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    Surviving holiday stress

    ‘Tis the season…  To be stressed out!  The sights and sounds of the holidays are everywhere. Christmas music fills your ears in every store, office and radio station.  Holiday treats abound, and there are festive parties and gatherings on everyones calendar.  All this merriment can give a person some serious stress.    There are lots of stressors this time of year.  The late nights parties, less sleep, rich food, alcohol and sweets push your immune system into overdrive.  Environmental stresses like traffic, crowded malls, finding the perfect gifts, overspending, and family push your body to its limit. It seems like everyone is in a rush.  There’s barely enough time to…

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    Beat holiday loneliness

    The holidays carry expectations of happiness, joy, love, and togetherness, but that’s not the case for everyone. Being alone in a new city, coming out with a long-held secret to family, or a recent breakup or death, can all cause you to be or feel alone. Empty nesters and the elderly are often alone. Loneliness doesn’t have one single cause, nor is it the same for everyone. Holiday movies and music are a constant reminder of the blissful happiness we are missing. It looks like love is all around us. Holiday parties and family gatherings are on everyone’s calendar, but yours. For many people, it’s a cruel illusion. Social media,…

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    Tapping into Energy Psychology 101

    I discovered energy psychology by accident. I knew someone who was scheduled for surgery and I was curious about alternative treatments that would aid healing. I read about acupuncture, then acupressure, Reiki, and IET. Finally, I found meridian tapping. Tapping was completely new to me. Without reading too much about it, I registered for a weekend seminar. I needed continuing ed credits, I was curious and it wasn’t too far.  I was in the minority. Other attendees were knowledgeable and excited about the meridian tapping technique. I sat through the class and practiced on my peers and myself.  At first, I felt nothing. I was skeptical and full of criticism. As the…

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    Suicide Within the Middle Aged Population

    The following is a guest blog post from Jennifer Scott of Spiritfinder.org Suicide is an issue that affects people of all ages and socioeconomic groups. Many people often think of teens when they think of at-risk populations for suicide, but the middle-aged and baby boomer populations are increasingly at risk. Issues related to finances, depression, and substance abuse are often involved in the increased risk within this group, but resources for help and prevention are available. Reach out immediately for help if someone is considering suicide Do you know someone thinking about Suicide? If you or someone you care about is thinking about suicide, it is critical to reaching out…