It's Wednesday, aka "Hump Day". Your boss is breathing down your back, the stock market is a mess and all of your nerves are frazzeled. What to do?? MEDITATE! Not only will it decrease your stress relief, but it decreases your blood pressure, risk of heart attack, stroke and other catastrophic health conditions. And we could all use a little security these days.
Here's a fantastic 4-minute** guided meditation (**we don't have the original link now but check out other meditations on SoundCloud) by James Gordon, MD, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gordon is an expert in using mind-body techniques to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorders, etc. He's even bridging gaps between people in war-torn areas (Israelis and Palestinians to name one). To sum it up, he's INCREDIBLE!
So take 5 minutes of your day, EVERY DAY, to smell the roses, be it with Dr. Gordon or on your own. Here's a link to his organization's website - http://www.cmbm.org/. Enjoy!
Dr. Maltz earned a Medical Degree and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. She completed a combined Internal and Preventive Medicine Residency at UTMB in June, 2011. She then completed a 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT, during which she simultaneously underwent an intensive 1000-hour curriculum created by The University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program founded by Dr. Andrew Weil.