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Posted in Balance

Finding Balance on the Tightrope of Life

These days, almost all of us have so many demands placed on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. And if you’re not up there on the tightrope, you’re down on the ground in the midst of tigers and lions, in charge of keeping a couple of dozen plates spinning in […]

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Posted in Happiness, Health

Laughing Makes You Feel Better—Here’s Why

Laughter has been known as “the best medicine” long before Robin Williams’ movie portrayal of “Patch Adams,” the physician and clown who founded the Gesundheit Institute. In fact, in the 17th century, British physician Thomas Sydenham said, “The arrival of a good clown into a village does more for its health than 20 asses laden […]

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Posted in Stress

10 Personal Check-in Questions

Just like doing maintenance on your car to keep it running well, it’s a good idea to do a personal check-in to keep yourself on track. Use your journal if you keep one, or just clip these questions, or copy them down for a regular check-in. Is there something I need to do that I […]

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Posted in Happiness

Your Rich and Fulfilling Life: It’s a Choice

We all want it, a life that feels full in all the good ways and rich with love, meaning and satisfaction. But how you spend your life is actually determined by how you spend your days. If your days are filled with the unfulfilling, how can that amount to a fulfilling life? A good place […]

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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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