Laurie Jones As a Sister who practices Eastern healing methods, I am aware of the significant role emotions have in overall health. Emotions such as anger, sadness, fear and joy are a part of the experience of life and have right place, yet very often, they are denied or suppressed in the presence of guilt. The phrase, “feeling guilty”, is often used and is present in much of the dramas of our lives as women. What I have come to know, feel and understand is that the presence of guilt is a strong indicator that emotions are being denied and suppressed. At this point, the stage is set for the likelihood of dis-ease to manifest. Renee Wiggins, RD/LD, CPFT, CM Stress is an external force that causes internal problems. It is a way of life that cannot be avoided. In fact, stress can make your life very challenging and how you adapt to stress depends on you. Rev. Arlington Pryor, M.Div. Are you thinking about getting married? Or, are you already married? You can build a successful marriage that lasts if you are willing to contribute the time and effort needed to realize that goal. Sometimes you have to love from a distance. A keloid is the term given to the prominent, irregular scar tissue, which sometimes forms after a person has suffered a small cut or a scratch in the skin. Usually, a “bump” appears at the site of the injury. The bump becomes larger and over time a full-blown (and often unsightly) keloid develops. It is important to point out that sometimes keloids develop spontaneously, without injury to the skin.