Update from Health Journeys
I’m trying to remember when we first began working with Progressive. It was a long time ago… had to be the early ‘90’s.
It was love at first sight.
Peter Lewis, Progressive’s bigger-than-life, hell-raising, out-of-the-box-thinking CEO, put the capital P in Progressive in more ways than one.
Every now and then we get lucky and Emmett Miller MD agrees to develop some guided imagery for us – this time it’s for bone health – osteoporosis and osteopenia – something you’ve been repeatedly requesting for a long time.
Emmett is arguably the first and foremost pioneer of medically based and psychologically sound guided imagery.
Posted: December 30, 2019
Hi and Happy New Year!
I'm Abby Radcliffe, Health Journeys’ Marketing Director. As 2020 approaches, we’ve been eyeballing our top stats, intriguing factoids, and biggest changes in 2019.
Suffice it to say, a lot has transpired. We’re weary but happy. Shall we count the ways? Yes, let’s do! Here are some:
Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” happens when your body can no longer make new bone tissue fast enough to replace the old. Your bones silently get weaker and more brittle until one day something snaps when you fall – or cough, or get out of a chair. Yikes!
Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 worldwide. That said, you’re a lot more likely to have it if you’re female.
I first learned about Lynne Newman decades ago, from her cousin Claudia, our tech goddess at the time. When I think of how to describe Lynne, what comes to mind first is that she’s a very special and beautiful person, and so uniquely kind, I don’t know anyone like her.
Lynne would probably say her guided narratives come from ‘Guidance’ with the capital G. I would just say her material speaks to the hearts and souls of people – it’s immersive, authentic, generous, kind, and affirming, and people feel better for having listened to it. She has a dedicated following. Lots of people just get all 5 of her audios, because they feel like they’re being blessed as they listen.
Below is Lynne's story in her own words (or most of it – she’s lived through a lot, and it’s a miracle she’s walking and talking, let alone working as a happy, successful and beloved counselor.
"The science shows us that experiencing gratitude is linked to greater well-being and life satisfaction, both in the present and the longer-term. Plus, it just feels better to appreciate what we can." - Dr. Traci Stein
As Thanksgiving approaches, we here at Health Journeys took the time to reflect on what we're grateful for - and we'd like to know what's got you feeling thankful this holiday season too.
Even the holly jolliest of us can get a little overwhelmed during the holiday season. If you slip into Grinch mode before Thanksgiving and stay there until after Valentine's Day, though, you might actually be feeling SAD.
A new hospital department of Integrative Medicine can be vulnerable to becoming siloed and separate from general patient care.
The genius of the Connor Integrative Network (CIHN) at University Hospitals of Cleveland is that, as a network, it can be everywhere, seamlessly woven into the fabric of everyday patient and employee care.
Champions of Whole Health Care are either recruited from specialties at the hospital or are hired outright. They are first-rate providers, chosen for their expertise, skill, commitment, and compassion.
Well, it’s here and ready for release to the general public - Maurine Killough’s terrific new Guided Imagery for Embracing a New Medicine!
Maurine is a Certified Guided Imagery Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotist working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She weaves imagery techniques with hypnosis and other approaches, to help people overcome challenges like stress, trauma, performance anxiety, and self-esteem issues. She also leads weekly meditation groups.
Master hypnotherapist, guided imagery pioneer, math and physics nerd, player of multiple musical instruments, super-athlete, and all-round polymath, Emmett Miller MD, is a man of many parts. A lot of these parts don’t normally coexist within one person.
He’s a guy who grew up in the heart of Bed-Stuy in the 50’s (the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, known for its rich African American culture, but also for gangs, race riots, and poverty), but he was sent to an all-white high school in Queens for the education. As a result, he got to understand two different universes.