How can we as a society live in peace with one another?
Nov 4 2020
Peace seems like a term that is so far away right now. The world’s problems may seem so overwhelming that we as individuals feel powerless. How can we as a society live in peace with one another? How can the injustices that happen all over the world stop? While protests are powerful tools, it isn’t enough. There is political chaos, there are people being treated unfairly, and the coronavirus is just pilling up on top of everything.
How to deal with stress efficiently
Jun 17 2020
Stressing out about things is in our nature. It is a condition that all species experience. It is partially responsible for our thriving and survival on this planet. If stress wasn’t part of our lives, we would be careless and fearless all the time. Our ancestors would have surely been eaten by wild animals if they didn’t experience alertness created by stress. Stress creates alertness, as we mentally prep ourselves to have to deal with the worse possible outcome of a situation.
Be proud to think outside the box because this makes you an independent thinker
May 14 2020
Independent thinkers can analyze information without letting their own experiences or personal beliefs get in the way. They do not let emotional conflicts change their opinions. Even if they are not necessarily consciously self-confident, they abide by an inner moral compass that helps them use their logic to differentiate right from wrong. The cost of independent thinking may cause fights, dismissal, even mental abuse, and exposure to extreme narcissism. This is because your “free” thoughts do not align with the views or the beliefs in your culture, family, job, or social circle.
How to stop a panic attack
May 11 2020
How does a panic attack feel like People that experience panic attacks may genuinely feel like they are having a heart attack. They may also experience body tremors, hyperventilation, feelings of terror, fear, the feeling of dying, weight on their chest, confusion, and be out of touch with reality. Panic attacks can happen when someone suffers from PTSD, when a person was abused as a child, when they have a chemical imbalance in the brain, or when triggered.
4 breathing techniques to help ease the pain of anxiety and panic attacks
May 11 2020
Think about how you breathe when you get scared or are in a situation of panic. You breathe fast, or you forget to breathe, to put it simply, you don’t breathe right. This sends the brain a signal that it must now enter into panic mode as there is danger around the corner. It is important to send a signal to your brain, that there is no immediate danger and that it does not have to go into panic mode.
Why self-acceptance is so important in your day to day life. Here is a reminder on how to feel the self-love
May 5 2020
“I’m so stupid!; I’m so fat; I’ll never learn to do this; Everyone hates me; I’m not good enough…” Sounds familiar? You might be suffering from a lack of self-love. While you might not put too much thought into the subtle feelings that happen during fleeting moments in your life, those little negative thoughts have a greater impact than you could imagine. If you beginpracticing mindfulness and notice how often you secretly scold yourself, you may also begin to notice the impact that those thoughts have on yourself and your environment.
Is your head feeling cloudy? You can uncloud your thinking with these 7 simple steps.
Apr 26 2020
Do you feel as though you are at a loss of creativity? Do you have a hard time to get away from negativity? Do worries crowd your mind to the point where you can’t seem to think straight? If you answered yes to just one of those questions, it’s time to recharge your brain. Here are 7 ways to have clearer thoughts: Breathe When you find yourself thinking of things you can’t control, stop, and take a deep breath.
Live your life in the now because the future and the past don't exist
Apr 15 2020
Living in the present moment Too often, are beautiful moments of this life lost and drowned out by anxiety, by intrusive thoughts. Our thoughts, always creating scenarios about what has been, what could have been, what will be and what could be, take over your consciousness. As we think about work or school, the things that need to get done, we miss out on the things that are truly happening in front of us.
Failure is your best friend. Face it and embrace it
Apr 14 2020
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” Steven King While the experience of failure may hurt your pride and self-esteem, failure teaches you in ways success can’t. Failure makes you resilient and shapes you as a person. It is this resilience that cultivates a stronger relationship with your success, and that gives a positive outlook on life when faced with the toughest difficulties. Being alive means that you will experience failure.
Things you can do today to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit
Apr 10 2020
Turn on your news feed, and chances are, you will be bombarded with news about COVID-19. From the amounts of deaths, to arrests, to people sneezing on each other on purpose and politicians debating the next move. All this negativity will have an effect on your mental health and cause anxiety, whether you are conscious of it or not. Staying home all day could mean that you will focus on the wrong things.
How can hobbies save your life, your brain, and your sanity during tough times
Apr 7 2020
Not only are hobbies fun, but they are also part of the8 essential dimensions of wellness. Hobbies keep the mind healthy by maintaining brain functions. When practicing a hobby your brain remains active therefore potentially preventing brain degeneration diseases. When you develop a hobby, you learn new things, you activate your brain, you explore possibilities, you are stimulated, you are creative. Hobbies can be a lifesaver during tough times, when money is low, or when we can’t engage in social activities.
Worried about feeding your family? Learn about the cheapest and healthiest foods to buy during tough times
Apr 6 2020
When times are hard, you will be faced with the difficult decision of what to purchase to keep yourself and your family healthy and full. I have put together a list of items that are a must during poor situations. I have learned from personal experience to walk away from any pre-made packaged food as you can truly make everything yourself with raw ingredients. Sure, it will take a bit of time to prepare in the kitchen, but once you start making food for yourself, you will realize that the amount of money that you can save is ridiculous.
The 8 Dimensions Of Wellness explained for the perfect balance of body, mind, and soul
Apr 5 2020
Why is wellness important? Wellness is a choice. It is the act of choosing a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life. As we age, our bodies become prone to a variety of ailments. If our body isn’t taken care of, it will get sick, and if our mind isn’t taken care of it will whither. Choosing wellness is essentially choosing to live a long and prosperous life. Wellness has 8 dimensions. There is emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, intellectual and physical well-being.
Do you have an unhealthy obsession with people loving you back?
Apr 2 2020
“I need other people in my life so that I can feel alive and whole as a person” Does this statement ring a chord? If this reminds you of yourself or of someone that you know, then you could be looking at a condition where you are emotionally dependent on others, a.k.a. a dependent personality disorder. People who suffer from this condition fear that if they don’t connect with others, they don’t exist.
Don’t trust your thoughts and sleep well tonight
Apr 1 2020
Don’t trust your thoughts and sleep well tonight Your brain is a liar. It lies all the time. So take a deep breath, say, “Hey brain be quiet!” and read on. The truth is sometimes: You may feel a threat when there isn’t one Your memories might not be as accurate as you think Your beliefs and feelings are not everyone else’s reality You might naturally fear something unknown, even though there is no danger The brain is an amazingly complex organ where all thoughts and reactions are manufactured.
Music healing techniques and who they heal
Mar 26 2020
We have all experienced the power of music in one way or another. Play a sad beat, and nostalgia will engulf you like a wave, play an upbeat song that you love, and watch your body move without even giving it a second thought. Music has the power to lift your mood, calm you down or get you hyper. Artists express themselves through music because it is a direct conduit to emotions, feeling, thoughts.
Overcoming the challenges of working from home
Mar 18 2020
While working from home sounds like an awesome way to earn money, it does come with several challenges. The advantages we often hear or read about on the subject always glorify this line of work, but in reality, working from home actually requires a certain amount of self-discipline, as well as the mental ability to separate home life from work. In the beginning, it might sound fantastic to get out of bed and head straight to the computer while still in pajamas, but over time, this may become redundant.
Natural ways to fight a cold
Mar 13 2020
Echinacea Echinacea products come in many forms including tablets, juice, and tea. It is recommended to begin taking echinacea at the first signs of a cold or flu. Having used it myself several times, I have to say that I found it quite effective at preventing cold or flu symptoms from getting worse. Echinacea activates chemicals in the body that decrease inflammation, which might reduce cold and flu symptoms. Laboratory research also suggests that echinacea can stimulate the body’s immune system.
Don't let loneliness defeat you by keeping busy, active and healthy with these tips
Mar 5 2020
There will be times in our lives where we will feel the void of loneliness creeping in. Maybe we broke up with a partner, or we live alone, or don’t have many friends. It can happen to anyone at any time. It is important to not let loneliness creep in so deep into our minds that we become depressed as a result. Loneliness is not the end of the world, and just like everything else in life passes, this will pass too.
Take charge of your feelings by creating a positive attitude in your life
Mar 4 2020
Have you ever caught yourself being mean to yourself? I’m talking about those little fleeting everyday moments when you inadvertently call yourself stupid or tell yourself that you don’t deserve something good anyway because you are not good enough. You get a glimpse in the mirror and think: I need to be skinnier, prettier, I look awful in this shirt. You think that maybe your boss hates you, your coworkers are talking behind your back, or that your performance isn’t good enough.
Feel joy today by changing the way you think
Feb 25 2020
We all go through our good days and bad days. A bad day is sometimes inevitable so cheer up and remember it happens to all of us. Even though you might not see the light at the end of the tunnel, a new day will come, and the sunshine will come back. There are things that you can do to cheer yourself up when feeling under the weather. Listen to some cheerful music.
How to stay mentally and physically healthy when money is an issue
Feb 20 2020
While some people simply go to the store and get whatever is missing in their household without a second thought, others work with what they got because they are trapped in the poverty loophole. Poverty could happen to anyone. It could be because of divorce, or loss of work. It could be because of sickness, trauma or immigration. It is easy for those who are well off to judge the poor but what people, in general, don’t know,
When you can't escape the source of anxiety in your daily life
Feb 12 2020
When anxiety takes over your life, the first step to getting rid of it is understanding what exactly this anxiety is. Anxiety is essentially fear of the unknown, fear of things to come that haven’t yet happened or fear that something terrible will be happening again. The good news is that once we understand what your anxiety symptoms are, we can learn to recognize when they happen, and we can take control.
Fantastic Herbs that promote relaxation and help beat the negative effects of anxiety in your body
Feb 8 2020
Many of us suffer from anxiety and it can be for different reasons. It could be genetic, a chemical disorder, it could be due to a traumatic event in your life, it could be postpartum depression or weather sensitivity… Not one reason is lesser than the other. Anxiety is very difficult to live with and one must make surreal mental efforts to learn to accept it, live with it and work with it.
5 ways to deal with the bad news that ruin your day
Dec 13 2019
Bad news. The most horrible words anyone ever wants to hear. A sure trigger for anxiety, shock, depression, and other serious negative feelings. Receiving bad news is awful and it is important to keep your feet on the ground, give yourself time and regroup. Here is a step by step guide to dealing with bad news. 1-Give yourself time to process In order to cope with bad news, you must take a day or two (or more depending on the gravity of the situation).
Why are People with high adaptability happier
Dec 5 2019
Adaptability is the way that one responds to new situations and events with ease. The more adaptable that a person is the easier to stay relaxed, to be a team player and to keep a cool head when unexpected things happen. High adaptability is not about being the strongest, but about being the most flexible. Someone with high adaptability will have a much higher chance of success in any circumstance whether it’s in the city or the wild.
10 ways to save money this Christmas
Dec 3 2019
With the holidays at our doorstep, there’s a lot of excitement all around. Nothing is more precious than those quality moments spent with family and friends. The sparkle in children’s eyes, the smile on grandma’s face and every loving moment makes this special holiday season a celebration to remember. But the holidays also come at a price, from your wallet. This can be hard on some families, yet doesn’t have to be.
Feeling down? Learn what happiness is all about. It's not as hard to attain as you think
Dec 1 2019
Happiness does not come in a huge package, ready to be unwrapped and swallowed whole. Too often, people have unrealistic expectations and think that the world owes them. Perhaps they are upset because something in their relationship isn’t perfect, they feel down because their career isn’t right, sad because they don’t feel good enough. But what so many fail to realize, is that happiness comes in small doses. True happiness, comes from precious fleeting moments that pass by and disappear in an instance.
How you can learn to stop taking things personally all the time
Nov 27 2019
Maybe you are coming home, after a long day at work. You have supper, watch TV, do a bit of browsing, and hit the bed. That’s when it hits you. Maybe you are leaving a party. You come home, take a shower and lie down to rest, That’s when it amplifies. Maybe you spent the day taking care of the kids, taking care of your significant other, and finally, get a chance to take it easy.
Got the holiday blues?
Nov 27 2019
The Holidays are around the corner. Everywhere you look, there seem to be happy families celebrating together. Social media posts become centered around the holiday spirit, the decorations, the baking, family and close friends. Everyone is posting sugar cookie recipes and Christmas tree pictures. But what if you have suffered a loss? What if you feel socially isolated? What if you are poor? Every single Christmas bell sound becomes a trigger.
Breathe and try these steps to bring yourself back on track when experiencing a panic attack
Nov 27 2019
You are having a panic attack, follow these instructions Go to the fridge and get an ice cube. Hold it in your hand, and focus on how it feels. Think of nothing else, just feel the ice cube. If you can’t get to a fridge, find an object that you can focus on. It could be anything nearby. Touch it, feel it with your hands. Focus on how it feels like, the texture, the shape.
The First Reaction is Never Right
Sep 15 2019
I challenge you today with the thought that your first reaction is never right. Our reactions are a mirror of our own feelings, our fears, and our deepest emotions. You must become mindful that your thoughts are your own, and they do not represent other people’s perceptions. The reality of the situation you might be in, how you feel about an animal that you see across the street, how you judge another person’s reaction, is only your perception, and to break this barrier, the thing you must do is communicate.
What is a trigger? Learn to deal with your anger by understanding the psychology behind it
Mar 23 2019
Our past experiences have a great influence on how we react to the world around us. Our perception is our own and is what creates our uniqueness and individuality. On the other end of the spectrum, our perceptions are also the very things that block us from new experiences and new ideas. The reality experienced by a husband and a wife who are constantly arguing is very different and yet they don’t realize it.