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  • Mind Matters: Low energy? There may be more going on Published 3/17/2011 at 5:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Do you have difficulty starting and/or finishing projects? Or initiating a new behavior, such as exercising or working out? Do you become excited thinking of tackling a long postponed task, only to become discouraged and overwhelmed when you try to ...

  • Mind matters: The ultimate betrayal Published 2/25/2010 at 9:14 p.m. 0 comments

    A common social problem that exists at many levels and can probably be found anywhere in the world is domestic violence. Women and children tend to be the most likely victims but males are not immune to domestic abuse.

  • Codependence may not be what you think Published 2/18/2010 at 2:03 p.m. 1 comment

    Do you often find yourself worrying about everyone else and neglecting your own needs? Do you tend to become overly committed and overwhelmed? If so, you may be codependent or tend toward codependency.

  • Mind Matters: Violence a symptom of mental illness Published 10/22/2009 at 7:55 p.m. 0 comments

    Domestic violence has recently made frightening headlines with the mass murders of a local family. Domestic violence occurs everywhere and among all social classes. Most often, women and children are the victims, usually of men who are either addicted to ...

  • Mind Matters: Try these stress-fighting techniques Published 10/15/2009 at 8:04 p.m. 0 comments

    There are many measures that may alleviate or treat anxiety, a pervasive problem of society today. Prevention is the first step. Some individuals are more prone to anxiety than others. This is due in part to heredity, as well as ...

  • Mind Matters: Don’t panic! Manage your anxiety Published 10/8/2009 at 7:28 p.m. 0 comments

    Are you one of millions who suffer from anxiety? Do you regularly avoid certain situations because your discomfort is unbearable? Do you bravely push yourself through dreaded activities, hoping no one will suspect how nervous you are? Or perhaps a ...

  • Mind Matters: Invest now in your 'golden years' Published 10/1/2009 at 8:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Are you happily married? If so, can you honestly say it’s been wonderful every day, 24 hours a day, for 40 or 50 years? Only a chosen few can honestly say, “Yes.” For most, marriage is truly a mixed bag; ...

  • Mind Matters: Time’s ravages spare no one Published 9/24/2009 at 8:22 p.m. 0 comments

    As we grow older, we hope to grow wiser. The sages of old are depicted as mature men, with long white beards and kind, thoughtful faces. In our culture, wisdom is less valued than in other parts of the world, ...

  • Mind Matters: Don’t bend to blocking beliefs Published 9/17/2009 at 8:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Do you tend to put yourself down by minimizing your abilities and accomplishments? Are you one of those people who realize only a small percentage of your true potential? Do you often tell yourself you could never achieve or accomplish ...

  • Mind Matters: Listen to your inner voice Published 9/10/2009 at 7:50 p.m. 0 comments

    There’s an old saying that honesty is the best policy. Most of us espouse that belief; we don’t lie, steal or cheat. Honesty is a universally admired character trait by which most of us try to live. In spite of ...

  • Mind Matters: Why do we hurt each other? Published 9/3/2009 at 12:50 p.m. 0 comments

    Why do people hurt each other? Why do war, brutality, and personal vengeance exist? Man’s inhumanity toward his own has made history for eons. It provides the stuff of headlines, jobs for lawmakers and law enforcers. Is there any way ...

  • Mind Matters: Lost in Love Published 8/28/2009 at 7:53 p.m. 0 comments

    According to statistics at least fifty percent of marriages fail. These numbers do not include fractured relationships that never made it to the altar, nor do they refer to thousands of hearts broken and dreams shattered when seemingly perfect relationships ...

  • Mind Matters: Assertiveness starts at home Published 6/16/2008 at 5:05 p.m. 0 comments

    Assertiveness is a learned behavior defined as “clear, honest, authentic communication about oneself, while preserving respect for the other person.”

  • Mind Matters: Marriage is a delicate balance Published 5/19/2008 at 10:20 p.m. 0 comments

    A successful marriage is a work in progress, as is any important relationship. If anyone thinks that making those “I do’s” at the wedding will guarantee eternal bliss they have only to check the statistics on divorce to see how ...

  • Mind Matters: How can therapy help? Published 5/5/2008 at 9:54 p.m. 0 comments

    What happens in therapy? What should you expect? Why do we believe therapy helps? Individuals usually seek help from a therapist when overwhelmed by life’s problems. Life tends to be very difficult; sometimes we are stressed beyond our capacity to ...

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