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 much. How can we change ourselves and how we feel regardless of what’s going on...
That’s me finishing the Spartan Race I signed up for long ago with my friend, Sean McMannus. We ran it on a Saturday morning in February. Arizona mornings are cold, especially this one. You don’t feel it while you’re running. Until you step in water to your waist and climb a 25 foot rope, that’s when you start feeling the cold – in the slosh of your shoes. You feel it for the next couple of miles and obstacles – climbing a steep...
I recently spent time in Hawaii on vacation where I discovered my first Kava bar. I was walking along the market streets of Kona on the Big Island and ventured inward a bit, when I happened across a small outdoor café – a pleasant place called Kanaka Kava. Behind the bar was a friendly hip-looking guy in his twenties, looking cool stirring a brownish liquid in a large wooden bowl. Imagine a salad bowl for twenty people – that’s how big this...
Spring is finally here. And with it comes the sniffles for over 35 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. Personally, it’s the pollen that gets my eyes itching and nose running. For others it may be the flowers, grass, trees and plants, or even dust and dust mites inside the house, along with mold, or pet dander as spring stirs things up. Regardless of what causes allergies, it certainly affects a bunch of us. Allergies come from a...
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 I’ve attended). His new book, Integrative Wellness Rules: A Simple Guide to Healthy...
Have you ever found that you needed to changethings in your life, but for some reason life kept getting in the way?
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Jim Nicolai, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Andrew Weil, M.D. Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval Resort and Spa, one of the first interactive integrative wellness programs of its kind at a destination spa resort. He is a board-certified family practitioner and a graduate of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. A graduate of the Indiana School of Medicine, Dr. Nicolai completed his family practice residency at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers.
Dr. Nicolai has a special interest in whole-person medicine, addressing patients as mental and emotional beings, energetic and spiritual entities, and community members, as well as physical bodies. His expertise is in combining conventional medicine with the intelligent use of complementary and alternative therapies, including herbs and other botanicals, vitamins and supplements, nutritional counseling, lifestyle management and stress reduction.Learn More
Have you ever found that you needed to change things in your life, but for some reason life kept getting in the way? Integrative Wellness Rules will help you get around that obstacle. In the age of conflicting advice on health, this book provides quick and easy health tips for individuals who are on the run but still need strategies to better manage their fast-paced lives. Dr. Jim Nicolai is medical director of the Andrew Weil, MD Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval Spa and Resort. Let him share with you the insights and strategies he has collected along the way to help optimize your health and create wellness.
With a style that is clear, concise and entertaining, Dr. Jim will provide you with information about healthier living in a way that is profoundly simple and yet simply profound. He will teach you how to eat better, use vitamins and supplements, manage stress, and get in touch with your spiritual side. He will call you to action with his pearls of wit, wisdom and humor, and motivate you by providing real-world clarity on what health strategies to add within your already busy life.Learn More