Archive for the 'Emotional Health' Category

Healing from the Inside Out

After spending four years fighting my RP like I’m in the fight of my life, I’ve started undergoing a major shift. Thanks to Behnaz Esfehani, N.D., PhD, an intuitive and holistic healer who holds graduate degrees in education, psychology, and naturopathy, I’m realizing that I need to love my eyes – not fight against them, […]

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Healing Our Eyesight – A Total TCM Approach

Lately I’ve been concentrating on healing myself from the inside out—with an emphasis on self-love and healthy lifestyle choices. And Lee Huang, my Seattle acupuncturist, is focused on the same thing. Lee, who worked as an eye surgeon in China before moving to the U.S. and immersing herself in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is passionate about […]

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Who Are You REALLY?

We all have those days where our eyesight struggles do us in. And I know from personal experience how easy it is to let the dark take over. I’m not talking about lack of light. I’m referring to the dark emotions and energy that can consume us—those inner voices that tell us we are worthless, […]

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The Self-Care Campaign

Jeanne’s Take: If ever there was a time to get serious about yourself, it’s now. Not just about your sight, but in full support of your health – both mental and physical – and your inalienable rights as a healthy human being. Ingrid and I have embarked on a personal mini campaign to remind each […]

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Stress: The New Anti-Stress

I’ve discovered something extraordinary over the past few weeks: that stress is actually good for me. Don’t get me wrong – I am intimately involved with the concept of stress and one’s health, and there appear to be no upsides to how it treats our minds, our bodies and, for us in particular, our eyes. […]

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How Do You Define Yourself?

Seeing a blurry bald head looking back at me in the mirror has done a number on my psyche these past couple of weeks. Between the RP and chemo-induced blurriness and hair loss (topped off by a black eye from hitting my face in the shower), I’ve hit the kind of emotional lows I’ve not […]

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RP Tricks of the Trade

A wise man once said “write what you know” and knowing is a perpetual education. I know I’ve learned a lot over the last few years, much of it positive and most of it by trial and error. I’ve assembled an impressive bag of RP tricks that are likely familiar to you all. When I […]

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Healthy 2016: Reducing Stress

I have a horrible time saying “no,” even when I know that the word “yes” often commits me to stressful situations full of logistical nightmares that include fumbling my way through crowded, dimly lit airports or train stations, nights in unfamiliar, under lit hotels, long work days and time away from my husband and two […]

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And What a Year it Was…

A New Year is upon us with maximum potential for joy and expectation. For as long as I can recall I’ve carved out time on December 31 to cobble together a list of positive memories from the previous three hundred and sixty four days. Not only does it help me move on but I’m perpetually […]

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Doubling Down on My Health

If I needed another push to get my whole body health in order, this bout with breast cancer has done the trick. And at this point, I’m determined to get to the root of my health issues—cancer and RP alike. The person I’m tapping for help is Dr. Damon Miller, who immediately reached out to […]

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