Breaking the Habit Loop: Empowering Yourself with Mind-Body Techniques

Hi Friends!

I have shared with you already that I have participated in a mind-body course this month that taught me simple practices to cultivate health and wellbeing. Bolstered once again by the science behind these practices, I decided to bring it to the office and to my patients. It was not the doctor-ey thing to do but felt right nonetheless.

I have long realized that retraining our minds to resist our automatic habits requires a dose of pause as much as a dose of ozempic (if not more-so) and when we learn to pause between trigger and reaction, we can identify our true hunger.

It’s not a surprise that we get trapped in mindless habit loops. It’s much like driving to work. How often do you think, How did I get here? Despite daydreaming, we find that we have taken our usual route to get where we need to be without so much as a thought. We have repeated the path so many times that we can do it without even thinking. So too it is with our habits.



In order to get out of auto-pilot we need to interrupt that habit loop. That’s where mind-body practices come in.

So this week I began with the offer of a breathing practice. All but one took me up on the offer 🙂 and the response was unanimous. Within minutes, my patients reported a sense of ease, calm, agency and confidence and felt assured that they could easily incorporate this practice into their day-to-day lives particularly when triggered by habit, as a way to intercept the habit loop.

It has been so well received that this week on HealthBite, I decided to share this conversation with you. I offer a short primer on the how and why behind a breathing practice and then share my own guided breathing practice, all in under 25 minutes!

I played it for my 10-year old last night and after a good night’s sleep, she told me, “mommy, you have great content 🙂 ” See if you agree!

Wishing you peace of mind.


Dr. Adrienne



My mission is to educate, empower and inspire my patients to achieve health and wellness by drawing on best medical practices and a holistic mind-body approach while integrating my personal value system grounded in empathy, integrity and authenticity

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