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May 16, 2016

Guide to Boost Your Self-Esteem and Self-Image While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Fighting cancer is not only a physical battle but an emotional one. This is why, if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, tending to your emotional needs is just as important as tending to your physical needs—and in some ways more so. Cancer treatment can change the way you feel and the way you look. The end […]

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February 11, 2016

Why Writing is Good for Your Health (15 Minutes a Month Makes a Difference!)

Have you ever found that ‘pouring your heart out’ on paper leaves you feeling somehow refreshed? Or do you like to jot down your daily thoughts in a journal, scribble down a poem now and then, or write about your past experiences in memoir form? No matter what form … and whether it’s “good” or […]

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January 31, 2016

Mind-Body Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients at the Cellular Level

Mind-body therapies such as mindfulness meditation and attending support groups are well known to offer mental benefits to cancer patients but now research shows they have a positive impact at the cellular level too. In a study of 88 breast-cancer survivors, those who practiced mindfulness meditation or attended support groups maintained the length of their […]

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December 31, 2015

A Simple (and Unexpected) Trick to Increase Your Creativity and Happiness

If you’d like to be happier, more curious and more creative, it’s time to take a closer look at your diet. Specifically, it may be time to eat more fruits and vegetables, as produce consumption is linked not only to greater self-reported curiosity and creativity but also to greater eudaemonic well-being. Eudaemonic well-being is the […]

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December 27, 2015

5 Ways to Break Your Addiction to Stress

More than half of Americans (63 percent) say they feel stressed, and more than one-quarter say they feel a “great deal” of stress. For women, the most commonly cited source? Too many responsibilities. Yet, according to some experts, some of this stress may be “self-imposed” because you very well might be addicted to stress, “seeking […]

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November 10, 2015

Coping with Grief and Bereavement

Grief is a universal emotion. A “bruising of the soul,” as Reverend Wendell Scanterbury, Director of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, puts it—and yet each person experiences it in a unique way. The loss of a loved one, whether anticipated or unexpected, can engender a wide range of […]

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November 10, 2015

Managing Scan-Related Anxiety

Even if you understand that the benefits of a scan are likely to far outweigh the risks, it is not uncommon to find yourself nervous and worried when you are scheduled for an imaging test. This may be the case whether you have no symptoms and are undergoing routine screening, if you are receiving treatment […]

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September 17, 2015

How to Become More “Mindful” (and Why You Should)

Have you ever heard the advice to live in the moment and “just be”? This is mindfulness in action, a state of mind that allows you to “observe” your thoughts without judgment. When you’re mindful, you focus on the present moment without letting your mind wander to past events or future obligations. If a concern […]

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September 15, 2015

12 Natural Tricks to Relieve Your Pain

When you have a headache, backache or sprain your ankle, is your go-to treatment to pop an over-the-counter pain reliever? You might be surprised to learn that drugs aren’t your only option to relieve the everyday aches and pains that come along with life. As reported by Prevention, here are 12 tricks to relieve your […]

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September 8, 2015

Reiki Therapy Improves Symptoms in Cancer Patients

Reiki, a gentle non-invasive form of mind-body medicine, has shown significant promise in helping to relieve sometimes-debilitating symptoms in cancer patients. The treatment involves a Reiki practitioner placing his hands on or just above your body in specific positions. This is said to exert healing effects by clearing negative energies that are blocking the flow […]

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