Holistic Treatments for Daily Stress


Stress is a normal part of each person’s daily life. It isn’t even something that is entirely negative. Stress can help increase focus, boost learning and memory, and help create a sense of self-confidence. Unfortunately, too much stress can have a detrimental impact on an individual’s health and well-being. There is a fine line between what is a healthy amount of stress and levels that will cause negative medical and emotional consequences. Even more confusing is the fact that this line is different for each person. Therefore, it is possible to put processes in place that will help reduce stress levels on a regular basis for optimal health.

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Gifts with a Personal Touch


Are you big on giving gifts? For many of us, that is one of the special parts of holidays… any holiday. All of the shopping for thoughtful and personalized gifts, wrapping them, and then watching the reaction of the intended recipient as they open them. One of the best times for personalized gifts is right around the corner, too… Valentine’s Day. Here is a look at the importance of personalized gifts and a few gift ideas.

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Dealing with Life One Day at a Time

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There are many factors that can contribute to a burnout. Raising a family, running a household and having a full-time job in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment are just some of the common scenarios. For many women, they begin to feel a sense of anguish and defeat. When this happens, many other feelings begin to emerge, such as depression, loss of appetite, anxiety, sleeplessness and the inability to get motivated. Whether you experience one or all of these symptoms, you may very well be on your way to a burnout. The good news is that with a support staff in place and a rehab center you can and will recover.

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The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

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Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of The Emotion Machine and it was easily one of our best yet.

As many of you know, every year I try to put together a “best of” collection. This year it was incredibly hard for me to choose a “best of” because I’m so proud of the many articles we published in 2016.

However, I buckled down and finally chose 18 awesome articles that I think reflect the very best of The Emotion Machine over the past year. Did you miss any of these?

Check out our best psychology and self improvement articles of 2016!

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4 Life Skills to Start Working on Today

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The new year is upon us, and along with the celebrations comes a time for looking inward and focusing on what is truly important in life and how you want to improve in the new year. All of us have weaknesses and strengths. We all have a natural tendency to want to improve, yet it’s hard to make changes sometimes.

We are creatures of habit, by nature. We are human and humans all make mistakes. The road to progression is often met with road blocks: challenges, mistakes, misfortune.

However, you are telling yourself a big fat lie, if you say, “it’s just who I am, I can’t change.” Yes…YOU CAN! You can learn how to improve. You can learn how to have greater happiness and satisfaction in life. You can take your weaknesses and make them strengths if you want to.

If you aren’t sure where to start, which areas of your life to work on first, let me suggest four life skills that are worth working on today. I believe that mastery of these four skills will greatly enhance your life. They will also lay the ground work for upward movement and will become the building blocks for future success.

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