Did you know stress changes your sense of time?

Did you know stress changes your sense of time? It’s a rare day that I meet someone who feels like they have enough time. We can blame our lack of time on all sorts of things – the speed of technology, the rapid change from one gadget to the next, the overloaded schedules. We live…

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What do wispy cobwebs have to do with your health?

(Negative Self-Talk Part 1) This month’s topic is a little departure from the typical symptoms and conditions that I normally highlight each month. I want to talk about negative self-talk – you know, that critical voice in your head. We all have it. And some (most?) of us listen to it far too often. It’s…

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The Power of Your 5 Senses When You’re Anxious

Do you know that your 5 senses are a very powerful tool when you’re feeling anxious? Have you ever had the experience where you are feeling anxious, as if the anxiety is going to take over and your thoughts feel like a speeding train that you can’t stop? This quick and easy exercise is for…

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On My Nightstand: Living Beautifully

I just finished reading Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.  I have been to four funerals in the past five months and, boy, if that doesn’t bring up uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty and change….

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4-7-8 Meditation

Here’s another meditation practice for you.  This is the “4-7-8” technique. Sit comfortably Inhale through your nose to a count of 4 Hold your breath for a count of 7 Exhale through your mouth to a count of 8 Repeat It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you count as long as you use a…

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If you can count to 10, you can meditate

Patients frequently mention to me that they want to start meditating but don’t know how to start or don’t have the patience to sit still for 10 minutes, let alone a half hour or more.  The beauty of meditation is that it is completely adaptable to your life.  Some people really enjoy the discipline of…

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