The best treatment for depression: Give up your illusions

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

On Sunday evening, February 19, 2012, correspondent Lesley Stahl presided over a 60 Minutes episode entitled Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? The report centered around the findings of Harvard psy...

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5 reasons why you should keep a journal

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Throughout history mankind has been inspired to record the events of everyday life through both pictures and words, going back for as many as 12,000 years. This act of creating a written chronicle of life has been an important component of our development as a species and is still an important task for those ...

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Riding and writing are changing my life!

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 1, 2010 at 3:55 PM

This summer I took the bold step of signing up for a 100-kilometer bike ride that will take place in one month near Vail, Colorado. Though I now own a spin-cycle and use it for indoor workouts during the winter, I am a novice at biking on the road and so, am learning from the tire-tread up how to navigate on two wheels. I have discovered that there is a reason why they make padded biking shorts, that there is a second gear-shifter on the left handlebar (and it’s important), and that a...

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What you practice, you become

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on June 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM

What do you do, almost without fail, every day? It is well-known that who you are as a person depends, in large part, on those things that you give your time to every day. We can call those habitual activities a “practice” because they receive your focus and attention on a regular and consistent basis. Think about your daily schedule: what is your practice?

When I have questioned patients about thei...

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4 Simple things you can do now for your health!

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on June 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Improving your health is actually easier than you might think, especially if you take small steps every day toward the healthy lifestyle you want to live.  Here are 4 simple suggestions that you can do RIGHT NOW without joining a gym, hiring a personal trainer, drastically changing your diet or taking a handful of supplements.  Check it out: you can do these 4 simple things no matter where you are and no matter what else you are doing!

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