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Eva M. Selhub, M.D.
Eva M. Selhub, M.D., is a Clinical Associate of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. An Integrative Medicine Specialist, she has a private practice in Waltham Massachusetts, and she is also a clinical instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Selhub has lectured throughout the United States and Europe and has trained healthcare professionals from all over the world. Dr. Selhub also works as an executive coach, helping professionals from all over the globe to optimize leadership skills and achieve even greater success. Some of her corporate clients include Standard Chartered Bank and Cathay Pacific Airways. She is the author of The Love Response (Ballantine 2009) and co-Author of Your Brain on Nature (Wiley 2012). Dr. Selhub has been published in medical journals and featured in national publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Self, Shape, Fitness, and Journal of Woman’s Health, and has appeared on radio and television in connection with her work. She has recently collaborated with Steven Halpern on two audio CD’s, Breast Health and Meditations on Life, Love and Flow. She also has four audio CD’s, Relax in to Love, Finding Stillness, Living in the Love Response and Experience the Love Response. For more information, you can visit her website at www.theloveresponse .com or

Entries by Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

The Key to a Successful Relationship: Have One With Yourself First

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:20 AM

Many of us have been brought up to believe that life is imperfect unless we get married, have children or at the very least, have a "life partner."

If you are single, you might hear, "Don't worry, you will find someone soon," or "You are so beautiful, why is...

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Dealing With Diet Sabotagers

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Have you noticed that every time you attempt to eat healthy, live healthy or think healthy, someone you know and love sabotages your efforts?

Recently, I entered a challenge with my other CrossFit pals where we follow a strict Paleo diet for eight weeks in conjunction with doing specific work...

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To Be the Victim or the Victor: Which Do You Choose?

(6) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

At 19, Joshua Prager was paralyzed on his left side after a devastating car accident in Israel. In his TEDTalk, Prager tells the tale of the...

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You Are Not Your Diagnosis

(4) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 3:04 PM

  • If a doctor were to tell you that you had cancer, how would you feel in that moment?
  • If you were later to understand that you had heard the word "cancer" but that the doctor really said "carcinoma in situ," which is not actually cancer but a precancerous condition,...
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Exercise Squared: The Benefits of Exercise and Nature

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 4:49 PM

Are you one of those people who love to exercise, the kind who thinks about it but doesn't quite do it, or one who believes exercise involves lifting the spoonful of ice cream into your mouth?

Is exercise fun for you, or do you view it as a chore?


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Divorce: Being Mindful of the Children

(20) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 1:35 PM

If the statistics are true and one out of every two marriages ends in divorce, it can be inferred that within those marriages there are children who are the victims of the divorce.

In my career and personal experience, I have seen "healthy divorces" and also "unhealthy"...

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Finding Love after Divorce

(13) Comments | Posted August 10, 2011 | 11:12 PM

According to The Americans for Divorce Reform it is estimated that 40 or possibly 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce. This means one in two couples will break their vows.

Given this trend, I am not surprised that the soon to be divorcee seeks out my help, looking...

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Finding Generosity in Hard Times

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2011 | 4:20 PM

Have you ever thought about the concept of generosity and what qualifies someone to be generous? If you think about the generous people in your life, what makes them generous? Is he or she generous with his or her money? Time? Patience?

Furthermore, when you think about this particular...

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Is It Possible to Trust?

(4) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 3:30 PM

Do you remember a time when you really trusted? It seems contemporary life is fraught with reasons not to trust. Politicians, who were elected by those believing they could be trusted, follow other political agendas or are caught flying to foreign lands with their mistresses. Banks that were entrusted with...

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Prisoner of Image

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2010 | 11:58 AM

Who are you? Are you the person everyone wants you to be, or the person you want to be? Do you feel trapped in the image that you thought you had to create to be loved or valued?

Are you the serious one? The funny one? The smart one? What...

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Valentine's Day Every Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 11:30 AM

Valentine's Day, it seems, was created for us to take at least one day out of the year to profess how much we love our family, friends or partners.... especially, partners. You would think this day would be a glorious one--like Halloween, for instance, where children are anticipating how they...

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Look at Me! Look at Me!

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 6:51 PM

Remember being a child? Remember running home or playing in the playground and discovering that you could do something new? "Look at me!" you shouted. "Look at me!" If you look closely at yourself, you may discover you are still doing it. You still want to be seen -- to...

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Releasing Your Expectations

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 11:31 AM

How often do you get upset when someone doesn't comply with your expectations?
How often do you get upset with yourself for not doing something better?

Look closely at your expectations of yourself and others. Think about the last time or the last person that caused you disappointment...

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6 Strategies to Handle Transition Fears

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 2:41 PM

Transitions are inevitable. Sometimes, the prospect of making a transition is exciting, but more often, it can be scary.

How do you handle transitions, especially when you feel you are being forced into making a change? Like when you are being forced out of your home because you cannot pay...

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Getting To Feel Angry & Letting It Go

(4) Comments | Posted October 4, 2009 | 2:49 PM

We all have the right to feel angry.

We are taught, however, that anger is "bad" and that you "shouldn't be angry". Have you ever felt angry or resentful but have been unable to express it? Perhaps you were fearful of what the consequences may be.

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Let Go and Laugh!

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2009 | 1:15 PM

Have you ever sat in a busy airport or train station and just people-watched? It doesn't have to be a busy place, actually.

The other day, I met a colleague for a business lunch at a nearby restaurant. As we were having our meeting, I became a...

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Computer Loneliness

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 8:35 AM

One would think that I could manage to stay away from my computer for at least 24 hours in gay Paris, but no....Like millions of others in the world, I could not travel without my laptop this recent trip to Paris, France and Essen, Germany. As life would have it,...

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When the Body Screams: Help! I Am in Stress!

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 2:08 PM

You either feel good, or you don't. Life is either moving smoothly, or it isn't. You either have what you need, or you don't. You either think you are enough or have enough, or you don't

When you don't, you are in stress.


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Have You Been Silenced?

(7) Comments | Posted July 27, 2009 | 12:52 PM

When was the last time you could not or did not speak your truth? When you either said the wrong thing in anger or said nothing at all from fear?

You no doubt spent the rest of the day muttering to yourself the things you should have said or...

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Give in Without Giving Up

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2009 | 2:08 PM

What do you do when it feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? When everything is in doubt and life's possibilities seem empty? When you watch world events transpire over which you have no control and film and music idols, once seemingly immortal, senselessly succumb...

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