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Archives for December, 2011

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Are You an Anxious Traveler?

Do you grip the arm rest during take off and landing when flying, break into a cold sweat at the thought of a long car ride or avoid trips and vacations that involve any sort of travel?

I am an anxious flyer.  I don’t avoid trips, but I think twice before booking one.  I have all sorts of techniques to take my mind off the flight, particularly during take...
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Gifts That Don’t Cost Money

Walk into any store or watch advertisements on TV and you might think that the only road to giving this season is through a diamond necklace, a new electronic gadget or a plastic toy.

But greater happiness is not closely correlated with getting things.  It’s our experiences that increase our happiness over time.  And many experiences are free.  Below are suggestions for giving this season that don’t cost anything and just...
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How to Handle Your Own Mistakes, Errors and Wrong-Doings

This is a time of year when we hear a lot about peace and forgiveness.  These are important values and vital to our ability to function in society, in our communities and with those we care about the most.  But often it is very hard to admit wrong-doing and ask for forgiveness, when we have been the one who has behaved poorly.

We’ve all seen how failure to admit wrong-doing and mistakes...
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Why Can’t I Get Off The Couch? 4 Tips for Starting an Exercise Program that Lasts

We’re surrounded by information about the benefits of exercise, but many of us still have trouble incorporating regular exercise into our lives.  Although we know it’s good for our bodies and more and more studies point to the benefits for our mental health, we often still don’t make it a habit.

The following are 4 tips to start an exercise program that you will stick to.

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Can What You Eat Impact How You Think and Feel?

People generally understand that eating healthy is beneficial to physical health.  Healthy eating can lower the risk of developing diseases such as cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

According to Roger Walsh in the October 2011 issue of The American Psychologist, there is now a sizable body of evidence indicating the importance of nutrition for mental health. A review of over 160 studies suggested that diet and nutrition can impact the mental health of...
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