Amanda Gore’s 14 Ways to ‘Stay Stressed’

For those of you with perfectionist tendencies, here is your dream list! Fourteen ways you can ensure you wake up stressed and stay that way all day! It’s a perfect recipe for relationship problems, career problems, future heart attacks and unhappy families. 1. Stop breathing – breathe shallow and high and you can be permanently tense. 2. Have an angry hostile heart – it will make you sick and ruin your life. 3. Imagine the worst. Whenever possible, say negative things to … [Read more...]

Addictions Backfire, Jennifer Kunst, Ph.D. – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Why are addictions so hard to break? There is no single answer to this question, for addiction’s power is multi-layered. We know that there are physical, mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual forces at play. But with each layer of understanding comes a greater opportunity to help those who struggle to free themselves from an attachment that has become destructive. I come to the question as a psychoanalyst, of course, and so I am interested in what lies beneath the surface of … [Read more...]

Ann Platz – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman, one that nurtures her strength under a veil of southern grace. Ann’s marvelous storytelling and gracious Southern charm derive from her earliest days in her extremely distinguished and strong Christian family. Ann’s personal testimony as a struggling single mother for a season and God’s gracious provision through it all - including His divine introduction to Ann’s future husband John during a trip to the … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Coping with Allergy Season

Allergies to keep getting worse, learn to cope ... Just a year ago, the 2011 allergy season was the ""worst on record"" for many of the same reasons. So should we expect each spring allergy season to be worse than the last, in an eternal one-upmanship that sends us running for the tissue box or the asthma inhaler? Probably so. And the pattern could hold true for fall allergies as well. A study published in January's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found … [Read more...]

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