She needs to hear that it’s better than “okay” and “you’re good enough”. Our teen girls are constantly bombarded with the social “standards” of what beauty and brains should be (not to mention individuality). What happens when she’s alone with her own thoughts and reality? Is she able to decipher her perception of situations from reality? What you say to her can elevate her to a new standard of self-confidence, or the lack of can leave her in f.e.a.r – (the false evidence appearing real) of her own self-worth.
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Vacations are often planned months (if not years) in advance. Much time and thought is put into the details. There is lodging, packing, meal planning, area google searches, plane tickets, and transportation to be sorted out. In addition to all of the logistical planning that must take place, there is a fair amount of emotional excitement that typically goes into a vacation. The thrilling anticipation of an upcoming holiday or vacation is destined to be horribly matched with its counterpart, a sadness so surreal you won’t understand what has hit you. This Post Vacation Depression, or PVD, is the real deal. After experiencing the highs that come with family, fun, and fascination, the lows that follow are seriously sad. Numbness, feelings of isolation, exhaustion, anxiety about returning to work, easy distractibility, and binge eating are all likely side effects of PVD.
According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of American workers need regular and ongoing help to manage life stress, and 42% believe their co-workers need stress management assistance. Most people are aware that daily tension can easily transform into headaches, mood swings, and relationship problems. But it can also cause weight gain, psychotic breaks, and even heart attacks or other cardiac concerns. It’s no wonder stress is known as “the silent killer.” While stress may never be completely eliminated from your life, there are some simple measures anyone can take to harness their emotions and keep their health and life under control. But what are some of the most challenging emotions or feelings and how can they be handled?
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they unfortunately fall into a rut. Ruts can be a result of many things, but sometimes they occur when you realize you have no time to do anything for yourself, but rather you are drawn to doing things solely for your family, friends and your career. Because of this, when you are left alone, you experience negative feelings that only build up, causing you to fall into a rut and then possibly even into a mild to severe form of depression. How can you find your way out of this rut? Do you try to determine the root cause of what’s putting you into the rut and get proactive about fixing it or do nothing?
Here are some easy things you can do to find your way out of a rut:
Winter is coming in most parts of the country and for the majority of people it is a very depressing time of the year. Many people think that winter blues are normal, but Seasonal Affective Disorder is a major depressive syndrome with clinical manifestations. Don’t let the winter blues get you down by following these tips.
Before we even begin, we would like to note that when we speak about malnutrition we are not, by any means, talking about starving your child. What we are discussing is the fact that some children may eat a diet that contains an adequate amount of calories but lack the nutrients they need. With that said, this post is meant to educate parents on the vitamins and minerals that your children truly need.
As mothers and parents we do just about every single thing we can possibly think of to make sure our children are in a good, healthy environment. Sometimes things happen that we cannot control. Sometimes our children catch the flu, or fall and hurt themselves. Sometimes even with our best efforts put forth, our little children can suffer from nutritional deficiencies . Some of you may have already experienced this, but for those of you who have not, we want to educate you on some of the signs of nutritional deficiencies.
To eat or not to eat? That is the question! Some of us have probably pondered this question, and some of us may not even have the slightest idea why someone would want to eat their placenta. While most mammals on land consume their placenta following birth, humans are one of the few that do not regularly eat their placenta. More recently, placenta consumption has been discussed and researched, proving there may be several reasons why most mammals thrive from eating their placenta.
Why did this happen? These are usually the first thoughts of a woman being given the news about one of the most horrible situations that one could possibly go through during pregnancy. The first thought goes to what you could have done differently. Your mind races about what could have been and what never will be for THIS baby. Whether it is your first or fourth, it will never be easy. It will never be the same. We are here to try and help you through this process of grieving and give you some ways to try and cope after your miscarriage.
You have just found out that you’re pregnant, it’s a joyous time, a time to celebrate. However, you’re feeling anything but joyous. You’re anxious, stressed, sad and worst of all, guilty for all these feelings. Prenatal depression is not the blues and it affects 10-15% of pregnant women.