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Posted: November 22, 2021
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s natural for me to reflect on 1.) the dishes I’m responsible for making this year, and, of course, 2.) what I’m thankful for.
Posted: January 15, 2019
Year after year, the top New Year’s resolutions in the United States are consistently some variation of “Exercise More” “Go on a Diet” or “Lose Weight”. If your goal is to be healthier, that’s great! But it’s important to remember that your healthiest weight may not be the smallest number on the scale.
Nor is it always your best look, for that matter. I have an athletic friend who was naturally stocky and well-muscled, who was so obsessed with having the smallest number dress size possible, that on the two yo-yo occasions that she achieved her goal (an unnatural size 8), her normally round, pretty face became gaunt, lined, discolored, and positively haunted looking. She looked sick.
Posted: December 03, 2018Tags: belleruth naparstek
Here’s a marvelous piece my good friend Emmett Miller wrote about the power of words, and how, in his adolescence, he indoctrinated himself with an idea he badly needed. Intuitively, he just knew what to do. It’s a wonderful teaching story. I just love it for being a classic example of how kids somehow really know how to bring themselves up. Check it out – he writes here:
Posted: November 05, 2018
In my experience, there are few things quite as unpleasant and demoralizing as having a headache. Some people are positively plagued and hounded by them.
Yet, most of the time the cause for that headache is simple tension and spasm in the muscles of the neck and scalp, and in the muscles circling the blood vessels in the head.
Posted: October 01, 2018
Dr. Traci Stein has been creating exceptional audios for Health Journeys for 8 years now, and for good reason - she is a mindfulness maven and master of behavioral change. This week on the blog, she shares some of her favorite tips for taking better care of yourself this time of year.
Posted: September 17, 2018Tags: illnesses & conditions
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, I’m delighted – no, tickled pink! (one of my mother’s favorite phrases) - to introduce one of our top content providers, a brilliant practitioner who adds two new titles to her growing library of Health Journeys titles.
This is, of course, Boston based health psychologist, hypnosis expert, Harvard affiliated researcher, and globe-trotting mind-body consultant, Carol Ginandes PhD.
Posted: September 10, 2018
We hear words like guided imagery, mindfulness, and meditation all the time, but most of us think of them as something abstract, complex, or mysterious. Actually, the essence of all of these immersive techniques involves using a powerful tool available to all of us, though we may not be aware of it. That tool is our awareness. But, the skill we need is the ability to intentionally guide our awareness.
Posted: August 27, 2018Tags: dr emmett miller
Emmett Miller MD is one of the truest, earliest, and brilliantest pioneers of guided imagery, ever. (He’s also a really, really nice guy, and one of the most relaxed, gentle, laid back humans I know – in other words, the guy really walks his talk.)
Posted: August 07, 2018Tags: procrastination, dr traci stein
It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down, and before you know it, it will be time to exchange beach chairs for backpacks and get back to work, school, or any personal goals that await you. Yet, an old nemesis, procrastination, is always lurking in the shadows.
Posted: June 04, 2018
Part 2 of our stellar interview with Dr. Traci Stein: award-winning author, health psychologist, pet photographer, New Yorker, and practitioner behind some of our most-loved audios. PS - In case you missed it, here's a quick 6-minute video from Traci's Facebook takeover where she demonstrates how you can use self-hypnosis to achieve a goal (and leave mental noise behind)!