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Will Augmented Reality Be the New Therapy?

July 17, 2016

Over the past two days something strange has happened in my practice.  Three separate patients of mine, who donot know each other, don’t usually get out much, or exercise basically at all, told me that they started leaving the house more and walking around.  One of them said that she has gotten more exercise this week […]

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Does Sugar Cause Mental Illness?

April 24, 2016

I’m not an extremist. I’m not someone that takes information and runs with it. Nor am I a “health nut.” I eat popcorn at the movies, steal my kids’ Snickers out of their Halloween stash (parent tax), and I know my way around a Bear Claw. This weekend, while visiting a major U.S. theme park, […]

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Violence and Valentine's Day

February 14, 2016

This Valentine’s Day whether you are in a happy, loving, committed relationship or you are one of the many people who will be celebrating “Singles Awareness Day(link is external),” one of the things that you may bethankful for is a brief reprieve fromdomestic violence. Although there is anecdotal evidence that Valentine’s Day is connected to a […]

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Running IS Meditation

January 31, 2016

“Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You’re only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.” – Lauren Oliver When I first started running, I didn’t think about why I ran.  I needed to lose some weight, and I was too cheap to join a […]

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