For people with disabilities, being prepared is often one of the most fundamental skills necessary for coping with complicated medical problems or special needs.
There's a lot of debate about what creates the road to success. It's perseverance, working hard, and being focused and motivated, no doubt. But can success come from knowing when to walk away and take a vacation?
So you're considering going vegan. You're totally ready to say "buh-bye" to your weekly pint of cookie dough ice cream, but is your pantry prepped for your new way of eating?
The Dalai Lama's ageless advice -- as was Shakespeare's -- is brilliantly simple in today's complex digital age: Be real to yourself to create a real environment online. Read: Be human.
"Hi, Mom and Dad, I just helped make a potentially life-saving diagnosis of someone with a heart problem for the first time. And, uh, that patient is me."
There have been a number of articles circulating the media in response to a research study which suggested there was a link between binge watching television programs with depression and loneliness.
Technology is the tool people with diabetes and the people supporting them can use to enact change. Technology affords better patient-doctor connections, actionable data, and education, via remote patient monitoring and "instant" data transfer.
Last week, a reader asked why I included bananas in my list of good carbs for the Adrenal Reset Diet. Her confusion is understandable, since some experts claim bananas are fattening or unhealthy.
Thanks to neuroplasticity, we know that the brain's structure and function can change throughout life, even as adults. It means you can train your brain to better manage which emotions surface when and for how long. So how do you move emotions like anger and sadness to the backseat to make room for more joy and to increase well-being?
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that if you keeping focusing on "not enough" you in turn will not have enough. A small shift has to happen. Spend a bit of time practicing the six steps above and mix it with a little gratitude.
If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people, could we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less?
I left Africa with a renewed focus, with a new perspective in both my personal and professional life and with the hope that I'll have the discipline and the wisdom to take the following with me:
Eating disorders are not a choice. Eating disorders are a mental illness like Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and they are treatable. I get a lot of flak for emphasizing the biological predisposition for eating disorders, for de-emphasizing the personal narrative, for banging on about "not your fault, not your parents' fault, not society's fault."
An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.
We're making strides, but our nation's health care system must prioritize increased access to pain management for children so that needless pain and suffering can be alleviated.
Helping men live longer healthier lives is my passion. By educating men on the importance of getting tested, taking preventative measures such as with their diet and being open to discussing treatment options, in case of a positive diagnosis, I believe we can really make an impact on men's health.
Your eating style is your choice. To ensure healthy eating keep it balanced and well-rounded. Eat food that is enjoyable and satisfying and is a good fit with your principles and beliefs.
Nobody likes feeling lonely, and some recent research suggests that the ache of isolation isn't only a psychological problem; unwanted solitude impacts physical health, too.