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Depression

Why Does Everyone Love a Comeback Story?

Some of the most compelling stories are comeback stories.  Take Steve Jobs.  In 1985, he was forced to resign from Apple.  He spent years and hundreds of millions of his investors’ money trying to start a computer company called NeXT.  It didn’t work.  Then, in 1996, Apple bought NeXT and Jobs returned to Apple, making […]

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There are Actually Three Pandemics Creating a Perfect Storm Pandemic

As America battles the Coronavirus pandemic, which truly is a public health emergency that merits our best efforts to contain it, there are two other pandemics sweeping America and the world that are at least as dangerous (and Coronavirus is itself very dangerous). The second pandemic (depression and anxiety) is being caused by the rush […]

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Posture Power

“Posture” often creates a vision of standing straight. For many, posture recalls such memories as, “My mother always told me to stand up straight,” or “In ballet they made us stand with a book on our head.”  A more frequent comment is, “I know my posture is bad but this is the way my aunt, […]

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Rx Against Being Driven Online By Coranavirus

Coronavirus is driving us online faster than ever.  We shop for groceries, order food and check for updates about the virus online.  We video-chat with our coworkers and friends and family around the country.  We flock to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to post updates. This acceleration of our use of the Internet was inevitable with […]

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THE BODY-MIND LIFE SKILL OF SOUND POSTURE

Posture Affects Mood, and Mood Affects Posture The COVID-19 pandemic is causing anxiety, stress, low mood and even clinical depression. Weeks of social and physical distancing and stay-at-home orders wear on people, to say the least.  We’re not used to feeling so “out of control.”  It can feel as though the rug has been pulled […]

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PAIN-2-POWER FOR ANXIETY

Anyone who has experienced anxiety knows how painful it can be.  One of my clients described it as feeling as though he is on hold—for hours—for a doctor who will be definitely be delivering catastrophic news.  Another likened it to feeling, except for hours, the way she once had in high school after getting to […]

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STANDING TALL WHEN COPING WITH LIFE CHALLENGES

Posture Affects Mood, and Mood Affects Posture Our health care system must help patients see, feel and understand how posture affects mood, and mood affects posture. Mood disorders, including depression, are often the direct cause of secondary health problems.  Mood is addressed by different mental health professionals, psychiatrists, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers and spiritual […]

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BODY-MIND CORONAVIRUS ~ Kathi Fairbend

The Coronavirus pandemic guidelines for physical and social distancing have dramatically fueled the work-from-home movement. Employees have been told to stay at home and adapt their environments to working routine hours and producing quality results. Working at home during the pandemic should raise heightened concern for individuals’ physical and mental wellbeing. People’s homes are not designed as workplaces and are […]

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BODY-MIND AND THE CORONAVIRUS ~ Kathi Fairbend Guest Post

The world is engulfed in confusion about Coronavirus data, guidelines, restrictions, sadness about those who have lost their lives and what will unfold in the future. We have been inundated with instructions for disinfecting and hand washing, along with endless reflections on the stress of schedule changes for families. Millions of Americans used to de-stress […]

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Being Unbreakable: What if There’s No Last Straw?

The notion of the “last straw that broke the camel’s back” seems to date to a theological debate between the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes and the Christian theologian John Bramhall. It has survived through the centuries as a metaphor for the notion that a small additional burden or trauma can cause a sudden and complete collapse. […]

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