mental health

  1. Well-being

    10 ways to refresh and regroup

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    By the time noon rolls around, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed, getting a bit sluggish or finding it hard to concentrate,...
  2. Well-being

    How to bring joy to ill relatives during the holidays

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    The holidays are certainly meant to be a time of making merry and good cheer, but when a loved one is terminally ill, finding joy...
  3. Well-being

    The United States of anxiety

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    It's the most common mental illness in America. One worrywart stares down her (and our) tendency to fret.
  4. Well-being

    How to meditate

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    Too busy to be happy? Or are you too busy to even think about being happy? Perhaps it's time to learn the art of meditation. Find...
  5. Well-being

    The health benefits of pet therapy: Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)

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    If you have ever snuggled up to her on a cold, lonely night, or cried into her fur about a horrible Monday you know there is nothing...
  6. Diet

    Orthorexia: Healthy eating may be hazardous to your health

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    When healthy eating gets taken to an unhealthy extreme, even though the diet may be balanced and adequate, the attitude and...
  7. Well-being

    Helping kids cope with tragedy

    As yet another school shooting tragedy dominates the airwaves, parents may be concerned about the impact on their children. Peter...
  8. Careers

    Five steps to curb crankiness at work

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    Had (another) bad day at the office? Does the thought of clocking in have you cringing with anger? Does your work situation get your...
  9. Well-being

    Five office stress-busters

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    You may love your job, but every career comes with moments that make you want to tear your hair out. Chill out with these five...
  10. Well-being

    Benefits of aromatherapy

    Aromatherapy is the use of essential, plant and volatile oils to calm, heal and relax the body and mind. The combination of the...
  11. Well-being

    Treatments for bipolar disorder

    If you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, consider the range of treatments for your condition. Here are some alternative...
  12. Well-being

    Explaining world tragedy to children

    Your six year old has just seen video of real children being washed out to sea. Your teen sits transfixed watching images of people...
  13. Careers

    Golden rules for creating a BE NICE culture

    Because people spend a great amount of their time and energy at work, they long to belong to a company that makes them feel better...
  14. Well-being

    Journaling to take control

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    Inner health and balance depend to some degree on a sense of personal continuity through time. Using the pages of your journal, you...
  15. Well-being

    How to survive the winter doldrums

    When we sing Auld Lang Syne and tip our champagne glasses to welcome it in, January seems to be the exciting month when we get back...
  16. Well-being

    Eight ways to be a better friend

    Being a good friend is a skill we can learn -- or just improve upon. Find out how.
  17. Well-being

    Elder abuse: A deepening current social issue

    According to a survey in the mid nineties, roughly 19 million adults (just over 10 percent) report at least some functional...
  18. Well-being

    PTSD: How does trauma affect relationships?

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    Trauma survivors with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experience problems in their intimate and family relationships or...
  19. Well-being

    Bipolar disorder: Buying sprees and gambling

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    Bipolar disorder affects more than two million Americans, and countless more worldwide. In his book Bipolar II , Dr Ronald Fieve...
  20. Christmas Holiday Tips

    Tips to beat the holiday blahs

    Holiday expectations seldom match picture-perfect get-togethers commonly portrayed in make-believe relationships on television. That...