What Style of Yoga is “Best” for Your Health?

What type of yoga should you try? A new 2016 study published in the Complementary Therapies in Medicine shows that as long as you are showing up to your mat, you’ll reaping the benefits. Researchers looked at over 300 research trials on yoga and found that, of the 52 styles of yoga studied, more than…

Mindfulness Helps Prevent Depression

A little mindfulness a day helps keep depression away. A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can do just as well, if not better, than traditional forms of therapies to prevent depression. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program and geared toward people who…

Five Affirmations for Resilience

Have you ever wanted to get rid of frustrating or distracting negative thoughts that keep milling about in your mind? A recent study in Brain and Behavior shows that silently repeating a single word to yourself quiets your mind. You can choose  your affirmation based on how you’re feeling. Do you feel bored and want…

10 Questions to Ask Yourself From Positive Psychology

How do you retrain the mind to focus on the positive? Find out more in my latest article on PsychToday. Positive psychiatry examines how to enhance well-being by focusing on strengths and positive characteristics, emotions, and behaviors. This is not easy. It goes against our natural instincts. We are set up to pay more attention…

How To Tidy Mindfully

Want to learn how to tidy mindfulness? Find out more about the Konmari method. Read my recent article on Psychology Today on how to bring some Zen to cleaning: Copyright Marlynn H. Wei, MD, PLLC © 2015

The Surprising Psychology of the Common Cold

  New research shows just how bad cold and flu season can be for your mood. If you have already gotten sick this winter season, you can attest to the fact that being sick is stressful, exhausting, and a downer. It is not a coincidence that when you are physically ill, you feel more depressed…

10 Things To Know About Treating Your Panic Disorder

Find out more about panic disorder — my article on Anxiety.org: Panic disorder can impair your ability to go to work, limit your ability to enjoy your day, or even stop you from leaving your home. If your panic attacks are so severe that they are disrupting your daily life, it’s important to seek diagnosis…

8 Mindfulness Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a stressful time—whether you are dealing with family and work colleagues or mingling at work holiday parties. Try practicing these mindfulness strategies to reduce stress and bring a calm and attentive approach to your holiday this year. Mindfulness is a way to be open and aware of what is happening…

Do Yoga at Your Work Desk

Don’t let being at work stop you from doing some yoga during the day. Even a few minutes of office yoga gives you to a break from your day and release of tension in your body. For those with a desk job working at a computer, studies have shown that sitting for long periods of…

Choose to Explore

Have you ever noticed a visceral reaction when you walk into a room, like a yoga studio, and find that someone else is in your usual spot? Maybe someone is in your routine chair at a conference room at work, work area in a classroom, or favorite table at a restaurant? What do you observe…