Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being

Fear and anxiety have become commonplace in our society. Unless you live in a cave, there’s no escaping the barrage of negative information that often dominates our airwaves. So, it’s up to us to find peace amidst the chaos. None of us are immune to stress, but there are many ways to learn to cope with it. Managing stress is critical to staying healthy. Research has indicated that prolonged stress weakens the immune system, making it harder to fight illness. By attending to our spiritual and emotional wellbeing, we reduce our chances of developing illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, it is imperative that you take care of your spiritual and emotional health and limit your exposure to stress. This will help you to fight your cancer or have the energy reserves to care for someone else who is fighting cancer. Research has indicated that stress, fear, and anxiety interfere with our ability to make good decisions – something cancer patients need to do throughout their treatment. The following articles provide guidance, hope, and tools for maintaining your emotional health amidst it all.

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Online Support Community Provides Support for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

Online Support Community Provides Support for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

The rise of social media in cancer care has coincided with a movement in which patients are becoming more active in healthcare decisions and seeking [...]


Meditation versus Pain, Anxiety, and Fatigue during Breast Cancer Biopsy

Meditation versus Pain, Anxiety, and Fatigue during Breast Cancer Biopsy

By Helen Young Elsewhere in breast cancer news, meditation has been found to reduce symptoms of anxiety, tiredness, and pain for women having a breast [...]


Know the Facts: Uterine Cancer

Know the Facts: Uterine Cancer

Understand the risks and symptoms of and treatment for uterine cancer. By Chad Hamilton, MD Cancer occurs when cells in an area of the body [...]


Deepak Chopra’s Top Tips to Reduce Stress

Deepak Chopra’s Top Tips to Reduce Stress

By Katie Morell Think back to the last day you did not make a to-do list. Are you at a loss? If so, you are [...]


Step Away From the Phone

Step Away From the Phone

By Maryann Hammers Justine Beauregard and her husband were sitting on the couch, watching television. Quality time together, right? Justine thought so— until her husband [...]


Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Happy Mind, Healthy Body

Five easy ways to achieve mind-body wellness. By Maryann Hammers Long-distance runner Beth Weinstein remembers a particularly grueling 50K trail race last year. “I was [...]


Growth Through Change

Growth Through Change

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM I remember years ago my father said to me, “The only thing constant in life is change.” We [...]


10 Tips for Mental Health

By Mia Adler Ozair Recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that approxi­mately 26.2 percent of all adults over the age of [...]


Stress and Heart Health

By the American Heart Association When you have an unexpected bill, a dead car battery, or family trouble on your hands, are you like a [...]


Bring on the Happy

Bring on the Happy

In her new book, Valorie Burton shares happiness “triggers” and encourages women to pay forward tips for a happy life. It sounds obvious: “happy women [...]


Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way [...]


One for the Road

One for the Road

Solo travel provides opportunities to broaden your perspective and build your confidence while fueling your spirit. By Diana Price In 2006 Janice lost her husband [...]


The Hero of  Her Own Story

The Hero of Her Own Story

The most decorated female Olympic alpine skier, Julia Mancuso skis fast and embraces life with joy and balance.  By Diana Price When viewers tune in [...]


Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a [...]


Lessons from a Challenging Time

Lessons from a Challenging Time

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, CPCC “If you are going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill You have survived trauma. You got through it. You [...]