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  • 12+ Quick Fixes for Anxiety, Image: finde zukunft/Unsplash.com12+ Quick Fixes for Anxiety  
    Simple Year-Round Strategies for Mental Well-Being  

    t is an all-too-human experience to have anxiety—feeling fear or apprehension about what might happen. A survival mechanism for our species, it can easily get out of hand in times of uncertainty, morphing from...

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  • Good Vibrations, Image: Magic Bowls/Unsplash.comGood Vibrations  
    The Healing Power of Sound  

    For centuries, humans have employed sound in an attempt to heal and cure. The ancient Greeks believed in the power of music, using flutes, lyres and zithers to treat illness and vibrations to alleviate mental disorders. Even today...

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  • The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection, Image: The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection  
    How Emotional, Visceral and Structural Stress Short-Circuits Your Body's Digestive Healing Power  

    One of the most frequent questions I am asked in my practice is, “How did I get this digestive problem?” Whether the patients I work with experience Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation or GERD, the origin...

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  • Staying Serene in Turbulent times, Image: miniartkur/AdobeStock.comStaying Serene in Turbulent times  
    How to Turn Anxiety into Positive Action  

    In this day and age, we have good reason to toss and turn in our beds at night. As our nation faces fears of climate catastrophes, acrid politics, stubborn inflation, unpredictable virus variants and hot-button issues like...

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  • Growing Younger, Image: contrastwerkstatt/AdobeStock.comGrowing Younger  
    Longevity Strategies that Help Reverse the Aging Process   

    Longevity, a human quest through the ages, is now a hot topic among scientific researchers that assert there has never been a better time to maximize our potential for metabolic renewal. Biological age—the state of our health at the cellular level—is in the spotlight, as are the anti-aging benefits of ...

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  • Your Built-In Boost to Longevity, Image: Your Built-In Boost to Longevity  
    Yoga, Breathing and the Relaxation Response  

    Negative and prolonged effects of stress and anxiety can be associated with age-related disorders and diseases, ultimately proving detrimental to health and longevity. During...

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  • Heading Off Headaches, Image: Pixel-Shot/AdobeStock.comHeading Off Headaches  
    Natural Strategies Help Halt the Pain  

    Headaches are one of the most common pain conditions in the world. According to the Cleveland Clinic, up to 75 percent of adults have had a headache in the past year. While symptoms vary in scope and intensity, understanding the...

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  • Soothing Scents, Image: spline_x/AdobeStock.comSoothing Scents  
    Top Eight Essential Oils for Anxiety Relief  

    Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds extracted from aromatic plants that are used in aromatherapy for a variety of conditions. These fragrant oils have been incorporated into wellness practices for thousands of years, and decades of research confirm...

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  • That Natural Glow, Image: denis_vermenko/AdobeStock.comThat Natural Glow  
    Radiant Skin with Fewer Health Risks  

    For basic hygiene and improved appearance, we wash, slather, hydrate, scrub and cover up, often forgetting that our skin is our largest organ and much of what we expose it to can be absorbed and accumulated in the body over time. If we are using products with...

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  • Trauma Treatment Options, prostock-studio/AdobeStock.comTrauma Treatment Options

    Dozens of approaches are available for treating trauma, and experienced therapists often mix and match cognitive and experiential modalities to meet a patient’s needs...

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  • Healing Trauma, Image: motortion/AdobeStock.comHealing Trauma  
    Emerging Therapies Offer Fresh Hope  

    Refugee children with tear-stained faces, the frail elderly being wheeled away from floods or fires, the sobbing families of gunshot victims—the faces of trauma are seen in every heartbreaking newscast. And the faces are even closer to us than that, walking down the street: a woman that recoils from touch, a child that has withdrawn into himself, a man with incoherent...

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  • The Healing of the Modern Man, Image: Merpics/AdobeStock.comThe Healing of the Modern Man  
    Men Redefine Their Emotional Power   

    For generations immemorial, men have been builders of culture, solid providers and inspired adventurers, but gender roles and sometimes-conflicting cultural expectations have taken a heavy toll on both the individual and community. The pervasive “tough guy” paradigm has denied half the human race its...

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