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Mood Wellness

Posture Perfect!

This New York Times Well-Blog highlights the importance of posture from many dimensions. Research in embodied cognition shows the mind body connection goes both ways; that our posture can validate negative thoughts or emotions or remedy them. Postures that make our bodies feel smaller…

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Mood Wellness

FaceTime In-Person For Your Health

What creates and maintains health and well-being? Well, one hint is the old adage that money and fame don’t buy happiness. Research now shows that robust secure relationships with family, friends and community keeps us healthier. Loneliness is toxic. It contributes to declining health,…

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Walking and Rumination

Feeling in an emotional rut or want to get the creative juices flowing? The solution can be as easy as walking in the park. Nature nourishes! Research shows a simple walk in a natural environment reduces rumination. Rumination is repetitive thoughts focused on negative…

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Mood Wellness

Take Two Aspens

Many research studies discuss how inflammation can impair your health. High levels of inflammatory chemicals in our bodies have been linked to conditions like osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, periodontal disease, type II diabetes and certain cancers to name a few. Research studies…

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Connecting Mood Wellness

Music Therapy

I love looking at a variety of ways that health and healing can be delivered. I was thinking about music and music therapy the other day as a great way to help individuals cope with trauma. Generally, trauma is seen from the individual as…

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