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Stress Management – The Real Work: Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed the need to reestablish a sense of balance in our lives. Let us now explore some ideas and suggestions to help us get things better under control. Re-order Priorities There has never been a person who, upon reaching their last gasping breath, said, “I wish I had spent more time … Continue reading

Summer is Here! — Time for the 3-R’s

Traditionally summer has been a time to get away from the 3-R’s — you know — the ones associated with school. But this summer I am suggesting you take time to experience three of the R’s associated with Recovery. Typically when someone says they are in “recovery” we think they have had a physical disability … Continue reading

The Facts About Exercise: Don’t Make These “Myth”-stakes – Part 2 of 3

Part two of this three-part series addresses several more exercise-related myths which may appear to be sound advice, and then shares with you the behind-the-scenes facts. It is surprising how much misinformation exists on any number of topics including exercise. Many people are willing to share “wisdom” from their personal experiences, and while this may seem helpful to the … Continue reading

The Facts About Exercise: Don’t Make These “Myth”-stakes – Part 1 of 3

Welcome to Spring! As the weather warms up, many people are encouraged to “get fit” for the summer season. If it has been awhile since you have exercised, you may want to take a moment to get some guidelines on how to set realistic goals for getting started (Click Here). There are a few things you should know … Continue reading

The Gift: A Parable

There once was a man who was given a rare and precious diamond. It was the most valuable gift that anyone had ever received since the beginning of time. Not really knowing what to do with such great wealth, the man decided to keep the priceless gem in an old shoe box — just until … Continue reading

Taking Charge of Your Well-Being: Making the Little Things Count

There is an old joke that has always been a favorite of mine. Q. Why do kindergarten teachers enjoy their work? A. Because they make the little things count. Almost everyone I know wants to do something about improving their level of health and wellness. But most people are not doing much about it, and … Continue reading

Try These – I Dare You!

If you knew something that was easy and simple to do that would make a measurable, dramatic improvement in your health, why would you not do it? In my previous posting I actually dared you to do something that would make you feel better and improve your health. It was very simple and easy to … Continue reading

My Top 10 Posts from 2012

Just a quick share of My Top 10 Posts from 2012, chosen based on the number of people who have clicked on the links for these blog posts. They are listed in order starting with the most read posting and going down. I sincerely appreciate everyone who has read and supported my efforts for the blog. Blessings to you for … Continue reading

Disease: Everybody’s Got It — Nobody Wants It! – Part 1

Disease is a dynamic process that takes place within the human experience. Our bodies are in a constant struggle to maintain optimal functioning so as to minimize our experiences with disease. The last century has seen more progress in dealing with some of history’s most deadly afflictions, epidemics, and conditions than in any previous period … Continue reading

A Countdown to Christmas: 25 Tips for Dealing with Stress – Part 2

(. . . continued from Part 1, where we acknowledged that stress is inherently a part of the holidays.) A large part of managing family stress for the holidays includes keeping interactions with children positive. This means keeping things positive for both children and adults. Today’s post includes five more tips to help deal with … Continue reading

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March 2023


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Stress can cause severe health problems if not managed properly. In extreme cases stress can lead to physical symptoms which can even cause death. While stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, the information on this website is for guidance only. Readers should seek the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if they have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness. Health professionals should also be consulted before any major change in diet or levels of exercise.