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articles by: Lissa Rankin

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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11 Natural Treatments For Depression

As an MD, Iíve 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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Why This Doctor Struggled as a Patient for a Day

Ever felt disempowered in the doctorís office? Youíre 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 Youíre Angry

Itís easy to talk about opening your heart when everyone is getting along. When youíre 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?

Iím 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 wasní…

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Are You Addicted To Busyness?

How many times have you heard variations on this conversation? Person A: Howís it going? Person B: Iím insanely busy. You know, the usual. Person A: Yeah, me too. Iím 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? Itís a question I ponder almost every day and one my readers ask me about frequen…

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One Secret to Enjoying Your Success

My friend and fellow author Christina Rasmussen reached out to me this weekend because she was†about to hop on a plane to travel to New York for her book launch when she reached out and asked me if I …

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Can You Admit Your Imperfections?

A friend of mine called me to confide in me about how she was struggling in her marriage, and after listening to her story and meeting it with compassion instead of the judgment she feared, I confesse…

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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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