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On productivity, grieving, staying sane, and having fun during quarantine

How are you doing in this strange universe of social distancing? Since the clinic went on hiatus about six weeks ago, I have been surprisingly “busy” despite not having a clinical schedule: catching up on administrative work, making meals, going for long walks with Milo, learning to make cafe mochas, and finally binge-watching Picard* and …

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Staying sane while social distancing

Move Take a walk outside (observe 6 ft distance from other people). Join online exercise classes for free. Meditate Headspace, Calm and Insight Timer are really good apps for learning or supporting a meditation practice. Shine is specifically focused on calming anxiety and stress. Help out Looking out for others takes the focus off ourselves …

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6 practical tips to avoid catching a cold

Did you know that marathon runners are the human equivalent of a “perfect storm” when it comes to catching colds? A long-distance runner’s body doesn’t know that this is an endurance event – it presumes they must be running from a bear, so the body suppresses the immune system to conserve resources for this life-threatening situation. (You …

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