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stress

Masks Are Like Windshields: Stop Yelling!

Take an average, level-headed woman, whose friends and family wouldn’t describe her as hot tempered, put her behind the wheel of a car and cut her off in traffic. That calm, well-mannered person becomes a lunatic, screaming and giving the bird. The steering wheel is the great equalizer when it comes to entitlement and outbursts. […]

An Herbal Remedy for Anxiety

Anxiety is on the rise. I blame cell phones and social media — so does just about anyone else who has given it some thought.. Since it looks like these two stress-boosting phenomenons are going no where, we have to adjust around them. As a physician, I am obligated to say the best way to reduce […]

Our Skin is Feeling the Stress

When I am busy and stressed, I drink less water and more caffeine and wine. I let personal maintenance slip. My eating habits go to pot. I sleep less and probably sleep worse. No where is this more evident than on my skin. In December, with the lack of sunlight and the holiday chaos, I […]

The Simplest Cure for Fatigue

The secret to beating exhaustion is pretty simple: sleep. Another secret to beating exhaustion is also pretty simple: get up. I realize I did not need to go to medical school to enlighten you with these miraculous cures, but think about it for a moment. Find out if you’re getting enough sleep. Most of my friends […]

Can Stress Affect the Gender of Your Baby?

Read This Before You Decide to Get Pregnant Again A new study by American and British researchers reveals there may a link between a woman’s stress level and whether she has a boy or a girl. High stress, measured in this study by both subjective participant reports and serum cortisol levels, seemed to increase the […]

College, Anxiety, and Our Immediate Gratification Culture

My oldest daughter went to college this year. As her mom, I was hoping she would hit the ground running, call to tell me everything was great, and be having so much fun, meeting so many wonderful people and feeling so appropriately challenged academically, she would be too busy to call again. As a realist, I knew […]

If You Made It Through September…

My parents listened to Christmas albums throughout the whole season, and their collection of vinyl was pretty impressive, so we enjoyed holiday music beyond the traditional Bing Crosby. One of our favorites was the Merle Haggard Christmas album, which when I listen to now, had some pretty depressing songs on it. “If We Make It […]

What is Your Favorite App for Meditating?

Also read: Why You Need Meditation More Than Your Mother Did I just read an article about how one Baltimore school was implementing meditation into their school to replace after school detentions. Instead of sitting in a classroom staring a a blank chalkboard, the school runs a program from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. that teaches yoga, […]

Understanding Our Obsession with Soft

Soft, cozy and comfy is everywhere you look ... WHY?

Holidays — I’m not ready and it’s not MY fault

There are a few people I blame for my stress. Want to know who's fault it is?

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