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Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself. Melanie Cole brings you the best tips from lifestyle and fitness experts, including guests from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Essential Living: Finding Peace of Mind

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Find your way back to peace and happiness, even when you're bombarded with bad news.
Air Date: 1/9/18
Duration: 15:17
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Shelley Uram, MD
Dr. Shelley UramShelley Uram, MD, (Phoenix, AZ) is a Harvard-trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She speaks all over the US, Canada, and the UK at conferences, international trauma conferences, and annual meetings for professional bodies such as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The EMDR International Association, Harvard Medical School residencies, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She has also hosted a radio show called Tell It Like It Is with Dr. Shelley! and produced a documentary film, What Makes Peter Run, that aired on PBS for a number of years. 
How can you find a sense of personal peace and happiness when there’s so much misfortune going on in the world?

We are wired to take our cues from outside ourselves. Social media, television news, our culture and other people show us how we should behave and react to what’s happening in society. If we keep this up, we’re going to keep suffering.

You have to turn your attention elsewhere. Look inside yourself to find some peace. You have to find what works best for you. Quiet your survival brain when it doesn’t need to be engaged. Consider exercise, nutritious eating, and meditation. 

Listen as Dr. Shelley Uram joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how you can manage peace and happiness when bombarded with bad news.
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