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Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety can be very debilitating for the person experiencing it.  It can wake you up from a sound sleep and creep up on you during any daily activity.  Many times people with anxiety feel they have lost control when their body starts feeling its symptoms, like your heart beats faster, your hyperventilating, feeling nauseous or have the shakes.  When you learn to stop those symptoms before they get out of hand, you are taking back the one control you really never lost and that is control over how you feel. It is important to learn how to control those feelings to regain your peace of mind and overall contentment, which are so important for health, well-being and normal functioning.… CONTINUE READING

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Chronic Liars: Who are You Deceiving?

Who hasn’t told a little white lie so you didn’t have to meet someone for lunch or go to a party?  Actually, occasionally telling a white lie may be helpful when you are managing your interpersonal relationships.  However, one of the fundamental aspects of healthy relationships is being able to trust and depend on the other person, so chronic lying can get you in trouble.  In fact, excessive lying can be considered a character flaw.Sad Women

When would it be OK to lie to someone?  Here are a few instances when you can be perhaps justified to lie:

  1. If what you say would be downright hurtful, you may want to fudge the truth.
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Feeling Helpless? Your Life is Full of Choices

Choice between going right or left“Life has nothing to do with what you are doing and everything to do with what you are being.” (Neale Donald Walsch)

What that means is that you have a choice as to how you are going to be right now. Do you want to be happy, joyful, peaceful, content, secure, loving, silly, compassionate or empowered? It is your choice how you experience “Right Now.”

Even when terrible things happen, there are still choices to be made. You can focus on how to meet the challenge effectively so that you move through it faster, healthier and with the least harmful consequences.… CONTINUE READING

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Make Self-Love an Example and be Fulfilled

woman reaching towards the sky“Everything you do in life, should be an act of love for yourself” Is that being selfish? Absolutely, NOT!  If you think about it, this is the most wonderful and generous thing you can do for yourself and those closest to you. Here’s why.  If you are able to show others how it looks and feels to be a fulfilled human being who is enjoying life, rather than suffering from guilt and obligations, then you are a healthy role model.  If you are able to identify elements throughout the day that are nurturing and supporting for your own personal welfare, then you are a healthy role model.… CONTINUE READING

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Two Keys to Aging Gracefully

Although most people think longevity is solely related to genes, it really depends on genes, attitude, lifestyle, and behavior.  Research shows that centenarians believe they are living a long life because of eating well, being optimistic and keeping busy. The Census Bureau estimates that by 2050, there will be 1.1 million people 100 years or older. The question to ask yourself is, D you want to be one of them and do you want to do it with ease and joy?

fullsizerenderMy mom is 92 years old and, while she has macular degeneration, she reads the paper daily, and contributes her own poetry, articles and jokes to her retirement home’s newspaper.… CONTINUE READING

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