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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.

For more information on her work, programs and coaching visit

Entries by Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Learning to Embrace Ambiguity and Uncertainty With Sfumato! Your Health Destiny Meets How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci Series: Part 4

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Are you comfortable with the unknown? When faced with uncertainty or ambiguity, do you tend to feel anxiety or are you excited for a challenge?

Perhaps you do not care for uncertainty. You have much of their life planned, have set expectations of what you want your life to be...

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Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci Series Part 3-Refining Your Senses to Access Your Genius: Sensanzione!

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 2:40 PM

Imagine you are sitting or lying down on a soft blanket in your favorite field or beach. Notice how soft the blanket is. Close your eyes. Notice the aromas in the air, or how soft the breeze feels against your skin. Open your eyes and look up at...

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Finding Out for Yourself and Discovering Your Creative Genius: Dimonstratzione -- Part 2 of Your Health Destiny Meets Leonardo Da Vinci Series

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 10:34 AM

Are you open to making mistakes or are you driven by the fear that you will make a mistake? Do you seek out new experiences?

Do you question conventional wisdom or authority?

If you remember being a child, you might remember how you were constantly trying out new things...

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Accessing Your Vitality and Your Creative Genius With Curiosita!

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 8:10 PM

Your Health Destiny Meets How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci Series!

You may not know this about me, but aside from studying medicine, meditation, energy healing, qi gong, CrossFit and positive psychology, I have also been studying with best selling author of How to Think Like Leonardo...

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From Shame to Love: Self-Love in the Making

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Today I had the most wonderful experience.

I got to speak to the staff of Hopewell (, a program that offers extended care and transitional communities for individuals afflicted with substance abuse issues to help them build a foundation of recovery.

Why was it so wonderful, you might ask? Many...

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Is Your AC Making You Sick? 5 Things You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 5:47 PM

There are times when I am extremely thankful for air conditioning -- usually after I have had a long workout on a hot summer's day and am still sweating after a cold shower. The cold, dry air is invigorating and refreshing. But usually, after about 30 minutes, I find myself...

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8 Tips for Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One

(7) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 5:00 PM

I am often asked by clients and friends how they can get over and heal from the loss or death of a loved one. My answer to them is always the same. You don't "get over" a loss, nor do you need to. You do want to, however, make room...

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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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