Take a Bite Out of Holiday Stress! (Yes… Now!)

by Cynthia Ackrill, MD, FAIS Date of photo: October 6, 2017. Temperature outside: 75F. Holiday stress is ALREADY upon us! How?! The leaves are still green. Halloween décor is still full price. And I am wearing shorts as I wandered into Home Depot to this scene. Oy! Right?! I know retail is hurting. Of course, they [...]

By | 2017-10-23T10:55:11+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Daily Life|

6 Subtle Signs You Are Overdue for Self Care: Self-care is not a luxury!

by AIS Fellow Cynthia Ackrill, MD It is a critical part of finding the energy and brainpower you need to navigate life.  It is non-negotiable for brilliance and resilience. And it is the ultimate burnout antidote. But sadly, as a culture, we have a personal energy crisis on our hands. A recent New York Times [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:37:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Daily Life|

Why We Need to Stop Hacking and Start Healing

3 Shifts to Recharge Your Brain and Your Life. by AIS Executive Director Dr. Heidi Hanna In the movie Limitless, we see the ramifications of the brain supposedly optimized to its greatest potential. Bradley Cooper’s character, among others, explores the power of the human mind by amplifying energy production without need for restoration or rest. As [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:32:54+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Daily Life|

Are You Stressed or Stressed Out?

When pressure becomes pain. by Dr. Heidi Hanna   In beautiful irony, trying to define stress can be quite stressful. After all, even the godfather of stress himself Hans Selye pointed out that “in addition to being itself, stress is also the cause of itself and the result of itself”. In the story of his life, [...]

By | 2017-05-31T08:44:44+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Daily Life|