Loneliness: How to Find Harmony and Balance in Unexpected Ways

Loneliness: How to Find Harmony and Balance in Unexpected Ways

In some ways, 2020 has become synonymous with loneliness. It’s an unprecedented lonely period; a time when physical and social interactions have altogether wilted. Normal no longer exists. Instead, people are learning to readjust their lifestyles to try and find a “new normal,” whatever that may be. An unexpected side effect of a “new normal”? Loneliness. A distinct lack of social connections and social isolation have contributed to “anyone feel[ing] lonely at anytime.” Is it…

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5 Ways to Cope With Anxiety

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

There are simple measures you can take to help cope with anxiety. This article addresses 5 ways to cope with anxiety. “To experience anxiety is to be human, said Dimitrios Tsatiris, MD, a practicing Board-Certified psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Cleveland, Ohio. “We all experience anxiety and no one is immune to it. It’s part of the human condition,” he added. Most importantly, “the good news is…

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How to Repair and Sustain Relationships

Guest Post by Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. Practice forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, consideration, graciousness and generosity. Turn the other cheek. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Try to avoid getting defensive and angry. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume the worst. Don’t assume your partner did what they did to intentionally hurt you. There is always the possibility that it was a thoughtless comment, that they did not mean what they said…

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Happiness: 3 Tips for a Spectacular YOU

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Posted in Healthy Living Thank you to all the Huffingtonpost readers for retweeting my latest post on Huffingtonpost, “3 Tips for a Spectacular YOU, Oh Really?” (published in the “Happiness” section) on Twitter 348 times.  I greatly appreciate your readership. You know that person you work with, the one that always seems to be in a bad mood, the one that never smiles, the one that never has a…

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CDC Finds 1 in 5 High School Students Abuse Prescription Drugs

By Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA Latest News Update A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one in five U.S. high school students have taken a prescription drug that they didn’t get from their doctor. According to the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) that was released today from the CDC, the survey asked more than 16,000 high school students if they have ever taken  a prescription…

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