We are going through a tough time. In the last of March, An ABC News/Washington Post survey found that 77 percent of people were experiencing stress as a result of the new coronavirus outbreak, and it still is experienced globally. And now the world watches us as we enter another pandemic, a social one.  Can you imagine living…

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Childhood Stress (for Parents) Sometimes I wish I was a kid again, don’t you? I would play all day long, have fun, not go to work, and not worry about paying bills. However, the world of children is not necessarily free of worry. When I am helping kids, I listen to their stories and observe…

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When you turn on the TV or check your newsfeed, chances are you’ll be hit with some sort of a negative story. Although statistically, violent crimes in American are falling, we’ve probably never felt so much tension and anxiety about our safety. According to the Pew Research Center, less than half of all violent crimes…

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Sometimes life is not what it seems Sometimes our senses deceive us. What we think and perceive is gathered through our senses then sorted within our brain to create a useful interpretation of our world. But our senses are not perfect. Clarifying information is beneficial and allows us to determine what is the essential data…

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Are you struggling to shed some extra pounds, lose a little weight? Do you find it difficult to muster enough energy to hit the gym? Do you use food for comfort? Have you tried every diet possible and failed? You’re not alone. Obesity is one of the most significant health challenges of the 21st century.…

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  Overall  Statistics According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014 more than 1.9 billion adults and 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. The amount of obese people has nearly doubled from 1980 to 2008. Overweight issues were associated with the countries with a high level of income, but…

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Our current Western lifestyle holds us in a perpetual state of stress. The response that used to be natural and protected us—the famous fight-or-flight—became our worst enemy. We now often behave as if we were a fugitive 24-hours a day. Sounds familiar? However, the body and mind are not designed to be constantly braced for…

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Including the Thanksgiving Turkey through the Christmas Goose into the New Year’s champagne, you will probably launch yourself into six weeks of heavy eating. The tradition of stuffing ourselves with seasonal delights is ongoing. Holiday weight gain tends to be small – an average of a pound a year, according to one study. But it…

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  Stress is actually a normal part of life. At times, it serves a useful purpose. Stress can motivate you to get that promotion at work, or run the last mile of a marathon. But if you do not get a handle on your stress and it becomes long-term, it can seriously interfere with your…

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