Healing Minds

How to Listen to Your Body

How to Listen to Your Body

Listening to your body is an important part of a healthy mindset. It is advice given by many health care professionals. And it sounds like great advice. But what does it mean to listen to your body?  And how do you do this? Let’s explore the mind-body connection and learn 12 tips for listening to…

Grieving a Sports Injury

Grieving a Sports Injury

A sports injury can be difficult to heal from physically, mentally and emotionally.  Some in the field of sports psychology believe we go through phases similar to grieving.  After exploring the topic, diving into the science, watching my fellow athletes heal from injury and being injured myself, I believe we do grieve. My Injury I…

Running Helps Brain Function in Cancer Survivors

Running Helps Brain Function in Cancer Survivors

Most cancer survivors will list “chemo brain” as one of their experiences with cancer treatments. This is the phrase used for a group of cognitive symptoms, including mental fogginess, trouble concentrating, memory loss, confusion, difficulty learning, and slower mental processes. It typically occurs during or immediately after chemotherapy, but can occur during other treatments and…