Is Depression A Chemical Imbalance?

Is Depression A Chemical Imbalance? After decades of study, there is now a big question about whether serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research.A huge study just published in Molecular Psychiatry (1)  suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls […]

Mental Health Tips for Stressful Times

Over the past several days, the situation in Ukraine 🇺🇦 has escalated into war and many of us are feeling anxious, sad, fearful and angry. In this special episode of The Dr Karen Health Show, I share what I am doing to build mental resilience in these times of stress. Mental Health Tips for Stressful […]

How to Stop Sugar Cravings

How to Stop Sugar Cravings is what people ask me the most about. So many of us have sugar cravings that can feel uncontrollable! In this podcast I share that it is not about willpower.. it’s about biochemistry. You can change your internal pharmacy with lifestyle shifts. This episode is about action and relief ! […]

How Movement Can Help Move Emotions with SPECIAL GUEST Dr Deb Kern

In this Dr Karen Health Show Podcast episode, Dr Deb Kern shares how emotions can get blocked in the body and how important it is to allow these emotions to FLOW and MOVE. She discusses a practice for us to connect to our inner knowing to awaken the health of your mind, body, and spirit. […]

How to Create a Self-Care Checklist

How to create  a Self-Care Checklist might be the single most important thing you can do for yourself. There’s nothing selfish about escaping into a self-care checklist to seek your center. Caring for yourself is what it sounds like—committing the time and space to melt away your daily stresses and focus on you. Standing up […]

The Blessings of A Slab Leak — PODCAST

The Blessings of A Slab Leak is a podcast I recorded to reflect on the hidden blessings that we found when our ceilings were opened up. It seems like a metaphor to me that we need to be “cracked open” to find the hidden blessings. It is messy and uncomfortable and through the haze of […]

Wellness Tips While Working From Home

Wellness Tips While Working From Home is needed as the pandemic has thrust many of us into a new work-from-home environment for the first time. It has thrown our daily routines out of balance and especially our wellness routines! Here are my Top Ten Tips for how I stay healthy while working remotely. Over my […]

20 Ways to Practice Self-Care in Under 20 Minutes

20  Ways to Practice Self-Care in Under 20 Minutes is designed to inspire you to find ways to incorporate self-care into your hectic routine. Do you  wish you had more time to yourself, but your busy schedule doesn’t usually allow for it? It is important to care for ourselves using the little time we have. […]

Where is Our Psychological First Aid?- PODCAST

Where Is Our Psychological First Aid? I first learned of this term at the National Wellness Conference. Tramaine EL-Amin was a keynote speaker. She is the Assistant Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives National Council for Behavioral Health. Her talk was titled ” Mental Wellbeing: Always Important, Now Essential”‘ I was really drawn to the term “Mental […]