The billboard in Indiana announced, “Every 25 minutes someone dies from prescription drug overdose.” As shocking as that may sound… according to the Partnership for a Drug Free World, prescription drug abuse claims a life every 19 minutes. What’s more, the CDC states that 100 people die every ... Views: 180
One of the larger challenges in recovery is learning how to overcome a desire to use alcohol or drugs. In previous articles I've offered a host of tools to support recovery and encourage you to think about recovery in ways other than a conventional approach to sobriety. In this article I would ... Views: 243
“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends and it will get you the right ones.”
We all have been there! Maybe you had a friend or you know someone now who is in a big DRAMA! The situation keeps getting worse and you can’t believe the stories… affairs, lying, addictions, bills not paid, ... Views: 203
A young mother experiences a difficult birth and illness of her first child and then a difficult choice when her own illness affects her next pregnancy. Learn how writing became a saving grace and sense of hope during this difficult time.
A Witch's AuraDevon Volkel is now a 30 year old stay ... Views: 106
Disagreements - those annoying irritations that throw a monkey wrench into our otherwise blissful lives and disrupt any possible chances we have of experiencing serenity and joy. Augh! "Why can't people simply agree with me, even if they don't, and just allow us to coexist peacefully? But, no - ... Views: 168
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 188
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 151
The two most recent wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of U.S. combat soldiers in utter mental distress. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs has even conducted an intensive study as to what wartime activities were especially provocative to combat soldiers, and ... Views: 106
During combat, a soldier must always be on high alert for his or her own personal safety. Danger lurks around every corner, and every day could bring the possibility of certain doom. Therefore, a soldier must take all precautionary measures to avoid being taken by surprise by a foreign weapon or ... Views: 176
Today, both civilians and military personnel alike are more aware of the existence of a potentially serious mental illness known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 94
Anxiety is an uncomfortable state of inner havoc; it is often accompanied by nervous behavior. These tips on dealing with anxiety will be helpful for you to manage your fears:
You need to get rid of all anxiety inducing foods and/or drinks from your diet. You may be facing having to deal with ... Views: 200
By Frosty Wooldridge
Your mother worried if you didn’t come home on time. She fretted about the house “worried sick” that something happened to you. When you popped into the door, she said, “Where were you? I was worried to death that something happened to you.”
“Hi mom,” you said. “I ... Views: 153
Isn't diet a confusing thing? Add the fact that people who suffer from chronic anxiety and panic disorder have difficulty getting through a day filled with over worry and panic, and you've got a person stuck in constant confusion and frustration on how to deal with their anxiety. Many ... Views: 222
I'm doing a series on my personal top five practices (all tied for first place), and have so far named three: meditate (including mindfulness, self-awareness, and, if you like, prayer), take in the good, and bless (including compassion, generosity, and love).
I saw one way to bless on a ... Views: 98
Many people that have consistently been struggling with their weight may sooner or later turn to humorous, self-criticism as a defence mechanism. Overweight people have often been stereotyped in society and popular culture as the heart and soul of the party because of their humorous approach ... Views: 182
When life hands out lemons, why not make lemonade! This approach is deciding to view all situations and circumstances as an opportunity of seeing everything in a good way. The more we practice viewing things positively will help us to shift our attitude away from ‘I can’t…’ towards “I can!”
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How will improving my self-image improve my life? Why do I need to resolve my “mother and father” issues? What does my relationship with my boss have to do with my marriage? What does my back pain have to do with my bank account? On the face of it, perceiving psychological connections between ... Views: 151
I’m speaking to you today…
IN REMEMBRANCE OF a man known as Private Cornelius Peter Buhler – or – (Buller)… a member of the Calgary Highlanders Regiment who was killed in action July 25, 1944 during the Allied combat offensive in France.
Cornelius Buller was my uncle. As a member of his ... Views: 135
A SISTER’S FAREWELL
(When Last We Said Goodbye)
“You hugged and held me close, and then looked deeply into my face. I remember that look in your eyes, Sis…”
I finally fell asleep last night
With that image before my face,
The depth of the look you gave me then
Eclipsed all of Man as a ... Views: 153
For my Aunt Helen Jantzen, at your Crossroads of Life and Death
You Have .......
You have walked life’s road, lo, these many years
together in body and heart;
You have shared the dreams, the joys and the tears
of two lives that now must part.
You have been called to that test we ... Views: 151
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Ken Matthies, retired Canadian Forces Northern Ranger. I’m also John’s youngest brother, come down from the Yukon Territory to love, honor and pay tribute to him in my own special way at his passing. I have a story about John to share with you ... Views: 148
It is impossible to miss the fact that Opiate addiction is a crisis of epic proportion in our society today! Statistics show that millions struggle with abuse and addiction and according to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, more than 15,000 die each year from opiate overdose.
Realizing ... Views: 199
I've heard it said that hypnosis is a skill and an art. But as a full time hypnotherapist I tend to believe that I’m more of a programmer than an artist.
In my experience for the vast majority of clients they fall into very similar categories of behavior.
• Redundant or unconscious habits ... Views: 379
I believe that our lives here on earth are one enormous learning situation. I have seen the lessons zoom in front of me time, after time, after time until I finally get it. Many lessons come in the form of discomfort.
The first time I was consciously aware that there was discomfort in my ... Views: 121