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Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT blogs about therapy, yoga and living a life of meaning- not to mention fun.

Day 3, Integrative Health Care.

Today was the third and last day of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium–I miss the meetings and the people I hung out with. I’m also glad to have nothing to do, nowhere to go. Sometime in the next week or so I intend to review my notes and the many handouts to frame a list of… Continue Reading


Integrative Health Symposium, Day 2.

Day 2 of Integrative Health Symposium. Today I concentrated on meditation- especially Energy Meditations led by Dr. Richard Schaub PH.D. and @Ching-Tse Lee, and, of course, Kali Coline Morse of the Integral Yoga Institute New York City. I switched gears later and enjoyed listening to Burke Lennihan RN CCH talk about Homeopathy. Her presentation was… Continue Reading


Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Day I.

Integrative Healthcare Symposium, day one- began with John Weeks’ energetic historical review. The top reason people seek out Integrative Healthcare, he explained, is for pain control. Integrative pain control techniques are very effective. This is especially important when we think about the current opioid epidemic. Next Dr. Robert Roundtree talked about fatty liver disease, which… Continue Reading


Your Money and Your Life

Your Money and Your Life. By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT Doctors prescribe medication to two thirds of the people who come to them for help. There are certainly many instances when medication saves your life, but taking medication should not be an easy, automatic decision. If you are prescribed something, it’s wise to ask if… Continue Reading


I Walked Out

I love yoga, have been studying over 50 years, have advanced RYT, and work at home and in classes both. I also teach yoga. Over the years I’ve encountered many different teachers with many different styles and personalities, mostly good enough, sometimes excellent, but once in a while the mix isn’t good. Nobody can please… Continue Reading