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July 24, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Brain Workout

July 24, 2013 04:30 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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The last article in our series on brainpower addressed the relationship between diet and mental capacity. But eating your way to a smarter brain is not enough. You should also actively exercise your brain muscles. In the same way that you might go for a jog to tone your legs, you should also give your brain a workout to sharpen your thinking. Benefits of Brain Exercises In a fascinating study o... [More]

July 23, 2013
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

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Problems You May Encounter on a Summer Vacation

July 23, 2013 17:06 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

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How do you cope in small spaces? "To be stuck inside a mobile with the Memphis blues again" as Bob Dylan so poignantly phrased it going from living in a house to living in a recreational vehicle has some unforeseen difficulties. Most assuredly everyone you meet will be bedazzled by your transformation and with more than a little better than the wish that they too could live happily ever after as ... [More]

July 19, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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Friday Inspiration -Too Pooped To Party?

July 19, 2013 04:15 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Am I the only one who stays up late all week doing things around the house, forcing myself to go to sleep so that I can get up for work the next day, in full anticipation of Friday when I can stay up late to party, or in my case, read that book that left me hanging in the last chapter? Then, when Friday finally rolls around, I find myself falling asleep at the dinner table. It is so unfair. But ... [More]

July 17, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Brain Diet

July 17, 2013 04:41 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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Most of us try to incorporate healthy foods into our meals. Balanced diets help us maintain a healthy weight, fight disease, build muscle, and improve our general well being. But have you considered the relationship between your diet and your brain? As part of my series on brainpower, this week I will outline some foods that help enhance your mental capacity. Brilliant Breakfast According to Dean ... [More]

July 14, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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What Can You Do To Raise Awareness?

July 14, 2013 14:33 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Mental illness is the most common cause of disability, affecting one in four adults, and one in ten children in the United States, but minorities are less likely to receive care. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to raise awareness about mental illness in diverse communities and promote wellness and recovery. Statistically ... [More]

July 10, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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Traumatic Stress: Natural Disasters

July 10, 2013 23:36 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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In a matter of minutes, an entire community can be devastated by forces they cannot control. Whether it is natural or manmade, disasters are traumatic, and nearly everyone who experiences this kind of stress will need help coping with what they have experienced. Traumatic Stress Different types of natural disasters present different stress varying by how close the person is to the event. In ... [More]

July 8, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: Unlock the Genius in You: Part 1

July 8, 2013 04:00 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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"What size? Extra large, please... At least that’s what I would order when buying my first thinking cap – if only increasing my brainpower was that simple." Good brains are prized commodities, as they can enhance the quality of our lives. As the most intelligent species on the planet,[1] we can think, analyze, problem-solve, invent, reflect, and create. Most of us were not endowed wit... [More]

July 7, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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Did you "Google" the last person you hired?

July 7, 2013 00:37 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Networking has a new meaning in today's job market... The Past In the past, some of the best insight into whether a person would be a good fit for a company has been personal interviews, positive personal references, IQ tests, and personality testing. In our technologically changing world, there are new ways to gather this sort of information. Social networking, data-mining, and even games and v... [More]

July 1, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Therapy: A Connection with the Interconnected

July 1, 2013 14:13 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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There is a lot of hype about social media, and I understand its advantages. I have a network of friends across the globe that I can tap into within seconds. I can Skype my sister in California, Facebook my friend in New York, Tweet to my former classmate in London, and comment on my boyfriend’s Instagram photo taken in Winnipeg – all with very little effort. The Dawn of Social Media ... [More]

February 22, 2013
by Gloria Day

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An Uncomfortable and Necessary Journey: “Boundaries” by Cloud and Townsend- Book Review Chapter 9

February 22, 2013 11:35 by Gloria Day  [About the Author]

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Well here we are again, the busy month of January behind us, the holiday glow has dampened and life is back! I am not sure about you, but for me the holidays give a great opportunity to practice boundaries. There are so many opportunities for being pulled here and there. As well, with family involved who cannot need to be able to communicate clearly a confident set of boundaries? Chapter 9 which d... [More]