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Scientists believe anger may alter the immune system in a similar manner to how stress causes chronic inflammation. Anger kills—isn’t a new concept in medical circles.  Since the late 1960s researchers have evaluated its link to heart disease.   A study consisting of 670 men, from 45 to 87, participants in the US Normative Aging […]


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of “energy medicine,” a psychological form of acupressure (without needles), that’s based on  our growing awareness of the connection between our body and it’s electromagnetic field, also called, “subtle energies,” your emotions, and your health. EFT has been reported successful in thousands of cases covering a huge range […]


Researchers at Ohio State University, who’ve previously conducted landmark research on the mind-body connection, Dr. Jane Kiecolt-Glaser and her associates, conducted a study to determine the stress reduction benefits of hatha yoga, and its chemical pathways.    They compared inflammation and endocrine chemical levels, in experienced yoga practitioners and novices before during and after a […]


We all experience varying degrees of stress in our daily life. It is also quite common to have been prescribed a tranquilizer, to help you cope with stress. Juggling between a load of tasks and things to worry about has become a daily routine in all our lives. But amidst this stressful life that you’re living, did you ever stop to think how you need to take better care of yourself? Did you ever stop to think about taking charge? Have you ever tried to destress?


I often wonder why the holidays, which should be a time of great joy, have become so stressful for so many of us.  There’s certainly a multitude of reasons, financial, relational, time, weather changes, etc., that all contribute to our holiday distress.   One of the things I’ve done is to stop shopping, except during […]


Since time immemorial men and women have noted their psychological differences.  A new high tech scientific study reveals they may occur in the brain.   University of Pennsylvania researchers used a functional magnetic imaging machine, fMRI to scan the brains of 16 women and 16 men.   While experiencing stress their brains were scanned.  The […]


Self-affirmation—thinking positively about oneself has been long believed to be beneficial.  I know I feel better when I focus on anything positive—especially those aspects of myself.   A recent study published in the Healthy Psychology journal substantiates this age old practice and belief.   Daily stresses can be erosive to our self-image.  The self-affirmation theory […]

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