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Paint Your Way Past Brain-Freeze

If you, like many of us, let go of visual expression because you forgot how, now is the time to recapture the joy and benefits of creating art, something once as natural to us as breathing. As an artist who is no stranger to creative brain-freeze, I want to share with you three of my most successful strategies for reconnecting [ … ]

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The Longest Street In The World

“Sesame Street” first aired in 1969 as an American television show aimed at using television to educate underprivileged children in order to bridge the educational gap between children from different economic backgrounds. “Sesame Street” is now showing in over 140 countries, with international coproductions in countries ranging from India to Kosovo to Russia. [ … ]

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Examining Ancient Eastern Medicine

Crystal healing, Reiki medicine, homeopathy, massage therapy, hypnosis, pilates, shamanism … the list of alternative medicines appears to be expanding into perpetuity, and the distinctions that separate them grow increasingly abstruse. It’s hard to tell which are just fads with no empirical evidence, and which have merit as a legitimate treatment. [ … ]

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Live Well, Feel Well: 7 Tips for Heathy Living

With the oncoming flu season and lots of inevitable time spent indoors, fall and winter aren’t for everyone. Whether you’re managing seasonal allergies, recovering from an illness, or just looking to strengthen your immune system so you don’t get sick next winter, here are seven simple things you can start doing today to make yourself healthier, happier, and more resilient. [ … ]

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Bringing Neuroscience to the Community

It has been a long journey, a journey driven by my heart and maneuvering my way from the science lab to the community. After receiving my Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in neuroscience from Yale University, I taught and trained students and psychiatric residents at the Indiana University School of Medicine. [ … ]

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Why Go Nuts This Holiday Season?

Stress takes more than just an emotional toll on a person; stress has direct physiological results, including an increase in blood pressure, an increase in hormonal activity and an overall decline in the functioning of the immune system. In addition, stress leads people to engage in behavior that is harmful to their health [ … ]