Mindfulness Meditation: Guided Practices
March 3, 2018
4 GUIDED MEDITATION PRACTICES (on SoundCloud): Body Scan. Compassion. Breath Awareness. Body Scan for Kids.
Guided mindfulness practices from Mark Bertin, MD, author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD.
How to Be Creative
January 11, 2018
Everyone – adults and children alike – has a creative streak. But while most of us have a spirit of invention, major or minor, for too many of us it lies dormant even though it can be awakened with the simplest of acts. Follow these steps to find your inner writer, composer, finger painter, chef, lyricist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, comedian, politician or professional Tweeter.
The Danger of Putting Youth on Antidepressants
January 1, 2018
Why medication shouldn’t be the default treatment for our kids’ mental health.
On World Health Day this year, Dainius Pūras, a doctor and a representative for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, made a powerful statement. By focusing so intently on the biomedical model of treating depression, he argued, we are diverting resources from the “social and underlying determinants” that may have a larger and more lasting effect on mental health: economic injustice, political oppression, social violence. “Mental health services, policymakers, medical students,
Why post-sex cuddles and pillowtalk count for more than orgasm
December 30, 2017
The intensity of orgasm is sublime, but the gentle love cocktail that follows is what helps relationships to endure
To treat back pain, look to the brain not the spine
December 30, 2017
Where pain lives
Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine
“We always thought of it as acute pain that just goes on and on – and if chronic pain is just a continuation of acute pain, let’s fix the thing that caused the acute, and the chronic should go away,’ … ‘That has spectacularly failed. Now we think of chronic pain as a shift to another place, with different mechanisms, such as changes in genetic expression, chemical release, neurophysiology and wiring. We’ve got all these completely new ways of thinking about chronic pain. That’s the paradigm shift in the pain field.”
Maternal Morbidity Costs Top $3.4 Billion A Year In United States
December 24, 2017
The rate of life-threatening complications for new mothers in the U.S. has more than doubled in two decades as a result of pre-existing conditions, medical errors and unequal access to care.
Source: Maternal Morbidity Costs Top $3.4 Billion A Year In United States : Katherine Ellison and Nina Martin, Propublica & NPR
How to Have a Better Relationship
December 17, 2017
Decades of scientific research into love, sex and relationships have taught us that a number of behaviors can predict when a couple is on solid ground or headed for troubled waters. Good relationships don’t happen overnight. Keep reading for the latest in relationship science, fun quizzes and helpful tips to help you build a stronger bond with your partner.
How To Fall Asleep And Why We Need More
October 22, 2017
Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State’