Archive for Stress Reduction

How Being Ostracized Affects the Brain

Another word for being ostracized is being bullied. Bullying is part of our culture from childhood through adulthood.   That old "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names and faces don't hurt me"   is a lot of bologna!  The pain of being ridiculed and excluded goes deeps and the healing is much [...]

Staying Calm When Your Roof Is Being Replaced…

After weathering a massive hail storm in Phoenix, my roof needed to be replaced.  After procrastinating for months, this is the day! With little rain in Phoenix, it’s hard to know just how much is wrong with a roof until a big storm. I couldn’t find my little ShihTzu anywhere and finally found him under [...]

Laughter Yoga

When was the last time you laughed boisterously? As children it was a frequent event.. Pre-school children laugh or smile 300-400 times a day. You can see it in their faces even when nothing special is happening. The reality for adults is that number drops to only 15 times a day by the time you reach [...]

Take It Easy – The Eagles Said It All in 1972

So many emotions come flooding in when your parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease… A lot of the intensity comes from our wanting it to be different… make it go away…. make it right for our parent…. In a recent talk at Unity of Phoenix, Richard Maraj shared thoughts about the Eagles song from 1972 [...]

Men, Minimize Your Stress – 3 Simple Ways

Why are some men so happy and others are so miserable?Why do some men seem so grateful for the gift of their life and others just take things for granted?Why do some men go through their lives rolling with the punches and others react to very similar circumstances in very negative ways? Richard Carlson, author [...]

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