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Dealing With Passive Aggressive People

On the surface, passive aggressive behavior may not seem like such a big deal. After all, many of the signs of this behavior are subtle and easily missed, and if it’s not outright aggression, you can just ignore it. However, dealing with passive aggressive people – friends, family members, and

The State Of Our Current Mental Health System

At this point in time, the U.S. is not exactly a beacon of hope for mental illness. The state of our current mental health system is seriously challenged in the areas of access, equity, and quality of care. While many would try to fix the current mental health system with

Supporting Fathers On Father’s Day

The first recorded instance of a Father’s Day celebration was in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd hosted the celebration at the local YMCA to honor her father, who was a Civil War veteran and single dad. Even though the initial proposed date was Dodd’s father’s birthday on June

When Quitting Actually Works

There are a lot of things in life that cause stress. It can be a major life event or anxiety about something relatively small. The workplace is one of the most common causes of chronic stress for adults in the United States. Within the workplace 6% of people are stressed

Why You Should Be Traveling (And How To Do It With Chronic Pain)

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca A variety of studies have demonstrated that engaging in new and challenging adventures keeps our mind and body healthier. Traveling, it turns out, is at the very top of this list. And while the subject is on

10 Most Stressful Events On Holmes Rahe Stress Scale

In April of last year our sister site, Pain Doctor, shared information about the Holmes Rahe Stress scale. The scale expresses the top ten life changing incidents that will cause stress. Each item is assigned a value and when you add up the value of the events that have affected

Finding Hope And Healing In The Spring

For all cultures since the dawn of civilization spring has meant renewal. After a long winter it is comforting to see the buds on the bare trees and the daffodils heralding the new season even as the snow is still melting. For cities in the Southwest, we don't often recognize

Eating Right To Reduce Cancer Risk

Did you know that eating the right foods can reduce your risk of developing cancer? Current research shows that a poor diet, as well as a lack of exercise, is a major factor when it comes to developing cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 590,000 people die of

6 Ways To Practice Medication Safety

Medication safety is a very important issue. Especially if you take a variety of medications for multiple conditions, there may be interaction issues that can not only reduce the efficacy of one of the medications but actually cause dangerous side effects. It is essential that anyone who takes more than