What is Mallett Finger?

One of the most common finger injuries that we commonly see in a hand therapy practice is “mallet finger.” What is this? It is when the terminal extensor, the tendon that extends the end of your finger- ruptures.  Often there is an avulsion fracture associated with this injury as the […]

Can Impatience Make You Sick?

Remember that old adage “patience is a virtue”?  Well in our instant gratification society in which we demand immediate responses to questions from Alexa and Google, where we expect a returned text in a matter of moments, where automation has speeded up everything, patience is becoming a lost virtue.  The […]

Does Color Matter?

We are talking about food choices. In Eastern cultures, color of the food is thought to have different effects on different organ systems. Red is Heart: tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, peppers, apples Yellow is Spleen: barley, egg yolks, yellow peppers, lemon White is Lung: beans, radish, wild rice, garlic, cauliflower, potatoes […]

Making Sense of Meditation

I would like to share an article by my mentor, Hawaiian shaman Serge Kahili King. In this article he shares some ideas about various kinds of meditation based on Hawaiian ideas. However, as he points out, these ideas are not attached to any religions or belief systems and can be […]

Sleep On It!

Sleep is a universal drive in most animals, and an active focus in neuroscience over the past decades. Many mechanisms involved in sleep regulation and the critical role sleep plays in cognition, immunity and overall health have been deciphered, while many remain to be uncovered. From an evolutionary point of […]

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