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Five ways to give yourself the gift of health this Christmas

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  Christmas is a time of non-stop fun, but all that fun can be pretty stressful sometimes. The best gift you may give this year is to stop and focus on your own health for a little while each day. A healthy, rested body will make the good times over Christmas even better! Check out my list of five ways you can stay healthy and stress-free during the holidays, collected from Lipscomb’s health sciences faculty...

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A psychologist’s plan for enjoying a positive holiday season

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I have the privilege (or some might say burden) to introduce graduate students aspiring to become counselors or psychologists to a myriad of psychological problems. As you can imagine, this is not the most uplifting class in their program of study. Week after week we focus on abnormality. We attempt to understand what keeps people from experiencing a meaningful and joyous life. So I thought about focusing this blog on the numerous studies that discuss...

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Six ways to say thanks to your healthy body over Thanksgiving

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More than any other time of year, Thanksgiving is the day we are to show gratitude for our blessings -- but that doesn’t mean we need to partake of every edible blessing all in one day! A healthy body and mind is an incredible blessing, too, so try saying “thanks” to your healthy body by taking a few small steps to protect it during the non-stop feasting. Here are a few tips for keeping your...

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City should learn from education bright spots

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Metro-Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) is one of the most diverse school districts in the Southeast, if not the entire U.S.  It is a district that serves not only diverse ethnicities, but also a myriad of cultures and languages from around the globe and almost every income level in the socio-economic spectrum.  Student diversity brings both opportunities and challenges to the district that can never be met if the community and the school board continue to...

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Five things we learned from the Presidential debates

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Now that the debates are over, it’s time to set the stage for the final stretch of the campaign. Nov. 6 happens in two weeks and what do we know now that we didn’t know three weeks ago before the debates even happened? 1. Mitt Romney has a chance to win this election though it is still south of an even 50-50 chance. The first debate allowed people to see Romney as more than a...

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