Category - Mental Health

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May

Remember the Fallen – Memorial Day Music Video honoring those who sacrificed for our country

Memorial Day is a fun day at the beach or park. But it’s basis is to remember those men and women who gave so much, even their lives, to protect our country. This original music is dedicated to them with gratitude. My dad was a marine in WWII and I appreciate the sacrifices he and …

24
May

Anger – A Dangerous Predator

It lies crouching in the tall grass Barely out of sight but never far from awareness. Creeping stealthily forward, Seeking a vulnerable moment to pounce. {Click Here to hear me narrate this over a score of original music. }   Quietly at first, momentarily freezing, Crawling ever closer, Its eyes focused, its muscles tensed, Breathing …

21
May

Menopause Sucks!

It seems the verdict is nearly unanimous – Menopause Sucks.   Menopause is such a weighted word that many women don’t even want to say it out loud. In fact, I discovered that one of my new patients developed a speech impediment when she entered menopause…   Me: What brings you here today? Her: I …

12
May

Relief for Menopause Mood Swings

Q: I’ve just started perimenopause, and my mood swings are driving me crazy! I’m happy as a lark one minute…mad at the world the next…and then so sad that I’m weeping over cat-food commercials. How can I stay on a more even keel? A: Mood swings are one of the top complaints from women who …

9
May

Hump Yoga – How to maintain mindfulness and focus amidst distractions

Do you do yoga? It’s a wonderful practice that can help you both physically and emotionally. Though I’ve co-written A Woman’s Book of Yoga about Kundalini yoga, I’m now learning a new form of yoga called mindful hatha yoga. {Click here to hear me narrate this post over a soundtrack of my original music}.   …

25
Apr

My Hardest Question…

As a menopause expert, I get asked a lot of difficult questions. Recently, I was asked a really hard one, and at first I was stumped. Here’s the question. I wonder if you can answer it? Click Here to listen to Dr. Mache narrate over an original soundtrack. When is the last time you sat …

19
Apr

Lessons Learned From A Raisin

Most people like raisins. They pop a small handful into their mouth and enjoy them for a moment. Maybe pop in another small handful or repeat a few more times.   As part of a mindfulness course I’m taking, we did an exercise that created a different raisin experience. It required me to select one …

13
Mar

Do You Really Want to Be Healthy and Happy?

By: Ed & Deb Shapiro Do you want to be well? Really? Think about it, about what it would be like to have nothing to complain about? To have nothing special about you? We have to be honest. Are we ready to have no specific reason why people should pay us attention? How many of …

27
Feb

The Seeds of Fear Are an Invasive Weed

We have more control over our feelings than it may seem, according to my friends, Ed and Deb Shapiro. Using mindfulness to deal with fear we can embrace it and let it go. We live in a frightening time – shootings in theaters and cafes, senseless loss of life. Fear is like a plague, upsetting …

15
Dec

Exercise During the Holidays to Lift Depression

The holidays are a time of joy and happiness. But sometimes this time of year can leave you feeling a bit low. You want to do something about it, but what? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 1 in 9 Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant and 60% will be …

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