It’s Good to Know 7 Benefits of Anger Management

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Dateline Stratford & Orangeville, Ontario – Choosing to Make anger management work for you means you will be healthier. Anger by nature can protect you, but if you are constantly angry the physiological changes brought about can remain with you nearly constantly. It can contribute to the development of heart disease, cancer and stroke. 1. Anger management is good for your physical health Nature intended anger to be fleeting; a part of the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome. If you are confronted by an angry bear in the woods you can either fight the bear or run, hopefully up the nearest tree! Your body will instantly prepare you with a series of physiological reactions including increased heart rate, dilated pupils, faster clotting blood and increased blood pressure. Your digestion shuts down, the lungs move oxygen faster, blood sugar increases, and the pituitary gland secretes adrenalin. That is a huge physiological reaction in a very short period of time. Anger as a rule generates these same physiological responses. Chronic anger keeps your body at a slow boil constantly. It is certainly not what nature intended; your physiology makes anger management a good idea! 2. Managing your anger gives you greater peace of […]

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5 Character Traits That Can Build Healthier Family Relationships

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Dateline Stratford & Orangeville Ontario – Ian O’Neill, M.Div.: there are 5 personal characteristics that can build healthier family relationships. Therapists over the years have come to understand there are five characteristics you need to be aware of if you are going to deal with serious disagreements within your family, and here’s the kicker; they apply first to the person in the family who wants to see the change! In my family that was me. Oh boy. In fact, if you are the first to decide positive change is desirable and necessary in your family guess what? Yes, you know what I’m going to say next; you are the one who will have to change first. No one ever said living with other people was easy! Perhaps Mahatma Gandhi said it best; “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of […]