2 comments on “How to be the CEO of Your Own Health: A Patient Guide”

How to be the CEO of Your Own Health: A Patient Guide

As a chronic disease patient, navigating the healthcare system can feel like fending for yourself in an unfamiliar big city - most other people seem to know their way around while you stand by, lost and confused. You are not…

0 comments on “Adding Pilates & Gyrotonic to the Movement Therapy Mix”

Adding Pilates & Gyrotonic to the Movement Therapy Mix

After 10 years of exercising daily at The Bar Method, I began to explore other movement therapies. It wasn’t that I had become bored with my routine - rather, I had gone from being “super fit” for my age, to…

0 comments on “The Feldenkrais Method: Finding Your Personal Power to Reduce Chronic Pain”

The Feldenkrais Method: Finding Your Personal Power to Reduce Chronic Pain

“The only thing permanent about our behavior patterns, is our belief that they are so.” - Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais I have been going to various types of physical therapy weekly for thirty years. This “fearless experimenter” found that despite continually…

7 comments on “Tai Chi & Qi Gong as Movement Therapy”

Tai Chi & Qi Gong as Movement Therapy

Over the past several generations, stress levels and chronic disease levels have continued to rise. According to the American Psychology Association, On average, younger adults are more likely than older generations to report that their stress has increased in the past…

1 comment on “DIY – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep – Sleepio”

DIY – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sleep – Sleepio

As a teenager, I vividly remember my mother pacing the floors when she was unable to sleep. In fact, there she was, up and about, when I returned home late from a date. I never thought much about this at…

4 comments on “DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail”

DIY Movement Therapy: Finding the Right Cocktail

After going through many phases of information overload in from the sheer number of therapies available, these therapies no longer overwhelm me. Instead, I now have the opportunity to venture beyond my ten year comfort zone at The Bar Method,…

1 comment on “DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit”

DIY Yoga Therapy: Flexing Your Muscles and Spirit

Looking around, there’s a yoga studio on every corner. With classes, retreats, workshops, and teacher training, one could assume that Yoga has become a mainstream form of exercise. If you had any doubts, just look at the wide assortment of…

0 comments on “Can Science Explain Gut Feelings?”

Can Science Explain Gut Feelings?

Do you recognize the feeling of “butterflies?” We feel “butterflies” because the gut’s enteric nervous system, our “second brain,” houses 95% of the body’s serotonin. This same system also partially determines our mental state and plays a key role in contracting certain diseases.…

0 comments on “Using Digital Tools to Channel our Minds: Staying Sharp”

Using Digital Tools to Channel our Minds: Staying Sharp

By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin, Melinda Speckmann Digital games can help us stay sharp by exercising different parts of the mind, including short and long-term memory, speed, accuracy and efficiency in processing information and solving problems. The market for…

0 comments on “Is Meditation for Cognitive Wellness the Next Big Healthcare Trend?”

Is Meditation for Cognitive Wellness the Next Big Healthcare Trend?

Can meditation practice train the mind as physical training does the body? As I am preparing for the mhealth summit presentation “Using the Digital Tools of Play to Personalize Health” I am wondering if meditation, like gaming, will become a…