Do Electronic Devices Affect Sleep?

Does reading from an electronic tablet before bedtime affect sleep? We’ve known for some time that artificial lighting can alter the body’s natural 24-hour circadian rhythm. But now, our lives seem saturated with electronic devices that emit short-wavelength-enriched blue light as opposed to broad-spectrum white lights. And often, we’re reading from those gadgets at night…

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Do Your Wandering Thoughts Make You Unhappy? You’re Not Alone

Everywhere I go, I see people glued to their phones – almost obsessed. And you might say, why not? Phones these days can do everything – take photos, store games and books, keep our calendars . . . even help us chart our happiness. Yes, I did say chart our happiness. This app is one…

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Mindfulness . . . There’s an App for That?

As technology makes its way into what seems like every corner of life, it can feel rather challenging to strike that careful balance of knowing when it’s helpful and when it’s not. And frankly, the last place you might expect an electronic gadget to come in handy is front and center during your mindfulness practice….

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What Stops Practitioners From Making the Most of Their Expertise?

What did people do before the Internet? This is a common refrain for folks of all generations. Today, whenever people are in search of anything – be it movie showings, where to get the best sushi in town, or how to scuba dive – they simply hop right online … … and this formula is…

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Expand Your Impact
(without increasing your hours?)

Back in 2003, my otherwise healthy father had a serious myocardial infarction. For days I traveled back and forth from my home to the hospital in Massachusetts, visiting, keeping track of his progress, and advocating on his behalf. Had I been in private practice, or working for a hospital or agency, that would have been…

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How to Stay Ahead of the Changes in Our Professions

Many of us were drawn to our profession because we wanted to help people . . . . . . but what happens when fewer and fewer people seek your help? With the economy and people having busier lives, a lot of practices are starting to see a steady decline in clients coming in on…

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