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Nourish your Emotions

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Nourish your Emotions

I recently watched the movie, "Inside Out" with my two kiddos.  I'm not a promoter of kids films, but this is truly one of the best films (kid or adult) I have seen in a very long time.  The movie talks about how emotions are the "control center" of every interaction that we have.  And it's true, we have them everyday, seamlessly or abruptly, singularly or mixed together like a swirly marble. (read more. . .)

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Feeling Burnt?

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Feeling Burnt?

Ahhh, the transition from summer to fall.  We do it every year; sometimes more gracefully than others. Each year around this time, I hear my students say, “I feel frazzled. . .life is so hectic. . . I’m exhausted. . . my schedule is crazy!”  And it’s true.  The shift from summer to fall is a dramatic one.  Just take a look at nature and you will see the extreme change that is happening all around us.  Our summer here in Boston was amazing but also a very dry one. I’ve noticed that many of the trees have gotten “burnt”.  Their leaves are missing at the top; they fell off without even changing colors this year.  And we too are feeling the effects of summer’s heat and intensity - which is. . .well, a little burnt. (read more. . .)

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Statins and Heart Health

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Statins and Heart Health

Did you happen to tune into NPR and catch “On Point” with Tom Ashbrook talking about statins and heart health?  In short, the show was a debate about two studies that just came out from 2013 supporting a push to put nearly half (48%) of Americans ages 40-75 on a daily dose of statin to lower cholesterol, and lessen risk of heart attack and stroke.  Mind blowing.  I couldn’t believe my ears.   (read more. . .)

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