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Sleep & Resilience

Sleep is a cornerstone of good health. Yet 70% of Americans don't get enough of it.  Poor sleep does more than make us cranky: it makes us less able to move through challenging times. Chronic sleeplessness constrains memory and our capacity to learn and solve...

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Self Awareness: A Meditation

Think of self-awareness as a kind of meditation in which you focus your attention on different aspects of yourself -- your feelings, your thoughts, your behaviors.  Self-awareness is often the first thing to go when something triggers us, even something below the...

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Connecting through Loneliness

Connecting Through Loneliness  2020 began with headlines proclaiming an Epidemic of Loneliness (little did we know what other epic things 2020 had in store for us!) with more than 60% of Americans self-describing as lonely. That number goes up with social media use,...

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What is Resilience?

In which I try to tease out the symbiotic -- or Yin and Yang -- relationship between resilience and trauma, in terms of how they play out in our bodies, nervous systems, cognition and behavior. While trauma is often thought of as being our personal problem -- what we...

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Nurturing Resilience

Hi everyone! I hope that you are finding ways to stay cool and connected even through a long and hot summer in the midst of a pandemic that has meant we have less options to get together and get away. I wanted to share one new regular endeavor I'll be contributing to...

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