In my last blog post about the effect of worrying and what to do about it I forgot humor! Paul wrote the following article when I was stuck in a cycle of worry and fear that the "normal" stress relief methods could do nothing about.
How to Stop Worrying.
by Paul Hood
Dale Carnegie had some good ideas, but the story isn’t over yet.
It’s not as if there aren’t thousands, maybe millions of positive examples out there. So many mentors, so many shining… Continue
Added by Sheryl Karas on March 31, 2009 at 6:50pm —
by Sheryl Karas
An excerpt from my book, The Spiritual Journey of Family Caregiving
-- but it's applicable to all kinds of situations, especially the economic concerns we're all going through right now:
When it comes to stress we usually like to think that something outside of ourselves has made us be stressed out, and often there IS an outside event that sets the process in motion.… Continue
Added by Sheryl Karas on March 31, 2009 at 6:42pm —
What Every Woman Should Know About Her Hormones and USP Progesterone
Millions of women are in search of menopausal relief while their younger counterparts struggle with PMS. Confusion about the safety of available treatments for their symptoms often keeps women from getting any help at all. Read more:… Continue
Added by Dr. Patricia Beckstead on March 31, 2009 at 1:30pm —
A new study out of Europe is showing a link between wine consumption and increased omega 3 content in blood plasma. The study found that one glass of wine for women and two glasses per day for men leads to an increased use of the omega 3 fatty acids
found in fish. It's suggested that it's not the alcohol responsible for this boost of omega 3's, but other wine components (i.e. polyphenol antioxidants). The same increase in… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 31, 2009 at 8:00am —
Apparently so. From Reuters
Fat infants at risk of being obese toddlers: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Infants who gain too much weight as babies are more likely to grow into obese toddlers, showing the importance of early eating habits, researchers said on Monday.
Watching children while they eat for cues about when they are full and… Continue
Added by David on March 30, 2009 at 9:28am —
Different studies have been focusing on how racism has affected the health industry in the United States all over the years.
Will this term, under President Barack Obama pose positive changes, given that he is the first black president?
Based on ongoing studies, racism has existed throughout time. Researchers claim that medical and scientific behavior is affected by the ethos of the times, and… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on March 30, 2009 at 9:11am —
by Sheryl Karas M.A.
Every time I see a pelican I'm reminded of how things change when a concerted group of people choose to make things happen. When I was a kid the brown pelican was on the endangered species list because of DDT poisoning. I remember being completely terrified by reading Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
. She and most environmentalists at the time believed we were doomed and as a very impressionable child I was convinced they were right. Instead DDT was banned,… Continue
Added by Sheryl Karas on March 29, 2009 at 2:00pm —
by Paul Hood
I was thinking I would write about something I like to call “Pollyanna syndrome.” That’s when a person gets it into their head that they have to be so very filled with sweetness and light at all times, else they are somehow failing to be a good person. With all the emphasis lately on “manifesting” there seems to have been a misinterpretation of how positive thinking as a general habit actually should fit in with being a human being in possession of a whole wide range of… Continue
Added by Sheryl Karas on March 29, 2009 at 1:00pm —
“Blessing, love and appreciation”
Make it a habit everyday to bless and appreciate everything in your life, everything that surrounds you. As you do you are inviting more of the same into your life. Love all you see, hear, smell, and dislike. Feel the love that you want, and share it with your life, your environment, and all things around you. As you do it will come back to you multiplied. Give thanks for who you are and what you have in life; appreciate all that is and everything you are… Continue
Added by Jeffery Shepard on March 29, 2009 at 7:59am —
The problem of emotional eating may end with the scale but it begins in the mind. Stress takes its toll on your life. When your defenses are compromised your health takes a hit and so do your emotions.
Everyone has good days and bad days. How we deal with the bad ones brings emotional eating into play. You look for comfort. People who turn to food for comfort find a coping mechanism that won’t judge them, hurt them or tell them to stop. To complicate the issue, eating can stimulate… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on March 29, 2009 at 4:32am —
What is Type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going… Continue
Added by Jill on March 28, 2009 at 11:26pm —
(chee-gung), an ancient Chinese system of slow-motion exercise that concentrates on flowing movements and breathes meditation is widely used as an effective stress management technique.
Qi means " life, force, energy", and gong means "work, a skill of practice".
Qigong releases the flow of Qi energy throughout the body. When this energy becomes blocked you become ill, our state of inner homeostasis and balance is destroyed.
According to traditional… Continue
Added by Inese on March 28, 2009 at 3:30am —
My favorite book :Think and Grow Rich
What a powerful book that is . Every one who read it agrees.
I love this book and the insides are priceless. Yes Success is a choice. A choice one can make to better his or her life as those close to him or her.
I believe that we grow up in an environment that does not support believes similar to one above.You have to desire to succeed in order that to happen. We can bring in our lives the best of the best no matter what.
We make… Continue
Added by Aspassia on March 27, 2009 at 6:40pm —
as an effective means of education plays an important role in the life of each student. As a matter of fact a lot of US and UK college and university students face academic problems in writing essay papers assigned by their teachers, instructors and professors. Sometimes essay assignments seem to be so complicated that young people cannot cope with them.
If a student want to get online assistance he/she can find it in… Continue
Added by Jason Glades on March 27, 2009 at 5:21am —
You've probably heard the old saying that "laughter is the best medicine." Well, more and more scientific studies are providing evidence that simply laughing a bit more each day CAN give you added energy and lead to a happier and less stressful life, all of which contribute to greater productivity and making better use of your time.
With that in mind, here are 10 great reasons to add more laughter to your day
, especially during these turbulent times.…
Added by Inese on March 26, 2009 at 6:29am —
A Michigan Baseball team, The West Michigan Whitecaps, is now offering them:
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Well, at least the salsa is low-cal. The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous… Continue
Added by David on March 25, 2009 at 3:03pm —
We respect and honor the service of the courageous individuals who’ve won this award, many of whom sacrificed their lives for their fellow soldiers. These are the best of our nation, and their examples inspire us all.
Added by David on March 25, 2009 at 12:10pm —
I want to talk about the fat in your diet. When it comes time to lose weight one of the first steps is to switch to a low fat diet. I want to caution you not to drop your fat intake too low. Yes, you need to watch the fat calories, but some fat is needed everyday for optimal health.
Fat is an essential component of a healthy diet providing energy and the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Some types of fat even reduce your risk for certain chronic diseases, such as… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on March 25, 2009 at 11:05am —
Reducing red meat intake not only will help your health but also the environment.
For your health, it will reduce the risk of cancer and heart decease. For the environment, it will reduce the greenhouse emissions, which contribute to global warming. Have you ever thought about it?
Study: Lots of red meat increases mortality risk
Please let's save some lives! Yours and theirs...… Continue
Added by Susana on March 24, 2009 at 8:00pm —
My soul-sister Seva is turning a glorious 51 this week. Wow... what a great age. It's no longer 50 but still has the same grace and wisdom that turning 50 brings. It's a gift - one year wiser - one year more in touch with her Self. For those of you who do not have the pleasure of knowing Seva... let me tell you a little about her.
She is a Reiki Master/Teacher who is very gifted with past life healing. She is able to go back into the lives of her relatives (Great Great Grandparents… Continue
Added by Aleesha Stephenson on March 24, 2009 at 9:01am —