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How Tai Chi Improves Balance

by on Sep.13, 2012, under Wellness

The benefits of daily practice are extremely useful. Tai Chi doesn’t only promote personal growth, but more importantly, it helps one emerging from limitations. (continue reading…)

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Be Selective

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Wellness

The final point when it comes to MPCs is choosing wisely. Not every profit center is for every club.

Under the service category, you could consider: drink coolers, a sports bar/espresso bar concept, a nutritional education system, one-on-one training as an educational program, an active wear store and group cycling. Amenity MPCs would be child care, tanning, a day spa and massage. (continue reading…)

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Surviving Downsizing

by on Jul.16, 2012, under Wellness

Corporate downsizing is running rampant today, as companies cut costs in a highly competitive market. Mass layoffs create more people chasing fewer jobs, and statistics show that laid-off workers end up earning 10 percent less on average than they would have earned in previous jobs. In the book Hit the Ground Running, Gene Garofalo notes that, “The good life appears more remote to the younger generation.” (continue reading…)

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Ending Homework Nightmares

by on Mar.12, 2012, under Wellness

Homework is a nightmare at my home. My daughter constantly forgets to bring home the assignments and books she needs. How can I motivate her to do homework independently? (continue reading…)

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Grief or Depression? How to Tell When Grieving Goes Too Far. Part 4

by on Sep.16, 2011, under Grief & Coping

Therefore, it is not unreasonable, or necessarily fruitless, to prescribe antidepressant treatment or psychotherapy for people who qualify for neither the diagnosis of Major Depression nor that of Dysthymic Disorder. In fact, some of these other, so-called “depressive spectrum disorders” have been proven responsive to antidepressant medications. (continue reading…)

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Grief or Depression? How to Tell When Grieving Goes Too Far. Part 3

by on Sep.09, 2011, under Grief & Coping

First, the experience of bereavement is not only virtually universal, but often repeated a number of times during the lifetime of an individual. There are not enough doctors, psychiatrists or psychotherapists to evaluate everyone undergoing a grief reaction as to whether or not this bereaved person has entered the realm of clinical depression. (continue reading…)

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Grief or Depression? How to Tell When Grieving Goes Too Far. Part 2

by on Sep.02, 2011, under Grief & Coping

If — to use a bit of psychoanalytic jargon I should probably not entitle myself — the internal “object representation” of the lost person is “ambivalently held,” in other words, too equally constituted of love and anger, that anger can turn against the self. Once thought to be the psychological basis of depression, “anger turned inwards” still bears on some differences between depression and normal grief. For example, the depressed person, more than the person bereaved, may show signs of self-hatred, such as inappropriate and excessive guilt, loss of self-esteem, or feelings of worthlessness. (continue reading…)

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Grief or Depression? How to Tell When Grieving Goes Too Far. Part 1

by on Aug.24, 2011, under Grief & Coping

Grief brings pain. Pain, an experience we usually try to avoid or escape, suggests that something is wrong with the body or mind. But most psychiatrists and psychotherapists consider the pain of grief a normal, in fact necessary, response to loss, not a symptom of mental illness. (continue reading…)

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