How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination?

Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina and Mitzi Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 took hold across the globe in late 2021, it became readily apparent that the pandemic had entered a new phase. Having experienced a previous COVID-19 infection or being vaccinated still left many people wondering how vulnerableContinue reading “How long does protective immunity against COVID-19 last after infection or vaccination?”

REST FOR THE RESTLESS MIND (PART ONE OF TWO)

By Stefan Blom• 19 May 2021 DAILY MAVERICK LIFE (WELLNESS) No matter what you experience, be it loss, trauma or everyday shocks that are making you restless, here is some guidance on how to find rest for the restless mind, says clinical psychologist Stefan Blom. It started with me documenting my own restless mind, in a kindContinue reading “REST FOR THE RESTLESS MIND (PART ONE OF TWO)”

DEEP SLEEP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A DEEP CLEAN

By SIMON MAKIN on November 1, 2019 (Scientific American: scientific.com) Why sleep has restorative—or damaging—effects on cognition and brain health has been an enduring mystery in biology. Researchers think cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may flush toxic waste out, “cleaning” the brain and studies have shown that garbage clearance is hugely improved during sleep. They were not sure exactly how all thisContinue reading “DEEP SLEEP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A DEEP CLEAN”

A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST

A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST Author: Deb Dana (psychotherapynetworker.org The fundamental premise of Polyvagal Theory is that human beings need safety, and our biology is fiercely devoted to keeping us out of harm’s way. As most therapists know, the body’s rapid-response survival system is orchestrated by our autonomic nervous system (ANS). ToContinue reading “A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST”

9 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

9 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries From calm.com How do we kindly and proactively ensure healthy boundaries? It’s not an easy task, and oftentimes, rather intimidating; telling people what you need might seem selfish, aggressive, or even rude. But it’s important: Boundaries allow us to feel safe and respected both physically and emotionally. Honoring ourContinue reading “9 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries”