‘Be-attitudes’ for keeping New Year’s resolutions

‘Be-attitudes’ for keeping New Year’s resolutions
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Be-attitudes’ for keeping New Year’s resolutions is a recent article originally published in mycentralnewjersey.com by Valerie Minard, a health and spirituality blogger.  You will want to read her spiritual approach to making resolutions that improve our lives.

“This is the time when most of us begin to take stock of our own inner space and make those New Year’s resolutions that hopefully will improve our lives. Some of the most popular resolutions made last year were to lose weight, quit smoking, get fit, decrease alcohol consumption, learn something new, save money, and get a new job.

Perhaps you’ve made one or more of these resolutions in the past. Some of you accomplished them, and others fell by the way side. Regardless of what resolutions you might pick this year, I bet it can be boiled down to one thing — doing something that will make you happier. Studies have shown that being happy is not only good for the soul but also good for our health. But if you’re one of those people who have tried and failed at making a resolution stick, perhaps this is the time to drill down deeper. I’ve found that before I can change a behavior, I sometimes need to change my view of or attitude about myself or others. Despite stressful circumstances, I adjust how I operate on a spiritual level.”  To read Valerie’s whole article click here.

Prayer: A Powerful Tool in “Whole Child” Behavior Therapy

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Few issues create greater concern or debate among the medical and mental health communities, parents and legislators than the increased use of psychotropic drugs to treat behavioral “disorders” in children and teens.  The trends, concerns, and issues are difficult for any parent or concerned community member to wrap his/her arms around.

One article on these issues (http://www.slhi.org/pdfs/issue_briefs/ib-2006-August.pdf ) published in Arizona Health Futures a few years ago, provides a thoughtful and thorough overview and recommendations for improvements in diagnosis and dealing with these issues. The recommendations include, among others, this one:Continue Reading