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Diablo Gazette – Reiki, a Healing Therapy for Thousands of Years

July 10th, 2021

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. As COVID infection levels recede and the economy opens up, many people are struggling to overcome the emotional and physical toll of the pandemic. They may be suffering from anxiety, grief, or depression from the isolation and hardships of the pandemic or have sudden apprehensions about returning […]

Diablo Gazette – There is more to physical pain than you think

June 5th, 2021

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. When you try to ease physical pain do you limit treatment options to over-the-counter medications or a doctor’s appointment? Did you know that there are two components to pain—physical and psychological? That is especially true for acute and chronic pain. Some people in chronic pain feel the […]

Diablo Gazatte – Hypnotherapy – It’s Not What You Think

May 8th, 2021

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Have you seen a Hollywood movie or TV show where a hypnotist gets someone to cluck like a chicken or engage in another embarrassing act? Such stunts have caused hypnotherapy to be misunderstood for years, triggering many to avoid it entirely. Hypnotherapy is not what the entertainment […]

Diablo Gazette – Wear Gratitude Like a Cloak

March 14th, 2021

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Rumi said it best: “Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” The wisdom that practicing gratitude provides many benefits is not new since the beloved 13th century Persian Poet knew it then. Rumi just lacked the scientific research and an […]

Diablo Gazette – Come On Get Happy

February 15th, 2021

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Americans are unhappy – this according to The National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. In their report in June 2020, the American public’s happiness is at a 50-year low with only 14% of people saying they are very happy. Much of this low score […]

Diablo Gazette – Help Seniors Beat the Pandemic Blues

December 12th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. If you are a senior, have you found aging challenges more difficult during the Covid-19 pandemic? Or do you have a senior family member or friend experiencing such challenges? Aging can be trying in normal times. Mobility and health hardships arise for many as do emotional issues, […]

Diablo Gazette – Find Your Inner Resources During Tough Times

October 20th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. The Coronavirus pandemic, out-of-control wildfires, and an intense election cycle are all contributing to heighten levels of anxiety and depression in many. BenefitsPRO reported that a study published in early September found depression symptoms among U.S. adults has increased threefold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from Boston […]

Diablo Gazette September 2020 Emotional Health Column – Overcoming Grief

September 15th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Most of us have encountered life events that create grief. Perhaps it was the death of a loved one, loss of a job, end of a relationship, deteriorating health, or another life challenge. A WebMD survey conducted in 2019 found that 72% of respondents said they had […]

Diablo Gazette August 2020 Emotional Health Column – Washing Away Fears and Phobias

August 13th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. All of us have fears in our life that hold us back. What would your life be like if you could wash away your fears and phobias? Some of your fears could interfere with your effectiveness at work. For example, you may have a fear of public […]

Diablo Gazette July 2020 Emotional Health Column – When Our Desire To Help Meets Constraints

July 23rd, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Tough times can bring out the best in us—and the coronavirus pandemic has triggered many acts of compassion. While the pandemic may have slowed things down where we can more clearly see those in need around us, it has also robbed us of certain means to act. […]