3 Strategies for Solving Most of Your Problems

I was visiting with a friend a while back who loves The Dr. Phil Show.  Personally, I like Dr. Phil just fine and think his advice is pretty solid.  I mean come on … he is Dr. Phil.  However, I usually find shows like that quite frustrating .  When I shared my thoughts with my […]

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Take an Online Sabbatical in 3 Easy Steps!

The other day, I was visiting Facebook pages of friends and colleagues with whom I hadn’t communicated lately … posting lots of “shout outs, hellos, and take cares.”  One colleague replied to my post a few days later commenting that

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The Stress of Chronic Illness & Pain

Chronic illness and chronic pain can rob you of your joy and cause an abundance of stress, but there are several things you can do to prevent that from happening. 1.  Get a second opinion from someone NOT associated with the clinician who made your initial diagnosis.  It’s important to make sure your diagnosis is […]

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Enrich Your Spirit!

Many of us spend hours every day enriching our minds via the work we do.  Then we often spend a great deal of time enriching our bodies by exercising and closely watching our diets.  Sometimes, however, we forget to take time (or make the time) to nourish and enrich the soul … the spirit – […]

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Swine Flu (H1N1): Are You Scared Yet?

Are you stressed about H1N1 Influenza (previously referred to as Swine Flu)? If you pay attention to the news and various other media, then it’s quite likely you are stressed … at least a little.  Don’t be! A few thoughts on the H1N1 Flu situation to help turn that stress around: 1.  Unfortunate circumstances — […]

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Kava Kava: Friend or Foe?

Although I’m a huge advocate of medication-free strategies, I’m not 100% anti-medication.  Some medications have a very valuable role in this world.  I view herbal, natural, homeopathic, and other nutritional supplements for stress in a similar fashion:  there are times they may be appropriate. One supplement I do NOT recommend is Kava Kava, sometimes known […]

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7 Quick Steps to Beginning Meditation

So you want to start meditating.  Great choice! Meditation is an amazing tool to increase wellness and well-being.  It’s one of the best ways I know of to clear the the daily junk and clutter from our minds.  Listed below are my seven quick tips

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The Best Meditation Secret You Might Be Missing!

Meditation has always appealed to me, but it never really worked for me until I figured out what I was missing! I truly believe routine meditation can provide many healing benefits, including – of course – stress relief.  Before I figured out what

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