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What really “causes” depression

There’s been a little flurry in the news recently – perhaps a headline has caught your attention: neuroscientists from Tel-Aviv University have discovered the underlying “cause” of depression. That’s quite a find! According to the research, instead of depression being created by a shortfall of serotonin in the brain (the hypothesis that many people have been operating with for decades now, even though it’s been met with controversy) this new model…

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You FEEL What You Eat (My Revitalize 2015 Recap)

I spent the past four days at the second annual Mind Body Green Revitalize conference in Tucson, AZ. It was an incredible event, and I had a front row seat (literally!) where world renowned experts in wellness and integrative medicine were speaking about physical health, emotional health, sex, biohacking, brain science, and beyond. I want to share some of my favorite take-aways with you. Over the course of the past…

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Knowing when to turn off the news

Whether we like it or not we live in a time where watching the news appears to be an exercise in anxiety and depression. Regardless of whether it’s local, international, cable, or evening – its producers rarely have something uplifting to report. Missing planes. Mud slides. Climate change. Colony collapse. I can’t remember the last time I watched or read the news and was left feeling optimistic about the future…

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Why It’s OK To Get Upset About “First World Problems”

If you’re like most people, my guess is that – at least some of the time – you feel a little blue or a little anxious. Maybe you feel more than a little that way. Regardless, figuring out the why can be tough, right? Especially when you’re constantly being told to “think positively,” or to stop complaining about your “first world problems.” What you might not know is that those messages may, in fact,…

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