All posts by Dr. Teray Garchitorena

Going from Someone Who KNOWS to Someone Who DOES

Overweight and taking daily steroids for a rare condition that causes him to chronically break out in severe hives and rashes, Joe Cross hopes to give his health a major jump-start and perhaps inspire some people to join him along the way.

The movie features Joe chatting up people he meets. Their reactions to his endeavor are priceless. They mirror all of the possible reasons one could have for not making healthy dietary changes.

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Depression, Anxiety & Survival

“I just want to be happy.”

Such a simple statement, often said in exasperation or perhaps with a touch of resignation.

When we think of happiness, we think of a state of being or a goal. Even the U.S. Constitution alludes to its attainment. But happiness is not an end in itself; rather, it is evidence. It is a byproduct of a life well lived. Happiness is a signal from that wise part of ourself that we are going in the right direction.

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Banging Your Head Against the Keys

One of my favorite Sesame Street characters was singer-songwriter Don Music. He composed songs like “Mary Had a Bicycle” and “Whistle Whistle Little Bird.” He often struggled with lyrics and in his frustration he would bang his head on the piano keys, moaning, “I’ll never get it! Never! NEVER!”

Ever feel this way about your healing journey? You put in the effort, you’re feeling happy and healthy, and then suddenly things kind of fall apart and you feel like crap again?

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