Slow Down – it’s good for your health

“Slow Down!  Going faster is tempting disaster,” according to Susan Biali, M.D.   She continues, “A fast-paced life isn’t worth the trouble it can cause.”  Not only is rushing around tempting disaster – think unnecessary accidents, for example – but it is also bad for your everyday health.  According to psychologyNet.org, “People who are overly time-oriented have a greater...
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To overcome pain treat it like a bully

This post is by Brenda Evers, a valued member of Kate’s blog team. Pain is hard to define.  Some have defined it as an emotion, some as a sensation, others as a symptom or a medical problem. And as hard as it is to define, it seems even harder to heal.  In fact, there is so little confidence in healing it, most researchers and writers speak in terms of managing or coping with pain, not...
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Get Off the Mental Teeter Totter!

A personal reflection by my guest blogger Debra Chew As a child, one of my favourite areas of the playground was the teeter totter.  I loved it!  I loved sailing up to the sky and wished I could stay up there, but my friend on the other end would always bring it back down.  I hated being at the bottom.  It was like ‘up’ one minute and ‘down’ the next.  That is what they say mental...
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Music brings healing touch

I love the way music and song make me feel. Music can meet us where we are mentally at any given moment – calming, comforting, inspiring us.  Music reaches the soul, encourages us, blesses us, and heals us. “Music has the power to wash away the dust of everyday life, and medical experts believe it may also imbue physical and social benefits.” Researchers are beginning to focus on the...
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