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Dreading the holidays?

November 30, 2013

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by Sara Wiseman —  Are you dreading it already? You know — the whole shopping-gifting-cooking-cleaning-eating-drinking-socializing-relatives-traveling season just ahead? From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, many of us get trapped in a cycle of overabundance — the state of having too much and more than we can use or process. The cup that is not just full, […]

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Adult rebellion: a tool for personal reinvention

November 16, 2013

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by Linda Crill —  Rebellion is expected from teenagers. It is normal for our youth to protest established traditions and test rules as they reinvent themselves in preparation for adulthood. But what about adult rebellion? Eighteen months after my husband passed away, I overachieved at following the one-size-fits-all advice for widows — and I was […]

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Where does motivation come from?

November 8, 2013

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by Sandy Jones —  I used to think motivation came from outside myself, and sometime it does. Certain types of motivation definitely do come from external sources. For example, parents are a source of motivation. They motivate their children to do well in school, to clean their rooms, to make good choices. While parents are […]

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Whom do you appreciate?

November 1, 2013

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by Shirley Osborne —  “Two, four, six, eight. Who do you appreciate?” Really, whom do you appreciate? Why? How are these persons like you?  How are they different? How does their being similar to you ease your relationship? How does their being different from you enhance your friendship? How do you appreciate them? Appreciation implies […]

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What is the definition of a “poor” millionaire?

September 6, 2013

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by Dr. John Demartini —  Results of a recent news poll conducted for the Australian Institute found that 62 percent of Australians, including 48 percent of the richest 20 percent, believe they cannot afford to buy everything they really need. Among those who live in households with an income of more than $100,000, fewer than […]

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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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Have low metabolic energy?

July 31, 2013

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by Julia Busch —  A wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms — hair loss, forgetfulness, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sleep problems, slow healing, dulled senses, feeling cold and fatigued — can result from low metabolic energy (LME). Symptoms can include nonspecific aches, weak ligaments and bones, sexual dysfunction, numb hands and feet, […]

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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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10 steps for dealing with difficult people — from cantankerous coworkers to temperamental teenagers

July 17, 2013

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by Ray Dodd —  They annoy us. Cause us trouble. Push our buttons. They are difficult people, and we seem to encounter them constantly: at work, at home and everywhere in between. What do we need to know to deal with the people who repeatedly irritate us? What do we do, in particular, if these […]

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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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Put mind over matter with integrative imagery

July 13, 2013

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by Nancy Beauchamp —  When people hear the words integrative imagery, they probably think about CAT scans or MRIs. But integrative imagery does not refer to a mechanical device separate from us. Rather, it is a technique of putting mind over matter to become healthier. In her book, Molecules of Emotions, Candace Pert states that […]

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Can thoughts cause IBS flare-ups?

June 27, 2013

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by Dr. Jennifer Burns —  The above question can be answered with a big “Yes!” Anxiety is the name of the game for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). People with IBS experience anxiety when leaving the house, going out to public functions or just going shopping. They first must locate the bathroom any […]

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The answers are in the questions

June 8, 2013

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by Sherry Anshara —  In the past several months, have you noticed that people seem to be asking the same or similar types of questions? Whether or not it is in business, personal or even general discussion, people seem to be asking questions, such as: Why am I feeling so tired?; Why do I feel […]

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