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Visualization: Unleashing the Power of this Mind-Body Technique

May 30th, 2023

By Duke Health & Well-Being Team In mind-body techniques, visualization is a powerful tool for achieving personal growth, wellness, and self-transformation. Visualization empowers individuals to tap into their imagination and manifest their desires by harnessing the innate connection between the mind and body. This blog post explores the transformative potential of visualization as a mind-body technique.

The Benefits of Eating Seasonally

May 12th, 2023

Eating seasonally grown foods offers many benefits that promote our health, support local economies, and contribute to environmental sustainability. In addition, when eating with the seasons, we can enjoy various advantages by aligning our diets with natural production cycles. According to Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD at Duke Integrative Medicine, "Eating in season means eating fresh produce ...

Healing Together – Eight-Week Hybrid Group Psychology Program

March 31st, 2023

We are excited to announce another psychology group offering at Duke Integrative Medicine! Healing Together After 3 years of coping with and navigating the pandemic, we all have some shared trauma. If you are experiencing fear or stress associated with anxiety and how to move forward, join us for 8 weeks as we learn adaptive coping skills in a group ...

Five Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

February 21st, 2023

Learn how noticing when your habits become automatic, identifying daily triggers, and practicing mindful awareness can help you transform habits into choices. Tip #1: Notice When Your Habits Have Become Automatic Most of the time, when we engage in unhealthy habits, we do it automatically. In fact, our minds are generally preoccupied with thinking ...

A Guided Mindfulness Meditation to Improve the Moment

January 23rd, 2023

Mindful breathing is a powerful exercise that can help you stay focused on the present moment. Combining a mindful breathing exercise with meditation can help you focus and relax. Read the instructions below to familiarize yourself with the experience. Set a timer, and as you get more accustomed to using this technique to help you relax, you can set the ...

The Best of the Best in Health & Well Being for 2023

December 13th, 2022

As we head into 2023, we have an opportunity to explore well-being tools and resources that can help us pursue activities, choices, and lifestyles that can get us closer to the most vibrant version of ourselves. Our team compiled some fun resources for the third year in a row to help you explore your version of well-being. The Best of the ...

Ten Tips for Successful Habit Change

October 25th, 2022

1. Connect your new habit to your best self Deep motivation for change comes from connecting your habits to what you most want for optimal health and how that supports you in being your best self. 2. Create a 3-6 month goal Three to six months is long enough to achieve a healthy goal or ...

Ten Steps for Awareness of Breathing Practice

September 20th, 2022

A person typically takes around 22,000 breaths per day. So, bringing your attention to this occurrence for a few minutes daily can provide many health benefits. Furthermore, pausing for a short breathing break is a great way to enjoy a quick refresher during a hectic day. Conscious breathing or ‘breath awareness’ means paying attention to your breath instead of trying to ...

Your Guide to Nutrition and Metabolism

August 2nd, 2022

Content curated by Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Dietitian, Duke Integrative Medicine. Support and optimize your metabolism with ""Your Ultimate Guide to Nutrition and Metabolism." This e-book shares in-depth information about your metabolism and ways to support and optimize it.   Download the Nutrition and Metabolism Guide About Nutritional Counseling ...

Four Factors That Can Improve Your Metabolism

June 30th, 2022

By: Kenlyn Young, LDN, MS, RD, Dietitian, Duke Integrative Medicine. Metabolism is so confusing and frustrating, right? Common questions asked, "Why can't I lose weight? Why is my metabolism so slow?" In simple terms, "Metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body moving, even when resting or sleeping, ...

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