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In my last article, I detailed some of symptoms and triggers of seasonal affective disorder (“SAD”).  In the tips list, I recommended that those who feel the effects of SAD should change their mindset. Sounds simple on paper, but just how do you get there? The answer is my 3Rs, my favorite technique for identifying… Read more »

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Spending more time indoors lately? Many of us are, now that it’s colder and darker, as it is here in the Eastern U.S. this time of year. Sounds smart, but it’s also a potential problem. Why? Cold and flu germs flourish when lots of people spend time indoors together. Artificial heating creates a perfectly cozy… Read more »

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When you hear “January,” do you think of days cut short, clouds, and gloomy skies? Do you miss the excitement of the recent holidays and instead feel a little down, with flagging energy? Or perhaps this time of year, you kick yourself for having difficulty completing simple daily tasks. These could be signs of Seasonal… Read more »

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Are you a healthy, fit individual who takes steps to stay that way? Or do you take your good health too much for granted? If you ever imagine that you’ll live forever in the same body, feeling exactly the same way you do now, those rose-colored glasses may not be a good thing. You may… Read more »

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All too often I hear, “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” When you’re referring to an old refrigerator or an outdated computer, avoiding investing more time and repair than the item is worth can be valid. Maybe you’ll be able to squeak by until it breaks down. Then, at that time, you can throw… Read more »

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How about a little holiday pop quiz? I’m thinking of a gift that has these qualities: It doesn’t have to cost a dime, yet is priceless; you may not recognize that you already possess it until you, or someone close to you, loses it. What is it? Drum roll, please. It’s your health. Good health… Read more »

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When it comes to your own wellness, it’s hard to be objective. So many of the mediocre-health signs I discussed in this month’s first article and second article are patterns that have developed in patients slowly over months or even years. That can make those routines not simply hard to change, but hard to even… Read more »

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In the last newsletter, I discussed how health that’s “just okay” is really not good enough. Not-quite-up-to-par health can cost you time, productivity, and money. How you treat yourself—including how much attention you give your physical and mental health—profoundly influences the results you get in your personal and professional life. “The way you do one… Read more »

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Have you ever seen an untuned engine provide extra mileage on a car, or a new computer perform seamlessly using outdated software? Like these machines, our bodies can limp along for a while under suboptimal conditions, but without attention, soon enough, our own systems will begin to seize up and eventually flounder. For people hoping… Read more »

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This month’s newsletters both highlighted some questions that I recommend asking yourself if you’ve ever struggled to achieve a healthful weight. If you’re ready to start on a journey to renewed wellness, these questions, and the resources that follow, are a great road map. Curious where this leads? Grab a paper and pen, and let’s… Read more »