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Learn Your Natural Rhythms to Promote Better Mood and Energy!

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In his book Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise, Robert Thayer, PhD, explores key relationships between our moods, energy levels, stress levels and quality of sleep. This book addresses profound implications for us all, including those struggling with addiction.

Here, treatment expert Dr. John Fitzgerald shares a summary of the book along with a simple chart he created to help get you started in tracking and learning from your own natural cycles. By simply becoming aware of our daily patterns, we are empowered to make small changes that can have a profound impact on our daily lives. Try Dr. Fitzgerald's charts, or use an app such as this one to start keeping track of your own rhythms, so that you can experience more Calm Energy in your life.

Dr. John Fitzgerald, guest contributer, offers a valuable clinical perspective for our membership. See this link in our Resource Supplement for further resources. 



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