Two Simple Questions to Help You Relax Your Mind

Qigong can be thought of as a moving meditation. Regular practice helps to improve bone density, balance, sleep, cardiovascular function, digestion, and immunity. It also helps to reduce stress and pain. Pretty cool, huh? It can even help your cells live longer – and when your cells live longer, so…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 57: Holistic Mental Health with Maureen Magauran, MD

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Episode 57: Holistic Mental Health with Maureen Magauran, MD In Episode 57 of A Healthy Curiosity, Brodie talks with Maureen Magauran, MD and Holistic Psychiatrist, about the ways we convince ourselves that we’re stuck, even when we have the power to make positive changes. Meditation allows us to tap into…

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How Tai Chi Cured my Knee Pain

  I’ve always loved hiking. When I was around 18, I noticed that I could hike up a mountain with no problem but hiking down caused a lot of pain in my knees – I remember reflecting, sadly, that I probably wouldn’t be able to enjoy this hobby for much…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 37: Playing With the Life Force

    Episode 37: Playing With the Life Force   Did you know just 8 weeks of a bodymind practice can change the way your brain is wired, helping you to stay calm and make sound decisions? In Episode 37, Brodie shares a piece she wrote for The Huffington Post…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 12: Emotional Healing & Acupuncture, Part II

    Episode 12: Emotional Healing & Acupuncture, Part II with Cori Hall   On today’s show, Brodie talks with a long-time patient, Cori. They talk about how acupuncture helped Cori realize just how much she was expecting of herself, mentally, emotionally and physically, and the effects it was having on…

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Why “I must be getting old” is the wrong conclusion

One of the saddest things I hear in my practice is, “I must be getting old.” I hear this from patients as young as 29, and I know the feeling: nothing makes me feel like I’m 85 quite like back pain that I’ve had since I was a teenager. Maybe you don’t…

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How Monica Lewinsky and burned veggies inspire self-compassion

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Did you happen to catch Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk that’s been making the rounds on Facebook recently? I loved it. In her talk, Monica asks who among us hasn’t done something regretful at the age of 22? She calls for us all to have greater empathy and compassion for people…

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