2014 in review

I guess it’s not bad for my first year out (started in August with no previous experience).. Looking forward to a strong and healthy 2015. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would […]

Doctor used hypnotherapy with ‘shocking’ sexual imagery to treat smokers despite nearly 20 years of complaints

Originally posted on National Post | News:
The young patient had only recently sought counselling for a harrowing episode of sexual abuse when his psychiatrist referred him to another doctor for help to quit smoking. The sessions that followed sent the 28-year-old into a spiral of depression and re-traumatization, he said Tuesday, while raising questions about…

“Eyes on the Street”: Why Be Active In Your Community?

Originally posted on UNC Healthy Heels:
There are plenty of personal reasons to walk, jog, bike or otherwise actively get around: it increases one’s own ability to get exercise, it’s cheap (or free!), and can have positive mental health outcomes like lowering stress and anxiety. But, actively getting around has greater altruistic benefits as well. Many…