• Live Whole Health #118: Connecting Mind & Body session 1

    Mind & Body connection is so important for health and well-being. Being connected creates a sense of well-being and health. Here's how.

  • Live Whole Health #118: Connecting Mind & Body session 1

    Mind & Body connection is so important for health and well-being. Being connected creates a sense of well-being and health. Here's how.

  • Live Whole Health #116: Importance and confidence

    When considering a change in life, no matter what it is, we start by asking ourselves two questions: Is it worth it? (importance), and Can I do it? (confidence). 

  • Live Whole Health #94 – Take a breath to remember Your MAP (Mission, Aspiration and Purpose)

    Whole Health helps you create a Mission, Aspiration and Purpose – or MAP – that connects your health care goals with your life goals. When you know your MAP, you can set a goal and work with your team to reach it.

  • Live Whole Health #50 – The Easiest Way to Improve Your Health

    changing your breathing—slowing it down, taking deeper breaths, controlling your exhale—releases endorphins (“feel-good hormones”), removes toxins from your body, slows your heart rate, and provides oxygenated blood that makes every system work more efficiently.  Just this one simple action makes everything else better.

  • Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #41 – Breathing for stress relief

    Breath--something we do 20,000 times a day--is one of the body’s most important functions, and one that we can notice in every moment. 

  • Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #34 – Breathing in the Moment

    You can only take a breath in the present moment; not the past and not the future. Mindful awareness practices often begin by paying attention to breathing. One reason for this is that the breath is the bridge between our sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) nervous systems.

  • Playing harmonica is therapy for Veterans with COPD

    It’s called Harmonicas for Health and it’s helping Veterans breathe easier. The type of breathing used to play the harmonica is similar to the breathing exercises used in therapy for COPD.

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