© 2017 by Thomas Najar.

January 11, 2019

Happy New Year!!

If you’re like me, you’re thrilled to have 2018 behind you and ready to start fresh in 2019. There was plenty of turmoil throughout the year, and we got through another hectic holiday season. Keep reading to find out how you can start off on the right f...

June 13, 2018

In Part 1 of this series on the physiology of stress, I described the evolutionary goals of the stress response and the functions of the sympathetic nervous system that meet these. In this post, we’ll look at the endocrine response to stress.

The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-...

May 30, 2018

The American Psychological Association has been measuring stress in America since 2007. Over that time, overall stress levels among adult Americans have continued to rise. In 2015, the average overall stress level of adult respondents was a self-rating of 5.1 on a 10 p...

April 11, 2018

It’s been several months since my last blog post. I wrote a version of the final chapter in January, but my heart wasn’t in it. I could tell when I finished that it wasn’t worth publishing. I wrote something because I felt pressured to finish this topic, even though my...

December 20, 2017

In 2011, I left a good job with Apple without knowing what I wanted to do next. I was motivated to make a change because I wanted to position my spirituality at the center of my vocation. However, I didn’t know how I would do this. I had some vague notions about possib...

December 6, 2017

I’m a relatively new acupuncturist and new blogger, so I want to begin with a description of how I became an acupuncturist. In my opinion, acupuncture as a profession is kind of intense and crazy, so I thought sharing my story would help people understand more about wh...

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