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Staying in Control When You Feel Anything BUT That

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Saturday, April 18, 2020, In : COVID 19 

At a time like this, during a global pandemic, our thoughts are naturally consumed with survival. How to stay physically and emotionally well amidst this unprecedented time in our lives. Although there are people on the planet that survived the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, for 99.9 percent of us, the COVID-19 Pandemic is something we could not have imagined would befall us during our lifetime - or at least in this lifetime if you believe that this is not our only turn on the merry-go-round.

So, co...

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The Yoga You Can Do

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Friday, April 17, 2020, In : COVID 19 

Ever wish you could escape your thoughts? 

I have, especially on days when my mind was fixated on my failures and uncertainty of the future. On all the things I wanted to be - but wasn’t. Wanted to do - but couldn’t. Wanted to have - but didn’t.

Mired in my negativity bias, or “pity committee”, my thoughts used to be like a playlist of songs written by my own worst enemy (me) looping endlessly. It felt like there was a war waging inside my mind. Like I was living on a battleground. 


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Self-Care Plan To Stay Sane During The QuarantAne

Posted by Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. on Monday, March 30, 2020, In : COVID 19 

Self-care is the most important thing you can do during a pandemic. All over the news, we hear about healthcare workers running out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). There is a shortage of masks, gloves, gowns, eyewear, etc, and in the richest country in the world, this is a tragedy. This materials shortage is a metaphor for Americans’ lack of self-care. As individuals, when we follow an excellent plan for self-care, that is our greatest personal protection equipment (PPE). You never ...

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Orestes Gutierrez, D.O. Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Author and All American Masters Runner.