The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA) defines mindfulness as “the state, process, and practice of remembering to observe moment-to-moment experience with openness and without… previously conditioned thoughts, emotions or behaviors.” It is simply the act of being aware of yourself and the way in which you approach situations in a more objective manner.
In this podcast, Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat talks about the many factors – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual that enter into the healing process. He highlights the important role of the patient-physician relationship, where the physician is a knowledgeable guide for the patient who is on a healing journey.
In this podcast, Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat discusses examples of how a patient’s personal transformation and the accompanying emotional release have brought almost immediate relief from long term chronic pain. One of the key prerequisites to achieving this type of transformation is overcoming the strong Western belief in the separation of mind and body. He has recently written a book, called PNT: An Unprecedented Revolution in Pain Management. It is available for purchase at Key Compounding Pharmacy.
SuperBetter, written by game designer Jane McGonigal, is an innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth. For those in search of a new self-help regimen, “SuperBetter” might just be the answer. The medical research and firsthand accounts she provides demonstrate that playing games can make you a healthier, happier, more confident person.
Over the past several years, the market for wearable fitness devices has exploded. You may have heard of the Fitbit or the UP band: $50-ish to $100-ish wristbands that measure your steps throughout the day, like a high-tech pedometer, and display your progress as a graph on your smartphone. Though there are concerns about data accuracy and privacy, the devices are motivating people to take their fitness more seriously.