Dump Your Resolutions: A Simple Guide To Building The 2018 You Want

Many years ago, when I still got my information from publications that were printed on paper, the last issue of the calendar year always included tips for making good on your New Year’s Resolutions. There was always so much hope and enthusiasm (and hype) in those articles. Now, I get most of my information online, […]

Putting The “Plant” In “Plant Slant”

If you’ve ever spent time working in a garden, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. If not, you just don’t know what you’re missing. On this week’s “Wellness Wednesday,” I want to turn our attention from our discussion about saving money on healthcare (which had some surprises for me, so I think you will enjoy […]

Four Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Performance At Work

I’ve had the privilege of caring for hundreds of patients from a wide variety of occupations: teachers, plumbers, athletes, general contractors, secretaries, pastors, executives, politicians, homemakers, and countless others. In doing so, I’ve worked with several high-performance people, who needed something extra from their bodies to fulfill their calling in life. No matter what industry […]

Emergency Preparation: Maintaining Wellness During Disasters

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” — Thomas Payne As I am sitting to write, the news is on in the background, and Hurricane Irma is bearing down on the Caribbean. It wasn’t that many days ago I was watching Texas with the empathy of a survivor, feeling like we had dodged a […]

Maximizing Wellness By Simplifying

This summer has taught me a great deal about being more effective in every part of my life. I don’t get to do this very often, but the other night I had some quiet, reflective time to myself, and I got to thinking about my life, my health, my practice, my kids, and how it […]

The Shocking, Insane Thing I Did On My Birthday

I need to share a terrible secret with you. You may decide not to follow my blog anymore after this, but if you’re willing to hear me out, this truth might just set you free. Still, I’m feeling anxious about stepping up to this level of vulnerability. Are you ready? Give me a minute to […]

Can Your Friendships Affect Your Health?

One of the recurring themes in my practice (and here on “Wellness Wednesday”) is the principle that we humans are multi-faceted creatures, and each facet has its own form of wellness. We are not just skeletons, nor are we just minds. You are a spirit, you have a mind, and you live in a body. We […]

Dr. Steve’s Surprising Christmas Celebration Wellness Plan

If this were a normal health and wellness blog, I would use this pre-Christmas space to make you feel guilty for your unhealthy indulgences of your favorite traditional holiday foods. After all, Christmas is a time for rice cakes and water and guilt, right? Hardly. I won’t do that to you. Instead, I want to […]

Wholeness: An Overarching Vision for Wellness

One of my favorite words in any language is the Hebrew word, shalom. Outside of the Jewish culture, most people have never even heard the word, let alone know what it means. Even Christians and some Jews I know have only a cursory understanding of this powerful word. I bring it up here because it […]

The Wellness Iceberg: More Than Meets The Eye

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at the multi-faceted nature of health and wellness. Humans are complex beings, and healthcare providers who only view patient care through one lens do their patients a serious disservice. All the parts of our life – spirit, soul, and body – are interwoven, and we need to […]

Sleep: The Key You Can’t Afford To Lose

What does stupid look like? Let me give you an example from my own life. There was a time when I was in graduate school that it felt like I had been cramming for tests every day for months without a break. Every day was a waterfall of information. I couldn’t remember the last time […]

Supercharge Your Mental Game With One Key Truth

How would you feel if I told you that I would be in your corner during an upcoming challenge, cheering you on, giving you advice, helping you to strategize, and providing you with the resources you need to win the mental game? You might be appreciative. If I told you that your corner team for […]

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