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Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden

May 2, 2015

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Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller — Explaining loss to children is never easy, whether they have lost a family member, a friend or even a pet; and explaining healthy ways of mourning can sometimes come across as dauntingly grown up. But Miller explains life and death in their most fitting […]

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Dealing with loss during the holidays

December 17, 2014

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Dealing with loss during the holidays by Dannette Hunnel —  The holiday season can be a catalyst for feelings of loss. Loss is descriptive individually, as it can involve anything from a relationship breakdown, empty nest syndrome, or loss of a limb to having a car repossessed. Other common losses are loss of status, a […]

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Activation of one’s greatness potential

December 8, 2013

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by Steven Patascher —  Our “greatness potential” is waiting to be realized on multidimensional levels in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms of existence. If growth is to be meaningful, effective and comprehensively sustained, these areas need to be addressed. “Greatness potential,” as I define it, is one’s highest capacity for love, wisdom, creativity […]

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Healing your animals’ fears and other negative emotions

September 19, 2013

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by Barbara J. Paster —  We can help our animals heal negative emotions and live better, happier lives. Expressing our love and compassion to them just a few minutes a day is one easy way to help them feel happier and healthier. Animals are connected to us on deep emotional levels. They always feel what […]

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Chronic illness and wellness

June 3, 2013

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by Richard Cheu —  Wellness for chronically ill people is not an oxymoron — it is an achievable goal. Last year, 140 million Americans, or 46 percent of the population, suffered from a chronic condition. By 2030, it is projected that more than half of all Americans will be chronically ill, according to the Robert […]

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Emotional healing answers, “How were you hurt?”

May 17, 2013

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by Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D. —  Many men and women experience emotional and/or physical pain that originated in early childhood sexual abuse they may not remember because they were too young or because they have repressed the memory. They may attribute these maladies to adult traumas, stresses, failures or to a genetic abnormality. Family violence […]

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PTSD — Post-traumatic stress disorder

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Justin Petersen —  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following traumatic personal experiences or after witnessing a life-threatening event. Events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents or violent personal assaults like rape can induce PTSD. Simply put, PTSD creates a state in which memories […]

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New program for returning war veterans

April 25, 2013

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by Betty Merritt —  They were on constant vigil, checking each quadrant of the landscape. Emerging from armored vehicles, they inspected each window and door for enemies and braced themselves for combat. At night, they half-slept; the sounds of exploding IEDs (improvised explosive devices) infiltrated their dreams. Now that they are back home, where everyone […]

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Treating eye problems with colored lights and acupuncture

April 20, 2013

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by Dr. Edward C. Kondrot —  How can colored light applied to the skin help treat eye problems? Contrary to what you might imagine, the answer is tied to the familiar Chinese system of medicine called acupuncture. The Chinese have observed that energy, or chi, travels through the body in specific meridians, located near the […]

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Living from feeling — What you feel, you can heal

April 11, 2013

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by Oshana Himot —  Many contemporary spiritual and psychological modalities tell us we can do much to heal the world and ourselves. When we allow ourselves to experience and accept all of our feelings — whether love, sadness, anger or even fear — we heal naturally. Here are a few ways you can begin to […]

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Marital therapy can be dangerous for domestic abuse victims

January 4, 2013

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by Dr. Jeanne King —  I longed for my children’s father, my ex-husband, to stop his violent outbursts toward our family. The psychologist/doctor/family peacemaker in me said, “We just need to find the ‘right’ person/method to help fix this problem,” as though he had some physical aliment. This may sound familiar to those of you […]

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Anxiety/Panic Attacks

December 5, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Anxiety is a very uncomfortable feeling of nervousness, irritability or foreboding about the future. Panic attacks, also known as anxiety attacks, are sudden drastic increases in anxiety to the point where one may have trouble breathing, muscles tighten, the pulse rate increases, and one may collapse or even urinate or […]

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Dealing with loss during the holidays

November 24, 2012

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by Laura Orsini —  Losing a loved one is never easy, but it is particularly difficult when the loss occurs near the holidays. Whether it has been one year or 20 years, you are likely to feel the loss much more acutely during the holiday season. Although everyone grieves differently, it is important that you […]

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