Brad Lamm

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  • To Move or Not to Move: There is No Question

    We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us, but what about the effect is has on the brain? Studies have shown that even a modicum of movement improves a wide range of neurobiological changes that gives us even more reason to get a move on.

    The research focuses...Full Post
  • Meditation vs The Monkey Mind

    We hear it all the time. The best way to combat a monkey mind and all its mischievous chitter chatter and noise is the practice of meditation. For the novice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines meditation as a mind and body practice that...Full Post
  • Stress: The Modern Day Saber-tooth Tiger

    It is not uncommon for a significant amount of stress in your life to come from your job. Experts say that chronic stress puts both your physical and emotional health at risk. The first step in fighting those frustrations is learning where they come from....Full Post
  • Garden of Goodness

    One of my all-time favorite things to do is get into the dirt and garden my day away. Whacking weeds, turning top soil, and planting goodies is the fastest road to wellness I know. Spending time gardening gets your blood pumping and your lungs filled with...Full Post
  • Got Confidence?

    Experience has shown me the importance of building self-confidence in recovery. After any instance in our lives where we have to start over, it’s easy to see how we can start second-guessing ourselves. Toward the end of my using career, I had to take an in...Full Post
  • Vacation Days: To Skip or Not to Skip?

    How many of us dream of taking more vacations? Seeing the natural wonders of the world or experiencing new cultures and climates? 30% of Americans don’t take their vacation days because they are worried about losing their jobs. However, in recent years, there...Full Post
  • Show Us Those Pearly Whites!

    Mother Theresa believed peace begins with a smile and that a sincere smile shines from the soul, making the world a warmer place. But science now tells us that the act of smiling can increase happiness and lead to a better life.

    You may think that people...Full Post
  • Hi-tech Hoopla

    The population of people who wear activity monitors continues to grow. It’s not hard to see why; they are trendy, popular among fitness enthusiasts, more comfortable with each generation, and they tell the world that you care about your health and fitness....Full Post
  • World Intervention Day: An Invitation to Change

    Dear Diary,
    I want to change...you?!!
    Me

    It's the conundrum of every human who is dying on the inside over a loved one’s struggle with life and the things that make it rough. Addiction is a common intervention target. You may be familiar with the television...Full Post
  • The Write Intervention

    Here’s a fun fact: writing personal stories and essays actually improves your quality of life. According to a recent New York Times article, putting pen to paper can improve mood disorders, reduce symptoms among certain cancer patients, improve a person’s health...Full Post