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  • Worry Vortex
    What if's
    Are you stuck in a “what if” cycle in your life? Does the fear of the unknown block any or all possibility for opportunity? How about the worst-case scenario worry frenzy, isn’t it causing unnecessary stress? If your mind is...
  • Anxiety increases hot flashes in women with breast cancer
    Anxiety increases hot flashes in women with breast cancer
    Hot flashes are a distress symptom of menopause and for women with breast cancer, it further disrupts their quality of life. A new study evaluated hot flashes among women and published their findings online on January 20 in the journal Menopause...
  • Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
    Hypnotherapy: A Powerful Treatment for Anxiety
    “IAPH therapists have found that anxiety can be very effectively treated using pure hypnoanalysis and issues can usually be resolved within 8 to 12 sessions.” -International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysis [1]A few years ago, if you...
  • Take the mini-quiz to get the most from yourself
    Self mini-quiz helps show how to successfully get the most from yourself
    One secret to success in dealing with work, family and everyday life is to realize there is no one strategy or concept to develop. So much of it depends on your character, knowledge, skill level and background. There are many proven approaches to...
  • Depressed Woman
    A little about Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Does the combination of adjusting to the time change, shorter days, longer nights and gloomier days have you down? Do you notice a pattern around the fall/winter months each year where you feel this way? Do you notice that these feelings get...
  • Can a child suffer from PTSD?
    Can a child suffer from PTSD?
    Can children suffer the effects of PTSD? Absolutely! PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is an anxiety disorder that usually manifests after a child or adult experiences a traumatic event. Most people automatically associate PTSD...
  • Two young girls meditating
    Mindfulness therapy is effective for depression and anxiety
    Depression and anxiety are often nonspecific syndromes which can nevertheless be very debilitating. More information than ever before dealing with the potential catastrophic side effects from psychiatric drugs as often reported upon by the...
  • Pacific Herbs Relax Herb Pack
    Chinese Herbal Medicine: A natural and effective way to (Finally!) relax
    Holidays are around the corner and you still have not been able to let go: You are fretting about your end-of-month reports, answering e-mails from coworkers, and now your boss wants to know if she can conference you in on a call tomorrow. The...
  • Loneliness hurts!
    Conquering the pain of loneliness
    WHY DO SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCE DEBILITATING LONELINESS?Recently, a question on a counseling Facebook page that I participate in was posed by a counselor who wanted to have a better understanding of loneliness. My conclusion is that debilitating...
  • Music is Happiness
    Music Unifies Our Emotional Health
    Melody is all-powerful.Take an observation at your iTunes, Pandora, or Spotify lyrical stations and contemplate the choice of your most frequently played songs. Surprisingly, this is an indicator of your overall emotional well-being.The melody of...
  • Women heart attack
    Anxiety, depression higher in women suffering from heart attacks
    Women have a higher risk than men of developing anxiety and depression following a heart attack (myocardial infarction) episode. A new study sheds this light of certain risk factors to assist in effective treatment plans specifically designed for...
  • Learn you Mental Health limits October 9 and 10
    Learn you Mental Health limits October 9 and 10
    Caregivers and their patients have an increased possibly of being depressed. The U.S. medical community defines depression as a type of mental illness. From time to time all of us find ourselves in a situation where short-term depression is either...
  • Anxiety
    Anxious, moody women at greater risk for Alzheimer’s
    Women who are anxious, jealous, or moody in middle age may be at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease later in life, according to a new study. Published in the Oct. 1 online issue of Neurology, the Swedish study focused on determining...
  • Casting Cares - A Devotion
    Casting Cares - A Devotion
    I Peter 5:6-7 (NKJV)Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.The Lord is challenging me to cast ALL my care upon Him. It is ironic that I seem...
  • Anxiety in the workplace
    Ergophobia: The fear of work
    Ergophobia (taken from the Greek language literally meaning work-fear), is a little recognized, severe form of anxiety which is so crippling that the sufferer is incapable of either going out to work, maintaining jobs for long periods of time, or...