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The Big Squeeze

Tuesday Apr 3rd, 2018

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Every year a contest was held at the county fair to determine the strongest person in the region.  The contest was simple.  Each contestant was given a lemon to squeeze, and the person who squeezed out the most juice would win. One year the favourite contestant was a local farmer, who milked a herd of cows each day and had enormous, well-muscled hands.  He produced nearly a full glass of juice from his lemon, much more than everyone else. The judges were just about to award... [read more]

High Stress = Slow Healing

Thursday Mar 1st, 2018

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A recent study at Ohio State University found that high stress levels slow healing.  Students with small surface wounds needed 40 percent more time to heal during final exams compared to those with similar wounds who weren’t under pressure.  “This is news to keep in mind if you’re heading in for elective surgery,” says Dr. Phillip Marucha.  “Trying to get too much done beforehand could heighten stress and thereby slow recovery.”   [read more]

A Quick Stress Reliever

Friday Dec 22nd, 2017

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Try this tip for overcoming stress when it threatens to overwhelm you:  Make a list of things you like to do, that you look forward to, and that help you relax.  When you’re feeling stressed, take a look at your list and pick something that you can do right away, even if only for a few minutes.  You’ll feel better, and just knowing you’ve got options should help you maintain your cool.   [read more]

Analyze Your Fear Of Finances

Monday Jun 5th, 2017

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We’re all plagued with fears about many things, but money can be a source of persistent and all-consuming anxiety. Financial expert Suze Orman offers this advice for analyzing your fears about money: First, grab a pen and a piece of paper and write your thoughts down. Then read them out loud to yourself. Does your fear make sense to you? Is it connected to some past experience that you had, possibly in your childhood? Once you’ve made connections to your past and how it affects... [read more]

Analyze Your Fear Of Finances

Monday Jun 5th, 2017

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We’re all plagued with fears about many things, but money can be a source of persistent and all-consuming anxiety. Financial expert Suze Orman offers this advice for analyzing your fears about money: First, grab a pen and a piece of paper and write your thoughts down. Then read them out loud to yourself. Does your fear make sense to you? Is it connected to some past experience that you had, possibly in your childhood? Once you’ve made connections to your past and how it affects... [read more]

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