Mind Body

How to Sleep More and Feel Well Rested

Are you having trouble sleeping? Here are some ways to improve your sleep.

Summary:

Give yourself 8 hours of sleep to ensure you’re actually sleeping at least 7 to 7.5 hours.

Develop a healthy bedtime routine. Allow your body to slow down and prepare for sleep.

Reduce your caffeine intake. It takes your body 7 hours to clear half […]

2017-06-15T11:26:24+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Mind Body|

What Exactly is a Placebo and Why Does it Matter?

Isn’t a placebo just a useless sugar pill? Placebos can actually do more than what we think.

Summary:

A placebo shows your body’s ability to heal. Many people believe that a placebo is useless. In reality there have been many studies that show a placebo is just as good a treatment.

Placebos set the expectation that something is […]

2017-06-15T12:35:32+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Mind Body|

3 Tips for Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Try being more mindful. This is easier said than done in our rushed hectic society where something or someone is always trying to grab your attention.

For some mindfulness seems like a foreign concept. And what does ‘being mindful’ mean anyway?

Both science and tradition tell us that being mindful is the key to relaxing. Here’s how mindfulness-based stress reduction […]

2017-06-21T11:43:00+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Mind Body|

3 Easy Breathing Techniques to Relieve Stress

If you’re having a particularly stressful moment, here’s some wisdom from a Chinese philosophy text: “Let things ripen, and then fall. Force is not the way at all.”

Be gentle with yourself when you try to de-stress.

It sounds odd, perhaps, but I see patients becoming more stressed as they try to relax. They are trying hard cope […]

2017-06-21T11:42:05+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Mind Body|

3 Healthy Habits You Should Practice Daily

January is a good time of the year for reflection.

For most of the day, we are in autopilot mode. Our habits take over and we often go through activities mindlessly. This helps us conserve mental energy for more important decisions. Some of our habits are helpful; think about how much harder remembering to brush your […]

2017-06-21T11:41:12+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Mind Body|

How to Make a Gratitude List

Do you have six minutes?  Watch this video. It explains in a nutshell why being grateful is essential.

3 Reasons You Should Be More Grateful

1. Being grateful makes you happy

We know for a fact that happiness isn’t external. A lot of us work hard in our careers, strive to find the right partner, and try to […]

2017-06-15T17:55:11+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Mind Body|
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