The Life-Giving Path

I have a friend who once told me to “follow the life-giving path.” I can’t recall the context of the conversation, but these words have stayed with me since the day I heard them. I reflected on the meaning of these words. Did my friend’s words suggest that we should do things in life that feel good? Should we be following our bliss?

Facing Your Fears: Overcoming Avoidance After Trauma

The effects of a traumatic event can result in a number of unpleasant symptoms, including flashbacks, distressing memories, nightmares, increased arousal, and emotional numbing and avoidance.

Winning Your Battle Over the Blues

Have you been experiencing a depressed mood, a loss of interest in activities that you previously found enjoyable, or feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of depression.

For Couples In Trouble: Negotiating Conflict

While experiencing interpersonal conflict can fluctuate over time in a long-term relationship, it is important to find ways that you can work together to resolve difficulties, challenges, or negotiate disagreements.

What is Biofeedback?

Most people have heard of biofeedback but don't really know what it involves. Biofeedback started in 1969 and has evolved enormously in the last 35 years. Biofeedback simply means using information from the body to learn to control and change something in the body. A very simple form of biofeedback is a mirror. A mirror may show you that your posture is slumped; you could use that information to straighten and improve your posture.

Treating Hypertension: Anger - the Missing Ingredient

By now, the risks of hypertension to our health (stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, erectile problems, etc.) are well known. Doctors routinely monitor the risk factors for hypertension and encourage us to decrease salt intake, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, keep alcohol consumption low, refrain from smoking, lose weight if needed and reduce our stress

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