The Human Brain

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  The Enigma of the Human Brain: Operating on Autopilot Hindering “Life by Design” By Sunita Punjabi, PhD     The Intricacies of the Brain’s Autopilot Function The human brain, a marvel of evolution, often operates on autopilot mode, seamlessly carrying out routine tasks without conscious effort. This autopilot function is essential for efficiency in […]

Children’s Counseling

Mind Works

  Founded in 2009 by CEO Dr. Anne Esquivel, Mind Works is a Children’s Counseling Practice offering families and their children a comprehensive slate of mental health services and treatments, including assessments, child, teen, and family therapy, parenting support, and medication-assisted treatment.   Dr. Esquivel began her counseling career as a solo practitioner in Centreville, […]

When Life Is Hard

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  When Life is Hard… You are Not Alone By Bill Murphy, MD, Medical Director, Turquoise Springs Medical Spa   The inspiration for writing to you usually comes to me based on the daily energy I feel from my patients. I am blessed to see patients from all walks of life, with varied income levels, […]

Creating Our Lives by Design

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  By Sunita Punjabi, PhD   In the grand tapestry of life, it is easy to get caught up in the momentum of our past experiences and patterns. We often find ourselves on autopilot, unconsciously following the ingrained pathways that have been etched into our minds over time. These thinking, behaving, and feeling patterns can […]

Mental Health Is a Critical Consideration in Bariatric Surgery Success

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By Paul J. Watkins Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective tool for patients who want help achieving their weight-loss goals. However, an excessive amount of weight is not the only determinant of a patient’s eligibility for surgery. The patient’s mental health is another important consideration. “Anxiety, for example, can be a driver for failure to […]