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Health Benefits of Pets

Health Benefits of Pets

Health November 20, 2013

by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer Having pets at home is considered a good preventive medical practice.  Taking care of your pets is a good way to promote health and prolong more life years.  If you develop some affection for your pet, the better your health might get.  I mention... Read more
Managing Holiday Stress

Like it or not the holiday season has arrived and with it the constant barrage of marketing “buy this, no buy that” as well as all the holiday parties, activities and to do lists that keep us running through til the New Year. Most of the time our expectations for the holidays are much higher than at any other time in the year…

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The Importance of Stress Management

Stress can be defined as “any physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental unrest.” However, I like to think of it as the normal physical and psychological reaction to the constant demands of life…

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The healing power of Shiatsu

Today in the Western world there is a movement promoting the return of a preventative approach to health rather than a reactionary one that relies heavily on pharmacologically based Western or Modern Medicine. Massage has been one of the complementary approaches to health that has …

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Massage: The path to natural well being

How often do we pause from our labors, rub our necks and shoulders, and say, “Man, I need a massage!” You’re not alone. In fact, touch is a basic need in the human condition, so it’s no surprise that massage is in its renaissance in the Western world. Since our daily lives are impacted by ever-increasing levels of stress, nagging aches and pains diminish our quality of life…

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Dealing with bullies and the bullied

Have you or someone you know been bullied? Bullying can happen anytime at any age from childhood to senior citizen. Bullying means different things to different people, for example a young child will view bullying differently than an adult. the technical definition of bullying is ” an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person physically or mentally…

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Children and PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder known at PTSD is a mental health condition that develops as a result of a traumatic physical or emotional experience. Symptoms of PTSD can manifest anytime from one month to years after experiencing the traumatic event. ..

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Better breathing under stress means making better decisions
In today’s fast paced business before pleasure environment with people moving in all different directions while texting and or drinking loads of Starbucks coffee the ability to think clearly and make good sound decisions is diminished by a simple and very familiar culprit… breathing.   Yes the way you breath... Read more
Did you know that dogs can be good for your health?
I am not talking about hot dogs either nor actually eating a dog, but owning one.   Yes having a Fido around can actually be good for your health and fitness state.  If you had to choose over having a dog or a cat you would be better off getting... Read more
Lower your Stress with Food

Lower your Stress with Food

Diet November 16, 2011

Have you been feeling stressed out lately?  Between work and trying to managing your families and kids hectic schedule one can become quite exasperated and helpless as the waves of stress can easily wash over you and leave you feeling worn out and ready to snap.  Well there are... Read more