By guest blogger, Diane Rohan

I recently spent a day with Dr. Eva Selhub, who showed our small group how meditation and tools for neutralizing the physical effects of stress can heal us.  Eva is a strong, smart woman who is a medical doctor and an integrative health specialist. She is a staff member of Harvard Medical School, serving from 1999 until the end of 2007 as Medical Director of Mind/Body Medical Institute. Now she is part of the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital – newly named The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine.

What was great about the personal interaction was hearing other people’s stories, a few of them friends of mine from our neighborhood.  We talked, laughed, cried and meditated.  I’m sure I fell asleep, but I was also a bit sleep-deprived.  It was a wonderful day, and I am so glad I dedicated it to myself. We also received a CD, Relax into Love, which contains various meditations.

Eva has written a book called The Love Response, which outlines all she talked about in the workshop.  Her program is the result of years of research and clinical practice on how to “reverse the destructive physical effects of fear and stress, and banish emotional wounds from the past.  Through a simple-to-use plan of awareness, breathing, visualization, and verbal command exercises, The Love Response reprograms your brain and changes your biochemistry from negative to positive, putting you on a path to long-term wellness and happiness.”

I highly recommend the book and/or CD, both will lead you to less stress. It is time to take some time for yourself!  Make your mantra “I choose to love and accept myself always.”  Deeply and profoundly.


Diane’s Bio: Diane Rohan is the CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) of her company, The Main Event. An event-planner for 18 years, Diane has coordinated corporate events for such clients as Disney, AMC, and Newman’s Own, and headed up the special events department at Court TV.

Diane and her husband have lived in lower Manhattan for fourteen years. They have a 13-year-old son and a 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.