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So far DR. RICHARD DREW has created 39 blog entries.

Running and meditation

In his book Running with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham, a Tibetan monk who is head of the Shambhala lineage, tells us about building a base. The book is subtitled Lessons for Training Body and Mind, and throughout the book, Mipham does just that. Many sportsbooks advise their readers to build a base. In […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

The Verbally Abusive Relationship

When a person is in a verbally abusive relationship, it is important and helpful to have the support of friends. One particular friend in this situation is Patricia Evans, who has written a book that explains what verbal abuse is and how to respond to it in a healthy manner. Her book The Verbally Abusive […]

By |January 20th, 2017|burnout, relationships, self-esteem, stress, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brain Rules – learn how to improve your memory

The book entitled Brain Rules by John Medina, the second edition of which was published in 2014, has twelve chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of our psychological functioning and each encapsulated in a simple rule. Medina said that he only discusses research published in a peer-reviewed journal which has then been successfully replicated. […]

By |January 19th, 2017|School|0 Comments

Genomics and Personalized Medicine

With Dr. Gourdine offering Functional Medicine at STA and her discussing
genomics and personalized medicine as part of Functional Medicine in our
staff meetings, I wanted to find out more about this topic. Fortunately,
Oxford University Press offers an excellent series of books called What
Everyone Needs to KnowR about various topics and one of them is entitled
Genomics and […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

The How of Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy and many people have advice on how to achieve happiness. Much of this advice is anecdotal. What Sonja Lyubomirsky offers is a comprehensive guide based on scientific research, the first book about becoming happier authored by someone who has actually conducted research about how to succeed in accomplishing this in […]

By |November 11th, 2016|adjusting, change, Health and Wellness, Uncategorized|0 Comments


If you want to excel at a particular endeavor and so set high standards for yourself, good for you! You have a passion and enjoy spending time engaging in it. If you base your self-worth on whether you succeed or not, then a good thing has been turned into something that can make you unhappy […]

By |October 28th, 2016|anxiety, Depression, Psychotherapy|0 Comments

400 Activities: Many Ways to Become Healthier

Well, here it is. The challenge I set for myself in last month’s blog was to
come up with 400 activities for people to do. I’ve covered a lot of ground
and had fun trying to meet my challenge. I chose to leave out activities
that involved harming anything and also video games. Please engage in any of
the […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Screens and Screams

It’s the time of year when some kids are getting ready for some serious┬átime looking at their screens, meaning that they intend to play video games and/or watch
Youtube or TV for many hours each day. This leads to much frustration
on the part of parents, at times leading to some screaming and yelling at them to
get […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Children and Families, Parenting|0 Comments

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance is one of the techniques utilized in Dialectical
Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I thought I could find out just what Radical
Acceptance is by checking out the book entitled “Radical Acceptance” by
Tara Brach, PhD (2003). Not surprisingly, this approach is about accepting
ourselves. But it is not accepting just the good […]