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Finding a ‘Safe Harbor’ with Community

Whenever you are dealing with a struggle in your life, whether it’s your emotional or physical health, it can make all the difference to be part of a community of people who are struggling with similar issues. “We’re all just walking each other home.”…

Mala & Matter
Connecting Wellness

Salutogenesis: The Creation of Health

What would a health system look like in which health was its primary goal?  The prime focus would be to activate self-healing mechanisms of the body, and not just suppress symptoms with prescription medication. The word that best describes this novel way of looking…

We Care Book
Connecting Wellness

Physician – Doctor – Teacher

What would you consider an ideal doctor visit? We are accustomed to receiving a prescription for medicine at each physician visit, but is that really going to produce the best outcome for our health? Why have a doctor’s skills become limited to diagnosing and…

dirt-walking-path
Connecting Mood Wellness

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…

Pain Killers - Pain Pills - Pain Treatment
Connecting Wellness

The Shifting Landscape of Pain Treatment

September is Pain Awareness Month.  As you probably know from reading my blog, integrative pain management is my specialty and my passion.  The current protocol of managing pain with prescription narcotics is unsustainable, and has recently be proven ineffective. In 2015, a systematic review…

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