Does it Ever Pay to be Angry?

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We rarely enjoy getting angry, it’s like drinking poison or being stuck in glue, it can arise out of nowhere and often out-stays its welcome. Anger can make enemies out of friends or family, and depression is often its bedfellow. Our physical body gets tight, breath shortens, while mind and emotions get twisted. Anger is […]

Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

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Marge, a woman in our meditation community, was in a painful standoff with her teenage son. At fifteen, Micky was in a downward spiral of skipping classes and using drugs, and had just been suspended for smoking marijuana on school grounds. While Marge blamed herself — she was the parent, after all — she was […]

This is Really Good! Got Body Pain?

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What it Means and What You Can Do Oftentimes, people tend to relate to their body as a separate entity. “This thing” that Ram Dass amusingly describes as “the spacesuit we were made to wear at birth.” An awkward, sometimes uncomfortable and uncontrollable “body suit” that we feel disconnected to. When people say “mind-body-spirit,” it’s […]

15 Cancer Symptoms Women Ignore

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Women tend to be more vigilant than men about getting recommended health checkups and cancer screenings, according to studies and experts. They’re generally more willing, as well, to get potentially worrisome symptoms checked out, says Mary Daly, MD, oncologist and head of the department of clinical genetics at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. But […]

Shoes To Hurt For, But Are They Worth The Pain?

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They’ve become a part of our everyday wardrobe, but has this trend in highest of high heels been to the detriment of our feet? They aren’t just for runways anymore. Stilettos used to be reserved for special occasions and maybe girls night out. Now, it seems women are doing everything from running after toddlers to […]

Got Sit Bone Pain?

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I was in the DC area this month and saw a student that I knew from a previous workshop. At that time Patricia had recently “pulled a hamstring”. Her major symptom was pain at her sit bone (ischial tuberosity) when folding forward, secondary was that it would also hurt when sitting for long periods, especially […]

Surprise People With Love

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No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. — Albert Einstein Seek first to understand. – Steven Covey My boss Mike was in a snit the other day. The new biller he hired was not working out and we therapists were not getting our payments from the insurance companies. […]

Free To Be Me: Awareness, Acceptance and Action

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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. —Buddhist saying I am a psychotherapist. I have the sacred privilege of witnessing the process of growth and transformation in my clients. It is holy work as I watch my clients move beyond limiting beliefs and learn to live more masterfully. My hope for them is that they become […]

Alternative Means: Providers Of Complementary Medicine Gain Customers Even Though Insurers Are Slow To Embrace Industry

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As a small-business operator, Julie Silver, an acupuncture specialist and owner of West Bloomfield Township-based Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan, also works in the growing health care field of complementary and alternative medicine. Like most similar providers, Silver’s patients mostly pay out of pocket for services because few health insurers cover acupuncture. “We are seeing more […]

Menstrual Cramps May Alter Women’s Brains

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Menstrual cramps are often dismissed as a mere nuisance, but new research suggests the monthly misery may be altering women’s brains. Researchers in Taiwan used a type of brain scan known as optimized voxel-based morphometry to analyze the anatomy of the brains of 32 young women who reported experiencing moderate to severe menstrual cramps on […]