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How could this be? We’ve all been faced with two reports of celebrity suicide in the last week. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both beloved for their creativity and contribution to the world, are now gone. Snuffed from existence by their own hands. It’s inexplicable and horrifying....

Obviously, emotional stress isn't the only factor in your susceptibility to disease, but it's an important one. The link between stress and disease associated with heart conditions is well-known. But links between stress other diseases are gaining attention. How Emotional Stress Impacts Your Body The world is...

Take a Deep Breath When you take a deep breath, do your chest and belly expand? Little secret. Most of the time when you think you are taking a deep breath, you're not actually taking a deep breath at all. That's because the muscles of your torso, diaphragm...

Stress and Cancer are Related I read an article recently by a guy named Dr. Doolittle. He wrote it for the Stanford Center for Integrative medicine. And in it, he wrote of studies that reveal a strong relationship between emotional stress and cancer. Obviously, emotional stress is...

Navigating the seas of feeling Early in life it was hard to ride the waves of your emotions without getting swamped. The feelings were so big and you were so small. If you were lucky, there were grown-ups around you who taught you how to navigate the...

 Recently, I read an article by Mark J. Doolittle, PhD. He wrote it for the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine. And in it, he wrote of studies that reveal a strong relationship between emotional stress and cancer. Obviously, emotional stress is not the only factor in...

Loosen up and feel joy All feelings are your birthright. Joy happens to be one that you lose as you age. That's because you tighten up against the pain and heartbreak that are inevitable in life. Over time you get so tight that you stop feeling much...

Get grounded What does it mean to “stand your ground?” You know what it means intuitively. But is there something more to it? Yes, there is. Because being “grounded” is a real thing. And being able to stand your ground is directly related to being “grounded” as a...