Author Archive | Jeremy McCarthy

The Benefits of Mindlessness

I’ve been saying that mindfulness will be (or should I now say “is”) the biggest wellness trend of this decade, an opinion I base, in no small part, on the slew of research studies I see linking mindfulness to a variety of beneficial health outcomes.  But a new study that came out recently from Georgetown […]

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And We Rely on Each Other . . . Uh huh!

In a study of adult human development, Harvard psychiatrist George Vaillant once observed 30 adolescents from a group of 456 inner city youths, “whose childhoods were the most barren and the least conducive to continued adult development.” When children get a rough start in life, developmental psychologists predict that problems will follow them into adulthood.  […]

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Small Choices Change Everything

“Small Choices Change Everything”  –Tom Rath Welcome to 2014.  In some ways, the transition from one year to another is fairly meaningless.  You flip a page on a calendar and move on.  You are the same person you were before.  Yes, there is this cultural habit of establishing new goals or “resolutions” for the year […]

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The Cure for Golfer’s Elbow

I was recently dealing with a nasty case of medial epicondylitis (otherwise known as “golfer’s elbow”) characterized by tender pain just inside my right elbow.  Those who know me are probably thinking, “but you don’t play golf!”  And they’re right.  I don’t.  But apparently you can get golfer’s elbow from doing too many pull-ups and […]

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