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.
When you experience an unexpected change in your health – a diagnosis, an injury or even a surgery – it can feel as if your world has turned upside down. And it can affect the whole family. UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, exp...
9/11/2018 | Managing a Health Crisis
For many of us, the summer months have flown by in a fog of activity. Before you know it, the leaves will turn and cool temperatures will set in. To make the most of the last days of summer, the UW Health Mindfulness Program offers you four...
8/31/2018 | Slow Down and Savor Summer
Just about everywhere you turn, there’s an article extolling the benefits of mindfulness. Some suggest just minutes a day is all it takes, while others recommend eating mindfully or even mindful dog walking. With so much information available, ...
7/23/2018 | How Often Should You Practice Mindfulness?
Sometimes it seems like being busy is a competition with everyone bemoaning just how much they have to do each day. And while there are certainly commitments that take our time, underneath it all is the question of “Why?” Why are our days...
7/23/2018 | Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
Did you ever visit a restaurant where it seems like you could spend hours lingering over a meal, chatting with friends? Compare that to a casual fast food place. The differences in lighting, furniture and even music can encourage us to relax and stay...
5/23/2018 | The Connection Between Your Home and Your Sense of Well-Being
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UW Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, offers advice and support for your mind, body and spirit. View Dr. Mirgain's articles