Practicing Gratitude

You have probably been hearing more lately about the practice of gratitude. It seems this is something we seldom consider. So, what is all this fuss about the practice of gratitude? People who practice gratitude have a sense of overall improved well-being, a more positive affect, are found to be more optimistic, have improved resilience, […]

Self-Care: How to Prioritize and Reinvigorate Yourself

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” -Etty Hillesum This past year has been a season of reviewing my life, learning about the importance of self-care and making it a priority as I implemented various aspects of Lifestyle Medicine’s Six Pillars of Wellness.  Too […]

Lifestyle Medicine – A Journey to Wellness

From the desk of Dr. Belinda Castor In December 2020, I stepped away from traditional fee-for-service primary care after 30 years of practicing medicine. I decided to hit the pause button and allow myself to take time to reflect on where I was in life and my general well-being. During this time, I learned quite […]