The entire point of "Sleep," a digital album composed by British musician Max Richter, is that the eight-hour piece lulls its listeners to sleep. The classical composition includes strings, a lightly-played piano, and some appropriately dreamy vocals -- more oohs and ahhs than actual lyrics.
1. Bend down to talk to me. Just an FYI I'm not a child, there's no need to crouch down and talk to me like I am one like the gentleman below... 2. Talk to the person I'm with instead of me. Just because I'm in a wheelchair doesn't mean that I can't hold a regular conversation.
Only a parent could relish being the rotten egg. But I do, for lots of reasons, only one of which is that I can spare my kids -- at least for that one moment -- from having to hold the stinky title.
This month, many patients' friends and family will be raising awareness about dystonia. Please take the time to listen or read and learn about how dystonia affects all of us. With an estimated 500,000 afflicted Americans, there's a good chance you are collateral damage but just didn't notice.
I felt the pressure to fit into the gowns I saw as I flipped through bridal magazines. Every photograph I looked at seemed to promote skin-tight satin and buttoned-up bodices. How would a backless gown look with a colossal surgical scar running down my back?
Unfortunately, victim blaming is still a frequent occurrence when the topic of sexual assault arises. Media coverage and comments that place blame upon the survivor, only serve to perpetuate the shame and guilt that they may already be experiencing
One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside my head: Do I put my yoga mat at the front of the class, or at the back of the class?
I spent at least an hour every day searching online for what could be causing this. There were countless stories of women losing a lot of hair after having their babies, but nothing about losing it during pregnancy. Not even in Yahoo! Answers, for crap's sake.
Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.
As our kids return to school, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the human brain doing what it does uniquely well in all the known animal kingdom: learn. At the very foundation of that remarkable Homo sapien aptitude lies the structural integrity of the brain itself, which proves to be highly dependent on a native, salutary balance of dietary fats.
When we finally garner the courage to look at the dreaded number, it's time to re-up at Weight Watchers yet again. Want to avoid this scenario? It is doable with a little forethought and focus.
I didn't want to believe that my injury was real and ran through the pain for a long time. I figured I could just tough it out, as if it was the last climb in a gut-wrenching series of hill repeats. I should have known better.
Based on this research, I am not sure that any illness should be considered "psychosomatic" or "all in one's mind." Illness exists in the mind, body and brain. And all illness should be taken seriously.
In a new editorial by Aseem Malhotra, James DiNicolantonio and Simon Capewell in BMJ's Open Heart the authors argue that rather than chase calories in the endless pursuit of weight loss, our cardiovascular system can benefit much more from just improving the quality of our diet.
School's back in session and your child has gone from two months of fresh air, regular exercise, relaxation and recreation to an indoor classroom packed with new kids to meet, coughs, sneezes, intense concentration, tests, and homework.
In terms of mommy milestones, I hit a big one recently. My sweetest, most tenderhearted little one had surgery. She was under general anesthesia, the whole nine yards. There's a lot I did to prepare for it, but I never felt ready.
Burnout can occur at every level of an organization from the mailroom to the boardroom.
Learning to love and care for our bodies and our whole selves can be a daunting process. Expect some setbacks, but accept them and move towards a healthier relationship with some of these tips.
Being a physician, I'm more than a little skeptical of some home remedies -- so here are five that I can truly say are supported by medical evidence... or Grandma.