delight and excite me and other times I feel paralyzed by them. Choosing a flavor of...

Success Is A Group Effort!

No man is an island and no success story is a one man or woman show. Even person who is successful, had help, love and support along the way. Tremendous resources exist all around you. Once you decide to ask for, and are willing to receive help, the doors will begin...