Posted in Grief, Holidays, Loneliness

Grief Takes No Holidays

For those experiencing sorrow, whether through death, separation, divorce, illness, job loss or relocation, the glittering commercialism and unrelenting cheer of the holiday season can be stressful. Facing family celebrations with an empty chair at the table can make unbearable grief so much worse, says Karen Silbert, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical […]

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Posted in Self Esteem, Setting Goals

How to “Hack” Your Own Brain

Much like a computer responds to commands, your brain can be programmed to accept any changes you might want to make in your life. However, many of your current behaviors stem from unconstructive programming you received as a child that may stand in the way of change. Dr. Maxwell Maltz, in his book Psycho-Cybernetics, published […]

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Posted in Self Esteem

10 things to stop tolerating

Tolerations are a drain on life energy and distract you from your life purpose. Here’s a list of 10 behaviors and situations to stop tolerating. 1. Unkind words or behavior. If you’ve been putting up with people speaking disrespectfully to you, some work on your self-esteem may be in order. 2. Poor work/life balance. It’s […]

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Posted in Stress

Are You Living Your Life on a Treadmill?

Do you work hard but feel like you’ve accomplished little or nothing at the end of the day? Do the fruits of your labor leave you wanting more? Do you find yourself wondering, “Is this is all there is to life?” If so, chances are you’ve been living as if you’re on an endless treadmill. […]

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Posted in Bipolar Disorder

Life on a Swing: Bipolar Disorder

We all experience a variety of moods, including happiness, sadness, anger and frustration. Having “good” moods, “bad” moods and fluctuations in moods is an inevitable part of life. But when a person experiences extreme emotional highs (mania) followed by extreme lows (depression) and these fluctuations severely and negatively impact how they behave and function in […]

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Posted in Change, Setting Goals

10 ways to change your life

Too often we take care of other people’s needs, shunning activities that have the most meaning for us. Here are 10 ways to take back your life. Create goals. Get clear on what you really want, write it down and start to take action toward your goals. Commit to your own agenda. As much as […]

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Posted in Happiness

Hoping is Not a Hopeless Endeavor

Having a healthy dose of hope can be motivating and inspiring. It keeps people focused on what’s ahead instead of what’s in the past. It can also help keep the focus on possibilities, and reframe obstacles as opportunities. For some, however, being hopeful goes hand-in-hand with feeling naïve or foolish when things don’t work out […]

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