Back to School – The Child

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Sep, 2012
One definition of stress is, “a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation” (Merriam-Webster). Stress can be good (planning a wedding) or bad (losing a loved one), but stress of any kind...
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Nervous Nellie – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Aug, 2012
Anxiety is a thief. It steals your focus and thoughts and therefore your time. I am not talking about anxiety disorders, though the same can be said about them. I am talking about the simplest form of anxiety—worry.  I do not mean worry that...
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Nervous Nellie – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Aug, 2012
Everyone is scared of something, right? Public speaking, heights, death, spiders, snakes—most people can name at least one thing that scares them. While unhealthy fear interferes with our daily functioning, normal or healthy fear has an upside. It keeps us from engaging in risky...
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Letting Go – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Jul, 2012
Have you recently lost a loved one? As someone who has lost people close to me and counseled others who have lost loved ones, here are three things I have learned. First, time does not “heal all wounds,” but things (meaning your thoughts and...
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Letting Go – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Jul, 2012
Years ago a woman named Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book entitled On Death and Dying.  This book was inspired by her work with terminally ill patients and in it she outlined what she considered the five stages of grief. The five stages include: 1)...
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I Can Stop Whenever I Want – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Jun, 2012
I once heard someone say that an addiction is anything—good or bad—you find appealing and really want to do, but the more you do it the less satisfied you feel. This is a very general definition of addiction, but it makes sense to me....
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