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Wise Decisions During Uncertain Times

How to make wise decisions during uncertain times.

This is a time of hard choices in uncertain times...

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Germ+Terrain Theory = Saving Lives

In light of the pandemic, I hear a lot of people these days talking about “germ theory” and “terrain theory”.  In short, germ theory focuses on infectious agents—bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites (because of good nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, a low trauma burden, a low-stress lifestyle, a strong immune system) will fight off almost every infectious agent, becoming resilient. As they say, “Your fish is sick. Germ theory: isolate or vaccinate the fish. Terrain theory: clean the tank.”

Here’s the rub. Most who debate germ theory versus terrain theory seem to be unduly polarized and unnecessarily heavy on one side or the other...

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Develop COVID-19 Resilience

In “Prepare For Reopening,” I described why you’re not a helpless victim of a potential viral attack but empowered patients who can be very proactive about preparing your body, mind, heart, and soul for the risks of reopening, whenever that happens in your community. In “You Need More Than Mental Intelligence To Get Through A Pandemic,” I offered a primer for learning to rely upon not just your smart brain, but also your other three Whole Health Intelligence—your intuitive intelligence, your emotional intelligence, and your somatic intelligence. In today’s blog, we’ll be focusing on some practical resources to help you build your Inner Shield as the Outer Shields of lockdown begin to loosen.

As reopening unfolds, you will be free to make your individual choice about wheth...

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Improve Your Mental Health

Life Satisfaction: 5 Strategies to Improve Your Mental Health

For those of you who are looking for ways to improve your mental health continue reading. Whether seasonal depression brings you down, or you deal with an ongoing issue, you have ways to accomplish this. In fact, here of five strategies to improve your mental health.

1. Open Yourself Up to Getting Help

You first have to be okay with admitting you need assistance. There is nothing wrong with this, and you are not the only person with mental health needs. Remember that. And remember that is on you to get the help you deserve.

No matter your needs, you can find someone and the services to help you improve your mental health. And do not ever let your finances deter you from getting the care you need...

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Keeping Your Mind Relaxed During Self-Quarantine

Keeping your mind relaxed during self-quarantine.

While people around the country and the world might have different ideas about the nature of the coronavirus and what we should be doing about it, there is one thing we can all agree on: These are stressful, uncertain times. With countless people getting sick, unemployment on the rise, and an economic depression opening up before us, there is plenty to make us worried. What’s worse, we’re having to deal with all this while cooped up in our homes under stay at home orders or self-quarantine guidelines. But luckily, no matter how stressful the circumstances, there are certain measures to be taken that can dramatically reduce stress. Here are alternative ways to keep your mind relaxed in the midst of the current crisis.

Try Meditation

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