Showing posts from April 8, 2018

How to Spot a Narcissist

Put Stress in Its Place How you handle stress makes a big difference in how you feel. It might even help your blood pressure, blood sugar level, and the rest of you. Use these calming strategies to stop stress ASAP. Swipe to advance 2 / 11 Break Out the Bubble Gum Next time you’re at the end of your rope, unwrap a stick of gum. According to studies, chewing gum lowers anxiety and eases stress. Some researchers think the rhythmic act of chewing may improve blood flow to your brain, while others believe the smell and taste help you relax. Swipe to advance 3 / 11 Get Outside Spending time outdoors, even close to home, is linked to better well-being. You're in a natural setting, and you're usually doing something active, like walking or hiking. Even a few minutes can make a difference in how you feel. Swipe to adv

Help! My Depression Treatment Isn't Working

        When Depression Resists Treatment It's hard not to feel hopeless when depression treatment doesn't work. But don't give up. As many as two-thirds of people with depression aren't helped by the first antidepressant they try. Work with your doctor to find the best treatments. Depression is highly treatable, and there are many options available. You might find that changing your medication, combining drugs, seeing a specialist, or talking to a therapist helps your recovery and reduces relapses. Swipe to advance 2 / 12 Talk Therapy for Focus and Insight Talking with a mental health professional can help you set goals, tackle problems, and stay focused on medical treatment for your depression. Talk therapy is an important part of treatment for many people with chronic and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Ask your doctor to help you find a therapist whom you can work with effe

Bone Cancer Warning Signs

        What Is It? It starts when a tumor forms in a bone. It usually begins in one of the long ones in your arm or leg. As it grows, it kills normal bone cells and may spread to other parts of your body. Bone cancer is most common in children and young adults. Swipe to advance 2 / 14 Common Types Osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer, usually happens to people ages 10 to 30 and most often starts in the arms, legs, or pelvis. Ewing sarcoma also is more likely to be in kids and young adults. It starts most often in the arms, chest, legs, pelvis, and spine. People over 40 are more likely to have chondrosarcoma -- usually in the arms, legs, or pelvis. Cancers like leukemia that start in marrow -- tissue in some of your bones -- aren’t seen as bone cancer. Swipe to advance 3 / 14 Rare Types Other less common bone cancers tend to affect adu

Inspirational Quote – April 14, 2018

“Only you can fill in what’s missing. It’s not something another person can do for you.” Have you ever had the feeling that something is “missing” in your life? I’m not talking about someone, but a feeling, a belief, something that resonates with your very spirit or soul. I believe we each seek out what we feel drawn to and that this enriches and enables us to feel comfortable, happy and content with who and where we are in life. Those of us who have achieved this are very fortunate indeed to have realized that nobody but ourselves could “fill in what was missing” and acted accordingly. I hope you have found or find the same.

That Friend Walking Behind Me

In this beautiful reverie, Parker Palmer imagines a friend who has been walking behind him all the time, calling his name. The inner friend finally has to resort to depression to wake him up to ask himself what he really wants behind all his activities, and to help him realize he isn't alone. It's not the intellectual self or the ethical self or even the spiritual self, but what Thomas Merton calls the True Self.

Why Timing Matters for Your Happiness and Success

A new book explains the psychology of time and how to harness it for greater well-being. BY  JILL SUTTIE   Are you a morning person or a night owl? You probably instinctively know this about yourself—you may even joke about it from time to time. But you probably don’t give it much import or consider the implications beyond your sleep schedule. But, according to author Daniel Pink, that would be a mistake. In his new book,  When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing , he argues that timing is everything, and that  when  we perform tasks can matter as much as  how  we perform them. When we don’t pay attention to how time affects us—whether we’re talking about the time of day or our emotional experience of time—we end up making bad decisions, hindering our creativity, and leaving important projects incomplete. His book points to ways to use time to our advantage, while providing some provocative research supporting his argument along the way.
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