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5 Things to Know About Tai Chi

Tai chi is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Several clinical trials have evaluated the effects of tai chi in people with various health conditions.

Spring Cleaning Your New Year's Resolutions

Did you make a resolution for 2017? How are you doing with it now that spring has arrived? Are you off to a good start? Are you keeping up with it? Does your goal need a review?

Start the New Year Off Right

Not sure what goals to choose for 2017? Experts suggest planning manageable positive lifestyle changes for the new year instead of major life overhauls that set you up for disappointment. People who make realistic resolutions are more likely to keep those promises throughout the year.

Controlling Media Exposure During Crisis

Many people are unable to resist news coverage of traumatic events, such as disasters and terrorist attacks. As horrific as they are to watch on video or even read about, many still find it nearly impossible to turn away. It is difficult to know why the information is so hard to resist for so many. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the effects on the community that this type of exposure may have.

How to Make Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions — they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last? Here’s help with making – and sustaining -- healthy changes.

 
Group Therapy: Helping to Break the Stigma

Self-help groups have been known to provide emotional, social and practical support to individuals. In a self-help meeting, you might find that you can begin to restore your self-esteem, sense of dignity and understanding of a problem through the group’s dynamics.

Spring Cleaning Your New Year’s Resolutions

 

Did you make a resolution for 2015? How are you doing with it now that spring has arrived? Are you off to a good start? Are you keeping up with it? Does your goal need a review? Here are some tips for taking steps toward a happier, healthier you.

 

Positive Psychology: The Study of Happiness

While research suggests that happiness is influenced by genetics, people can learn to be happier by developing optimism, gratitude and altruism. There is a form of psychology that focuses on helping people live happier lives. It is called “positive psychology.”

The Importance of Developing a Support System

Part of life is experiencing ups and downs. We need people who understand us and can be depended upon during tough times. Research has shown that having a support system has many positive benefits, such as higher levels of well-being, better coping skills and a longer and healthier life. Learn more about developing your own support system.

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