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Thoughts On Depression
The passing of Chris Cornell sparked stunned sadness in many people, in no small part because his lyrics, music, and signature singing style had given shape and meaning to their own struggles with isolation, with depression, with despair. His music helped a generation feel less alone. He couldn t give himself the same comfort he gave others and left. He left just as my best friend left in 2012, after she fought a long, hard battle with depression. After ho ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Why I Am OK With Having A Disorder
I have post-traumatic stress disorder. I ve had it since 1997 after witnessing a freak accident that took my father s life. I have lived with this disorder for half of my life, but today, thanks to much therapy and learning the tools to help with my PTSD, I am happy and living a purposeful, fulfilling life. It took me a number of years to get to this place. There were times when flashbacks of the traumatic event prevented me from doing things with my life, ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Weight Loss for Summer: How Traditional Eastern Medicine Could Help
Summer is right around the corner -- and so is swimsuit season. Are you ready to strut your stuff on the beach or by the pool Or do you want to shed some excess winter weight first If your usual weight loss methods are not giving you the results you want, and your doctor has ruled out the possibility of health-related weight gain, your beach body could benefit from some traditional Eastern medicine techniques. But first things first Why do we gain unwanted ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
5 Eastern Wellness Tips for a Healthy Father's Day
What will you do to show Dad some love this Father s Day Instead of giving him another polo shirt, watch, gadget or liquor, think about giving him the gift of good health. Most dads are not exactly known for spending a lot of time worrying about their own health, and juggling the responsibilities of career and family can take a toll on anyone. Father s Day is the occasion to show your appreciation. It s also an opportunity to help your father get some bala ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
When Stress Is Contagious, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)
If you feel stressed by a co-worker, family member or other figure in your life, Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence , has a few tricks for you to help manage the stress in a calm, healthy way. One of the challenges is that when someone else is stressed, we often think that we need to take on that stress, Jessica explained. What happens when we re stressed is we re not creative or resourceful. So often at work ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Jessica Ortner With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)
It was such a treat to have Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence , as my guest on Mondays With Marlo. From showing us how to identify and release our stress through establishing a daily meditation routine, to sharing her own personal struggles with and triumph over weight loss, to lending a few tips on managing stress at work, Jessica is truly an expert in her field. Be sure to watch our full video for all of J ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
How To Quickly Release Stress By Tapping, From Jessica Ortner (VIDEO)
Do you feel stressed when you walk into work There are a number of ways to make a stressful environment calmer and more manageable, and luckily, Jessica Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution for Weight Loss and Body Confidence , was here to explain exactly how. To tap, you gently press nine acupressure points on the body beginning with the side of the hand, then moving to the eyebrow, side of the eye, under the eye, under the nose, the chin, collarbone, u ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Acupuncture and Deep Breathing
I started doing acupuncture last year when I got out of the hospital in April 2013. So it s been over a year. I must say I really love it. I was looking to balance out my use of Western psychiatric medication with more holistic practices. My acupuncturist has treated my mania, depression, allergies, headache, and weight loss. I ve actually found the acupuncture to be way more effective than the mood stabilizers I m on. But the catch is that the results don ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight
If you re looking to lose those extra pounds, you should probably add reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep to the list, say researchers from Kaiser Permanente s Center for Health Research in Portland. In fact, although diet and exercise are the usual prescription for dropping pounds, high stress and too little sleep or too much of it can hinder weight loss even when people are on a diet, the researchers report. We found that people who got ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Obamacare Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
Nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the state and federal marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. About 25 percent of those who have selected a health plan are young adults, aged 18 to 34. That demographic has been considered crucial to the success of the health reform law, often called Obamacare, because young people help offset the cost of covering older, sicker i ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
Seven healthy lifestyle tips recommended by heart experts reduce not only the risk of heart disease but also cancer, a new study finds. Adopting all seven of the factors from the American Heart Association can reduce the risk of developing cancer by more than 50 percent. Moreover, the benefits are cumulative, with cancer risk declining with each additional recommendation followed, the researchers said. These findings aren t surprising, given that many elem ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth
Children who are picked on by their peers or are abused or mistreated in other areas of their lives are more likely to think about killing themselves, a new study reveals. And the more areas of their lives in which they are victimized, the higher their risk. The new findings, which appear online Oct. 22 in the journal Archives of Pediatrics amp Adolescent Medicine , provide a disturbing snapshot of the consequences of bullying and other forms of youth vict ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28