Viewing posts tagged mentalhealthAlicia Stallings We’ve all had those times: times when we’re so busy with family obligations or work that we don’t seem to have time to take care of our health. Exercise falls by the wayside and healthy, intentional food choices are replaced with whatever is in the fridge and within hand’s reach. So the question is: what can one do to make sure that her healthy lifestyle doesn’t get shot, even when she has to stay in one spot? The answer my friends, is preparation. We live in a time when accepting who we are can be difficult. Most of us compare ourselves to unrealistic standards set by advertising agencies, movie stars and the lives of the rich and famous. George Leary, M.S Alcohol abuse is a serious problem in the United States and in many countries throughout the world. Those afflicted with alcoholism suffer from a variety of problems that negatively impact upon many aspects of their lives. It is estimated that between 9 to 13 million people suffer from alcohol abuse. The statistics are quite frightening. Alcohol is responsible for half the annual deaths due to automobile accidents, and for more than 70% of adolescent suicides (Landy, 1987). Laurie Jones As a Sister who practices Eastern healing methods, I am aware of the significant role emotions have in overall health. Emotions such as anger, sadness, fear and joy are a part of the experience of life and have right place, yet very often, they are denied or suppressed in the presence of guilt. The phrase, “feeling guilty”, is often used and is present in much of the dramas of our lives as women. What I have come to know, feel and understand is that the presence of guilt is a strong indicator that emotions are being denied and suppressed. At this point, the stage is set for the likelihood of dis-ease to manifest. Renee Wiggins, RD/LD, CPFT, CM Stress is an external force that causes internal problems. It is a way of life that cannot be avoided. In fact, stress can make your life very challenging and how you adapt to stress depends on you.