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A Holiday Away From Home

The holidays are stressful enough for those of us with a place to call home. For the displaced victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, all of those little things that drive us crazy are multiplied by the fact that most have no permanent home at the moment, and are trying...
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Favorite Anxiety-Related Quotations

I ran these once per week over at a separate blog I had started to focus solely on Anxiety. I have since closed down that blog and folded most of those posts into this one. But I wanted to run these quotes together. I hope you find amusement and perspective...
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Doctor Demonized for Telling the Truth

There are a lot of calls for truth these days. This standard doesn't seem to apply, apparently, in the doctor's office. According to a report from ABC News, Dr. Terry Bennett, a man who believes in "telling it like it is" learned how dangerous that can be after a woman...
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Anxiety Survey

I found this at Scandie's "Anxiety & Panic Disorder Support Group." The idea is to copy all of the statements and put in boldface the ones that apply to your own battle with anxiety and panic. I don't know why I did it! But what if I make a mistake?...
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BMI Index

While on a recent blogjog, I found mention of Microsofthealth.com, a website designed exclusively for employees of Microsoft and their families. But on the front page, there is a BMI calculator. BMI, the body mass index, is a calculation based on one's weight relative to one's height and is supposed...
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Diet Time

Summer means different things to different people. For me, one of the things it means is watching people head to pools, strip down to their swimsuits and enjoy a day in the sun. Notice I said watching. I need to get into shape. I've needed to get into shape for...
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My Anxiety Story

This was originally run in a separate journal I had started to deal specifically with Anxiety. That journal has now closed, but I wanted to keep this entry. I work in the television business. No, it's no glamourous job with celebrities: I work at a normal, local television station where...
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Medical Monday

Time for another edition of Medical Monday! If the last item has you reaching for your checkbook, I want to have a chat with you! BACK FROM BEYONDAn astounding story is making its way through the blogosphere. In Australia, scientists have brought several dogs back to consciousness with no apparent...
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Tom Terrific?

So what's up with Tom Cruise? I'm happy the guy is in love, even if he's going a little overboard in showing his affection for his fiancé. I'm happy he's getting lots of great publicity about his new picture. I'm happy for him that the constant speculation about whether he...
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Friends

A recent study by an Australian university shows that those people with strong social support networks live longer than those without them. Details can be found in a report by Reuters. The surprise for me on this study is that family didn't seem to have an impact on the study:...
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My Problem with the Schiavo Case

As the legal battle continues about whether they should reconnect the feeding tube -- and at this point, has enough damage not already been done by the lack of nourishment that it would be more humane to let her go? -- I have to wonder about these statements I keep...
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‘Monster’ Food

This morning on the Today show, I saw a segment about fast food getting "big" again. It's not surprising to me, really...I knew that the elimination of "Supersize" couldn't last for long. Burger King has just introduced a new breakfast item, the "Enormous Omelet Sandwich." Enormous is right: this sandwich...
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