Mind-Body Health

Features and tips devoted to helping you maintain balance, honor your spirit, and avoid stress.

Life Coach: The Stories We Tell

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Many stories start out with Once upon a time… And then there are the stories that we create in our heads—the stories that determine how we react to people and events. Often they have very little to do with the objective truth, but we make them our truth. […]

Spiritual Travel: A Journey of Discovery

Spiritual travel is attracting travelers inspired to seek deeper knowledge of themselves and the world around them. By Diana Price Spiritual seeking has long inspired travel. The act of pilgrimage, or journeying to a sa­cred place that has spir­itual significance, is an age-old practice. More broadly, the opportu­nity that contemplative journeys provide to discover inner […]

Resolution Redo

Revise your goal-setting process for optimal results. By Kristen M. Carpenter, PhD Director, Women’s Behavioral Health Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Psychology, Obstetrics and GynecologyThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center After the merriment has been made and gifts have been exchanged, the end of the year becomes a time of re­flection and renewal. […]

If at First You Don’t Succeed: Lessons Learned from “Other” Results

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM So, it didn’t work out the way you expected. What do you do now? Take a minute to think about the last time you tried something and did not get the result you wanted or anticipated. Maybe you were speaking to a teen­ager or grandchild who misinter­preted what […]

5 Ways the Positive Feedback Loop Will Rock Your Life

By Mia Adler Ozair The phrase positive feed­back loop is actually a scientific term that I am overlapping with human psychology and the im­pact the concept can have on your everyday life. Although it is a scien­tific term, it’s not rocket science— in fact, it’s actually pretty simple. When you experience positive feed­back from any […]

Soothe: Creating Calm in Every Day Life

In an excerpt from his new book, award-winning pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman, known for his peaceful, inspiring music, shares what he learned when he sought calm beyond the keyboard. Have you ever noticed that when you walk into a spa, you feel the tension begin to melt away before you even have a treatment? […]

True Calling: Turn Your Passion into your Profession

Three women find passion and purpose through transforming their professional lives. By Maryann Hammers No matter how carefully you plan your ca­reer, how well you prepare for it, how hard you work at it, and how much you love it—at some point it may be time for a change. Perhaps you were handed a pink […]

You Get What You Give

By Maryann Hammers Debbie Spina Piperno has degrees in Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering Science. She’s worked in cancer research and drug development. So when she volunteered as PTA president at her children’s elementary school, she put her impressive education, experience, and management skills to work. She organized science fairs, charity softball games, and a holiday […]

Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Five easy ways to achieve mind-body wellness. By Maryann Hammers Long-distance runner Beth Weinstein remembers a particularly grueling 50K trail race last year. “I was undertrained, tired, in tons of pain,” she recalls. “It was muddy and wet from heavy rain—many runners didn’t finish.” But Beth wasn’t about to give up. So, she began repeating […]

Step Away From the Phone

By Maryann Hammers Justine Beauregard and her husband were sitting on the couch, watching television. Quality time together, right? Justine thought so— until her husband glanced at her, clearly annoyed. “Are you planning on spending time with me, or will you be on your phone all night?” he asked. “[My phone use] was putting a […]

In Praise of Networking

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM What do you think when you hear the term networking? Some of us may think about jobs, computers, or resources— the list is long. But all of these things have something in common: they are focused on sharing or exchanging information. Networking creates opportunities and broadens our possibilities. […]

Getaway Guide

Take time to recharge this summer at a camp or retreat. By Diana Price Do you have fond memories of singing around a campfire, waking in a tent or cabin to the cool quiet of summer woods, or the satisfaction of mastering a tricky sailing knot or craft challenge? Maybe you never made it to […]

Women’s Health at Midlife

In 2014 the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) published Recom­mendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women, a compilation of key points and recommendations for women’s health at midlife and beyond, with the goal “to improve the under­standing and management of women’s health at this critical stage of life.”1 Jan L. Shifren, MD, who served as […]

10 Tips for Mental Health

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that approxi­mately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. That is more than one in every four adults, and it does not count those who have troubles […]

Mindful Technology: Meditation Apps Can Bring Focus and Relaxation

You may think that your smartphone is at odds with any attempt you might make at meditation. After all, isn’t one of our biggest obstacles to introspection these days our seemingly constant connection to technology? Ironically, however, many of us are turning to our mobile devices to “unplug.” Let’s face it—our phones are, for better […]