Posted: September 25, 2017
“The Only Thing that is Constant is Change”—Heraclitus
The leaves are changing colors, the weather is changing, our attitudes, moods and cells are changing. . .
Posted: September 19, 2017Categories: Ask Belleruth
Will Health Journeys' Chemotherapy guided imagery work as well for people being treated with immunotherapy?
Posted: July 21, 2017
Akron, Ohio has been good to us for more than 18 years. We’ve evolved and blossomed, made friends and fond memories, but it’s time for Health Journeys to go home.
Why are we hearing breaking news about the health benefits of yoga and meditation? We already knew they were good for us…
Posted: May 15, 2017
Compulsive hoarding, holding on to possessions to the extent that it negatively affects every aspect of your life, is called Hoarding Disorder, and if this applies to you or someone you love, it’s time to get professional help.
In her blog post, A 61-Year-Old Woman Suffers from Compulsive Hoarding, Cluttering her House, Belleruth explained it this way: “If left untended, it can get quite extreme, with more and more of your life constricted and disabled by it. There is a biochemical and neurological aspect to this condition.
“Some people have so much accumulation, they will only have a narrow path from room to room, because canyons have been created by floor-to-ceiling stacks of newspapers and magazines. Stovetops, sofas and tables are buried. Fire and health hazards are created. And of course, your social life is constricted too - you’re too ashamed to have people over to the house. So are your kids.”
Posted: March 28, 2017
We, at Health Journeys, are always moved by the sincerity of the people who call us to ask whether we have anything that could help their loved ones, who are grieving. We are equally moved when we get calls from people seeking help for their own grief.
When this happens, I often reflect on Belleruth’s recent post, titled Do’s and Don’ts for the Bereaved and Their Well-meaning Friends. This subject is rarely covered. Her suggestions could help people make peace with their own sorrow, and minimize confusion for those of us seeking to console our grieving friends.Posted: January 30, 2017
The Health Journeys staff members celebrated the implementation of the new HJ Player app last July, after fielding questions daily from iDevice users who were having problems navigating the old, multi-step process to sync the downloads they had purchased to their devices.
Sometimes customers would get so frustrated they would simply give up and purchase our programs from iTunes, but not everything we carry is available there.
We have a simple, easy solution for this!
Now, when you order one of our downloads, we’ll send you the link to our app – a free, top-of-the-line, Apple-style player, that lets you easily and quickly download our guided imagery.Posted: February 15, 2016
The benefits of being kind and accepting of oneself have been studied and widely publicized. It seems we are encouraged on a daily basis to be compassionate to ourselves, but sometimes it's tough to figure out just what that means and how to do it.
What is the difference between self-compassion and self-esteem, we wonder, between self-compassion and self-indulgence? Fortunately, there are as many answers as there are questions, and many people, including Health Journeys' own Dr. Traci Stein, are providing resources to help us through the maze.
Somewhere amid the gifting, receiving and celebrating, it's nice to take a moment to savor the gifts the holiday season gives to us.
Rest:Posted: December 16, 2015Categories: News
Tis' the season to be jolly, but that's tough to do when you are stressed out about over-crowded to-do lists, last-minute shopping and what to buy for those special people who have been so good to you this year.
If you choose to let your mouse do the work, and shop online, check out our handy Online Gift Guide for inspiration.
If you have questions, need help deciding what to order or prefer to place a phone order, call 1-800-800-8661 to speak to one of our resourceful staff members, who double as holiday elves this time of year. We are in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST on week days (our office is closed Dec. 24 and 25).