Fall Into Autumn Feeling Strong

Living in Indiana for most of my life, the transition of summer into fall was always my favorite time of year. Arizona autumns are a bit subtler than what goes on in the midwest, but for me, fall is still special. First off, let’s get our priorities straight and call it like it is: Football is finally here. Enough said. And once you start watching games on Monday...

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“Ahas” Change Lives

I love aha moments. I live for that kind of profound knowledge—golden bits of awareness or clarity that come through an experience or conversation; a piece of information you get at a lecture; something your coach tells you when you’re ready to hear it, and the light bulb shines on. Brightly. Aha!!! We are in the business of creating aha moments at Miraval Spa and...

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Take a Hike for Enlightenment

I hiked the Grand Canyon recently with a group of buddies. We walked down the South Kaibob trail on a Saturday morning, camped by the Colorado River, and then hiked out Bright Angel trail on an early Monday morning. Never having done this before, I made some important discoveries. One, as somebody who’d like to learn more survival skills, it was key having folks who...

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Setting Goals With S.M.A.R.T.

Attaining a goal is one of the greatest feelings a person can experience. Oftentimes, however, we get discouraged when we do not achieve the goals we set. Dr. Jim Nicolai provides a simple acronym, SMART, to help you achieve your goals. Set a goal today and see how SMART can help you! Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic & Relevant Timeframe What are some goals...

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Emotional Intelligence

Getting in tune with your feelings and those of everyone around you is as easy as 1, 2, 3… 4! Practice following these four steps. As spring is upon us, I find myself thinking about what a difference a change of scenery or season can make on mood. We are often swayed by external circumstances or situations. Sometimes the world makes us feel good—other times, not so...

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Why Integrative Wellness Rules

Like most of us, I would call myself busy. As in, very busy. And, like most of us, I’ve often found myself struggling to balance my work, my personal life, and bodily health with varying degrees of success. Dr. Jim Nicolai gets it. An integrative wellness specialist at Miraval, Nicolai frequently gives lectures to guests about healthy living (many of which...

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How to De-Stress at Your Desk

It’s 3 p.m., you have at least 20 unanswered emails, a long list of deadlines, and meetings that will last you the rest of the day—chances are, you’re stressed out and feeling completely overwhelmed. But don’t throw in the towel just yet! We chatted with Dr. Jim Nicolai, the medical director of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval Resort...

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Dr. Jim On Dr. Oz

Watch Dr. Jim discuss Spontaneous Healing on Dr. Oz. See him explain how his approach to diagnosis as an integrative practitioner differs from traditional physicians...

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Healing With Heart

I recently had a chance to talk with Dr. Oz about the mysterious power of spontaneous healing. How does a mother of three with late stage lymphoma, sent home to die with no treatment, find herself in complete remission two years later?  Most doctors relegate these stories to the corner and categorize them as rare, unknown obscurities. Dr. Jeff Rediger and I are...

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Unclutter Your Health Routine

Medicine is focused on what’s wrong with you and not what’s right or how to get back into balance. As I looked into areas where I could guide people, health seemed like it gave me a lot of opportunities. When you think of medicine as just treating disease, then it’s just drugs and surgical approaches. But if you think of medicine as a way to be and stay healthy,...

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