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“Sometimes the terms stress and crisis are used interchangeably even though stress is actually a temporary or prolonged condition that requires people to adapt to circumstances or expectations shaped by the self or others.  Stress is rarely a simple stimulus-response situation, but is rather an interactive process in which one’s perception of the rewards in relation to the energy expended is an intervening variable. ” (Hoisington PhD, 1998, p.2) (more…)

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“ Everyone is pregnant with death. Everyone needs it. Near death we all have the same chance. We all have the chance to become our total selves.” (Duff, 1993) But why wait till the last days of our life to become our true self. As I lay in my deathbed, I would not want to reflect on a life not well lived with a disconnected inner self. Therefore successful aging for me would involve the psychological side of aging, including self-concept, social relationships and cognitive processes. (Moody, 2010)I would like to have lived a conscious full life that consists of: positive relationships with other people, autonomy and  self-determination; mastery of surrounding environment; belief that gives purpose to life; and a sense of personal growth and development over the life course. (Ruff, 1989 as sited in Moody, 2010) (more…)

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Marilyn Ferguson once beautifully said, “Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.” Our souls are much older than our bodies and with several reincarnations; our soul has accumulated positive as well as negative experiences, according to the Karmic Law of Cause and Effect. All souls have experienced pollution, deformation, fragmentation and injury through individual as well as collective Karma. (The Soul, 2010) (more…)

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