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Anxiety and Panic Attacks

February 10, 2015

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Anxiety and Panic Attacks by Larry Wilson, M.D. —  Anxiety is a very uncomfortable feeling of nervousness, irritability or foreboding about the future. Panic attacks, also known as anxiety attacks, are sudden drastic increases in anxiety to the point where one may have trouble breathing, muscles tighten, pulse rate increases and one may collapse, or […]

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Overcoming anxiety

August 11, 2014

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Overcoming anxiety by Dr. Alan Christianson According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (2010), more than 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety. Anxiety can cause an almost limitless number of symptoms. These can include a racing heart, numbness and tingling of the hands and feet, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, insomnia, fatigue, […]

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Living “fearward”

February 17, 2014

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  by Dr. Richard Moss —  Fear is a sensation that we name according to the situation. If you are standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon, you speak of fear of heights, or acrophobia. If you are in a crowded place, the word is agoraphobia. There are a thousand names for fear, but […]

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Resolving the traumas of life

November 22, 2013

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by Stephanie Levitt —  Trauma is everywhere. We bear witness to it on our TV screens as we see the aftermath of a horrendous school shooting and worry about the safety of our own children. We hear stories about wars, people being killed, raped and tortured, and we have friends or family who are in […]

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Letting go of vices

October 6, 2013

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by Kristin Cicciarelli —  Recently, a lovely woman named “Susan” announced that although she is a contributing member to society, an excellent mother and a dedicated employee, she is also an alcoholic. She is not the kind of alcoholic depicted in Hollywood movies — the stumbling, nonfunctioning ne’er-do-well who drinks Jack Daniels for breakfast and […]

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Hypnosis and mind expansion

September 26, 2013

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by Irene Conlan —  In the 1991 movie, Defending Your Life, Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks die and meet in an afterlife that greatly resembles the present-day U.S. They are required to prove their worth by demonstrating in court how they showed courage while alive. Each has a defender and a prosecutor, and each appears […]

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Thoughts about hurricanes Katrina and Rita

September 21, 2013

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by Elyse Ann —  We are all painfully aware of the complete and utter devastation that hurricanes Katrina and Rita leveled against the Gulf Coast. People lost their lives. Many, literally, have lost every material possession. They have become nomads in their own country. As difficult as it has been to watch these events unfold, […]

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Healing your animals’ fears and other negative emotions

September 19, 2013

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by Barbara J. Paster —  We can help our animals heal negative emotions and live better, happier lives. Expressing our love and compassion to them just a few minutes a day is one easy way to help them feel happier and healthier. Animals are connected to us on deep emotional levels. They always feel what […]

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Looking for loss in all the wrong places

September 18, 2013

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by Bronwyn Marmo —  “We are searching in the wrong place. The answer is beyond you … beyond me … beyond self. Let’s go where the answer is.” — Carl Jung We are a nation crying out for a new solution to our health crisis, as 64 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Americans […]

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Taking care of financial clarity

September 13, 2013

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by Lucinda Lintz —  Splurging can have its consequences, as most of us have probably experienced from time to time. Accepting the splurge can be the key to unleashing the power to change spending behaviors. Accept, forgive and move on — consciously. Splurging with our eyes wide open allows room to make changes in behavior […]

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Goals stalled? Always running behind? Stuck in a rut?

September 11, 2013

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by Kathy Gates —  Procrastination means “putting it off.” Whether it is a career goal, a home project or something about your daily life, a goal that has plateaued can rattle your motivation and challenge your thinking. Eventually, the bigger effect can be putting your entire life — not just a single task — on […]

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Meditation: Pathway to inner peace

September 8, 2013

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by Ada Porat —  The practice of meditation offers clear physiological, mental and emotional benefits. It can lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety and depression, aid restorative sleep and promote a general sense of well-being. Meditation assists with integrating the inner world of peace and joy with the outer world of action and achievement. This integration […]

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An IBS investigation

August 23, 2013

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by Diana Wiggins and Julie Oppenheimer —  What is it about those detective shows like CSI, 48 Hours or even House that have us tuning in every week for a new episode? For most people, it is the armchair detective work that we can do from our living rooms — participating in thinking through the […]

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