Cheryl Van Vliet-Brown

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Health Trends We'd Be Happy To See Go In 2014

Every new year gives us an opportunity to say goodbye to some of the less appealing trends of the previous year. And when it came to health fads, 2013 was no exception. The year that brought us some inspired trends (see: bike-sharing programs and whole food diets, for example) also included a few …

Fitness

5 Tricks For Keeping The Commitments You Made To Yourself

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

New Cervical Cancer Analysis Offers Clues On Role Of HPV

A multi-national effort to analyze the genome of cervical cancer has yielded some exciting discoveries that may inform future therapy.<p>Researchers, publishing in the journal Nature, identified 13 genetic mutations that can now be considered significant for cervical cancer. Of those, two of the …

Bobbie Lamden: Living with double mastectomy

When the actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had had a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, she highlighted the dangers to women around the world.<p>At the same time, Bobbie Lamden, was preparing for her own surgery.<p>Graham Satchell went to meet her in …

Cancer

Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013

In 2006, I began publishing annual The Integrator Top 10 lists for the emerging field of integrative health and medicine. Since 2011, these have shown up here on The Huffington Post. Links to past blogs are here and at the bottom of this posting. Together these chronicle eight years of policy and …

Health Care

Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet (In an Hour or Less)

<b>Here at the end of 2013 is the very best opportunity to devote some time (about an hour in this case) to planning 2014 as your best year yet.</b><p><b>This blog contains the 2014 Breakthrough Process Worksheet to help you do just that.. .</b> set up 2014 as a year you will look back on as a breakout year for …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: 5 Sure Steps to Achieve New Year's Resolutions

We do the same thing every year. New Year's Eve comes and goes, and our New Year's resolutions, promised so fiercely at the stroke of midnight, are dismissed shortly thereafter, fading away over time, like friends who've moved to another city. It is the dirty not-so-little secret of New Year's …

Mindfulness

How dangerous is a blow to the head?

<b>As Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition after a ski accident, experts warn that even a seemingly minor head injury can have major consequences.</b><p>Any knock to the head can be dangerous, although thankfully most are not.<p>The brain is a delicate, blancmange-like organ that is …

Michael Schumacher

8 Ways To Practice More Positivity In 2014

It's impossible to go an entire year without navigating through some challenges -- but despite any setbacks, many are approaching 2014 with an optimistic outlook. Almost 50 percent of Americans believe their fortunes will improve in the new year. Is 2014 going to be the year of positivity?<p>According …

These Digital Meditation Tools Can Be Your Gateway To A Calmer, More Effective Life

Meditation, an ancient practice of calming the mind, would seem to be incompatible with modern technology, with its emphasis on speed and connectivity. But as more and more Americans have embraced meditation as an antidote to hyper-connected lives, the world of technology has joined the movement. …