A Room With a View


When you visit your physician's office, or if you've had the unfortunate experience of being hospitalized, you may or may not have noticed your view to the outside - if you even had one at all. Several studies have shown that adequate and appropriate exposure to light, both natural and artificial, is critical for the health and well-being of patients as well as staff in healthcare settings....Continue Reading

Just Breathe.


If you read my last post, you may remember my running hamster analogy.  That spinning of the mind is often what drives our inability to sleep, fuels our uneasiness and sometimes makes it difficult to focus on a specific goal. In yoga, we call that “chitta vritti” – translation: consciousness fluctuations.  In medicine, we call it stress or anxiety....Continue Reading

The Fragrance Loophole


Have you ever flipped over your bottle of shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergent, or lotion to find the ever-elusive ingredient listed as "fragrance"? If not, I challenge you to walk, if not run, to your kitchen or bathroom and take a good look...Continue Reading

Practicing Mindfulness


Imagine this: you've had a long day, filled with the usual tasks, responsibilities and moments that have challenged you, and hopefully also some that have brought you joy. You finally convince yourself to get into bed and although you are certainly tired...Continue Reading