When I was twenty-two, I went to my PCP with a growing list of symptoms that were concerning to me. I left that appointment with a ninety-day supply of Xanax. When I was twenty-four, I went to a different doctor to discuss a growing pattern of distractibility, loss of...
What if I told you there is something you can start tonight that will yield psychological benefits tomorrow? Would you do it? If it was a pill, would you take it? Consider these additional facts about what I am going to suggest in today’s post: It’s free to...
I recently spent a week in Mexico at the functional medicine institute, Sanoviv. I have known about Sanoviv for many years now, as my obsession with finding core origins of suffering and disease has deepened. Let me clarify the use of the word “institute.” Sanoviv is...
I recently had the pleasure to connect with Jackie MacDougall of the Forty Thrive community as a guest on her podcast.
You can participate in changing how your brain functions. You can change even something as elusive as your mind. You can change your health. You are going to have to do the work. This is an inside job.
This weeks installment from The Padded Room comes in the form of a podcast appearance on Not Another Anxiety Show. On this episode Kelli and I explore the role of fear in our psychological and emotional worlds. Additionally, we cover mindfulness, meditation, TM, therapy, and a host of other interesting and compelling topics that will help you think about your feelings through a new and different lens.
To enjoy this episode please click on the link below and look for episode #141.
We all know the expression “butterflies in my stomach” and we all tend to agree on what that feeling signifies for us at a psychological level.
Have you ever wondered how stress, anxiety and other emotional states of distress contribute to how our bodies feel physically?
We have long known that inflammation is often a first indicator that the delicate balance inside our body has begun to falter.
There has been a growing understanding and exploration by psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians and researchers about the role our gut bacteria plays on our mood—most notably the experience of anxiety.
I am the youngest of six. The caboose. I was born into the role of observing and watching. It is uncomfortable for me to be in the spotlight; I prefer to hang in the back and absorb the environment. But here goes-
I want to be clear that this discussion about inflammation and the way to use food as a means to mitigate systemic inflammation is not designed to encourage people to stop your psychiatric medication.