Your hands tremble, your chest heaves, you’re sweating and clammy and feel like you’re having nervous breakdown or a heart attack. You feel out of control and detached from the world. (FYI, the chest pain from a panic attack usually feels like a sharp or stabbing, localized pain in the mid-chest area, while pain from a heart attack is usually a pressure or squeezing sensation that can radiate … [Read more...] about Menopause and Panic Attacks: What’s the Connection?
It seems that lately, everyone is talking about menopause. Okay, not everyone, but the people I associate with. We’re all of “that age:” either we’ve gone through it or we’re presently going through it. And, as unreliable as memories can sometimes be, when it comes to menopause mine are crystal clear (even though my periods officially ended years ago in my early 50s): the hot flashes that … [Read more...] about Seven Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause
Creaky knees…an aching back…diminished eyesight…a weaker bladder. These are hardly unexpected consequences of aging, and come with the territory. (Oh, don’t worry, you can fight them!) But one body part you might not think much about as it relates to getting older? Your neck. Like rings on a tree, the neck is usually where you begin to see the first signs of aging, which can happen well before … [Read more...] about Is This Body Part Aging You?
I was recently approached by my editor at CNBC.com to write a story about how employee burnout is on the rise. As a contributor to the site's section Modern Medicine, I'm used to writing interesting and timely stories about health - but I don't write much about work issues. But since I like a challenge, I immediately agreed to do the story. And it didn't take me long to realize that the word … [Read more...] about Burnout is Not Just About the Workplace
August is Wellness Month, and more specifically, Wednesday, August 15th is National Relaxation Day! And yes, in the perfect world there should be some relaxation built into every day, but too many of us let self-care take a back seat in our busy lives. If you already practice wellness, then maybe you don't need a reminder. I try really hard to remember to incorporate wellness into … [Read more...] about 15 Ways to Celebrate National Wellness Month
Can't meditate? You're probably already doing it. Try as I might, I just can't manage to meditate. It's not for lack of trying; I've taken classes, talked to avid meditators hoping to get some tips, read countless articles, listened to podcasts and watched instructional videos - you name it. But that magic "Zen" moment I'm hoping for never really kicks in. Once, at a class at Canyon Ranch in … [Read more...] about How to Meditate Without Really Trying