Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category

Bye Bye, Perfectionism: I’m Done With You And All The Anxiety and Stress You Bring On

Dear Perfectionism, This isn’t easy for me. We’ve been together forever. Since 3rd grade to be exact. I’ve been practicing how I could put this to you, and realize there’s no easy way to do this. I’m done. You and I have had a tumultuous relationship from the start. I thought since we were introduced […]

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

10 Signs You May Be a Pushover and What to Do About It

Being nice is an essential quality necessary for success. It is a quality that sustains relationships and makes you someone others want to be around. However, there is a fine line between being nice and being a pushover. When you are too nice you make your way through life by placating, making you vulnerable to […]

Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

Dogs: How Our Furry Friends Are Good for Our Health

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings They welcome us home with wagging tails and ready to play, loving us loyally and unconditionally no matter what kind of day we’ve had — it’s no wonder they say that dogs are a man’s (and […]

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren’t getting them, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

The Formula for a Spiritual Relationship

Something exciting happens when you make the decision to pursue a spiritual relationship. I can remember the moment Salle and I decided to work towards this deeper spiritual connection together. One year we found ourselves arguing regularly. The quarrels usually looked like this one: I wanted to spend our evening together watching my favorite football […]

Health Tip: Protect Against an Ingrown Toenail

Ways to help prevent the pain healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

Waking Up to Dance, Mindfully

The song starts and I let my body respond. My hips sway and my feet start to step this way and that. My arms lift up above my bobbing head and my hands shake as if clearing the air off. As I breathe faster and shallower, my body responds to the music wanting to move […]

Health Tip: Spot the Warning Signs of a Cavity

Pain isn’t the only symptom healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist […]

4 Untold Secrets to an Epic Life

We are constantly bombarded with ads telling us what success and fulfillment look like. We are conditioned to believe fame and fortune will bring us happiness. We are flooded with messaging that says a new car, a bigger house, or an exotic vacation will lead to an epic life. This is simply not true. At […]

Ready to Stop Struggling?

Ever have one of those days when you just hit the wall? When your efforts create no results and nothing seems to work? Days like that are frustrating, tiring and, frankly, discouraging. The good news is that tomorrow you get to start again, fresh. And what if tomorrow you embraced a new idea, a new […]

Atonement and Apology: Making Things As Right As Possible

Last week, with the approach of the Jewish New Year, I began getting emails and seeing posts on Facebook from friends with wishes for a sweet New Year and sentiments regarding forgiveness. It is the posts of pleas for forgiveness, that have given me pause for thought as we celebrate these High Holy Days, ending […]

Wheelchair Wisdom: Great Cities Attract Great Leaders

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” Ben Franklin, November, 1766 I was born here and have lived in Philadelphia […]

Balancing a Healthy Self-Image and Feeling Your Best

With all of the media outlets trying to sell products, it is no wonder many men and women believe they are not good or worthy enough. Most people internalize the message that there is something external that can be a magic pill to make them more beautiful, smarter, or more desired by the opposite sex. […]

The Power of Words!

“In the beginning was the word.” So spoke the Bible a zillion years ago. But we seem to have forgotten these words of wisdom. We are taught lots of words to use at school but very few of us are taught to be “wordsmiths,” to have a love of words or most importantly to respect […]

A Summer Moment

I’ve watched the sun set behind silhouetted mountains on wavy blue lakes so many times, and yet, every time, I sit in awe. My Nikon has captured… and not captured… so many suns dropping, more quickly than you expect once it gets moving. “Not captured” because truly, there is nothing like the real experience. No […]

Feeling Stressed Lately?

If you’re feeling stressed lately, you’re not alone. From now until the end of the year is usually the most stressful time. In fact, as summer winds down, the days get shorter, and the workload increases, it’s already starting. Recently my assistant asked me to consider writing about overwhelm and stress because she’s been seeing […]

Insecure and Not Sure Your Partner Is Fully Committed? Here Are 12 Tips

Are you attached to someone who doesn’t seem as committed as you are? Maybe they’re giving you double messages, keeping you at arm’s length, or pulling away when you try to get closer. Whatever the signs, your fear of abandonment has been triggered and you want to go back to feeling secure. It’s disquieting to […]

‘What’s Wrong With Me?’ — Shaming

It was a question that used to circle around my brain often. “I know what I need to do, but I’m just not doing it. What’s wrong with me?” Probably the same one circling around yours. The answer? (Let me put you at ease.) NOTHING! Nothing is wrong with you! You’re AWESOME. The answers you […]

How to Stop Freaking Out

Life is complicated and messy sometimes. It doesn’t take much to land yourself in a challenging set of circumstances; we all have our stuff. Some people have more than others, but I know very few people who get through 80-100 years without some serious difficulty along the way. In fact, I don’t know anyone. What […]

The Importance of Simplifying Due to Unprecedented Amounts of Distraction

With access to technology, information, news and work being more readily and easily available than ever before, our society is participating in unprecedented amounts of distraction. Being “busy” has become a characteristic that is remarkable, desirable and that of a power status. This busy culture is contributed to by the constant access to mobile and […]

The Conversation That Gave Me a New Life

I am able to pinpoint the exact moment I knew it was time to say goodbye. A conclusive departure was the only way for me to be true to myself. Sometimes the most unsuspecting moments shake us awake. One’s awakening may begin with a gentle nudge, then a rattle and eventually, if one does not […]

Am I Dreaming?

There’s a house that I have dreamt about for as long as I can remember; it methodically appears in different places and contexts while I sleep. At times, it feels so real that I am sure I’ve been there; I keep a blueprint in my dream journal. In addition to the vivid dreams, I have […]

The Man With the Thousand Dollar Bill

I have a good story and an ethical conundrum for you today. My father built some of the early radio stations throughout the southeast U.S. in the late forties and early fifties of the last century. He wasn’t ever the money guy, just the expert hired help who knew how to set up a radio […]

My Profound Dream

I had just turned 30 when I had a profound dream that changed my perception of the world forever. I’ve spent the past two decades trying to fully grasp this experience. I’ve always been a person who has had vivid dreams and can easily recall them upon waking. I make it a point to review […]

How to Live a More Meaningful Life

Satisfaction and Meaning Living a life that has some kind of meaning is one of the most widely held goals in existence — something by which we motivate and measure ourselves. Just how to do this is a conundrum that has challenged philosophers, scientists, and so many people throughout the ages. But perhaps the solution […]

Know Place Like Home: Enjoying the Unpredictable Marriage of Surrender and Trust

It was brought to my attention recently that I could very well have mastered the art of serial dating. But not with human beings — with spirituality and my own spiritual unfolding. That the suggestion came from the depths of my own intuition was illuminating — okay, rude perhaps! — however it did force me […]

You (Yes, You) Can Do A Handstand In Yoga Class

If you think the closest you’ll ever get to a handstand is watching the pros in yoga class, it’s time for an attitude adjustment. No matter where you are in your practice, you’ll be able to go upside down with some time and determination. As Udaya yoga instructor Vytas Baskauskas points out in the video above, if […]

The Courage to Create

I am writing today for the dreamers who have stopped dreaming, whose dreams are collecting dust. I am writing for the people who have been carrying around a great idea or talent but never bring it out to share. It’s time to dust off your dreams and give them a go. Finally, in my forties, […]

13 Ways to Organize and Save Your Sanity

It’s after Labor Day, and as my family always said, the year is “doing an Icarus.” The lazy days of summer are yielding to the frantic days of autumn, barreling towards the holidays, and with it a new year, if not in sight, just around the corner. It’s easy to fly too high, do too […]

The Overlooked Obstacles That Are Sabotaging Your Goals

Dollarphotoclub.7993230 It’s annoying, isn’t it? Choosing not to take action. Again. All you want is to complete your goals. You want to move forward toward the right things. You want the courage to beat the impulse not to take action. That right there is hard to beat. Right? You know that without achieving your goals, […]

What You Need To Know About Dating While Introverted

I used to have a friend who’d say, “Dating is nothing but a numbers game.” She believed that going on more dates was equivalent to a higher likelihood of falling in love. It might sound pretty reasonable when you first hear it except for the fact that it’s utter bullshit. I should know. It took me years […]

Being Real With Forgiveness

Why are we so quick not to forgive or to judge? I ask this because I am not a natural myself at forgiving. When someone wrongs me I get resentful, angry, and I hold a grudge until they realize how much they have wounded my pride. Who are they to treat me that way? Who […]

Regrets? I’ve Had a Few! 3 Steps to Abolishing Regret — With a Nod to Paul Anka

This morning, I wrestled with a jar of herring that turned nasty brownish yellow, the color of an unloved oil painting decomposing in a hot, stuffy attic. After studying its contents, I returned the offensive jar to the refrigerator, shoving it to the recesses. Then I moved the jar behind several other items — out […]

How Starbucks Taught Me About Self Worth

The first step in making changes in your life is realizing that you have something to change. We get so used to operating our lives within the confines of our stories that we don’t even know there is something to change. Take for example my Starbucks experience. I LOVE my Iced Venti Soy Chais! When […]

7 Types of Thinking to Give Up Immediately

Have you ever met someone for the very first time and seconds later you cannot recall their name? Or maybe you have had the all too common experience of arriving in your garage with little recollection of the journey home. All these everyday common occurences indicate that the average person is spending a large portion […]

What Is an Open Heart?

What is an open heart? The Practice: Put no one out of your heart. Why? We all know people who are, ah, . . . challenging. It could be a critical parent, a bossy supervisor, a relative who has you walking on eggshells, a nice but flaky friend, a co-worker who just doesn’t like you, […]

How I Connected With Oprah and How You Can Too

Minor detail: I don’t actually know Oprah. But even I got distracted on Twitter after reading the original title for this article — “Why Research Says You Should Ditch Your Friends & What You Can Do About It.” Only it’s true: studies show that we are the sum of those we spend the most time […]

Why Gratitude Is Good for You

If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last few years, you’ll know that gratitude is good for. You might even have seen quotes like this: “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands” — Brother David Steindl-Rast Or: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what […]

Four Phases of a Mutually Beneficial Breakup

Yeah, all breakups suck, but mutually beneficial breakups are the worst. There are no winners, no losers; no one to blame, no lamenting. You can’t pull a Cusack and stand outside her window holding a boom box over your head. You don’t want to unfriend him or burn that sweatshirt he left at your place […]

He Drove 700 Miles To Help After 9/11. It Altered The Course Of His Life

Before September 11, 2001, Nick Branham would have described himself as a woman-chasing, beer-drinking kind of guy. The then-23-year-old “good ol’ boy” from Kentucky typically only looked out for himself, doing what he pleased and spending his money as he saw fit. Then, when those hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, Nick felt […]

Why I Quit a Madison Avenue Career and Never Looked Back

“What? You quit a New York City advertising career? And one that was on Madison Avenue — the Madison Avenue — of all places?” Indeed I did. I chose to leave my first job after college; I wasn’t let go as a roomful of higher-ups spoke of necessary cut-backs, nor was a fired in a […]

4 Innovative Ways to Give Back

The act of giving back is timeless. With social media usage at an all time high, it makes it easy to not only educate yourself on who and what could use some help, but also how everyone else around you is giving back. For so many reasons I believe in deeply, giving back to society […]

My Honest Experience Meeting Amma, the Hugging Saint

I kept hearing about Amma. She just kept popping up in books and conversations. So when I found out she would be in NYC last month, I knew I had to get there. I started Googling, and she was pretty impressive. According to her website, “Amma has given this motherly embrace, known as her darshan, […]

Don’t Doubt It. You Are a Yogic Athlete!

Right off the bat Iʼll admit it, I never took the time, and more importantly I never felt the need to developed the type of awe inspiring, fancy, acrobatic personal yoga practice that’s worthy of 350,000 Instagram followers. However, do feel free to follow me @rudymettia on the Gram and Twitter. Now, while I love […]

7 Simple Steps to Create an At-Home Wellness Retreat

Air-fare, lodging, meals, admission fees — yoga and wellness retreats can get expensive. As a certified yoga instructor who attends and hosts multiple retreats per year, I know this fact all too well. While I highly recommend saving for a getaway wellness retreat for all the soul-soothing joy and relaxation, there is another way. Get […]

10 Misconceptions About Mindfulness Meditation

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to Westerners. Whenever I invite someone to our weekly meditation meeting, I am […]

Grief 10 Years Later

This September, it will be 10 years since my mother died of cancer. It seems as if it were a lifetime ago and it seems as if it were yesterday. That is the nature of grief; it has it’s own rhythm. It is both present and in the past and it appears that it continues […]

6 Ways to Kill Fear and Move Forward

Copyright: clarkfang / 123RF Stock Photo Occasionally I read something that rings so true, it hits me like the wet snap of a dish towel across my thigh. Case in point, Author Steven Pressfield wrote this in his ridiculously awesome motivational text, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative […]

Dream Experience

A dream inspired my awakened life: When I was torn between rather or not “Astral Traveling” and “Lucid Dreaming” was possible. I had often pondered the hypothesis of which of the two were the material… the so called dream world or the illusion while in the supernal realm. I had a dream where I was […]

Embracing the Darkness

The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. –Tao Te Ching The darkness, the void, the space that the mind is terrified to enter, is the beginning of all life. It’s the womb of being. Fall in love with it, and when you do, it will immediately be taken from […]

10 Everyday Ways to Be a Hero

Today as I write, it’s the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Most of us will never run into a burning building or otherwise throw ourselves into harm’s way to save another person’s life. But we can and should thank those who do. And we can find countless ways in our own lives to make a heroic […]

What Friends Really Need From You When They’re In Pain

When a friend or loved one is in pain, it’s likely that your immediate reaction is to offer comfort. You may want to help through your actions or your words, but this nurturing instinct is often trailed by one nagging fear: What if I do or say the wrong thing? No matter what situation is causing […]

The Dream That Made My Dreams Come True

It was 4 a.m., and I was tossing and turning as I had been for 10 nights in a row. That’s it I thought, flopping over for the umpteenth time. Tomorrow morning I’m going to tell my editor the truth: I failed. After four years, seven drafts, eight major edits and innumerable minor changes, just […]

12-Steppers: 2 Simple Tasks for ‘Coming to Believe’ in a Higher Power

Living with a philandering Asshat brought me to my knees. So I started attending CODA (Codependents Anonymous), a 12-step program that helps people who are addicted to other people, and working the program with the passion of The Damned. I did quite well with the First Step: “We admitted we were powerless over others — […]

Let the Tears Flow: Science Says It’s Good for You

by Mimi O’ Connor In a recent group support session, an active and generous participant choked up with emotion as she spoke of the anniversary of her husband’s passing. She tried hard to stop her tears, repeatedly apologizing for them. “I really am okay,” she insisted, “I don’t know why I am crying again. It’s […]

Shape Your Thoughts to Shape the Life You Want

by Susi Amendola Sitting quietly, I hear the sound of chimes that mark the end my meditation session. As I open my eyes, I say a phrase to myself without uttering a sound. “May joy fill my heart and may peace fill my life.” I say it several times as if it were a mantra […]

4 Easy Steps to Take You from Stress to Bliss

Whatever type of work you do, we all have those days. You know, those days. The days where we’ve been running ourselves ragged, and it’s still not enough. The days where we end up with our head spinning, struggling to remember that one thing that might have fallen off of our overfull plates. For those […]

Does Knowledge Create Ego in Humans?

(Photo: Path Doc/ Used under license) Being egotistical, the act of indulging in activities benefiting one’s self often at the expense of others, is something everyone has been guilty of at one point or another. After all, a person’s first instinct is always self-preservation and domination over those perceived to be weaker. One form of […]

Visions of a Female Paraplegic

At 17, my high school friend Taylor broke her back. Without authorization she became a paraplegic poster child, reiterating her story to friends and entitled strangers alike again and again. Now, four years later, Taylor has a more intricate perspective of the female disabled experience; how the wheelchair can deter potential suitors, the truthful intersection […]

How I’ve Learned To Love The Distance Between Me And My Son

Priscilla Gilman, a teacher of romantic poetry who embraced Wordsworth’s vision of childhood’s spontaneous wonder, eagerly anticipated the birth of her first child, certain that he would come “trailing clouds of glory.” But as Benjamin grew, his remarkable precocity was associated with a developmental disorder that would dramatically alter the course of Priscilla’s dreams.  In […]

How to Survive Your Saturn Return: A Checklist That Will See You Through Until the End!

The Saturn return, what is it? What does it mean? What do you need to do? Here is a list that you should refer to at all times during your Saturn return to ensure that you survive and get the most out of it; 1. Breathe 2. Keep breathing 3. Stop and check that you […]

What We Really Want — And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that’s what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we’re not very good listeners; we don’t know (and are not taught) how to listen to each other, […]

Human or Robot?

Humans weren’t made for desk work. Humans weren’t made for high heels. Humans weren’t made for makeup, elevators, and the indoors. Have you ever wondered why there are human beings on the planet? Have you ever contemplated our existence as a species? Or what is our purpose collectively? I can’t help but to think that […]

The Pearls Of Wisdom From Grandparents We’ll Never Forget

Grandparents always know what to say, right? Floral delivery service FTD questioned 1,500 grandkids about their favorite pearls of wisdom from their grandparents, which gave us a chance to remember a few of our own. How about “A watched kettle never boils,” or “A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips?”  There’s much life […]

28 Things I Now Know About Life, Work and Relationships at 28

At 15, I wanted to be 16. And when 17 hit, I couldn’t wait to be an 18-year-old licensed driver. While I blew out the candles on my 20th birthday cake, in the back of my mind, I knew that in 12 more months, I’d finally be 21, legal and free: Then the real party […]

On 9/11 Anniversary, a Call to Sustain Hope

Cindy McGinty, a 9/11 widow who refused to curl up in a ball when she was suddenly forced to raise two young boys alone, issues a call to action as we pause today to remember the fallen. “Think about what you can do to keep the hope alive that was born on 9/11,” she says. […]

Start Your Life Over in Six Simple Steps

In my life, September is the month I most look forward to. Always. I remember how much I loved going to buy school supplies. How exciting the thought that “Now I can start all over!” Somehow I always believed that “Things are different now.” Many times, they weren’t. Although I never had problems with grades, […]

Carolyn Gregoire’s Guide On How Yoga Creates Positive Change

“Yoga helps us to see and reframe it all,” Elena Brower, one of my favorite yoga teachers and wellness experts, once said. I always remembered that quote, and it’s helped me to better understand all the positive changes yoga has brought into my own life. As a yogi for almost eight years and teacher for […]

What Is the Real Definition of Beauty?

Beauty is happiness. Beauty has varied throughout time, various cultures and the vast different perceptions of the world. Beauty has been described and depicted through pictures and concepts penetrating our minds. Beauty has been defined in so many ways. What I have discovered is that beauty is simple. Beauty is happiness. It’s the images and […]

5 Insights For Introverts Who Want To Thrive In The Workplace

Have a question for our Chief Revolutionary? Email us via the Contact Susan page. You can also ask via Twitter with the hashtag #AskSusanCain. What tips do you have to prevent extroverts from dominating the conversation in business meetings? – Connor J., DC This is an important question, Connor! A recent study conducted by the Kellogg […]

The Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics Behind Dog Bites

(Chesty was shot by a police officer in 2013 and is CGC certified today, teaching dog safety and bite prevention classes with me across Ohio. Photograph by Brian Batista Photography) If you’ve ever had a conversation about pit bulls, then you’ve probably heard about pit bull bite statistics. Statistics that, at face value, may seem […]

When You Want to Get Something Done, Give It to a Woman

I have always liked the phrase, when you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. While I still believe that to be true, my life has taught me that it is even better if that person is a woman! This is not going to be about men bashing at all. In […]

What You May Not See When You Look at Your Nurse

Over the years of taking care of patients it’s become clear to me that the general public will only see their nurse at face value. What I mean is they will only see the surface of the woman or man standing at their bedside and will be unable to glimpse below the smooth surface staring […]

4 Reasons Why It’s OK to Be a ‘Quitter’

Co-authored by Carly Alaimo, Content Manager at Avelist Having trouble leaving a crappy situation because you don’t want to be a “quitter”? Let’s stop the name-calling and start getting real. Here are the reasons why it’s totally fine to peace out when the going gets too tough. 1. You’re not wasting your time and energy. […]

Three Ways to Attract Abundance

Clients often ask me what they can do to attract abundance. People are so wrapped up in the electronics of creating the attraction of abundance via computers and social media, that the very word, as an intention, is lost in the shuffle. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is important to remember that […]

So You’ve Been Ghosted: Here Are Six Steps to Deal With It

Breaking-up with a person who likes you is never easy. It usually requires having that awkward ‘break-up’ talk. It’s especially difficult when your partner doesn’t see it coming. But guess what? There’s an app for that! Yes, you read that correctly. Binder is an iOS and Android app that offers a relationship-ending service. Simply enter […]

From Generation Stress to Generation Blessed

If you read my post on Generation Stress, you know that if stress is a problem in your life, it’s because genetics and past traumas wired you for it. You also know that the chronic dose of stress hormones that a stressful life dumps into your system causes serious problems. They shrink brain mass, lower […]

I Heard a Bird Sing: Reflections on the Day After 9/11

The very first sound I heard the day after Sept. 11, 2001 was that of a bird singing. Although heavy, my heart rejoiced at the sounds. The chirping was an indication that a new day arrived and that was enough for me. It’s all that should ever be enough for everyone. The evening before, as […]

Start Your Hike on the Right Foot With Proper Footwear

Expert gives tips on avoiding and dealing with injury healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

Feeling phone-verwhelmed? 5 tips to create a healthier, happier relationship with your smartphone.

Not long ago, I was chatting with a friend who lives in Oregon, USA, and she told me a story that I could completely relate to — because I’ve seen it play out in Hawaii, where I live. My friend was having brunch at a popular local restaurant — she had waited an hour just […]

Can You Be The Hero?

What does it take to be a hero? On a train, in a crowd, or in the quiet of your office? If you’re ever in a situation of great peril or stress, can you step up and be the hero? Lots of popular books and films are about apparently ordinary people who are thrust into […]

Can You Be The Hero?

What does it take to be a hero? On a train, in a crowd, or in the quiet of your office? If you’re ever in a situation of great peril or stress, can you step up and be the hero? Lots of popular books and films are about apparently ordinary people who are thrust into […]

8 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

Teacher Ram Dass once said: “If you think you are so enlightened, go and spend a week with your parents.” It’s great advice. Whether it’s your parent, lover, friend or colleague, we all have people who trigger us. Something about them touches our wounds and brings out the worst in us — our pain, irritation, […]

Mindful in Mourning

My father died almost a month ago, and in the midst of that heartbreak I remain grateful for the practice of mindfulness. I remember my teachers explaining how training the mind, day by day, under normal circumstances develops skills that serve when normalcy implodes. At the time, I didn’t understand the wisdom of those teachings […]

The Gift of Happiness

“The secret to happiness is not in the destination, but in the journey.” Though this is a simple and recognizable phrase with a powerful message, it confines one of the hardest meanings to ever be practiced in life. We’ve been conditioned from an early age to do the exact opposite, to focus 100 percent on […]

Looking for Your Purpose? Look No Farther!

“Everyone has a purpose in life … a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.” — Dr. Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of […]

Taking My Own Advice

A human being is a part of the whole called by us, the “Universe” — a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us […]

Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study

Only 44 percent of health-care providers said they follow CDC recommendations healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

How to Leave Your Job… Correctly

There comes a point (or 15) in your career that you decide to move on from your current position/employer/industry. Hopefully when this time comes you’re moving on with a bittersweet feeling and a little nostalgia as Vitamin C’s “Graduation” plays in your head and you’re reminded of your growth and successes while feeling a bit […]

Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced […]

Our Panic-Stricken Country

Today I witnessed a truly humbling event. A young man — about 30, I’ll call him Brad — was experiencing a panic attack. His condition greatly resembled that of a stroke, as he was unable to move his extremities, his face was nearly paralyzed, and he could barely speak or breathe. His friend, I’ll call […]

How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child’s fear, study finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

The Emotional Toll of a Cutthroat Work Environment

A recent article in the New York Times revealed the bruising workplace environment at Amazon. The gist? Amazon employees are encouraged to poke holes in one another’s ideas, give secret feedback about coworkers and work incredibly late hours (emails after midnight, anyone?). The takeaway was that Amazon pushes its employees beyond their limits. But Amazon […]

Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

No reason to keep females from combat, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

How Cockroaches Became My New Self-Help Gurus

Oh, I’m totally enlightened. But I’m having a panic attack right now, so do you mind if we talk after I don’t feel like running screaming naked down the street? You’re a doll. The other day at therapy my shrink had the balls to say to me, “You’re reporting today. I don’t want you reporting. […]

FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol

A leading cause of heart disease healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which […]

13 Pearls of Wisdom for a Successful Life

What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company. Twitter: @evanasano, on Quora: Read. Ferociously. Everything you can get your hands. Join a book […]

3 Reasons You Stay Stuck in a Job You Hate Instead of Pursuing Your Dream

Are you doing work you love? If not, what’s stopping you? If you are like the majority of people, you are probably doing work that pays your bills but that you don’t have a passion for. Even if you are working in the field of your college major, you have likely changed and gained more […]