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The Power to Change

At Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we can help you find the wellness tools that best fit your needs and lifestyle. Find your path to inner peace.

In our 21st-century quest to have it all and do it all, we often let the urgent get in the way of the important. We fill our days striving to be the perfect parent, theThe Power to Change most successful professional, the most accomplished athlete.

We also try to find time every day to take care of our health, but it’s hard to escape the urgency and immediacy of modern life. It’s continually distracting us with headlines and deadlines, text messages and calendar reminders.

Many of us fight back by scheduling our workouts like we do business meetings and downloading nutrition and fitness apps on our phones. These are great solutions because they fit into our hectic lives. Yet, we’re still stressed out. We still wish we had more time to take care of ourselves.

At Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we can help you find the wellness tools that best fit your needs and lifestyle, such as a food diary and fitness calendar. We can also help you find your path to inner peace. After all, the power to change comes from within.

The Path to Inner Peace

Here’s what you need to get healthy and stay healthy, in mind, body and spirit.

A Mind at Ease. Take time every day to meditate, practice yoga or write in a journal. Whenever you start to feel overwhelmed or anxious, pause and take a few deep breaths. You will return to a calmer state almost instantly.

A Body in Motion. Go for a walk, ride your bike, dance around the house or head for the gym. Exercise reduces stress and improves your overall health. Strive for at least 20 to 30 minutes of light to moderate exercise a day.

A Spirit of Giving. When you pay it forward, you get so much back. Get involved in your community or a charitable organization. Volunteer at a nursing home, serve meals at a food pantry, organize a fundraiser. Or just help an older neighbor with tasks around the yard.

Before you start your mad dash through another deadline-driven, sensory overloaded day, stop and ask yourself what is really important. Answering all of your emails by 9 a.m.? Or finding balance and wellness in your life? Health is wealth. It’s time to prosper.

Blessings,

Mimi Guarneri, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

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