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Category Archives: Relaxation

Anger: A Complex Emotion

“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” -Confucius Anger is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences. At times everyone feels annoyed, frustrated, irritated or angry. Anger can be expressed by shouting, swearing, or sometimes throwing and smashing things. It … Continue reading

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The Gift of Self-Care — The Practical Side

I love this season. I really do. I love buying (and getting) gifts, parties, baking and all of the traditions my family celebrates year in and year out during the holidays. BUT, every year I find myself pretty well physically … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Self-Care — The Personal Side

I recently had a conversation with a close friend about places we have both traveled and the interesting observations we each took away from our travels. Eighteen years ago my friend had the wonderful privilege of vacationing in France. She found French culture … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Stress — The Personal Side

I recently read an item in a magazine about stress that went something like this…Being stressed causes your hair to fall out. And seeing your hair fall out in large amounts induces feelings of stress which causes more hair to fall … Continue reading

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True Relaxation

Published in the Southwest Orlando Bulletin  5/2012 Efficiency, productivity and achievement are hallmarks of society. Many people feel that if they are not doing or producing something they are being lazy. The word relaxation often has a negative connotation in … Continue reading

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Are You Emotionally Fit?

Published in the Southwest Orlando Bulletin 5/2010 Those who allow their surroundings to dictate their moods, talk themselves out of having a good time, have a questionable balance between positive thinking and self-defeating thoughts, and worry whether they cope with … Continue reading

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