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How To Use Meditation To Live A Happier Life

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By: Sandra MIlls

In today's fast-paced world, stress is an ongoing health problem for many people. The ability to sit still, to breathe and to simply look at the beauty that is around you is nearly impossible for a lot of us. When you are feeling overwhelmed, confused, and easily irritated, it's time to improve your health with meditation and guided imagery.

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We’re ALL “Cray-Cray”

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I have a lot of theories floating around inside this noggin of mine. None of them are backed up by scientific evidence, at least to my knowledge, but they’re hypotheses that I ponder over when I’m plucking my eyebrows or scrubbing last night’s lasagna pan. Some are about how Mat Foley was the best  motivational speaker in history and others are about the percentage of probability of my ever being able to log on to the Obamacare website, despite how much I want to. I also have this one that has been brewing for a good fifteen years.

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The Crabbiness Cure: Why You Feel So Cranky And What To Do About It.

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If you have been feeling crabby, cranky, controlling, overwhelmed, over it or like you want to tell everyone to buzz off lately I have something important to share with you.  

These symptoms do not mean you are a bad or mean person… they are an indication that your soul is just starving and trying to get your attention.

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Celebrating Menopause Awareness Month!

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September is Menopause Awareness Month. Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter this sometimes-bewildering transition called menopause each day.

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The Role Of The Doctor: Pharmacist Or Therapist?

Pharmacist Or Therapist?

Recently, I led a teleclass with Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology Of Belief  and The Honeymoon Effect, as part of my Whole Health Medicine Institute MD training. During the class, we talked about the role of the doctor, and Bruce told the Whole Health Medicine Institute doctors a story about a physician who claimed that his job was to help his patients maintain the status quo in their lifestyles - even if that lifestyle was, for the most part, unhealthy. In other words, he was willing to address diet and exercise lifestyle issues if he felt it would benefit the patient, but he believed it wasn’t the physician’s job to get involved in whether a toxic relationship might be making the patient sick - or whether a soul-sucking job might be causing symptoms in the body - or whether an illness might be the result of a thwarted dream or a financial worry.

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HPV on Pap Smear

On the road, answering anonymous questions during my Ask The Girlfriend Gyno chats on my book tour for What’s Up Down There?, questions about HPV -- human papillomavirus -- keep arising. With up to 80% of women destined to contract HPV at some point in their lives (if they haven’t been vaccinated), it’s no wonder this is such a big issue.

Many of the questions about HPV revolve around HPV diagnosed only on a Pap smear, without any symptoms, warts, precancerous changes of the Pap smear, or cervical cancer.

Because the HPV test is relatively new, these issues are too. For many years, we didn’t have an easy way to screen for HPV. And even when we did, it was often only used for women who had atypical squamous cells (ASCUS) on a Pap smear. But now, more and more docs are testing routinely for HPV, leading to a whole lot of confusion, panic, and issues of negative self image. So it’s no wonder these questions keep coming up.

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The Difference Between Curing and Healing

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The Origins of Pain

I saw a patient today who inspired me- let’s call her Sally. She suffers from a host of medical conditions that threaten to rob you of your mojo- fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain. When this young woman walked into my office, she looked like crap. Before looking at her chart, I thought she had cancer. Gaunt and pale, her skin hung on her skeleton like she was in the last grip of life. During the first half hour, she didn’t smile once. I felt the anxious tug we doctors feel when we see people like this, the one that says “I’m not going to be able to help this person,” which triggers insecurities and, often, judgments, in our own minds. It becomes about us, rather than being about them. We have a tendency to turn off because we don’t want to fail. But I vowed not to do this. Sitting in her presence, I was determined to be present for Sally and sit with whatever is true, rather than letting my own stuff get in the way.

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