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  • Aurora Borealis
    It 'tis the Season
    I think commercialism helps Christmas and I think that the more capitalism we can inject into the Christmas holiday the more spiritual I feel about it.― Craig FergusonCultural mythology tends to peak during the winter holidays. Vitriolic unhealthy...
  • Understanding the deadly consequences of “Chronic Human Stress " 2
    Understanding the deadly consequences of “Chronic Human Stress " 2
    SummaryIn part one of this series on stress we learned there are two different types of stress that affect our lives. Whilst acute stress is our ally the chronic kind can cause all sorts of serious side effects, some that are even life threatening...
  • Young girls meditating to relax
    Chronic stress is associated with mental disorders
    It's considered a very good idea to advise people to try to calm down to avoid mental distress. Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum reported on Nov. 21, 2014 on the connection between mental disorders and permanent stress. Immune cells which are...
  • THE OLD FACTORY CANDLES
    Candles designed to complement the ambiance of every room
    The fall is finally here and we should be prepared for intensive changes that come along with this wonderful season and every season to follow. Every new season symbolizes a period of re-birth and new beginnings, the period of awakening and new...
  • Predictors of stress and depression in parents of children diagnosed with autism
    Predictors of stress and depression in parents of children diagnosed with autism
    Parents of children diagnosed with a developmental disability, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are faced with numerous factors that contribute to their overall stress and anxiety level, from challenging behaviors to seeking treatment to...
  • Relief through massage therapy
    Veterans find relief through message therapy
    Have you ever just wanted to totally leave your problems behind and have someone give you a relaxing massage? You know the kind of massage I am referring to...the type of deep penetrating touch that doesn't just soothe the body, but relaxes...
  • Be Happy
    The Happiness Factor
    Earlier this week, I strolled idly down a busy Sacramento street and asked (anyone) who established eye contact with me, "Are you happy?"Imagine my surprise inquiring such a direct question at the general populace?Predictably, there was...
  • Decompress - A Devotion
    Decompress - A Devotion
    2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (TLB)But this precious treasure—this light and power that now shine within us—is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is...
  • How to avoid the stress of the holidays
    Avoiding the Stress of the Holidays
    As the holidays approach, several things occur that can have a profound impact on our mental health. Shorter days mean less sunlight and that, in and of itself, can adversely alter our mood (the technical term for this condition is Seasonal...
  • Listening to your cat is a great way to get along better with her
    Want to get along better with your cat? Start by listening to her
    One of the main problems that comes with having cats is our sheer inability to understand them. We feed them, hold them, keep things clean for them, and let them sleep wherever they want. They should be easy to "get." According to Dr....
  • Stressed much? from Mom's Night Out
    Throwback Thursday: Giving when you think you can't
    As I drove down the street the other day, I contemplated ramming my vehicle into the next car I saw being driven by somebody who thought they could text and drive successfully, and I clenched the steering wheel. When I considered crashing into the...
  • College prep can trick or treat
    College prep can trick or treat
    The college-bound and their parents may enjoy a good scare from a Halloween movie, but the anxiety from college prep stress can be hair-raisingly frightening on a whole other level. Students may be tempted to let off some steam but need to make...
  • 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...
  • Cunningham Memorial Library
    Conference to address work-life balancing act
    Business and economy experts will offer suggestions on balancing work and life at the fourth annual Indiana State University Work-Life Integration Conference next Monday and Tuesday in the Cunningham Memorial Library.The sessions are open to the...
  • Happy family
    Adults with children experience more joy, Gallop poll finds
    Adults who have children in the house report they smile and laugh a lot more than their childless counterparts, but this joy comes with a cost, increased stress. These are the findings of a Gallop poll released today. Slightly more than 84 percent...