Category Archives: Loneliness

How to Truly Give Thanks at Home this Week

Giving Thanks: Thursday is More than Just a Day for Food and Football In the United States, it’s Thanksgiving this week.  As we prepare delicious food, plan on parades and games, take the time to  give thanks  and acknowledge others … Continue reading

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Could Ecotherapy (Being in Nature) Relieve Your Stress?

Nature:  Free and Easy Cure to Anxiety and Depression Did you know that most Americans suffer from nature deficit disorder?  A typical American spends 80-90% of their time indoors- and sadly too much of that time is spent sitting.  The … Continue reading

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It’s National Hug Day!

Celebrate National Hug Day “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Virginia Satir We all need to be touched.  Babies who are not … Continue reading

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Having a Pet Could Save Your Life

Pets Heal on So Many Levels “Cathy, Eric and their son Michael Keesling had retired early after handling a flooded basement and setting up a gasoline pump to empty it. Their beloved mellow cat, Winnie, sat in the window enjoying … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Hugs to be Healthy?

You Need More Than You Think!   According to noted American pyschologist and educator, Virginia Satir, we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth. Most people are … Continue reading

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Asking For Help is Smart

Don’t Deny Others the Chance to Assist Recently, I heard from a  friend in the hospital who is critically ill.  She had been there for 5 days and was calling to let me know.  I was so grateful to know what … Continue reading

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Express Gratitude for the Small Things

Acknowledge Each Other Regularly Taking the time to thank your loved ones for their small acts of kindness goes a long way.  It’s a key to a good marriage, friendship or family. Certainly, one spouse may do most of the cooking and … Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Get Lost in Someone Else’s Life

Relieve Your Stress by Being  Present in the Moment When your life is too much to take, whether from business pressure or challenges at home, go visit a friend and be totally present for them.  Spend time helping prepare a meal, rebuilding a … Continue reading

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Conscious Acts of Kindness

A great many studies including one on 2000 people found that being kind to others decreases stress and enhances mental health.  Pick one day this week and choose to deliberately commit 5 separate acts of kindness.  These should be chosen … Continue reading

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Value Others as a Way of Staying Fired Up!

I received this poignant story via email today- I don’t know the author but it is inspiring. Let me know if it touches your heart, too. A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. … Continue reading

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