Feb 05, 2018
Dealing with Grief
Losing a loved one is hard, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, dealing with the loss of a spouse may be especially difficult. Below are tips I developed to help my patients deal with grief, which are based on my research on the mind-brain-spiritual connection and my clinical practice.
Jan 29, 2018
Social Media and The Mind
Today, most people can access vast amounts of information, yet few people know how to process this information and use it to be successful at school, work and life. We now have the world at our fingertips, yet, paradoxically, more and more of us live solitary, futile lives. Indeed, more and more of us, of all ages, prefer aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, online shopping apps or random things on our smart phones or devices than just sitting and thinking. Although we are more connected, literally, we are more isolated than ever before. As a result, problems in schools, universities, corporations and institutions and people’s lives abound as we lose sight of the power that is in our minds.
Jan 24, 2018
Traumatic Brain Injury & Recovery: Tips, Tools and Resources
During my years in clinical practice, I saw many patients who suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Unfortunately, many were told, by doctors, that they would never be on the same cognitive or functional level as before the accident. The dominant belief at the time was that the brain could not change. I was considered radical in my belief that the mind could change and heal the brain; however, I persisted in my research and the results were nothing short of miraculous. It was not easy; my patients worked long hours and pushed through tough challenges. Yet they chose to persist, which was a key factor in their healing. I am still asked for help in this area, and although this is a very complex and unique subject, I have listed some of my tools and techniques that I used in my practice and that you can find in my resources listed at the end.
Jan 19, 2018
New Podcast Series!
I am so excited to announce that my new podcast series is now available on iTunes and YouTube. Now you can listen to my message wherever you go!
Nov 01, 2017
Mental Health News, November 2017
I will never forget the first time I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The movie is perhaps best known for its distressing scenes involving electric convulsive therapy (ECT), bodies writhing in shock as power surges through the brain. Although it was just a movie, and although Halloween is over, ECT is something should still alarm us.
Oct 26, 2017
Your Brain Loves Exercise!
We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what it should really say is that “an apple and a squat a day keeps the depression, doctors, and weight away!” While I am not suggesting one squat a day will work miracles, I am suggesting that at least an hour of exercise a day will work wonders on your brain, health and midsection.
Oct 17, 2017
Food News, October 2017
Science, regardless of what high school textbooks say, is not black and white. Scientists are, after all, human; they interpret data through the filter of their worldview. Numbers are subject to human politics, including the data behind genetically-modified (GM) foods.
Oct 11, 2017
Mental Health News, October 2017
On October 1, 2017 Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at a Country music festival in Las Vegas. It was the worst mass shooting in American history, with 58 reported dead and hundreds more wounded—many of whom are still in hospital awaiting surgery or recovering from their injuries.
Oct 04, 2017
Let's Talk About Sex
The emotional/chemical bonding that a relationship produces in our brains is certainly wonderful, but it can be challenging for teenagers who are casually dating, especially when it comes to sexual intimacy.