We can easily let go of our healthy routines and boundaries when dealing with crises. During a crisis, we may let go of important practices that cultivate the four pillars of a stable mood: nutrition, connection, movement, and rest. During highly stressful times, it’s important to do what we can to maintain and bolster these four pillars. Here are some ideas and guidelines to keep these pillars strong during a crisis.
There are many reasons to start psychotherapy. You may seek support to heal from recent or past traumas, cope with chronic pain or illness, navigate emotional distress, or address conflict in your relationships. You may need help to address eating disorders, body shame, or burnout, or you may need support during life transitions. We give you the tools and confidence you need to regulate your emotions and connect with others so you can live your life to the fullest.
By Duke Integrative Medicine Programs Team The “Three Good Things” exercise is a powerful positive psychology technique. From a biological perspective, our brains are hardwired to reflect, notice and remember the negative as a survival mechanism and a way to avoid that which causes physical and emotional discomfort. This tendency to ...READ MORE
By Erin Hancock, MPH/RD student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dietetic Intern at the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center and supervised by Christine Tenekjian, MPH, RDN, LDN Baking can be a fun, delicious, and a stress-relieving hobby to take up while many of us are spending more time at home. The only ...READ MORE
By Akemi Huynh, Student of Nutritional Sciences at North Carolina Central University with the supervision of the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center Nutrition Team Do you ever open the refrigerator door and stand there looking for something to eat? And then suddenly you wonder if you’re hungry? Before we make ...READ MORE