Being a Patient: Lessons From the Other Side of the Couch

Being a Patient: Lessons From the Other Side of the Couch

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...

The One Thing You Can Do Tonight to Feel Better Tomorrow

The One Thing You Can Do Tonight to Feel Better Tomorrow

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...

A Lesson in Magic: A Transformative Trip to Sanoviv

A Lesson in Magic: A Transformative Trip to Sanoviv

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...

Podcast Guest: Not Another Anxiety Show

Podcast Guest: Not Another Anxiety Show

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.

Not Another Anxiety Show: Episode 141-Fear: A Master of Disguise

How the Bacteria in Our Gut Influences Our Minds

How the Bacteria in Our Gut Influences Our Minds

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.

“The Body Never Lies.”​  Martha Graham

“The Body Never Lies.”​ Martha Graham

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-

How to Reduce the Inflammation in your Brain

How to Reduce the Inflammation in your Brain

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.

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