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September 6, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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New Zealand has a $1 Billion Well-Being Budget: Why not the US?

September 6, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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New Zealand has a $1 billion well-being budget with five priorities for the happiness of its citizens (mental health, family violence, clean energy, digital innovation, and supporting indigenous people). Supporters of the budget feel happiness is a better metric for wellbeing than economic measures. Critics feel it’s a marketing campaign that minimizes the importance of GDP and the government’s role is to focus on economics metrics rather than individual happiness. [More]

December 12, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Childhood Revisited

December 12, 2016 02:23 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life? What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure? What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]

April 14, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Jon Stewart and the Bull

April 14, 2016 18:42 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years. On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]

July 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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The Power in the Practice of Mindfulness

July 3, 2015 23:59 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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Although the brain is complex, it requires regular maintenance in order to operate at its full capacity. Mindfulness is likened to closing the apps running in the background on a smart phone in order to increase speed and performance. Slowing down and living in the moment can actually improve the function of the mind, body, and overall life experience (Albeinz & Holmes, 2000). [More]

February 6, 2015
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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How Sugar is Harming Us

February 6, 2015 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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Most of us would agree that we could be a little healthier; eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise more, get more sleep etc. But are we harming ourselves without realizing it through our high (and often hidden) sugar consumption? FB- Are you harming yourself without realizing it through your sugar consumption? Find out what a healthy intake looks like and how to identify hidden sugars in your diet. [More]

January 9, 2015
by Caleen Martin

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Finding our Inner Buddha: Are we taking the responsibility for our lives and health seriously?

January 9, 2015 07:55 by Caleen Martin  [About the Author]

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As I delve ever deeper into the mind-body connection to my health I have become increasingly aware of how little responsibility we tend to take of our lives and our health. To react to the influences in our lives makes us human, but I’ve discovered that we choose which path our reaction ultimately takes no matter how much we may feel the opposite. We can take the path of peace, calm and use a little common sense and wisdom which will lead us in the direction of health or we can take the path of anger, hurt, anxiety and stress which ultimately leads us to illness and dis-ease. [More]