September 2013

Five Ways To Promote Marital Health and Harmony

From the category Five Minute Articles For Your Consideration

Every marriage completes something in us and omits something we need.  The sense of completion is what draws us to each other while the familiar void of the omission is what we fuss about.  For instance, if we come from a large loving family we may feel a sense of completion when we marry someone who is kind and wants a family too.  Yet, if we were personally overlooked because individual needs were sacrificed for the sake of the larger group, we may feel the familiar edginess of not being taken into consideration when our spouse suddenly announces “we’re going to Spain on our next vacation”.  Continue Reading


Just Say You’re Sorry!

From the category Fast Facts

Currently, 36 states have passed “I’m Sorry” legislation preventing physician’s expression of compassion or sympathy for medical errors to be used against them by a patient in litigation.  According to the AMA, 25 percent of medical malpractice suits are the result of patients feeling intentionally misled or dismissed by their physician following a medical procedure that did not go well.  Continue Reading


You’re Stressing Me Out!

From the category Fast Facts

From 1970 to 1980 there were 2,326 academic publications in social sciences with the word “stress” in the title.  Between 2000 and 2010 there were 21,750.  The enormous rise in “stress related” citations coincides with our current immersion in the health movement that tends to see us as both the cause and solution of our problems.  Continue Reading