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November 19, 2018
A new episode is out! Overeating can seem to be an inevitable problem to many with winter holidays on the horizon, Thanksgiving being one of the biggest culprits among them. Carolyn Denton joins us to talk about happy, healthy eating habits with her expertise as a nutritionist.
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November 7, 2018
A new episode is out! "I think that we're living in times that are fraught with stress. I think most people experience daily stress and the notion that you can utilize Reiki on a daily basis on yourself for 15 minutes 30 minutes and that you can restore some of your energy and that you can experience reduce stress I think is a preventative measure."
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October 29, 2018
A new episode is out! "[...] If we look at schools, everyone's making sure everybody has a desk, a textbook, pencils, right? Equity, however, is giving people what they need to reach the same outcome as everyone else, and that's different than equality"

Continue reading: Take Five: Necessity of Equity

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October 22, 2018
A new episode is out! People commonly think that "aromatherapy" refers to anything that smells good, like scented candles, potpourri, and perfumes. We use the term "aromatherapy" to refer to the therapeutic application of plant essential oils (usually diluted in some type of solution) by qualified aromatherapists or other individuals.
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October 16, 2018
A new episode is out! "Surgery removes the bullet out of the limb, which is an obstruction to cure, but nature heals the wound. So it is with medicine; the function of an organ becomes obstructed; medicine so far as we know, assists nature to remove the obstruction, but does nothing more. And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him." - Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not
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October 11, 2018
A new episode is out! There are so many integrative healing practices that exist in the world, and while we will explore them individually more in-depth in later episodes, I wanted to first speak with Dr. Teri Verner about the field as a whole.
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October 8, 2018
A new episode is out! The Center has been a leader in the field of health coaching for over a decade. Dr. Karen Lawson sits down on the show to discuss the question: what is health coaching?
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October 1, 2018
A new episode is out! Alex Haley is the Mindfulness Lead here at the Center, and in this episode he explores the topic of mindfulness to answer questions like what it is, how it works, and gives tips on how to be more mindful everyday.
July 31, 2018
"Patients and families are voicing a desire for (an integrative) approach to care, and there is increasing evidence that integrative approaches can improve clinical outcomes including symptom management. If embedded into the ongoing delivery of care, the implementation of integrative nursing is both feasible and sustainable. It requires investment in education and leadership, and perhaps most importantly, a culture change that embraces a whole-person, whole-system approach to patient care." - Center faculty Megan Voss, DNP, and Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, in a new paper published in MDPI.
July 24, 2018
Episode 2 of the Take Five for Your Health and Wellbeing sits down with Center Direction Mary Jo Kreitzer to discuss healthy eating.

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