Are You Vulnerable to Burnout?

Are You Vulnerable to Burnout?

by Gail McMeekin. Too much of either positive or negative stress can result in stress overload, commonly known as "burnout." Burnout occurs when you blow your circuits and feel physically and emotionally exhausted. If you strive endlessly to meet unrealistic expectations...

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Is Your Job Giving You a Heart Attack?

Is Your Job Giving You a Heart Attack?

by Marie T. Russell. We all know that stress is bad, that working 18-hour-days is not healthy, and that working at a job you hate can lead to depression. But did you know that job burnout may be increasing your risk for a heart attack and Type 2 diabetes?

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Miserable, and Clueless as to Why

Miserable, and Clueless as to whyby Joan Borysenko.

If you’re feeling frustrated, aggravated, or disempowered, and if you catch yourself always blaming other people for your problems or complaining about their performance, you need to connect with what is really going on. You need a real...

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Is Your Aura Losing Energy?

Cynthia Sue Larson

by Cynthia Sue Larson.

Remember that whatever the source of your energy leaks, you are the one who is best able to make changes that will bring about improved energy levels in your life. As tempting as it may seem to blame someone or something else for past injustices or handicaps in your life, you will gain...

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Chronic Stress: Stress That Won't Stop

Marcelle Pick

by Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP.

The first person to identify the effects of chronic stress was Hungarian scientist Hans Selye. From Selye’s point of view, stress itself was neither good nor bad—it was simply challenging. He believed that without any stress at all, life would be pretty boring, an endless repetitive round of one familiar thing after another...

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Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!

Feeling Tired? You Can Conquer Fatigue!by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D.  What is your fatigue trying to tell you right now, this very moment of your life? When we've fallen into the depths of fatigue, sometimes our first thoughts are to go to the other extreme and completely revamp our lives. While you may eventually come to the conclusion that...

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Why Do I Feel So Tired?

Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D.

by Debra Waterhouse, M.P.H., R.D.

Chances are, this question has crossed your mind more than once today. You felt the wave of fatigue come crashing over your body, and the question hit you like a ton of bricks. But having neither the energy to figure out why nor the time to let yourself be tired, you grabbed another cup of coffee and forced yourself to move on to number 14 of 32 on today's to-do list...

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Can You Heal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Symptoms that commonly accompany fatigue include the inability to think clearly, sleep disturbances, constipation, apathy, depression, swollen glands, and difficulty reading.

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Napping for Maximum Efficiency

Elaine St. James by Elaine St. James. If you're like most people, you work at your maximum efficiency for the first hour or two of your workday, then your efficiency slowly dwindles. By the time 2 P.M. rolls around, you're functioning at 40 percent of your capacity. But there's a way to...

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dont-tell-me-what-to-do-by-marie-t-russell by Marie T. Russell. "Don't tell me what to do!" We've heard that said many times... we've even said it, and at times when we didn't say it, we thought...Read More
separate,-unequal-and-ignored-the-status-of-our-lower-class by Dante Perez. As income inequality has risen in the United States, significant research and press coverage has been devoted to how Americans may be...Read More
the-new-spirituality-love-and-togetherness by Diana Cooper. Religion has been a divisive force for thousands of years. Yet religions have done much good. They have offered comfort and hope to the...Read More
illusion-of-control by Dennis Merritt Jones. We have little control over the future. And the future is where we tend to look for our security, seeking the assurance that...Read More
wetlands-are-one-of-the-smartest-investments-we-can-make by Jane Lubchenco & Mark Tercek. For centuries, coastal wetlands were considered worthless. A mounting body of research is demonstrating that...Read More
learning-to-shift-from-anger-to-love by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T. Anger is in everyone’s emotional constitution to one degree or another. It oozes out in big and little ways, no...Read More
what-do-i-think-happens-after-we-die by David Jay Brown. What do I think happens after we die? I think about this question every day as an exercise of the imagination, and I frequently...Read More
how-to-live-off-the-grid-in-a-tiny-house LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, self-sufficiency, including gardening, raising animals and “doing for ourselves” was...Read More
a-healing-adventure-experience-the-comfort-of-forgiveness by M. J. Ryan. When the stock market plummeted in 2003 and I lost a third of my savings, I had a very hard time getting over the fact that I didn’t...Read More
can-we-avert-dangerous-levels-of-climate-change-technofixes-‘will-not-work’ by Tim Radford, Climate News Network. Global warming will be bad. Geoengineering could make it worse. Once again, a research team has considered all the...Read More
your-brain-has-been-lying-to-you by Nancy du Tertre. Did you know that you actually “see” the world upside down? Well, you do. You just don’t know it because your brain has...Read More
negative-love-repeating-parental-behaviors by Marcelle Pick. One emotion holding many of us back is negative love: our tendency to repeat the behaviors we used to win our parents’ love, and to...Read More