Relaxation

  • 12/04/2008 - 9:25pm
    One dynamic that is particularly challenging in our culture is balancing our innate needs for rest and movement. When we are super busy all the time, always moving, or regularly tense or anxious, our bodies bring us back into balance by catching those dreaded colds or flus to force us to stay home to rest and rejuvenate and return to...
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  • 02/21/2008 - 2:03am
    Dear readers,

    I like to post here a couple of times a week, but as you may have noticed recently I have not been posting as much as usual. The reason why is chronic pain. It's hard to be creative and outgoing and energized when you are immobilized by pain, as any of you suffering from chronic pain of some kind or another know. I've...
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  • 02/12/2008 - 4:38am
    Last month an online friend of mine mentioned the 60/40 principle. It was developed by a psychologist in the 1930's as part of a program to help people manage their inner environment for good mental health. Striving for 100% or more all the time leads to many challenges like fatigue, depression, anxiety, and the physical ailments associated...
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  • 02/06/2008 - 3:09am
    Have you ever paid attention to how you walk? Do you walk like you're in a hurry to get to your destination, or do you enjoy the journey? We all know that walking is good exercise, but did you know it can be a fun way to relax and reduce stress?

    Next time you are walking, pay attention to your body language. What message are you...
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  • 12/20/2007 - 11:01pm
    The holidays are quickly approaching, and this can be a very stressful time of year. Personally, I've been struggling to find a way to get through every day this week between trying to finish my to-do list for the holidays (I celebrate both Yule and Christmas), be present with my family (we had an emergency this week), wrap up my year end...
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