The Psychological Cost of Academic Success

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The Psychological Cost of Academic Success

Work hard and go to school. For some, this motto is taken to heart, so much so that they fulfill the highest academic degree available, a doctorate degree.

Earning a PhD is hard work and includes the expected stress associated with a demanding workload, but studies are showing that the stress, lack of sleep, and high expectations are leading to concerning levels mental health challenges.

In a recent article titled “There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no ...

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Physician Highlight: Dr. David Laramie

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Physician Highlight: Dr. David Laramie

Dr. David Laramie is a licensed clinical psychologist with a deep belief in the importance of integrative, mind-body approaches to mental health. He has sought out extensive training in mindfulness meditation, existential and depth psychotherapy, and a host of mind-body approaches including breathwork, biofeedback, energy psychology, and somatic awareness.

What made you decide to become a therapist?

I really enjoy talking to people and getting to know them and their unique experiences.

What are you most excited about in your field?

Growing awareness of how ...

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New Fall/Winter Promotions

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New Fall/Winter Promotions

We have extended our specials to include Psychiatry, Prolotherapy and Nutrition! All current promotions are also extended through the end of the year. Call Today! 310-451-8880

Promotions October 1 – December 31st

                                            PSYCHIATRY

with Dr. Alicia Maher

50 Minute Appointment $375 (regular price$475)
25 Minute Appointment $275 (regular price$300)
50 ...

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5 Secrets to Keep You in Great Shape This Fall

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5 Secrets to Keep You in Great Shape This Fall

By Anna Price

Fall is upon us…and so are busy schedules as the kids are back in school, work is in full swing, and people start new projects. So let’s continue your summer momentum by keeping your body at its peak! I’m going to share 5 secrets (including my favorite workout) that keep my clients in great shape! These 5 insider tips will improve your cardiovascular-respiratory system, eliminate chronic disease, and burn fat really fast.

Do these and you’ll be energized ...

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Burnout Remedies

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Burnout Remedies

By David Laramie, PhD

If the recent traffic on the 10 is any indication, its seems that a whole lot of Angelenos are headed to work these days.  The sweet days of the summer slow down have receded and its back to the usual grind.  Therefore, it’s a good idea to pause and reflect on ways to approach the demands of work in deliberate and health promoting ways.  Without a gameplan, it is all too easy to lapse into the ...

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Yep, it’s Perimenopause

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Yep, it’s Perimenopause

Our very own Dr. Maggie Ney was recently featured on Goop to discuss Preimenopause. Check out the full article below or go to Goop.com

Dr. Maggie Ney is a licensed, board-certified naturopathic doctor and co-director of the Women’s Clinic at Akasha. She specializes in female hormone balancing and healthy aging.

Yep, it’s Perimenopause

Every woman is pretty familiar with the signs of menopause—unbearable hot flashes, thickening waists, moods that fluctuate wildly—but what about all those other signs of “aging,” like ...

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Practitioner Highlight: Anna Price

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Practitioner Highlight: Anna Price

My name is Anna and I am on a mission to inspire millions to move. I believe I was destined to do my life’s work. I was named after my grandmother who endured a 35+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. “Yiayia” (Grandmother in Greek) lost the use of her legs and eventually her arms, so I have dedicated the last 21 years in the fitness and life-coaching fields to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of all those ...

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Why Working More Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

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Why Working More Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

In a culture focused on ‘more is better’ it is no surprise that many of us are overworked. This may be due to a demanding boss, our competitive nature, or the increased availability to tap into work at any given moment. Regardless of cause, it is clear that chronic overwork does not lead to more productivity, rather, it has a negative impact on health and the bottom line:

There’s a large body of research that suggests that regardless of our reasons for ...

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All You Need to Know about Acupuncture!

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All You Need to Know about Acupuncture!

By Yi Qiao,LAc., OMD

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of a certain point or points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to normalize physical functions, including pain control. The first classic acupuncture text book was written at (200 – 300B.C.). It represents a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease. Today acupuncture is practiced widely in the world because of its remarkable results. According to the ...

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Physician Highlight: Dr. Alicia Maher

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Physician Highlight: Dr. Alicia Maher

Alicia Ruelaz Maher, M.D., is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, she completed a fellowship in the interplay of mental and physical health leading to subspecialty board certification in Psychosomatic Medicine.

What made you decide to become a psychiatrist?

I went into medical school planning to be a surgeon, but I found myself fascinated with neurophysiology and neurochemistry. The best part was seeing how, by adjusting our brains, we could dramatically change our lives and ...

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