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Archives for March, 2009

Is Expressing Anger Bad for Your Mental Health?

A recent article on NPR explores the age old question of whether it's therapeutic to act on your anger. Alex Spigel writes about a woman in San Diego who has built a store for the sole purpose of letting people in, covering them in protective gear, and giving them plates to smash to vent their anger. He then brings up new research by professor Jeffrey Lohr of the University of Arkansas that points to evidence that says venting this anger isn't effective and...
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Surviving Depression: A Mindful Way

Depression is one of the most profound challenges of our time. We know that 25% of women and up to 12% of men will suffer a clinical depression in their lifetime and many more will suffer with mild depression. Author and professional blog writer, Therese Borchard writes a wonderful blog about personal experiences with depression. Whether you or someone you know is suffering from depression or some psychological pain like sorrow or grief, it can feel like a burden on the mind and...
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McCartney's & Lennon's Wisdom: Let it Be

Whether you're one of the millions or billions of Beatles fans or not, John Lennon had a point when he said "Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans." In 1970 Paul McCartney composed the  hit song "Let it be", after dreaming that his dying mother told him, "It will be all right, just let it be." What wisdom can we derive from this? When we're in high distress our harshest critical voices coming raining down saying "why can't you just...
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