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Oftentimes I find myself trying to explain all that goes into informing what I do and how I help people. I …

I read The Four Agreements about 15 years ago. It is a wonderful book which is summarized in this infographic: Share …

New Research Shocks Scientists: Human Emotion Physically Shapes Reality!Three different studies, done by different teams of scientists proved something really extraordinary. …

16 Ways to Make the Most of Counseling – From Counselors ThemselvesIf going to counseling is something you’re thinking about or …

Cutting CordsIn every relationship, people are constantly exchanging energy that can become a chord connecting two people. This energetic cord forms …

The Secret to Love Is Just KindnessScience says lasting relationships come down to-you guessed it-kindness and generosity. The masters, by contrast, …

Rethinking ComplainingWe all know someone who has elevated the process of complaining to a high art. Sometimes funny, sometimes exhausting, these …

The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics”I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there’s no real …

Stop Comparing Yourself to OthersYou are unique. There is no one else like you in the entire universe. In honor of …

In case you haven’t heard Or, even if you have… by Jill Becker, MD., MA. The symptoms women experience when having …

Boy is this (borrowed from a friend’s LinkedIn page) ever true! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click …

Restoring The Sacred Feminine It is time to recognize that the hunting era has passed. This should be a more feminine …

Check out this amazing piece sent by a person who doesn’t feel she is an artist! Share this:Click to share on …

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I found this piece on DailyOm.  I thought I’d include it here for those who might be interested. Experiences with Multiple …

Cat and Mouse

January 1, 2017
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Cat and Mouse by Jill Becker, MD., MA. This morning, I awoke to the dulcimer sounds of the cat wading through …

People often ask me about my career path and the choices that led to my current iteration.  The following is a …

I have always been fascinated by “alternative” medicine.  The mind-body connection is so much more important than I think many of …

The Key to a Good Sex Life- “Sexual Growth Beliefs”Yes, there is a research-based magic key to better sex and relationships. …

The Last Acceptable “ism.” by Jill Becker, MD., MA. I am fat. I used to be heavy, before that I was …

The Opposite of Addiction is ConnectionRight now an exciting new perspective on addiction is emerging. Johann Harri, author of Chasing The …

Your brain on artDear Artist, While learning the springs at my local Pilates studio recently, I noticed a sign above the …

Science Finally Confirms That People Absorb Energy From OthersA biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing …

Brené Brown on EmpathyWhat is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr …

Why We Can Get Obsessed With People Who Don’t Want UsFor simplicity’s sake, I refer to heterosexual women in this post, …

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled BreathingTake a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of …

Fitness May Be a Prophylaxis for the Health Risks of StressA new study reaffirms the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, …

Recent studies report fascinating results: The words you choose to use can literally change your brain. Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist …

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The Social Life of Genes Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a …

There’s Only One Way to Love: BravelyThe desire for an intimate partnership is woven into our DNA. As human beings, we …

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The Pigletski Triplets A New Twist On An Old Favorite by Jill Becker      The Pigletski triplets, after completing their …

What It’s Like To Identify As HeteroflexibleOn the vast spectrum of sexuality, certain identities are more visible – and easier to …

Could art class help med students become more observant, empathetic doctors? Medical schools across the country including Harvard, Yale and Northwestern …

Be Grateful: 10 Scientific Benefits of Practicing Gratitude – Hack SpiritYour mom always told you to be grateful, and it turns …

GPS: G-d’s Positioning System by Jill Becker, MD., MA. None of us hears the name G-d without having an image or a …

Structuring a new social lifeLynda O’Connor remembers the feeling clearly, particularly around the holidays. Friends were busy making plans for dinners …

Expressive Arts Therapy is different from Art Therapy in that it is about the process, not the product.  That said, this …

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7 ways to deal when life throws you a curve ballBecause the only constant is change Major life changes are part …

Family Isn’t Always Forever: When It’s Time to Say Goodbye”Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” ~Edna Buchanan A few …

Science Has Officially Confirmed That People Can Absorb Energy From OthersPublished by the renowned journal Nature in the the online journal …

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The Health Benefits of Expressive Writing By Stacey Colino Whether you put pen to paper or type on a computer, writing about …

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Strong People

September 10, 2016
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If found this interesting article at: The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells, And …

Why So Many Doctors Lack Self-confidence, and How to Get It Back Pamela L. Wible, MD I’ve often heard patients describe …

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5 Ways to Use Art for Reconnecting to Yourself In Spirituality and Health’s Blog Here are five art-inspired techniques anyone can try. Reconnecting …

I’m excited to report that I just accepted an invitation to contribute to the newly formed ISSWSH (International Society for the Study …

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How the word “burnout” perpetuates medicine’s cycle of abuse by Pamela Wible, MD.Illustration by Jorge Muniz, PA-C. We enter medicine with our …

Local medical students act to prevent suicides among doctors By Ian Cummings When Don Milligan talks about doctor suicides, he talks …

15 Habits That Are Costing You Happiness by Elyse Santilli 1. Comparing yourself to others. Comparison has been called the thief …

Can Attachment Theory Explain All Our Relationships? The most important parenting you’ll ever do happens before your child turns one — …

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Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of …

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as Cambridge University, Princeton …

I was recently asked to put together and share my “Elevator Speech.”  You know, the way you would describe your business or …

I just read a wonderful piece that a friend posted on his Facebook feed.  It was written a number of years …

Alchemy

August 15, 2016
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Alchemy: “A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.” I met with a dear friend recently who referred to me as a type …

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Hello and welcome to MFU’s first blog post! I hope to post useful information and resources from time to time.  Feel free …

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