Posted December 10, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Spirits and Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is showing up as a viable suggestion for health benefit related to everything from hypertension to pain relief. Now we are seeing evidence that even a brief formal training in mindfulness could lower alcohol consumption in those who drink.

Lead author Sunjeev Kamboj, a reader and deputy director in UCL’s […]

Posted December 3, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Thump the Slump

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Do you know much of your emotional, mental, and physical process is driven by your circadian rhythm? Jamie Byrne, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Swinburne, reports, “A range of evidence suggests that circadian rhythms are less robust in people vulnerable to depression and bipolar disorders, and we have shown that […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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When I did a search for “benefits of thankfulness” 820,000 results came up!

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude – Newsweek

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude – Psychology Today

The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About – Happier Human

Science finds that gratitude is good for your health – […]

Posted November 19, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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Allergies, colds, and sinus infections are not pleasant. Allergies result from exposure to particles like dust or pollen. The allergic response is a direct result of exposure. A runny nose, scratchy throat, and nonstop sneezing are the signs of a cold. Colds can be caused by viruses. Viruses can also cause a […]

Posted November 12, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Get Moving

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As people age, the tendency is to become less active. Studies show many 40-60 years old do not even get a brisk 10-minute walk per week.

Premature deaths are linked to inactivity.

A 15% reduction in risk of early death was shown to result from at least one brisk 10-min […]

Posted November 5, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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Many of us are painfully aware of the downside of technology such as auto-correct failures using voice-to-text. A client wrote asking about an appointment time for the following day. The response was, “No idiot. Can next week work?” It was supposed to say, “No, I don’t. Can next week work?”

Whole […]

Posted October 29, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Matcha Gotcha

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Regular readers of Debra’s Tips for Well-being are aware of the health benefits of green tea, such as Green Tea, published April 27, 2014. A new kind of health-producing green tea is showing up under the name “Matcha,” a long-standing tradition of Japanese culture. Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered […]

Posted October 22, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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Although it is a term many of us have not yet come across, many humans living today have it. According to a recent National Institutes of Health article about the increasing incidence of knee osteoarthritis, eburnation (bone sclerosis) is the result of the rubbing of bone-on-bone in our weight-bearing joints. This degeneration […]

Posted October 15, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

No Hype in Hypnosis

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Hypnosis isn’t the exception. It’s the rule. ~Richard Bandler

Western thought has long valued the rational over the intuitive and the conscious over the sub-, un- or other-than-conscious. Even if you are aware of the power of hypnosis to help you overcome limitations and develop new skills and behavioral strategies […]

Posted October 8, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Jumping Rope

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When asked what is the best exercise a fitness expert responded, “The one you will do.” With all the exercise options available to us, from 24-hour fitness centers to online classes, from walking to triathlons, and with apps for everything in between, jumping rope is an old-fashioned exercise that might be worthy […]