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Inspirational Stories

January 25th, 2017

An Interview with Kathy Mackintosh As a part of this blog, we are going to feature people with inspirational stories that we want to share with our readers. Our first inspirational story, brought to you in interview fashion, features Linda Smith (Director of Duke IM Educational Programs) and Kathy Mackintosh (Certified Integrative Health Coach and Duke IM instructor). The video interview ...

Five Minute Beginning Mindfulness Practice

January 18th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Mindful Awareness A regular and ongoing practice of mindful awareness can bring more joy and improved health into your life. Research shows that mindful awareness leads to lower levels of anxiety, depression, anger and worry. Practicing mindful awareness helps your body as well as your mind. It can ease chronic pain and help you to ...

Sitting is the New Smoking

January 11th, 2017

By Jocelyn Weiss, PhD, MPH In today’s world, most of us spend the majority of our days sitting. The average American may commute for an hour in car or on a train, then spend 8-10 hours at a desk before commuting back home to eat dinner and then sit on the couch for 2 hours before bed. In short, we ...

Welcome to IM Well

January 8th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Welcome to IM Well! This blog from Duke Integrative Medicine (IM) Programs is about practical tips and tools to help you thrive in life and in health.  It’s designed to support you in creating a lifestyle that has you feeling your best and able to meet the challenges that life presents with resiliency. What can you expect ...


January 7th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Ever wonder how habits are formed in the brain and how to change them? This video is the start of a series on just that. If it's time for you to break an old habit or start a new, healthy one, join us and let's get started. Download a transcript of this video.

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