The best treatment for depression: Give up your illusions

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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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