Tag Archives: relaxation

Coping with job loss and uncertainty

March 5, 2012

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by Dalena Watson —  In these times of economic uncertainty and widespread job loss, many of us who normally cope well with the stressors of life are beginning to suffer from anxiety and/or depression. While you may not have had a choice in leaving your job or taking a reduction in pay, there are some […]

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Change your mind; change your life

March 5, 2012

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by Julie Funke —  Can you name a noninvasive therapy that’s now used in the treatment of cancer, arthritis, anxiety and even heart disease? Complementary in nature, this therapy is embraced by retirees and Generation X-ers alike. With its roots in Shamanism, as well as ancient Egyptian and Asian dynasties, Edgar Cayce used it as […]

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Pediatric Oriental medicine and acupuncture

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Oriental medicine and acupuncture are among the CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies most frequently recommended by internists and family physicians and are currently practiced in more than 140 U.S. hospitals. An examination of 43 pain clinics in North American children’s hospitals revealed that approximately one-third offered acupuncture services. Most […]

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Set solemn aside and focus on fun

February 26, 2012

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by Laura Orsini —  Here is a little challenge for you. The next time you are out somewhere in public — the mall, the grocery store, the post office — look around at the people. How many of them are smiling? How many of them look like they have cracked a smile even once this […]

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Tai chi engages mind and body

February 25, 2012

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by Jana Stolins —  “There was a sense of stillness and meditative gracefulness about it,” said Dr. Bruce McFarlane, a retired family physician, as he described what first attracted him 17 years ago to the ancient Chinese tradition of set movements known as tai chi. He soon learned to achieve a calm fluidity, which requires […]

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What type of meditation is best for you?

February 23, 2012

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by Patricia Monaghan —  In 1902, the great American philosopher, William James, published a seminal book, Varieties of Religious Experience. Not being religious himself, he asked a number of people what the term “religion” meant to them. Not surprisingly, he found that this common word held many meanings, ranging from piety to mysticism to saintliness. […]

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Serenity shortcuts for the holidays

February 23, 2012

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by Ashley Davis Bush —  Oh, the hustle and bustle of the holidays — the music, the lights, the festivities. It is the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? Is it not also the busiest, most harried and possibly the most stressful time? Well, not this year. Six simple shortcuts will help […]

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