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Daily Archives: April 9, 2019

Tolerating Discomfort

Most of us have an intense fear of being uncomfortable. In fact, we are taught to fear discomfort from infancy. As babies, our expressions of discomfort are adaptive. They inform our caretakers when we need to be fed, changed, or put down for a nap. A baby’s scream is built to be heart-wrenching to surrounding … Read More

Enjoy Those Self-Esteem Boosters!

Do you remember the last time someone gave you a compliment?  If not, it might be because you refused to absorb the compliment, and instead deflected it as inconsequential or even unearned. In our society, humility is still considered a virtue.  But politically correct humility doesn’t benefit anyone.  For example, if someone admires your new … Read More

Common Stressors for New Caregivers

Today, more than 30 million Americans are caring for a relative over the age of 65. Many of these cases involve adults who are caring for an aging parent. This phenomenon has become a national trend. While every situation is unique, several common stressors impact adult children who are faced with this responsibility, and who … Read More

Super Spices: Flavor Enhancers for Health

After spending some time researching food groups that promote weight loss, help reduce disease risk, and extend life, I want to acknowledge some benefits of foods that can’t be as easily categorized. In my last entry, I focused on groups of foods, like fish and legumes. I also focused on foods that provide a substantial … Read More