EXPECTING THE WORST

While an old adage advises that we “expect the best and plan for the worst,” some people foresee an unfavorable outcome to an event and

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IS STRESS CONTAGIOUS?

Anecdotal evidence indicates that being around a stressed person often makes us feel stressed, while reports from relatives and friends of traumatized soldiers show that

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

Holding a grudge often leads to stress, anger, and revenge fantasies that only serve to increase blood pressure, heart disorders, anxiety, depression, and compensatory habits

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SHAKEN TO THE CORE

New research suggests that trauma may be linked with a higher risk of developing heart disease, especially among post-menopausal women. According to the study, women

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EXCESSIVE DAYDREAMING

We are all prone to daydreaming when our immediate surroundings or activity invite us to take momentary refuge in our own fanciful thoughts as a

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IN A PANIC

“Panic disorder” affects two to three percent of the U.S. population annually, with women being twice as likely to be affected as men. Individuals with

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ADOLESCENCE AND FRIENDSHIP

Adults often say that they forged their most important and long-lasting friendships during childhood. These early relationships are important because research shows that teenagers with

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SUPPORTING CANCER SURVIVORS

Lending support to cancer patients increases their chances of survival. That is the important message for cancer patients, their families, and friends that has emerged

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