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The Unmistakable Link Between Unhealed Trauma and Physical Illness

By Lissa Rankin, MD Most of us experience trauma at some level, not just war veterans who witness and experience horrific terror but simply by growing up as vulnerable children in a world where many parents are themselves traumatized and can’t always hold that vulnerability safe for a child. You might mistakenly think that you must […]

Repressing The Real You Makes You Sick (For Real)

Repressing The Real You Makes You Sick (For Real)

I write a lot about authenticity, being unapologetically YOU, and letting your freak flag fly. In my TEDx talk (see below), I spoke about the importance of tapping into your Inner Pilot Light and living in alignment with what’s true for you as a means of both preventative medicine and medical treatment. And in my book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can […]

Have You Learned Helplessness as a Patient?

Have You Learned Helplessness as a Patient?

Learned Helplessness In my decades of experience working with patients as a physician, taking a passive approach to our health is not uncommon. Many patients take an auto mechanic approach to health, handing over their bodies to doctors they may not even screen as carefully as they choose their auto mechanics, never questioning what the doctor says, seeking clarity […]

10 Things I Learned From People Who Survived Cancer

10 Things I Learned From People Who Survived Cancer

When I interviewed women who had survived breast cancer for my art project The Woman Inside, I noticed that they all shared one remarkable thing in common. They had all faced down death and decided to live every day like it might be their last. And then they all beat cancer. The more interviews I did, […]