I'm excited to have guest blogger, Christine Huegel from www.mattressadvisor.com on my blog today. She wrote a great article about choosing indoor plants that promote sleep:
Have you ever found yourself lying awake at night, staring at the ceiling, unable to wind down and fall asleep? Well, you’re not alone - we’ve all been there - and it’s terrible. In fact, sleeplessness has become so common that the CDC declared sleep loss as a public health crisis in 2016 due to its devastating long and short-term health effects.
With one-third of all Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, it is time that we start looking at the underlying causes of sleep loss and sleeplessness. We’ve asked our sleep experts here at Mattress Advisor to address some of the most common causes of sleeplessness - and what we’ve uncovered will surprise you. Here, we go over one likely culprit in your battle for a good night’s sleep - indoor air pollution - and how certain...
It was May 2013. The Boston Bombings had happened a month before. I was sitting in a restaurant with a friend, a new trendy eatery in Somerville, and we were psyched that we finally got a reservation.
Talking and catching up like we normally do, I suddenly felt sick to my stomach and unable to eat anymore. My heart raced, throbbing into my throat, I felt light headed, and tears flowed down my cheeks. The floor was sinking below me and I was having difficulty breathing. What followed was what I now know to be an anxiety attack. I felt trapped, like I was scratching to get out of a windowless, locked basement.
Although I had been under the care of a psychotherapist since my late teens on and off, this moment in the restaurant was the most pivotal in my mental health journey. I was 41, married 1.5 years, thriving in my Copley Square Acupuncture practice. From the outside, things appeared great. But inside, I was scrambling, trying to make sense of what was going on with me. I would be...
I received a voicemail this morning from a patient who just started coming last week. Hearing about her progress already is what makes my job so rewarding.
I started doing weekly Facebook Live broadcasts last week. The first one went well, (and I was relieved to have the first one done). Here it is for your viewing pleasure. If you have any health subjects you would like to me to talk about, please let me know in the comments!
Took the dog out this morning on this very wet and rainy day in New England. I suited up from head to toe in rain gear, and unambitiously loaded the dog into the car. I was tired, and would have preferred to have another hour or two inside. But, 'the dog needs a walkin', and I kept moving. It turned out to be a beautiful walk, the air was clear, and I decided to explore an area that we usually don't go to. I was very happy to come upon these very brilliant green clusters of mosses, and I immediately thought of Ireland and how it is weather like this that makes Ireland so green. That is what is keeping me going these days, and what I remind my patients when they are down about not seeing the It is these rainy days that make the beautiful days more beautiful, the blooms more fuller, and laughter more infectious. Dive in, my friends...