Focus on the moment, find joy this Valentine’s Day

Annie Dillard once said, “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.” With Valentine’s Day approaching, let’s reflect on how to incorporate this thought into your life. Take a moment and think about your favorite Valentine’s Day memory from your childhood. It was probably a day to giggle, eat candy and give […] Read more

Feb, 02, 2016


Why waiting to exhale is bad for your health

Imagine being told there was a way you could improve your health that costs absolutely nothing and can be done anywhere, at any time of the day or night. Would you think this is too good to be true? Well, it is true; according to Psychology Today, “breathing meditation has been shown to have a […] Read more

Jan, 11, 2016


Staying positive during the holidays

The Christmas commercials hit the air waves before the last piece of Halloween candy was devoured. By now, you are used to being bombarded by images of large extended families, sharing laughs, sharing meals and, of course, trying to keep the Santa myth alive for the little ones. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, there’s […] Read more

Dec, 07, 2015


Can Mind/Body Medicine be used for fertility?

  The connection between the thoughts in our mind and the overall physical health of the body has been researched for over 40 years by Dr. Herbert Benson, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess […] Read more

Oct, 01, 2015


Self-care is never a selfish act

  Parker Palmer, a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist once said: “Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to our true self and give it the care it requires, we do so […] Read more

Aug, 27, 2015


Research on women’s stress levels

Do women experience more stress than men? According to the research, the answer is yes.

Considered a pioneer in the field of mind/body medicine, Dr. Alice Domar conducts research focusing on the relationship between stress and various medical conditions, including infertility. Dr. Domar, Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health and Director of Integrative Care at Boston IVF, gave a presentation at the PepsiCo Summit for Female Executives and shared research on women and stress. (more…)

Jun, 25, 2015


Tips for finding a holistic practitioner

  When you are looking for a surgeon, you can easily find out the medical school he or she attended and what hospitals the doctor is affiliated with. When it comes to finding a holistic practitioner, it can be a little harder to find someone with specialized knowledge. Here are a few questions to ask […] Read more

Mar, 11, 2015


Trying to conceive? Here’s what you should know about stress

Science Daily recently shared research from scientists at the University of California, Berkeley showing that chronic stress activates a hormone that reduces fertility long after the stress has ended. According to Science Daily, “While the experiments were conducted in rats, the researchers are optimistic that blocking the gene for the hormone — called gonadotropin inhibitory […] Read more

Jan, 16, 2015


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