• December 2013

Dr. Esther Sternberg on the Business of Healing Yourself

Dr. Esther Sternberg is the research director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona at Tucson, founded by Dr. Andrew Weil—our Entrepreneur of the Month in the December 2013 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.

In fact, Dr. Esther was our Entrepreneur of the Month in June 2012, when she inspired us to write our entire issue on the theme, The Business of Healing Yourself.

So we wanted to catch up with the former NIH researcher to see what she’s working on in the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, how the transition from DC to Tucson went—and what kind of work she’s doing with with the Pope!

Before we get started with our Q&A, here’s a little more information about Dr. Sternberg.

Before taking her current job at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Sternberg was the section chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health, headquartered just outside of Washington, DC.

In addition, she has long been recognized internationally for her discoveries of the science of the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, and she is a major force in collaborative initiatives on mind-body-stress-wellness and environment inter-relationships.

What we focused on in our 2012 cover story on Dr. Sternberg were her groundbreaking, best-selling books, “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being,” and, “The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions” —both of which are informative and scientifically based inspirations to doctors and laypeople alike in dealing with the complexities of stress, healing, and wellness. In fact, PBS created and hosted a special based on her books called, “The Science of Healing.”

But what truly sets her apart from the pack is her ability to translate complex scientific subjects for lay audiences. Dr. Sternberg has testified before Congress, advised the World Health Organization, and is a regular contributor to “Science” magazine’s “Books et al.” column, and a regular columnist for Arthritis Today.

In this podcast interview you’ll learn:

  • What Dr. Sternberg is working on at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine—and how her life has changed since taking this job.
  • Why she had the opportunity to meet the Pope—and what she’s working on with him.
  • What inspired her to write her books, “The Balance Within,” and “Healing Spaces.”
  • Why living with less stress and eating the Mediterranean Diet is so beneficial.
  • And—she offers three, easy-to-integrate tips that listeners can follow to begin to have a balance within.

Download the podcast now on the “Truly Amazing Women Show” on The Inkandescent Radio Network: The Voice of Entrepreneurs.

Click here to read more of Dr. Sternberg’s insights into the Business of Healing Yourself.

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