From eNewsletter 12/30/2020
DID YOU KNOW that according to a new three month study in JAMA Psychiatry, yoga was efficacious for acute generalized anxiety disorder? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was even more efficacious, leading the authors to suggest CBT as a first line therapy and yoga as an complementary therapy.
YEAR-END SALE! From today until January 3rd, you can order sale items from December and January. These are the final days to take advantage of loyalty rewards as point totals will reset on January 1st.
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OUR COVID-19 VACCINE OPINION UPDATE
Our take on the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can be found at this link.
COVID-19 Condition Monograph Update Steve just updated for the third time the most recent data for treating COVID-19 conventionally and through integrative means. The 253 reference monograph is free at this COVID-19 Condition Monograph link. Virus Prevention Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away anytime soon. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol. United State Postal Service Delays With the pandemic, holidays, and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, please expect between a 2-8 business day delay in receiving your shipments for the foreseeable future. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is occurring with almost every distribution carrier at this time. LOYALTY REWARDS RESET TOMORROW Don't wait until 2021 or it will be too late. If you are close to your next loyalty reward, order before December 31st at 11:59PM. We will automatically check your loyalty rewards and apply the discount(s) if they qualify.
Steve and Bonnie: As we embark on 2021 and leave behind one of the most trying years of our collective existence, one thing we can all try is empathy.
Telling a distressed friend or family member something as simple as "I understand why you feel that way" can go a long way toward helping loved ones feel better, according to new research from The Journal of Positive Psychology. Those who did not get empathy when telling about real-life incidents that made them upset exhibited strong declines in positive emotions in the study. But when they did get empathy, their positive emotions were protected and stayed the same. We underestimate the power of positive emotions. We spend so much time thinking about how to remedy negative emotions, but we don't spend much time thinking about how to harness and nurture positive emotions. It's really important to help those with their depression, anxiety and fear, but it's also important to help those tap into curiosity, love, flexibility and optimism. People can feel sad and overwhelmed, and also hopeful and curious, in the same general time frame. Empathy goes a long way for promoting positive emotions. We leave 2020 with a poem from John Greenleaf Whittier... A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year.
SOCIAL MEDIA'S EFFECT ON WELL-BEING
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