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articles by: Lissa Rankin

10 Life-Threatening Mistakes You Might Make With Your Doctor

With our health care system as broken as it is, it’s easy for patients – myself included – to fall into the role of victim and blame others when things don’t go our way. But are you doing what you can…

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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy p…

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5 Questions Guaranteed To Help You Know Yourself Better

The key to happiness is to be more of who we are. That's what Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Projects" tells us. Gretchen says that in order to know who we are, we must ask ourselves a few k…

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A Love Letter To Aspiring Medical Students

Is it possible to go through medical training without getting your spirit broken? That's what health blogger James Clear asked me over lunch one day. He's studying for his MCATs and wants to go to med…

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Why This Doctor Struggled as a Patient for a Day

Ever felt disempowered in the doctor’s office? You’re not alone. Even doctors feel this way sometimes. I read how my friend -- a Yale-trained physician -- had so much trouble getting the kind of me…

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How To Keep Your Heart Open When You’re Angry

It’s easy to talk about opening your heart when everyone is getting along. When you’re with your best friend or closest family member your heart is likely to feel so open that honey just pours rig…

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Why Do You Do Good–For Ego or Humanity?

I’m on a plane headed toward a conference filled with spiritual self-help authors. They're committed to helping people live their best lives. At these events, I always hear people approach these cel…

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7 Stories That Will Change Your View of Human Intuition

His neurosurgery success rates were impeccable. In spite of how life-threatening his surgeries were, his patients never seemed to die. But this neurosurgeon kept getting migraines, and treatment wasn’…

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Are You Addicted To Busyness?

How many times have you heard variations on this conversation? Person A: How’s it going? Person B: I’m insanely busy. You know, the usual. Person A: Yeah, me too. I’m scheduling into 2015 already…

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How To Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

When I wrote the title of this blog, I think I might have been overly ambitious. How DO you raise healthy, happy kids? It’s a question I ponder almost every day and one my readers ask me about frequen…

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about Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.  She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.  Lissa blogs at LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities - HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.

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