Do You Have Tension Myositis Syndrome, Neuroplastic Pain or Mind-Body Syndrome?

By Nicole Urdang | May 3, 2019
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The body is the unconscious. Candace Pert I was recently listening to an episode of the podcast “Like Mind, Like Body,” in which Dr.John Stracks was talking about his experiences treating Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), also called Tension Myoneural Syndrome, Neuroplastic Pain, or Mind-Body Syndrome (MBS). All of which refer to how the body expresses […]

Bullying and Passive-Aggressive Behavior: How To Deal With It

By Nicole Urdang | July 3, 2014
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Passive-aggressive behavior is a defense mechanism that allows people who aren’t comfortable being openly aggressive to get what they want under the guise of still trying to please others. They want their way, but they also want everyone to still like them. Urban Dictionary Passive-aggressive behavior is the indirect expression of hostility, such as through […]

Inner Conflict Resolution: How Not Acting Can Be A Path To Peace

By Nicole Urdang | December 31, 2013
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“Faust complained about having two souls in his breast, but I harbor a whole crowd of them and they quarrel. It is like being in a republic.” Otto von Bismarck Every day, you are faced with conflicts. Have a donut or a yogurt? Take a few minutes to meditate or vacuum? Save your money or […]

How To Accept Anger and Use It To Your Advantage

By Nicole Urdang | September 27, 2009
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“Resistance is futile.” The Borg Most people are born with a resistance gene.  We fight anything we don’t like, or isn’t ego-gratifying, with a vengeance. When our life is in the blender, spinning around like a whirling dervish on crack, we resist.  We swim against the tide, rather than let go and allow it to […]

Anger, Aggression, Passivity, and Passive-Aggressiveness

By Nicole Urdang | October 10, 2008
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All anger comes from demands we make of ourself or others.  Think back to the last time you were irate.  Was it because something didn’t go your way?  Did someone behave badly towards you?  Did you do something you thought you shouldn’t?  Perhaps, some injustice occurred on a national level.  In each situation your demanding […]