Tag Archives: dysfunction

Stories, stories and more stories

April 1, 2013

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by Sherry Anshara —  In your childhood, someone — your parents, teachers, babysitters — read stories to you. Now you watch television shows: soap operas, telenovelas or nighttime dramas, etc. — more stories. You go to movies — more stories. And good grief, the news media sensationalizes stories on every channel for ratings. Everyone, including […]

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Family function or dysfunction — your choice

September 23, 2012

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by Dr. John F. Demartini —  When you consider balance in your life, one of the first places to look is the fundamental social dynamic called the family, to see whether function or dysfunction, order or disorder, reigns. Though a superficial glance might seem to reveal that many, if not most families are dysfunctional, when […]

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Do you know how you feel?

August 16, 2012

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by Stacey Badger —  Many of us do not know how to feel anymore. Our bodies hold our emotions and have the ability to tell us what is going on inside, yet so many of us have shut down. As a result, we no longer can sense the messages our bodies are trying to communicate […]

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The meaning of compassion

April 12, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara —  Compassion is interesting stuff. So interesting, in fact, that it can get confusing. Confusion may result from a belief that compassion is the same thing as enabling. It is not. Enabling is giving someone permission to act out inappropriately, whether it is in the form of addiction, abuse or any other […]

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Functional medicine is the big picture approach

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  The functional approach to healing does not fit into the existing Western medical paradigm with its one-size-fits-all approach to disease management. But it is the future of medicine because it is a rational approach to explaining what went wrong and how to fix it. Conventional medicine usually takes the small […]

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Moving from absorber to observer

February 23, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara — You have certainly heard of vampires. They drain your blood and suck the life out of you. So, are there really vampires or are these blood-suckers masquerading as people in your life? If the second answer is yes, then ask yourself why you have invited them in to drain the life […]

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