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Healthy Coping Tips for Distant Disaster Stress

Posted March 24, 2011 | 14:35:00 (EST)

We live in a small, media-connected world, where any disastrous event happening anywhere may affect us all, at least psychologically. On the one hand, we need to be informed, so that we can help wherever possible and learn lessons that may prevent subsequent disasters. On the other hand, we need...

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Imagery Gives Voice to Your Emotions

Posted February 2, 2011 | 16:43:00 (EST)

Imagery is the language of the arts, the emotions, your deeper self, and the brain regions in which that ancient wisdom abides. It is the neurological "royal road" to reconnecting with the deep emotional and intuitive wisdom that has guided us to thrive, or at least survive,...

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Using Mental Imagery to Manage Stress

Posted January 25, 2011 | 15:28:00 (EST)

Mental imagery helped our ancestors survive for millions of years before people developed language. As animals developed the ability to move, they needed a way to take a mental map of their environment along with them. A tiger roaming his territory must have some kind of internal map of the...

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Making New Year's Resolutions That Work

Posted January 1, 2011 | 11:05:23 (EST)

Ever notice how your new year's resolutions lose power after a little while? If you really want to make some changes this year, here are some ways to make sure your resolutions stick.

• First, commit them to paper. Write down exactly what you will do, whether the change you...

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Weight Management Through Cognitive Emotional Techniques

Posted December 25, 2010 | 09:17:29 (EST)

You've done it all: appetite suppressant pills, obsessive calorie-counting, punitive exercise regimens and seemingly every diet on the face of the planet. You still yo-yo up and down the scale, frustrated with yourself for not being able to keep the weight off. Take comfort: You are just one of millions...

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Manage Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy This Season

Posted December 4, 2010 | 12:26:00 (EST)

Ever wonder why so many people get colds or flus in January and February? As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, there is literally less energy available for life. That's why the trees have dropped their leaves and many animals have started hibernating. With shopping, social gatherings...

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'Good' Worry: How Worrying Well Can Help You Manage Stress

Posted November 22, 2010 | 08:45:00 (EST)

Worry generally gets a bad rap in modern life. That's because most of us don't know how to worry well -- using it to manage stress instead of letting it cause more stress. Worry is an adaptive survival function: we use our imaginations to anticipate potential dangers, then...

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