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Healthy Minds

There is a lot on information about the mind-body connection - and for good reason. Our emotional, psychological and social well-being is integral to our physical health. Find advice and resources to help you cultivate a positive outlook.

 

Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

Worries about weight and appearance begin in childhood. Girls as young as six talk about wanting to be skinnier. Boys in middle school take supplements and even steroids to develop more muscular bodies. The pressure to look a certain way is often rei...
6/24/2019 | Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

The Healing Power of Music

The Healing Power of Music

It’s been called many things – the universal language, a great healer, even a reflection of the Divine. While there’s little doubt about the power of music, research now shows us just how powerful it can be. “Across the h...
5/20/2019 | The Healing Power of Music

Taking a Technology Break Can Help Your Health

Taking a Technology Break Can Help Your Health

There’s little doubt the always-on nature of our world creates feelings of stress and dissatisfaction. Look around a restaurant and chances are there are people spending more time on their phones than interacting with those around them. Watch p...
4/26/2019 | Taking a Technology Break Can Help Your Health

Why Love is Good for Your Health

Why Love is Good for Your Health

We all know that heart health is important so we exercise, watch what we eat, maybe even practice mindfulness. But there’s another aspect to healthy hearts that we may not always practice, but it is just as important to our health – love....
2/22/2019 | Why Love is Good for Your Health

How to Live With Purpose

How to Live With Purpose

 When we think about living with purpose, it can create a lot of pressure – it’s one of those life questions that, like so many things on social media, can make us feel like we’re falling short if we don’t know the answer...
1/17/2019 | How to Live With Purpose

 

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Mind, Body, Healing

Achieve your highest potential for wellness through integrative programs and services. Integrative Health

 

Living Your Best Life

UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, offers advice and support for your mind, body and spirit. View Dr. Mirgain's articles