The Vanishing Vacation – Is There A Better Way To Mental Health?

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What does it take to have a real vacation – to step aside from the daily demands and get a fresh perspective? My Canadian colleague Wendy Margolese shares some helpful insights in her recent post in the Metroland Media – Durham Region.Continue Reading

Are You Looking for Vigor and Promise in Life?

Are You Looking for Vigor and Promise in Life?

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A guest post written by Robert Nafie from Arcadia, California

It seems modern society is obsessed with statistical probabilities and future predictions of all types. We hear and see them everywhere – from national and local newspapers to best-selling books, from television commentators to talk-radio hosts, from political forecasts to weather forecasts.Continue Reading

What’s the Key to Defeating Loss?

What's the Key to Defeating Loss?

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A guest post written by Noie LaRue from Newport Beach, California

Loss is not usually a healthy concept, especially as it pertains to a lost job, lost home, lost money, and lost things. And feelings of loss are often accompanied by a feeling of loss of control. I’ve experienced some of these unhealthy feelings due to loss, and I’m grateful for the ideas that restored me to a happy, healthy state.Continue Reading

Does Revenge Make Us Feel Better?

Does Revenge Make Us Feel Better?

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A guest post written by Melissa Clendenen from Newport Beach, California

I’ve really been aware lately of the discussion in the news on taking revenge against acts of international brutality. Like great nations, individuals may also face situations where revenge seems appropriate by avenging, retaliating, or inflicting injury (as Webster defines revenge).Continue Reading

Looking for Harmony? Exude the Perfume of Gratitude

Looking for Harmony? Exude the Perfume of Gratitude

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by Don Ingwerson

Have you ever noticed how so much of the fabric of society is underpinned by the Golden Rule? The ability to respectfully be aware of others and act on this awareness creates the possibility of peace instead of a wholly selfish society where everyone is only looking out for themselves.Continue Reading