Health and Wellness

Literature Review on Health and Wellness Coaching

Article review by Kelly Davis Martin MPH, Founding Fellow ...

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2012 Video Interview with Ruth Wolever PhD

Interview with Ruth Wolever, PhD and Joan Ryan, JD and Founding Fellow of the Institute.  ...

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Relations of religiosity and spirituality with depressive symptoms in primary care adults: Evidence for hope agency and pathway as mediators

This study examined hope agency and pathway as potential mediators of the associations of religiosity and spirituality with depressive symptoms in an adult sample of 101 primary care adults....

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Expectancy violations and the search for meaning among breast cancer survivors

A number of theoretical perspectives suggest that expectancy violations (EVs) threaten a person’s sense of meaning and prompt efforts to reinstate meaning. Yet little to no research has explicitly examined whether EVs predict actual efforts to search for meaning....

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The affective personality sleep and autobiographical memories

Patterns of affect sleep and autobiographical memories seem related but there are no studies we know of to verify the notion. The purpose of this research is to investigate interrelationships’ between profiles of affect sleep and autobiographical memories. A cross-sectional design is employed....

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Eva Selhub MD and the Love Response

Eva M. Selhub M.D. is a Clinical Associate of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. An Integrative Medicine Specialist she has a private practice in Waltham Massachusetts and she is also a clinical instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr....

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Personal Control: The Lifestyle We Choose that Promotes Physical and Emotional Health

Eighteen years ago I presented at the annual meeting of the Million Dollar Round Table, a conference attended by thousands of the most successful life insurance and financial services professionals in the world.  In my plenary talk I described several of the key characteristics of resilient individuals.  Afterwards I enjoyed spending t...

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Altruism and health outcomes in multiple sclerosis: The effect of cognitive reserve

Objective: Altruism and cognitive reserve (CR) are associated with better health and well-being. We investigated the independent and moderator effects of altruism and CR on health and well-being in multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: Secondary analysis of data (n = 859) from the North American Research Committee on MS registry....

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Organize Your Mind Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get More Done in Less Time

The IOC is pleased to share books authored by our Fellows and Sponsors. ...

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Global Progress II: Evolutionary Mechanisms and Their Side-Effects

This paper attempts to update the 18th century concept of progress by an evolutionary theoretical framework while replying to some of the contemporary critiques. Progress understood as increase in fitness (or its proxy quality of life) necessarily accompanies evolution by natural selection....

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