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10 Self Care Activities For Winter And The Holiday Season

Everyone feels the effects of winter one way or another. Either the chilly temperatures drive you indoors or you have trouble adjusting to the shorter days, even as they begin to lengthen. For some, these effects are compounded by clinical depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Regardless of the reasons [...]

By | 2018-11-14T12:00:48-07:00 November 26th, 2018|Tags: , |Comments Off on 10 Self Care Activities For Winter And The Holiday Season

3 Ways You Can Effectively Reduce Stress At Home

Your job isn’t the only thing that can cause stress in your life. Relationships, children, housing, money, and many daily hassles contribute to stress. If you can't always manage it in the office, here's how you can reduce stress at home with some small changes. What exactly is stress? Before [...]

By | 2018-10-16T16:18:14-07:00 November 5th, 2018|Tags: , |Comments Off on 3 Ways You Can Effectively Reduce Stress At Home

5 Best Types Of Massage That Can Help With Your Pain

Massage is one of the ancient arts of wellness. First mentions of massage occurred in China in 2700 BCE, but it was not long before it spread to the Middle East, Greece, and India. Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. The goal of this manipulation [...]

Where To Find Caregiver Support Groups Online And In Person

Caring for a family member with chronic pain or another chronic illness can be challenging. When the diagnosis happens, caregivers are busy with the work of finding out more about the illness, treatment options, and coordinating care. Once this early stage is complete, caregiving becomes a daily routine that can [...]

By | 2018-05-29T14:04:38-07:00 June 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Where To Find Caregiver Support Groups Online And In Person

What Is the Purpose of Stress?

A big deadline at work. A life-changing event. A public speaking engagement. The thousand daily tasks that never seem to get finished. All of these things cause stress. But what is the purpose of stress in our lives, and is there anything positive that comes from feeling stress? What is [...]

By | 2018-04-06T15:56:20-07:00 April 6th, 2018|Tags: |Comments Off on What Is the Purpose of Stress?

Can Stress Cause Back Pain? And Other FAQs About Stress And Pain

We're only just beginning to understand how stress affects the body. We cover some of the most frequently-asked questions when it comes to pain and stress, such as "can stress cause back pain?" and "what are the best stress management techniques?" in this post. What is stress?  Have you ever [...]

By | 2018-03-09T19:59:08-07:00 March 26th, 2018|Tags: , |Comments Off on Can Stress Cause Back Pain? And Other FAQs About Stress And Pain

Top 10 Most Stressful Life Events: The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale

The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale is often used by doctors to find this answer: Can the most stressful life events predict future illness? Two researchers in 1967 thought so. Combing through the medical records of over 5,000 patients with an eye to seeing if there was a connection between illness [...]

What You Need To Know About Mental Health Issues For Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 12 million people in the U.S. This chronic disorder causes aches and pains in the body that are severe enough to impact normal activity and disrupt sleep. If those symptoms weren't enough, however, fibromyalgia also often causes mental health issues for many patients. [...]

By | 2017-05-04T15:46:22-07:00 April 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Effects Of Stress, On The Body And Brain

Stress is a natural reaction that helps the body decide what to do when a situation requires action. “Fight or flight” is the normal response when we are confronted by a threat that is dangerous or potentially life-threatening, either real or perceived. The body gets flooded by adrenaline, which allows [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:13:28-07:00 June 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Effects Of Stress, On The Body And Brain

Happy, Healthy Kids

As the school year winds down and summer approaches, it is important to put the lessons of the past year into practice. So what does this mean when it comes to happy, healthy kids? Here are seven ways to make sure your kids are healthy and happy all year long, [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:16:40-07:00 May 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Happy, Healthy Kids

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