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Meditation and mental health

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Meditation - (Comments Off on Meditation and mental health)

Meditation. Many ideas and opinions exist about this ancient, mind altering, self-healing practice. It is often dismissed as that  “new age stuff,” or “that mystical stuff from the East (that you read about in Eat Pray Love).” In common parlance it may also be known as “hocus pocus.” This was the attitude of one our …
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The elephant and the rider

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Emotions | Stress - (Comments Off on The elephant and the rider)

Most of us can relate to the idea that our brain has two independent systems – the emotional one and the rational one. If you have ever overslept, overworked, eaten too much, skipped your exercise (or not started your exercise program at all), become angry and said something you later regretted, become depressed because your …
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Student stress

February 18th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Pearson in Children | Stress - (Comments Off on Student stress)

Student stress is real and Saline Area School has been taking new initiatives to attend to it. A second community screening of Race to Nowhere was held in Saline on Thursday December 1st. What do a Saline High School Climate Assessment, a Saline High School leadership retreat, and the film Race to Nowhere have in …
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