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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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17 tips on keeping a journal or diary

February 27, 2013

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by Doreene Clement —  Whether you already keep a journal or want to start, here are some ideas and tips to help you with your journaling. 1. New to keeping a journal? Start with writing, “Today, I am grateful for …” and fill in the blank with what you are grateful for. 2. Write in […]

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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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Gratitude journals

November 28, 2012

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by Doreene Clement —  Think about how you would complete the following: “Today I am grateful for …” Do you already keep a gratitude journal, or do you incorporate one into your current journaling or diary? If you do not already keep one, you might consider starting a gratitude journal, because keeping a record of […]

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Healing your emotional pain

July 14, 2012

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by Glenyss Lim —  How often have you said, “Oh, I’m all right,” when in fact you were hurting, crying out inside, stressed, angry or not knowing how to handle the circumstances of your life or the feelings you were carrying around? You are not alone. We are all together in this mystery called life. […]

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What you pay attention to grows stronger in your life

February 28, 2012

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by Ada Porat —  You shape your life through the power of your attention. Where your attention goes, the energy of life flows — this is a scientific fact. Scientists have determined that the attention of an observer affects the movement of quantum particles. Your thoughts, emotions and feelings are energetic particles as well, and […]

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Important self-improvement tools

February 26, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Someone asked me what I would consider the single most important tool for self-improvement. Yikes! What a question. “I will have to get back to you on that,” I responded, knowing that I would need to wrestle with it for a while before answering. Below are some of my ideas. Meditation […]

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