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Mind Body Connection

Symptoms: A Choice Between Suppression and a Search for Meaning?

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

It is important to recognize that pain is a very subjective mind-body experience, and there is often a significant psychospiritual component that is calling out for healing.

Your Body and Mind Relationship, Revealed

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Generally speaking, we tend to think of our bodies and minds as separate systems and believe they function, for the most part, independently. Yet instinctively we know that is not the whole story.

Sensitivity Training

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Grounding yourself in body sensitivity serves as a circuit breaker to take you out of your chronic "fight or flight" state.  Practice becoming aware of another's experience, especially when that other is your own body.

In Italy, Clean Toilets And Structured Panic

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

Alone on a hilltop somewhere over the coastal town of Lerici, I prayed that the insanity I felt wouldn't prove permanent. Although I'd never believed in it before, the little bit of Catholic that was left in me was given real consideration to the notion of purgatory.

Are You A 'Know-It-All'?

Doug Binzak | Posted 09.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Finding ways to practice becoming aware of our presumptions and prejudices, even the very small ones, can put us on the road to rediscovering the vitality, the "juice" of life.

The Authenticity Risk

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

What if we measured our own success by whether we make life better or more difficult for all types of women, everywhere?

Digital Fire: At War With Ourselves

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell C. Smith

Maybe the real issue with learning how to reinvent oneself is the simple fact we really don't know how we formed our identity in the first place.

Lessons From Life's Last Moments

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 07.29.2012 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

The sound of the siren is so distant it's obvious the ambulance will not arrive in time. Lying there, what can you think of that you wish you had done? Who do you wish you had spent your time with?

I Think, Therefore I Eat Junk Food: Philosophy and Health

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

So are you a dualist? Most scientists reject the notion that the mind has an immaterial substance that's unlike the physical world. Instead, they argue that the mind somehow emerges from the squishy matter called the brain -- a philosophy called physicalism.

I Put My Body On eBay

Aisling Carroll | Posted 04.19.2012 | Women
Aisling Carroll

In the first few days of my ovarian cancer diagnosis -- before I did a drop of chemo -- I pictured my "take that cancer" comeback of 26K runs amidst a throng of teal pom-poms.

Beyond the Plate: Nourishment vs. Nutrition

Jill Grunewald | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Jill Grunewald

For many of us, nutrition can be a confusing matter. It has become a topic of bewilderment, inciting dizzying searches for the ideal way to eat. What's missing from this well-meant advice is the distinction between nourishment and nutrition.

The Fabric of Our Lives

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Our emotions are the windows through which we perceive the world abroad. Those emotions come to fruition and are delivered to us by way of our experiences with those around us.

Confusing Virtues: People Who Like a Food's Politics Think It Has Fewer Calories

David Berreby | Posted 03.14.2012 | Science
David Berreby

Ask people how fattening those organic chocolate-covered peanuts are, and they'll guess a lower number than they did for the non-organic version. They'll also eat more than they would have otherwise. The same goes for "low-fat" products.

Achieving Your New Year's Resolution: Surefire Tricks No One Told You

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Chavez

So, how's your New Year's resolution coming along? Given up already? Well, I haven't. So enthusiastic am I, that I've already completed four weeks of my resolution even though we're only one week into the New Year. And I don't even consider myself an overachiever.

Culture Crack: Why Our Addiction to Connection Is Changing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

Kirk Snyder | Posted 03.10.2012 | Technology
Kirk Snyder

While crack cocaine rewires the chemistry of the brain, technological connection rewires the chemistry of the culture. It's an addiction that is changing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America.

How Belief Affects Our Health

Russ Gerber | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Sooner or later we'll see for ourselves what Penny Sarchet and countless others have uncovered -- that what we take in, what we believe, has a correlation to our health. The days of thinking that the body operates independent of our beliefs about it are fading away.

Mind Body Shift: Using Your Awareness To Bring About Wellness

Marc B. Levin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Your body is the most brilliant, insightful, caring, nurturing, intuitive, persistent, honest, knowledgeable teacher you have ever encountered. There is much to be learned if you pay attention to it.

Cancer, a New View: What Is Positive Thinking?

Leigh Fortson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Fortson

I'm a staunch believer in the power of the mind, but I doubt that even the most rigorous double blind studies could capture the myriad nuances that occur inside the mind of an individual.

Tips for Deeply Connecting to Others

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

When we learn how to give, we learn how to receive, and then we will open the door to the affection we hope for.

Love or Fear: Playing on the Edge

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

At first, I silently wondered, "How is this related to Tai-chi? And seriously, how do you embrace the parts of life that are hard, sad or just plain suck?"

The Science Behind Guided Imagery

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

We've come to understand that what best serves our sense of strength, wholeness, vitality and personal power is owning whatever it is we feel, no matter how unpleasant, and then just breathing it out.

Playing Our Part: Deepak Chopra At Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Innovations in thought and technology hint at our future. How can we find the best path forward?

What Goosebumps Tell Us About Our Body's Feedback Loop

Viral Mehta | Posted 09.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

The fact that we get goosebumps when we are inspired or afraid is one of many everyday indicators of just how deeply and intricately connected our minds and bodies are.

WATCH: Deepak Chopra On The Relationship Between Body And Spirit

Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion


Leogane Haiti -- Teaching Mind-Body Skills at Cardinal Leger Hospital

James S. Gordon | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
James S. Gordon

"We will use what you have taught us, ourselves," says Sister Yolande, the Director, "and we will teach our patients too."