Have you ever tried to meditate and hit a roadblock—sleepiness, a “buzzing” mind, or simply not finding the time to practice? Don’t give up! Sharon Salzberg offers simple tips for overcoming obstacles and starting a regular meditation practice in this video interview.
Have you ever stopped to hear what your inner voice is saying when you mess up? In this video interview, self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff explains why treating yourself as you would a good friend can have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing.
Interested in helping your child deal with stress and powerful emotions in a healthy way? Watch this interview with Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child, for a practical explanation and tips on how mindfulness can help your child reach inner calm.
Research has revealed that our surroundings have a big impact on the way we feel, and not just our mood--our surroundings may have the power to heal us. Want to hear more? Watch this video interview with Dr. Esther Sternberg, author of Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being.
What if your doctor told you that your illness was caused by a lack of play in your life and recommended a course of treatment that included pulling out your old guitar or cheering for your favorite baseball team? Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, believes that incorporating more playful activities into our lives may make us healthier.
How does spirituality relate to healthcare? How can we create healing relationships with ourselves and our loved ones? Do we possess the power to heal? Watch this interview with Dr. Janet Quinn, a nurse and spiritual guide, for the answers.
Janet is an InterSpiritual spiritual guide in private practice, author, and international speaker and consultant.
Watch Dr. Quinn discuss how spirituality is
related to healthcare and how we can develop healing relationships with
ourselves and our loved ones.
One in three American adults has cardiovascular disease, so chances are that you or someone you know has been affected. Dedicate this month to educating yourself about the symptoms and causes of heart disease, as well as preventative measures you can take to keep yourself from becoming a statistic.
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, aside from skin cancer? Read up to find out how to lower your risk for this disease, which affects 200,000 women every year.
Jane has suffered from migraine headaches for years. The medication her doctor prescribed wasn'tt been effective at treating the migraines, so she weighed the evidence and benefits of trying acupuncture instead.
Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Watch this video to hear how he takes charge of his health.
Trained in both neuroscience and architecture, Eve Edelstein, PhD, has an extensive background as a university lecturer, scientist, and clinician. Her research in basic and clinical neuroscience provides the basis for looking at the influence of design features on educational and healthcare design outcomes.
Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard draws upon his recent writings, research into brain plasticity and cognitive neuropsychology, and his work with neuroscientists and Buddhist practitioners at the Mind and Life Institute (co-founded by the Dalai Lama) to examine the interconnecting relationship between meditation, brain circuitry, and emotional balance.
As the President of Planetree, a non-profit membership organization, Susan Frampton, PhD, works with an alliance of more than 120 hospitals and health centers around the country that have implemented Planetree’s unique patient-centered model of care.
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist.
Russell Targ, a physicist and author, is a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser applications, and a co-founder of Stanford Research Institute’s investigations into psychic abilities (remote viewing).
Barbara Dossey is the author of many award-winning books including her latest, "Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer," which was awarded the 2005 book of the year by the American Journal of Nursing.
I have experienced a number of health and wellness challenges, including depression and anxiety, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, migraine headaches, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, and myofascial pain syndrome. These conditions started when I was a teen, and increased in number and intensity as the years passed (I am in my early 40s now).
I had a bad bike accident when I was 52, ending up with several facial lacerations and a concussion. I did go to a traditional MD at the Urgent Care to address my head injury, and I had sutures where my tooth poked through my lip. Beyond that, I used my own knowledge about essential oils for healing.
I had a hysterectomy when I was in my early 40s. My physician advised me to take six weeks off after this major surgery. I followed his instruction and made arrangements at work, as well as planned to have some at-home care from friends and neighbors. I am happy to report that due to meditation and homeopathy, all of these preparations were unnecessary.
I experienced severe nausea during pregnancy. I literally never left the house for the first trimester because I could not keep anything down. I vomited about every three hours and I had to take short-term disability from work because of my extended absence.
I am a dancer and a choreographer and I am often knocked out of whack from doing some extreme movement or another. I have a lot of muscle pain and experience “Quasimoto-like” patterns in my body even though I am only 30. Depending on the injury, it's hard or even impossible to dance. I remember one important production where I was worried I couldn’t perform at all because my hamstring was so seized up.
I am 26 years old and a first-generation Hmong-American. Growing up, we never really called my family’s use of herbal remedies “Traditional Hmong Medicine,” although that’s what it technically was. For us, it was just a way of life!
In January of this year (2005), I had a very severe flare-up
of rheumatoid arthritis after the death of my mother, with whom I was close.
That event was only the "straw that broke the camel's back," as I had been
getting increasingly arthritic from holding a difficult imbalanced life dynamic
for years (I'm 56).
A couple of weeks following routine arthroscopic surgery on
my left knee when I was 35, my leg went numb from the knee down. I went to see
the orthopedic surgeon and he didn't know why it had gone numb, and couldn't
recommend any treatment. He told me to come back in 6 months if it wasn't