Pay attention to energy vampires— sugar and alcohol. It would be easy to drink wine and eat dessert every single day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This will probably make your energy levels tank. Both will disrupt your sleep, in addition to taxing your system, dehydrating you, and giving you that fuzziness (you know). So just pay attention.
I know a lot of folks who are feeling stressed right now. World events, personal issues, work (always work). What's going on here? Stress. stress stres/ noun 1. pressure or tension exerted on a material object. "the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar" synonyms: pressure, tension, strain "the stress is uniform across the bar" 2.... Continue Reading →
Don’t worry. The guy who hit me was wearing 16-0z boxing gloves, and so was I. I got hit because I was in a boxing seminar, and I’m not very good at boxing. I learned some skills in that class (and in other martial arts and self-defense classes), but more than that, I learned that... Continue Reading →
2016 has been a rough year-- this doesn't need to be said anymore. I personally feel like I was dragged behind a truck over a bumpy road for a while, sucker punched a few times, and spat on for good measure. There’s political strife, there’s personal heartbreak, there are pure WTF moments (e.g., the car... Continue Reading →
Did you take a vacation this summer? How about last year? Did you really go on vacation, or were you checking email on the beach (oops). Were you relaxing, or were you feeling guilty? (yup, that too). How did it get so hard to actually take a real vacation from work? Where is this coming from?... Continue Reading →
In medicine, "lifestyle measures" is code for diet (DASH, or myplate) and exercise (20 minutes/day!) — not for sleep, for relationships, for stress management, meditation, personal growth. . . Can these things be taught in 15-minute office visits? How can we move away from the sound-bite advice and into meaningful change?