Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being

Post Traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients (April 4, 2016)

By John Leifer There are few life events that can transform our daily reality more swiftly than a diagnosis of cancer. A once neatly planned future can seemingly evaporate in the wake of an overwhelming... Continue Reading

In Praise of Networking (July 29, 2015)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM What do you think when you hear the term networking? Some of us may think about jobs, computers, or resources— the list is long. But all of these things have... Continue Reading

Happy Mind, Healthy Body (July 29, 2015)

Five easy ways to achieve mind-body wellness. By Maryann Hammers Long-distance runner Beth Weinstein remembers a particularly grueling 50K trail race last year. “I was undertrained, tired, in tons of... Continue Reading

Step Away From the Phone (July 29, 2015)

By Maryann Hammers Justine Beauregard and her husband were sitting on the couch, watching television. Quality time together, right? Justine thought so— until her husband glanced at her, clearly annoyed.... Continue Reading

Mind Over Matter: A Woman’s Guide To Staying Brain-Healthy (July 1, 2015)

By Amanda Jerome As the baby boomer genera­tion moves into retire­ment age and beyond, brain health issues re­lated to aging are rapidly becoming a major concern. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and... Continue Reading

10 Tips for Mental Health (July 1, 2015)

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that approxi­mately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of 18 in the United States alone suffer from a diagnosable... Continue Reading

Seeing is Believing (May 28, 2015)

Have a goal? Need a change? Let an inspiration board guide the way. By Maryann Hammers  Barbara Savin, a clinical hypnotherapist and meditation instructor, has made a career out of helping people achieve... Continue Reading

Growth Through Change (April 29, 2015)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM I remember years ago my father said to me, “The only thing constant in life is change.” We change with each breath we take and with every moment we live. In... Continue Reading

Stress and Heart Health (May 27, 2014)

By the American Heart Association When you have an unexpected bill, a dead car battery, or family trouble on your hands, are you like a cartoon character with steam shooting out of your ears? Or are you... Continue Reading

Bring on the Happy (April 7, 2014)

In her new book, Valorie Burton shares happiness “triggers” and encourages women to pay forward tips for a happy life. It sounds obvious: “happy women live better.” But do not be fooled; for many... Continue Reading

Are You Listening? (February 24, 2014)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” —Ralph Nichols Our... Continue Reading

One for the Road (January 28, 2014)

Solo travel provides opportunities to broaden your perspective and build your confidence while fueling your spirit. By Diana Price In 2006 Janice lost her husband to a rare neurologic disease. The grieving... Continue Reading

The Hero of Her Own Story (January 28, 2014)

The most decorated female Olympic alpine skier, Julia Mancuso skis fast and embraces life with joy and balance.  By Diana Price When viewers tune in to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, this... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (September 11, 2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Lessons from a Challenging Time (July 3, 2013)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, CPCC “If you are going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill You have survived trauma. You got through it. You kept going, and now the worst is over. What... Continue Reading

Want to make radical changes in your life? Start with your thoughts. (May 23, 2013)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, CPCC The mind is its own place and in itself can make a hell of heaven or a heaven of hell. —John Milton, Paradise Lost It is a beautiful, sunny day. Your youngest child... Continue Reading

Retreat, Renew, and Rejuvenate (March 14, 2009)

Pamper Yourself in Serenity and Wellness. Relaxation, renewal, a start to a healthier lifestyle, and a little pampering all may be standard fare at day spas and destination retreats. Add to this list nutritional... Continue Reading

Stressed about Stress? (March 14, 2009)

The link between stress and cancer is not clear-cut. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Malignant disease is seen to be but one among many indications of the severe stress upon the nervous system which modern conditions... Continue Reading

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