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Eva M. Selhub, M.D.
Eva Selhub, M.D., is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, an author, inspirational and motivational speaker and resiliency coach. She teaches and inspires clients to achieve resilience by moving beyond limiting beliefs, diagnoses and genetic predispositions. She is the author of The Love Response and a co-author of Your Brain on Nature.

Lovingly called Dr. Eva, she is a Clinical Associate in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Benson Henry Institute, and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Board Certified in Internal Medicine and specializing in Integrative Medicine, she teaches and coaches clients to achieve resilience by moving beyond limiting beliefs, set diagnoses or genetic predispositions. As a teacher and motivational speaker, Dr. Eva has lectured throughout the United States, Middle East, Far East and Europe, training healthcare professionals and coaching chief executives. She is the author of The Love Response (Ballantine/Random House 2009) and a co-author of Your Brain on Nature (Harper Collins, 2014). Dr. Selhub also have several guided meditation audio CD’s.

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Entries by Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Discipline

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 5:10 PM

A short while ago, I was out to dinner with a few friends and I was introduced to a new person sitting at the table as "This is Eva. She is very strict about her diet." I was somewhat taken back and found myself feeling the need to explain that...

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CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

(62) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 10:52 AM


Apparently people like Erin Simmons, who hate CrossFit didn't read my article on how CrossFit saved my health, nor have they considered the broader implications of how this fitness program may be helping tens of thousands (and maybe more)...

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Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 12:30 PM


As a motivational and inspirational speaker on the subject of health and wellness, I often get asked, "How can I stick to a diet and exercise plan and more importantly, how do I get your arms?" I, in turn, answer that I owe...

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How CrossFit Saved This Doctor's Health

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 5:21 PM

"I'm too young for this," I thought to myself as I rose out of bed and every joint in my body screamed for me to lie back down. My back was so stiff that I could barely stand up straight. I was exhausted after a sleepless night, as my back...

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

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 10:20 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 | 3:16 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 | 9:00 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 | 2:04 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 | 3:49 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 | 12:35 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 | 10:12 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 | 3:20 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 | 2:30 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 | 10:58 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 | 10:30 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 | 5:51 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 | 10:31 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 | 1:41 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 | 1:49 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 | 12:15 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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