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by Jen Johnson When we have chronic illness, inner peace may feel hard to come by. Because our brains are wired for survival and the mind views illness as a threat, we become fixated on the problem of illness and on trying to fix it. As we fixate on the illness, we lose connection with positive experiences and emotions, such as inner peace, inspiration, joy, love, compassion, and awe. Despite our mind’s good intentions,... 6/7/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Judith Finlayson In the not-so-distant past the term “gut health” equated with digestion. Today it references the trillions of microbes residing in your gastrointestinal tract. Collectively these microbial settlers are known as your gut microbiome and their effect is systemic. Basically, an ailing microbiome houses too many pathogenic bacteria. Current research links this state (dysbiosis) with a wide range of diseases,... 6/6/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Randy Stocker What I learned after the deaths of my mother, Jean, and my two daughters, Jenelle-age 19, and Amy-age 9 to a distracted semi-truck driver is that things people say and do to help grievers can be perceived as both hurtful and insensitive by the people that are receiving the help. Below are five myths that need to be better understood.1. There is a “right way” to grieve. This statement is so wrong. Everybody... 6/5/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Donna Bond, M.A. Bringing reverent balance to all your parts, requires mom’s to respect their shadow aspects and to love them into the light. Mom’s have a tendency to sacrifice, to hide, to abandon their own needs and dreams, as they are busy caring for everyone else. Over time, shadow aspects of our personality can rear their heads in all kinds of different ways. These buzz killers can show up as self-doubt, criticism,... 6/4/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Avery Neal, PhD If you are a stepmother, there is no doubt you have found yourself in what can feel like a no-win situation. The very basic nature of being a stepmother, or an “outsider” who has joined the family circle, means that you’ll be examined under a microscope and potentially the recipient of criticism and emotional unloading…and that’s just for starters! It is important not to deny your feelings, suppress... 6/3/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Lavinia Plonka Back pain is one of the biggest industries in the US, costing billions of dollars in pain medications, surgical interventions and lost productivity. Disc degeneration, ruptured discs, pinched nerves and the dire sounding lumbago (which is simply a word for unexplained lower back pain) interfere with performance and pleasure leaving many people feeling hopeless. While injury and wear and tear are certainly... 6/3/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Sunscreen is your friend. Whether you have darker skin or lighter skin, you never seem to burn or you turn into a lobster after the slightest exposure, sunscreen can always offer helpful protection from harmful light rays. Believe it or not, prolonged sun exposure without proper protection can lead not only to skin cancer dangers, but premature wrinkles and aging of the skin. So to take care of your... 6/1/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Laura Bonarrigo Comparison is at the root of our pain. When we begin comparing our lives to our ex's lives, we begin to forge unhealthy thoughts and opinions about ourselves. We begin to feel less-than, especially women in divorce. There are all sorts of reasons to justify this behavior. But, none of them will help you move on with your life. Stop comparing and start growing... here are a few secrets to moving on... 5/31/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor New research suggests statins (medication for "bad" cholesterol) could increase a person’s risk of developing symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND), or increase painful and debilitating symptoms for patients with ALS.What’s ALS?Best known for afflicting the late Sir Stephen Hawking, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes irreversible... 5/1/2023 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor According to one report out of the CDC, chronic pain affects 20 million adults in the US to such a degree that it interferes in their work or daily life. This is a not-insignificant percentage of our population. But a new study shows that people who have a college education report less pain than those who aren’t college-educated. And it turns out that socioeconomic factors may play a role. Let’s take... 4/30/2023 4:00:00 AM
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