Tag Archives: boredom

Happiness, a state of mind

March 3, 2013

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by Patricia Rutledge, Ph.D. —  An epidemic of boredom surges through the nation. Teens and young adults are most prone to this self-perpetuating condition, but therapists are finding many adults lingering in the realm of boredom, too jaded to seek excitement or happiness — giving up. As a whole, we have seen and experienced all […]

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Why diets backfire

January 21, 2013

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by Michelle May, M.D. —  We are bombarded with information about eating right and exercising, but millions still battle their weight. Diets often impose food rules that most people do not, cannot or should not follow for very long. Diet experts recommend counting calories, servings or points. Some diets require you to eat pre-packaged meals […]

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Natural solutions to ADHD

January 6, 2013

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by Julia Busch —  Editor’s note: This article is for information purposes only. Any application of the information contained in this column is done strictly at the risk of the user. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological problem caused by genetic factors. Generally apparent before the age of 7, no two ADHD individuals […]

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Forgiveness — the great karma cleanser

December 17, 2012

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by Scott Kalechstein — When I was a boy, I was quite the troublemaker. I would invite my more demonic friends over for a Saturday afternoon of creative hell-raising, and we would go downstairs into the recreation room. I would tell my parents we were playing Monopoly, or some other innocent activity. We then proceeded […]

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School’s out for summer

September 26, 2012

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  “School’s out for summer. School’s out forever. School’s been blown to pieces.” When these lyrics were performed by Alice Cooper in 1972, school violence was a rare occurrence. The song continues with, “No more pencils. No more books. No more teacher’s dirty looks. Out for summer. Out ‘til fall. We […]

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Are you stuck in wait mode?

September 3, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  Ever notice how people are always waiting for something to happen? Waiting to be happy; waiting to lose weight; waiting for the perfect time; waiting for their ship to come in; waiting for the ax to fall; or waiting to win the lottery. Some are even waiting for the world to […]

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The end of yo-yo dieting

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Michelle May —  Increasing numbers of individuals struggle with obesity and yo-yo dieting, a term descriptive of an old paradigm of weight management — one that was destined to fail for the majority of people. It is an apt metaphor, however, because a yo-yo goes either up or down, just like a diet. […]

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