Tag: anxiety


Anxiety can shock the system. It can pummel and paralyze us. It’s all too easy to feel angry or frustrated when life doesn’t go the direction we want it to go. My take on the root cause of anxiety is just this: we want life to be how we want it. ... Read More
August 24, 2022Dr.Kirk Laman



Are You Happy?

  Life can kick us in the stomach sometimes, but did you know that even when life seems brutal you don’t have to be unhappy. Medical research has shown that happiness is within everyone's grasp.  Recenty I came across an interesting book, "The How of Happiness,"  look at what the author, psychologist Dr. Sonja ... Read More
October 9, 2020Dr.Kirk Laman


Modern life is filled with stress. Lifting our heart can be a way to reduce damaging stress. Lifting means opening and expanding. You can indeed lift your heart with these simple steps.
July 18, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman


What motivates you? I know what motivates me. And sometimes its easy to be motivated to make changes in your health lifestyle. Other times it is difficult. What am I talking about? I'm talking about doing the things your body needs to be healthy. Why is it so difficult to make ... Read More
June 1, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman


Patience is a virtue. We've all heard this phrase. Many people say it in response to some difficulty or troubling event. But patience is more than just a virtue, it is a powerful medicinal for healing the heart.
April 25, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman


Sugar is bad for your heart health. Ah, this should come as no surprise.  We've all been told this.  But a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 2010;303:1490-1497.)  confirms what we all knew deep down.  Sugar isn't good for you. A lot of sugar is very bad ... Read More
April 22, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman


Just back from vacationing in Florida.  We left Michigan's cold weather for a few days in the sunny confines of Orlando.  Vacations are like a medicine.  They can be a real medicine for the heart. We often think that medicine is a pill that we take, but medicine- something that can ... Read More
April 18, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman


Our hearts need nourishment. They need to receive the proper ingredients for becoming well. We need to follow the proper diet but we also need to give ourselves what we need emotionally and spiritually.
April 13, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman


A patient's heart stops in the Emergency Room. Her near death experience gives her comfort. Our heart's need comfort. They need reassurance.
February 27, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman



Rain for the Heart

  Human beings worry. They fret over the changes and happenings of life, Money woes, illness, separation and divorce- our hearts struggle with these difficulties. When hearts struggle they can become sick. It is a well known medical fact that stress produces heart disease. Notice I said produces. As doctors we no ... Read More
October 13, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman