In our culture, emotions are often seen as a nuisance, something to get over or around. Even worse, having emotions — other than a select few positively-associated ones — has been seen as a weakness, something that we should be ashamed of and must work to conceal. It may, therefore, come as a surprise to
You may have noticed that my approach to women’s mental health deviates from the norm – from what is being taught in medical school and what is being offered by doctors around the country. I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering. Take a look at posts in this category to discover a new, powerful way to take more control of your health than ever before.
So, apparently, no more eggplants, pineapples, cheese, rice, tomatoes, and peanuts…said anyone who has ever taken a food allergy test! It’s such an appealing idea isn’t it? Just take a test and read in black and white how you are supposed to relate to food in order to feel better. We are terminally confused by
Facing Our Shadow: An Essential Practice for Our Times Do you sometimes say about what you’ve just done, “I don’t know what got into me?” Do you sometimes feel like you’re being run from “behind the scenes” or are stuck on automatic? At such times, it’s very likely that your shadow is in charge. Our
“Ah…it’s global warming”. This trope has entered our vernacular, perhaps a catchphrase for the sense that something is really wrong on this planet. While there is an acknowledgement that we humans are really making a mess of things, what often accompanies that acknowledgement is a sense of helplessness. What can one person do? If I
The translation of emotions to physiology is becoming less and less “woo woo” and more and more scientifically validated. A landmark study1 of women with breast cancer was recently published that provides even more evidence of the power of emotions on disease outcomes. In this study, researchers measured markers of inflammation called cytokines and correlated