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Could Your Family History be Limiting Your Joy?

Family Constellation Sessions with Cindy Petrakis-Mason at the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing!
Saturday October 16th  9:30-3:00
& Sunday October 17th 10:00-1:00

Would you like to take a look at how your family history may be affecting your life?
Are you living the life you want?

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Happiness May Be Contagious

A pair of researchers was recently featured in a New York Times Magazine article (1), regarding their exploration of an interesting idea: that happiness may be contagious.  The researchers, James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis, argue that one person’s happiness may cause other people in that person’s social network (such as that person’s neighbors, acquaintances, friends, and relatives) to become happier too.  They suggest that a change in one person’s happiness will ripple through that person’s social network, as well as through the social networks o

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Caregiver Stress

Each year, more than 44 million Americans provide unpaid care to their elderly or disabled family members, friends, and neighbors.  They may help their elderly parents or spouses suffering from dementia, cancer, or other conditions with daily tasks, such as shopping, cleaning, cooking, paying bills, giving medicine, bathing, dressing, and eating.

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“Ecotherapy”: Green Walks for Mental Health

If you have been spending any of your time lately taking walks, gardening, or otherwise enjoying nature and fresh air, I probably don’t have to tell you that being among nature can be extremely therapeutic. 

Researchers at the University of Essex in the UK* sought to prove this by comparing a group of people who took walks in a country park (referred to as a “green walk”) with another group of people who took walks in an indoor shopping mall.  The researchers indeed found that the green walks were more likely than the indoor mall walks

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Research Suggests Oncology Massage Can Reduce Negative Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

As many of you already know Sarah and myself have training in Oncology Massage. Using massage as a tool to care for clients with cancer can be extremely healing for individuals living with and going through cancer treatment.  

So often fear and separation permeates the lives of not only those diagnosed with cancer, but also their families and friends.

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