What Patients and Healthcare Providers Should Know About Placebo Effect

By Georgianna Donadio, MSc, DC, PhD - Given the way the health sciences have been taught in nursing and medical schools, it is perfectly understandable for physicians and nurses trained more than 25 years ago to think the placebo effect didn’t make sense and was perhaps a popular explanation for sudden healing – or a “spontaneous [...]

What Patients and Healthcare Providers Should Know About Placebo Effect2022-09-20T11:51:27-04:00

Holding In Your Feelings Can Lead To Serious Illness

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – The way we feel — especially when we feel hurt or angry — can cause negative effects on the body because of the neurological and neurochemical connections between mind and body. Holding in your feelings can lead to serious illness. If we experience internalized anger, our nervous and hormone systems [...]

Holding In Your Feelings Can Lead To Serious Illness2022-09-08T09:23:34-04:00

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed — Part I

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – It’s a fact: Lack of effective communication is a leading cause of divorce and the breakdown of relationships between parents and children, as well as between employees and their employers. There is no doubt that communication can make or break fulfilling relationships, but changing how we relate to one another [...]

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed — Part I2022-09-08T08:48:25-04:00

10 Tips For Sustaining Love

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD -  It is not a coincidence that happy couples share many of the same behavioral patterns. Often, we think that being happy means we have fun sharing the same hobbies or doing everything as a couple. While sharing activities enhances relationships, the most important components to successful relationships are found in [...]

10 Tips For Sustaining Love2022-08-26T00:37:50-04:00

The Importance Of Embracing Our Feelings

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - Feelings — especially when we’re hurt or angry — can have negative effects on the physical body through neurological and neurochemical connections between mind and body. If a person experiences internalized anger, his nervous and hormone systems react, creating neurotransmitter chemicals that can result in harmful side effects that lead [...]

The Importance Of Embracing Our Feelings2022-08-26T00:14:01-04:00

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed – Part III

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - In my previous reports, we have shared the importance of communication and the importance fulfilling relationships have to our health and well-being. In the first two installments of this article (Part I and Part II), we also discussed the first few steps of a transformative model of communication skills, termed Behavioral Engagement [...]

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed – Part III2022-08-18T21:13:50-04:00

The Heart’s “L” Energy

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – There is little question that the heart is a muscular pump that transports nutrient-rich blood throughout the body. This function is, however, just a physical aspect of what the heart does and what influences its function. As with all of our organs and systems, the heart is affected by five specific [...]

The Heart’s “L” Energy2022-07-28T09:46:33-04:00

The Courage To Love Again

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – We all know that love — unconditional acceptance by another person — is what we want, need and desire. Love is vital to our health and well-being and is one of psychologist Abraham Maslow’s so-called “hierarchy of needs.” Yet finding the courage to love again is a complicated thing that [...]

The Courage To Love Again2022-07-20T21:32:27-04:00

Improve Your Health With Better Relationships

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – If you want your health to be strong, your relationships have to be strong. A report in the Harvard Women’s Health Watch notes that research supports the benefits of relationships for overall well-being and longevity. The newsletter notes that “dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends, and [...]

Improve Your Health With Better Relationships2022-07-08T12:21:53-04:00

Your Health and Your Relationships

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD - Recently, I attended a grief support group for adults who have experienced a significant loss over the past year. All the attendees were at various stages of grief and loss, from a wide range of life-altering experiences. What became clear from listening to the many shared stories was, in the [...]

Your Health and Your Relationships2022-06-16T15:04:55-04:00

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