Category Archives: Transforming negative thought patterns

Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search for Meaning in Midlife

“This is a quick, comprehensive overview of our generation at this moment in the 21st century.  Carter’s telling is at once realistic and optimistic—and her own story is living proof.  Her even-handed reporting and clear, compassionate writing help me understand … Continue reading

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Change your perspective, change your life!

Learn about the latest research on optimism and resilience!

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If you are serious about losing weight…

you MUST watch this 50 minute video! Just saw it last night: 10 Things You Need to Know to Lose Weight.

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How to be OPTIMISTIC!

Be grateful for what you have.  Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, focus on what you do have.  This simple change in attitude can do wonders for your mental state, and expressing gratitude regularly has been linked to … Continue reading

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New help with midlife mental health!

My new book: “Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search for Meaning in Midlife” is out!  This is the research project I have been working on for the past few years!  It contains life-changing information for those in their … Continue reading

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Dogs can help with PTSD!

Here’s a GREAT story about how specially-trained dogs are helping returning soldiers with their PTSD symptoms!

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New research on cannabis and pain

Cannabis makes pain more bearable rather than actually reducing it, a study from the University of Oxford suggests. Using brain imaging, researchers found that the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis reduced activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional … Continue reading

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Amazing and encouraging story…

for those who have had a bad cancer diagnosis lately, or those who just fear the BIG C! Here’s a GREAT article full of hope, inspiration and useful information!

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Living with CFS

Learn what it is like to fall in love with, and then care for a husband with CFS. This is my up-close-and-personal experience!

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The holiday are the perfect time to SPEAK UP for hearing loss

Do you ever just stop and think about the many blessings in your life? What would your life be like without your marvelous senses?  I have had a bad cold this past week, my nose is still plugged up, and … Continue reading

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