To mend you must let go of anger and resentmentBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/letting-go-of-anger/MY02378
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"The magic of the electronic village is transforming health information. The mouse and keyboard have extended the stethoscope to the 500 million people now online." — Dr. Edward Creagan
The power of the medium inspires Dr. Edward Creagan as he searches for ways to share Mayo Clinic's vast resources with the general public.
Dr. Creagan, a Newark, N.J., native, is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice medicine and palliative care. He has been with Mayo Clinic since 1973 and in 1999 was president of the staff of Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Creagan, a professor of medical oncology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, was honored in 1995 with the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine Award and in 1992 with the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award, Mayo's highest recognition. He has been recognized with the American Cancer Society Professorship of Clinical Oncology.
He describes his areas of special interest as "wellness as a bio-psycho-social-spiritual-financial model" and fitness, mind-body connection, aging and burnout.
Dr. Creagan has been an associate medical editor with Mayo Clinic's health information websites and has edited publications and CD-ROMs and reviewed articles.
"We the team of (the website) provide reliable, easy-to-understand health and wellness information so that each of us can have productive, meaningful lives," he says.
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To mend you must let go of anger and resentment
By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
The comments this past week have provided some powerful tools for survival, resilience and moving forward in the face of adversity.
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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.
One of these truths is that if you maintain a victim mentality, you are absolutely doomed. But if you acknowledge that somehow you had something to do with the mess that you're in; if you can take personal responsibility and acknowledge your role in a setback or a frustration, you can begin the painful journey of recovery.
On the other hand, if you hold onto anger and resentment, these fiery coals will burn a hole in your stomach and drain your soul.
Another key message in the comments was the need to maintain your physical fitness, as well as your spiritual fortitude. Pilates, yoga, stretching, calisthenics, and techniques for mindfulness and living in the moment are powerful antidotes for the miseries and setbacks that can beset us.
We are all searching for answers, but the reality is there's no quick fix. But there are time-honored interventions that can help mend the wounds, mend the fences, close painful chapters, and move on to a life of peace, health and serenity.blog index