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A Way to Practice Gratitude

Green bean casserole, football, stretchy pants, and discount holiday shopping.  Thanksgiving day can bring up a certain mix of modern Americana imagery.  Do you know what thanksgiving means? I actually had to look up the definition of the word, “thanksgiving”. Here it is: thanks·giv·ing /ˌTHaNGksˈɡiviNG/ noun 1. the expression of gratitude, especially to God. “he […]

How to Overcome News Fatigue

By Dr. Irene Rubin In light of recent national events, I thought it might be helpful to offer some suggestions for coping with exposure to emotionally traumatic events. When something horrible happens on a national level, it can be difficult to process our own thoughts and feelings about it while also being almost constantly in […]

The Flow of Let Go

Alyssa Malehorn is a spiritual teacher, intuitive channel and psychic medium based in Austin, TX. I had the pleasure of spending time with her recently, and have been reading her book, “How Old is Your Soul?”.  All together it’s been an enlightening and educational experience. I am now on her email list and recently received […]

Ways to Deal with Stress

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries” Astrid Alauda By Sarah Wylde Whether it’s because of school, work or financial reasons we all have some level of stress in our lives. Carrying around that extra tension can damage our long-term physical and mental well being. […]

The Unexpected Phone Call

By Kate Paulsen-Zissos On September 1, 2016, I went to the bathroom at work to answer a call from a nurse who had navigated with me through six months of ultrasounds, mammograms, biopsies, blood tests, a lumpectomy surgery and most recently, a breast MRI. At the age of 29, I heard the words, “You have cancer.” […]

St. John’s Wort – A Treatment for Depression

The use of prescription anti-depressants is on the rise.  It’s a trend that’s been tracked since 1999.  Today, 1 in 6 Americans reports taking some type of psychiatric drug, mainly anti-depressants. I myself am a former anti-depressant user.  More on that experience another time. I set out on a research mission, and found a number […]