How Having a Broken Heart or Being Angry Can Kill You

Working in hospitals, it is common to see that when one spouse passes away, the surviving spouse goes downhill rapidly and often dies shortly after. Obviously, this isn’t always the case, but anyone who has worked in a hospital for a while can tell you that it’s not uncommon. This doesn’t always occur with spouses,…

Happy Thoughts Lead to a Healthy Heart

There is a strong link between optimism, hope, and overall satisfaction with life and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. In fact, people with the highest levels of optimism have twice the likelihood of having ideal heart health compared to their more pessimistic peers. Research has shown that individuals who are the most…

Are You an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)?

Can you imagine how overwhelming a simple shopping trip would be to someone who is overstimulated by sounds, smells, and other environmental conditions? The bright lights, the crowds of people talking to one another and into their cell phones (and yelling at their kids and fighting with their spouses), the sounds of shopping carts being…