February 2015, Volume 5, Issue 2

Happy February, SynerLINK friends,

This month’s  top article is hands-down the best thing I’ve read this year.  I am becoming a huge fan of Glennon at Momastery and her joyful approach to life.  This month, I am grateful for her gift of perspectacles on my own life.  What can you be grateful for in your life, right now?

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Best wishes for your health and happiness,
Chanel Helgason, MD

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.”
– Roger J Corliss

THIS MONTH’S LINKS

Link of the Month:
http://momastery.com/blog/2014/08/11/give-liberty-give-debt/

Hopeful research on reversal of early Alzheimer’s dementia:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/832752
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/08/health/alzheimers-reversal/

An important study.  I know a lot of people are switching over from regular to e-cigarettes, but the health impact may not be what they hoped.  So, if you’re planning on quitting smoking this year, it looks like it would be better to use these only as a temporary measure to get them off entirely, but not as an ongoing habit.
http://www.dkfz.de/en/presse/pressemitteilungen/2013/dkfz-pm-13-31-Electronic-Cigarettes-An-Uncontrolled-Experiment-with-Consumers.php

Fascinating theory on the nature of addictions and disconnection.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html

7 fun, creative ways to build patient loyalty.
http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/blog/7-secrets-to-loyal-patients-for-life/

Good news! Mindfulness and group psychotherapy help counteract the damaging effects of chronic stress on DNA.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29063/full

Struggling to create a regular meditation practice?  Check out these tips.
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/01/tips-for-the-struggling-meditator/

U.S. medicine is not kind – to doctors or patients.
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/12/confessions-burnt-physician.html

A really good article for other tea aficionados.  Your tea may not be as healthful as you think.
http://foodbabe.com/2013/08/21/do-you-know-whats-really-in-your-tea/

A provacative piece about the messages we send girls about their bodies.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-koppelkam/body-image_b_3678534.html

 

A BIT OF HUMOR
I just love this song and video.  What would it take for you to light up?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWKTFuAFcOY

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