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With Suicide Rates Increasing, Awareness Is Needed

With Suicide Rates Increasing, Awareness Is Needed

Suicide holds a silent role in our culture. Although aware of it, we struggle to talk about it and acknowledge the impact it has on our lives. Yet no matter how many times we push it aside, it still has profound effect on the lives of many. A suicide can send ripples through families and […]

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Gratitude Might Be A New Defense Against Heart Disease.

Gratitude Might Be A New Defense Against Heart Disease.

It’s the kind of research we love. Research that shows our best remedies originate from something within us. We can be the source of healing for ourselves, assuming of course we are willing to try something different. So often one simple change does make a difference. A recent study looked at the role of gratitude […]

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How To Uncover Hidden Stresses With One Surprisingly Simple Test

How To Uncover Hidden Stresses With One Surprisingly Simple Test

Life brings change. Everyday we move through our lives and the world shifts around us. This shifting may appear subtle, even nonexistent, especially if we have a daily routine that stays generally the same. We step through each day. We wake up, eat breakfast, go to work – etc, etc. Despite this routine, the world […]

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Depression and Inflammation: New Research Revealing They Are More Related Than You Thought

Depression and Inflammation: New Research Revealing They Are More Related Than You Thought

Feeling depressed? You are not alone. Rates of depression continue to be an ongoing problem in our modern life. For a long time medical science thought the source of depression to be rooted in the mind and phycological issues. However recent research being done seems to suggest that another source could play a deeper role in this […]

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When Grief Shines Through, It Gives Us All a Chance to Heal

When Grief Shines Through, It Gives Us All a Chance to Heal

Grief has a way of coming through. Despite our social resolve to remain composed and pulled together, grief somehow finds an opening. Even if that opening is small and subtle, it’s important that grief gets expressed. It is something I continue to be thankful for, because it keeps us honest and open. It reminds us […]

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The Wisdom of Releasing Your Toxic Emotions: Part Five in our Autoimmune Series

The Wisdom of Releasing Your Toxic Emotions: Part Five in our Autoimmune Series

Emotions. Intrinsically woven into our lives, they are part of the human experience. As with many things, they can be used for good or for ill. When our emotional life gets stuck, then it can be a cause for more serious issues. In this article on the Five Factors that stimulate, and over-stimulate our immune systems, […]

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When Suicide is Complete, Support Those Who Remain.

When Suicide is Complete, Support Those Who Remain.

One of the profound and misunderstood human acts within our everyday world is the act of suicide. Throughout history the motives for suicide are rarely fathomed and whose completion can create profound grief for those who remain. To add insult to injury, suicide brings with it shame and disenfranchisement. We just need to look at […]

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Our Words Can Harm Or They Can Heal. Your Choice.

Our Words Can Harm Or They Can Heal. Your Choice.

An hour ago I read an article about Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda closing her social media accounts due to the large number of negative images and responses she received these last days after the sudden death of her father. Yes – that is correct – negative responses. Read it here: Zelda Williams One individual reprimanded […]

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Bearing Witness to What Scares You: You’ll Be Glad You Did.

Bearing Witness to What Scares You: You’ll Be Glad You Did.

A few weeks ago I mentioned the practice of Bearing Witness. What does this mean really? Bearing Witness? Let’s begin with the first part of this. To Bear. The dictionary poses several possibilities. To accept or endure (something), to be worthy of (something), take responsibility for, to assume or accept (something such as cost or […]

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Terrified of Change? Too Late! And What’s a Zebra Got To Do With It?

Terrified of Change? Too Late! And What’s a Zebra Got To Do With It?

“Don’t get out of the vehicle.” “Getting out the vehicle would be…bad.” My wife and I travelled to Kenya a few years ago. For part of the trip we went to Amboseli National Park and Tsavo National Park. Located on the southern edge of Kenya near the border of Tanzania, it’s common to see Mt. […]

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