July 29, 2015

The biology of stress

In April, the Wellsmart team were in New York for a speaking event and a conference. In between, we found the time to film some informative discussions between Dr. Coleman and Carey Davidson, the founder and CEO of Tournesol Wellness. One of these discussions was how stress creates a competition among hormones in the body, contingent upon the needs which are generated from our mind’s own response: The Wellsmart Vimeo channel now features other […]
July 28, 2015
Medical education & illustration

Medical education doesn’t have to be boring!

Image: Medmovie.com Have we ever REALLY learned anything from the pamphlets offered at medical clinics?  Most of the time content included in this literature seems like a tutorial in common sense rather than an opportunity to truly learn something about the fascinating bodies that we wear. If you’ve been keeping an eye on our newsletters and social media posts, you’ll know that Wellsmart has been delving into the world of medical education. During the filming […]
May 21, 2015
Peace Village, healthcare, retreat

Report from the Hope in Healthcare Retreat

It was with great honor and pleasure that I was invited to speak at and participate in, the spring edition of the bi-annual Hope in Healthcare Retreat, held April 23-26, an initiative of the the Point of Life Foundation.    Set deeply within the Catskill Mountains at the Peace Village Retreat, Hope in Healthcare benefits from the Village’s beautiful space for freelance meditation and communing with nature.  The model taught here is formed from […]
May 20, 2015

Medicine can learn to go with the flow: lessons from the military and sport

What is the source of mastery that is appreciated at all levels, whether it be as a fighter pilot, an elite athlete, or a physician? If you were to ask this question while speaking with a group of fighter pilots, they would tell you it’s instinct, which is ‘flying with feel’. As a flight surgeon for 8 years with over 40 hours logged during F-16 Fighting Falcon training flights, including […]
March 17, 2015

Underestimated and Overlooked: The Genius Nature of Our Bodies ( Part One of Three)

While our minds may be focused on business at hand, like tax preparation or getting through traffic, our bodies are centered on keeping all systems balanced.  Each and every day, our bodies adjust  to our every need.  Most of the time, we are not only unaware of these subtle shifts, but are outwardly frustrated and fearful about them as well, because we do not understand them.  As our thoughts begin […]