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Pain is inevitable, worry is optional

August 11, 2013

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by Wendy Boorn —  It has been said that “worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” Anxiety is an epidemic in today’s unpredictable times. Whether concerns are about unstable weather patterns and the effects of climate change, terrorist attacks, the polarity in Congress, political unrest […]

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Doctor, you are the gatekeeper for domestic violence in your community

August 8, 2013

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by Jeanne King, Ph.D. —  Kind, compassionate Dr. X examines his bruised patient — a victim of domestic violence — and confidently breathes a sigh of relief thinking, “Thank God, she admitted it. Now all she needs is a barracuda attorney to get her and her children to safe waters.” Not necessarily so! A barracuda […]

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To entertain or not to entertain?

July 20, 2013

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by Kristin Cicciarelli —  Have you ever planned a simple gathering for friends and family and watched it quickly spiral out of control? Your intentions are good: something simple — just hamburgers and potato salad. Then you remember that Aunt Jenny is a vegetarian and cousin Laurie is allergic to mayonnaise, so you add veggie […]

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Love, wisdom and hurricanes

July 15, 2013

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson — With Katrina and Rita, two powerful hurricanes, arriving so close together, many people are wondering about storms. What is their meaning for us? More importantly, what good comes from storms and other disasters? Natural disasters have occurred for as long as mankind has been on this planet. They are […]

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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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A message for lightworkers in corporate America

May 29, 2013

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by JoAnn Clinton —  In this day of corporate downsizing, restructuring and acquisitions, many individuals fall victim to fears fostered by corporate America and never step into their power. Claiming and living up to one’s potential is an extremely daunting task for anyone, especially a lightworker. Lightworkers may be embedded in corporate America for several […]

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Is fear keeping you fat?

May 24, 2013

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by Bronwyn Marmo —  Many of us have tried to lose weight and failed, time and time again. Sure, we may drop a few pounds here and there, but mysteriously we gain them back, and then some. On a conscious level, we may blame it on a sweet tooth or lack of exercise, but there […]

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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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What is hypnotherapy?

May 11, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  When we hear the term hypnosis, it often brings to mind the erroneous images and misconceptions that have long plagued this ancient art. Here are some common myths dispelled. Myth: A hypnotist can take control of your mind. Truth: All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You can never be made to do […]

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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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Nightmares have a bad rap!

May 6, 2013

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by Thomas W. Sonandres —  Nobody likes waking in the middle of the night, in a cold sweat, struggling to shake off the dread and terror that nightmares can evoke. The emotional toll from nightmares make these dreams something most people wish to avoid. If we are lucky, the shock and foreboding remain for only […]

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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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Sticks and stones may break my bones …

April 24, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  As children, most of us were familiar with the sing-song, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” At that time, we were unaware of just how untrue that little ditty was. We were unaware of the deep and long-lasting wounds we can receive from and […]

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