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21 Aug


There’s an odd dynamic that happens to us when we’re close to people. We don’t always notice when they’re in serious trouble. Things we’d notice immediately about a perfect stranger don’t register on us with people we love. We just tend to make accommodations and excuses for the troubled or even weird behavior of people we care about.

20 Aug

Hi BR,
I have a 16 yr old grand daughter who is frightened at night, can't sleep without a night light, and any small sound - even normal ones - causes her such anxiety, she has even asked her Dad to stay with her until she goes to sleep. This is fairly new. 
13 Aug


Dear BR,

Is there a way to purchase as a gift? I'd like to buy some audios for a friend.

- Janet

13 Aug

Listen up, high school and college sports departments, rehab professionals and physiatry departments, not to mention athletes and their parents!! Here’s something to think about as various fall sports practices begin.

07 Aug


It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down, and before you know it, it will be time to exchange beach chairs for backpacks and get back to work, school, or any personal goals that await you. Yet, an old nemesis, procrastination, is always lurking in the shadows.

06 Aug

Hello Belleruth:

I am not new to using your guided imagery. Your Self Confidence CD was very helpful to deal with freezing on tests when I returned to grad school. I have also worked with your Anger & Foregiveness imagery. I was diagnosed with PTSD a few years ago. Recently my anxiety spiked over small things that have not caused an issue previously, which my therapist believes is related to my PTSD. Sadly, I cannot afford to return to routine therapy so I thought I would try your Healing Trauma guided imagery.

31 Jul

Dear Belleruth,

My wife has tinnitus - etiology unknown – which has been declared untreatable by her internist. (I myself am a doctor).

She is very depressed and upset, feeling at the end of her rope. In fact, she has been feeling so beleaguered by this constant ringing in her ears, she won't go outside the house or even spend time with friends.

I'm out of ideas and wondering if you have any suggestions. I'm very worried about her.

26 Jul


Here are some exciting findings for people who don’t get enough air – those with asthma, allergies, congestive heart failure, sarcoid, lung damage or disease – really any condition that can affect the ability to take in oxygen.

Canadian researchers have measured the impact of meditation on long term increases in efficiency for getting oxygen where it needs to go.

Up ‘til now this was hard to isolate and measure, since meditating affects breath rate anyway, and changes cardio scores.

23 Jul


Is it possible to stream Health Journeys audios? If so, what format of the audio should I purchase? Don¹t think I have a CD or MP3 player any longer!

23 Jul

On the Seabourn Wellness cruise, I heard some wonderfully rich, balanced, data-informed talks on the IM approach to autism from Dr. Sanford “Sandy” Newmark, an integrative pediatrician who’s also the head of the widely respected Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF in San Francisco.

He explained how there’s no one protocol that suits every kid with autism – each child is different and reacts to interventions differently. But the evidence is pretty clear that autism comes from some combination of genetics and environmental toxicity, and there are some things to try that can possibly make a substantial difference in symptoms and behaviors.

16 Jul

Hello, I am wondering which program will address my situation so I would love your suggestions. I am trying to reset my autonomic nervous system after years of stress and drama in my life. The result of that stress has been various and sundry symptoms from PVCs, Tachycardia, acid reflux, neck pain and dizziness and a general feeling of "going to die" from time to time.

16 Jul


I’m still processing and sharing what I learned on the recent Seabourn Wellness Cruise to Alaska, with Andy Weil and his Magical Posse of Integrative Medicine Mavins. There was a treasure trove of great, actionable information.

The priceless advice of Dr. Victoria Maizes1 is arguably what’s stayed with me the most. One of her many areas of expertise is on practical ways of reducing environmental hazards in everyday life.