Quick Tips to Calm the Mind and Body

Do you feel like the minute the alarm goes off, you are going nonstop until your head hits the pillow? I hear this all the time from my patients, and, believe me, there are days that I feel this way as well while trying to juggle all of the things that are important to me [...]

Children + Screen Time

It appears as though the more we dive into the digital world the less we can escape it. I always find it mind-boggling to see young toddlers playing on smartphones with ease at restaurants. I sometimes have to pause and remind myself that this is the new norm. But what are the consequences of introducing [...]

Turn on the Light: 10 Tools to Find Your Inner Spark This Summer

If you are lucky, you may be reading this while lounging at the beach or traveling on a well deserved summer vacation. The promise of change, at least a change in routine, may be one of the reasons we all love summer. Jobs, relationships, hobbies and health can all be reevaluated in the stillness of [...]

DIY: Shirodhara Ayurveda

An Ayuryvedic practice performed in India for over 5,000 years, Shirodhara is best know for healing the mind by rejuvenating the spirit and achieving emotional balance. The word shirodhara breaks down into two essential concepts: “shiro,” meaning head, and “dhara,” which means flow. The technique? Pouring heated oil over the forehead for an extended period of time, accessing the “third eye” to calm your inner nerves. The “third eye” [...]

The “Superwoman” Chronicles: What I Have Learned This Summer

I admit—it is hard for me to slow down. My friends know that if I did not have children, I could work myself into the ground. I could feasibly live in my office and work for hours on end. With a loving family waiting for me at the end of every day, my work has boundaries [...]

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10 Keys to Creating a Mental Illness Management Plan

At least there is a day. A day to recognize that 61 million Americans suffer from mental illness. Approximately 1 out of every 4 Americans have an episode of mental illness in a given year. [1] Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are now a billion dollar industry, with many men, women and children battling depression, anxiety [...]