10 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong
If you find yourself wondering if everything will go wrong in 2020, you are far from alone. This year has seen more than its share of heartache, and it isn’t over yet. Help may never arrive — how can you keep going? It’s challenging to stay strong when everything seems to be going wrong. While the tips below are no substitute for professional care, financial and other circumstances don’t always make seeking treatment an option. These 10 self-care practices may keep you from capsizing when the seas grow rocky. 1. Take a Deep Breath Many times, you grow anxious from future fears, not fr...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mia Barnes Tags: featured motivation self-improvement covid_19 meditation positivity self improvement Source Type: blogs
Covid-19 and inequalities
This report aims to bring together what has emerged so far about the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on inequalities across several key domains of life. It argues that the years leading up to the Covid-19 crisis, and in particular the hangover from the last economic crisis of the late 2000s, had already left households in a precarious position.ReportInstitute for Fiscal Studies - projects (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - June 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs
These Plant Extracts Relieve Hangover Symptoms (M)
Hangovers are not caused by dehydration, a study has revealed. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Alcohol subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
Robert Murphy on Market Monetarism
George SelginInthe latest installment in his series, " Understanding Money Mechanics, " Bob Murphy takes on Market Monetarism, andScott Sumner's case for having central banks practice NGDP level targeting in particular. A commentator there writes, " I hope George S. pipes up to defend MM! Seeing the other side can helps [sic] me to understand the theory better. "Far be it from me to refuse such a request!Murphy devotes much of his post to distinguishing Market Monetarism from both old-time Monetarism and Austrian monetary economics. Much of what I have to say also concerns those distinctions. I hope to ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs
What Are the Physical Signs of Alcoholism?
Alcohol can cause damaging effects, especially physical ones. Alcohol affects most parts of the body — the brain, organs, central nervous system, behavior, and much more. If you suspect that your loved one might be suffering from alcoholism, there are many signs you can start looking for. The best place to start is with the physical signs of alcoholism. Physical Signs of Alcoholism Physical signs of alcoholism include: Marked weight gain or weight loss. If you have noticed sudden weight gain or weight loss with your loved one, this can be a sign of a multitude of health issues, including alcoholism. Alcohol is an a...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 31, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center Source Type: blogs
Do I Have an Alcohol Problem?
Is your alcohol use turning into something you are worried about? It can be hard for many people to determine whether or not they have a problem with alcohol, but chances are, you’re not happy with your current drinking habits. If you’re wondering “do I have an alcohol problem?’, keep reading for a few tell-tale signs, what is involved with treatment, and what can happen if you leave your alcohol problem untreated. Ask Yourself These Questions If you are asking yourself, “do I have an alcohol problem?”, as yourself the following questions first. If you answer yes to most or all of them,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 4, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment Source Type: blogs
The Most Dangerous Side Effect of Binge Drinking
While not everyone who binge drinks suffers from alcoholism, most people who suffer from alcoholism binge drink. This makes addiction the most dangerous side effect of binge drinking because it can cause devastating consequences; anything from a broken family to death can happen. Binge drinking is the practice of consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single session, usually defined as five or more drinks at one time for a man, or four or more drinks at one time for a woman. If you or a loved one binge drinks and think it is harmless fun, it is time to rethink binge drinking as an extremely dangerous and possibly fata...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Drinking alcohol abuse alcohol treatment binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs
Why Having Family Support is Important to Recovery
Drug and alcohol addiction affects so much more than just the person experiencing the actual addiction. The people closest to the person suffering from substance use disorder are also affected, and overcoming this takes more than just getting their loved one to go to treatment. Recovery from addiction takes major adjustments in a person’s lifestyle and the family should be part of the entire process, which is why having family support is important to recovery. Addiction is a Family Disease According to Psychology Today, every family has its own “organization,” and family members develop particular ways o...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery family family disease family involvement family program family support family therapy Source Type: blogs
How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends
With the holiday season approaching, you might start seeing family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. While it is great to see everyone, there is something new about you this year — you are sober. They might wonder why you are not partaking in wine or spiked eggnog at holiday events, so it’s important to have a plan in place and know how to explain recovery to family and friends when these questions arise. Keep It Positive Now that you’re sober, your life has improved in so many ways. Chances are your health has improved dramatically, your relationships are getting better, your life is m...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery family family disease family involvement family program family support family therapy holiday parties recovered addict Successful Addiction Recovery Source Type: blogs
How to Detoxify Alcohol from the Body
If you are having a hard time controlling your alcohol use, chances are you have recognized that enough is enough and you need to finally quit. Frequent hangovers during the day, blacking out, saying and doing embarrassing things, and letting down the people around you can be a terrible feeling. One of the first steps to recovery is getting your body healthy, which means taking the steps to detoxify alcohol from your body and learning how to stay sober. This process isn’t always easy, but the good news is that it is only a small inconvenience in the long, healthy, wonderful life that awaits you after you become sobe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol dependence alcohol detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox Source Type: blogs
Is a Binge Drinker an Alcoholic?
Most people know that drinking alcohol to excess isn’t good for you, but does it mean you are an alcoholic? People who drink sometimes test limits and boundaries which could lead to binge drinking, whether intentional or unintentional. How can you tell if you’ve crossed the line between binge drinking and alcohol use disorder, and the answer to “is a binge drinker an alcoholic”? What Technically Is a Binge Drinker? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically o...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs
How to Give Up Alcohol
As socially acceptable as alcohol is, it is also a very dangerous habit. It can cause negative consequences rather quickly. Our country embraces a drinking culture, which makes it difficult to decipher a period of excess or actual alcohol addiction. As such, it is important to pay attention to whether or not you have the ability to give up alcohol, because this inability is a hallmark of addiction. Luckily, there are ways you can learn how to give up alcohol for good in your life. Set Your Intentions Why do you want to quit drinking? Write down your intentions and put them somewhere that is visible to you every day. A con...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol disorder alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use alcoholic Source Type: blogs
“ Wheat Belly hit like a bomb ” : Author Dana Carpender reviews the Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly
Dana Carpender, friend and author of many low-carb cookbooks, provided this review of my new Revised & Expanded Wheat Belly, below. For more of Dana’s signature wit and conversation, you can join her on her engaging Facebook page “Hold the toast press” or visit her Amazon page that lists all her wonderful low-carb cookbooks. It’s funny how things happen. Nine years ago I had already been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 16 years. During that time I had occasionally eaten low carb tortillas and low carb bread. These things were hardly a staple of my diet, but I kept ’em around for the oc...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open autoimmune joint pain wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Alcohol Abuse by Teenagers
Alcohol is the drug of choice for most teenagers and can lead to severe consequences. Alcohol abuse by teenagers not only affects the young people who are drinking, but also impacts the safety of the people they encounter. Luckily, there are signs to look out for, ways to prevent alcohol abuse by teenagers and ways to get help. Stats on Alcohol Abuse by Teenagers Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, making it a very large problem. Here are some statistics on alcohol abuse by teenagers, provided by the CDC. Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among un...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Drinking Teenagers alcohol abuse alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcoholism teens Source Type: blogs
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 292
Dr Neil Long Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 292 It's Friday. Boggle your brain with FFFF challenge and some old fashioned trivia. Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 292 (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - August 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Neil Long Tags: FFFF Anton Chekhov bungee jumping Dangerous Sports club Ernesto Guevara famous doctors Graham Chapman hangover Jurrasic park Ken Jeong Michael Crichton Source Type: blogs
Respecting ‘ Sober Curious ’ Without Minimizing Alcoholism and Addiction
Somewhere in the drunken mess of 2002, I was curious to try the combination of vodka and Klonopin. Ditto, I was a curious little kitten when it came to what could possibly happen if I took acid and ecstasy at the same time! I was curiouser and curiouser about everything, from trying heroin to trying to buy cocaine instead of paying my rent. That’s the sort of curious that kept me in trouble for the better part of two decades, but curious to quit drinking because I just needed a break from partying and how it was affecting my life? Uh, not so much. Trendy, Cool, and Not Dying If you don’t know what the “s...
Source: World of Psychology - August 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Disorders Publishers Recovery Substance Abuse The Fix alcohol use disorder sober sober curious Sobriety substance use disorder Source Type: blogs
Relapse Makes These Experiences Way Worse
No matter how you slice it, relapse is a drag. Making the decision to quit wasn’t easy. Your life hadn’t been going in the right direction for a while. A lot of things were going wrong, and most of them were because of drugs, alcohol or other addictive behaviors. The people in your life were starting to resent you and think you were nothing but trouble, and you know what? They probably weren’t wrong. You finally made the right decision for yourself and for those around you, and you got clean. You looked different, you felt different, and the people in your life that mattered were proud of you. Then you re...
Source: World of Psychology - June 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Addiction Publishers Recovery The Fix Relapse Source Type: blogs
Learn How to Access the Power of Liminal Dreaming
There’s a swirling, kaleidoscopic, free-associative experience on the edge of your mind. You’ll find it in the space right between awake and asleep, where your meandering consciousness mixes memory and thought with visionary imagery. I call this experience liminal dreaming. “Liminal” refers to the spaces in between things, the transitional condition of thresholds or boundaries. There are two dream states that, together, make up liminal dreaming: hypnagogia and hypnopompia. These constantly morphing states cling to the edges of sleep. You’re probably familiar with both, but you may never have ...
Source: World of Psychology - June 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Dreams Publishers Spirituality & Health consciousness exploration Creativity dream states Dreaming hypnagogia hypnopompia liminal dreaming problem solving Sleep Source Type: blogs
Beer before wine? Wine before beer?
Apparently, this is an important question for people hoping to avoid hangovers — at least, it was important enough that researchers have published a study about it. And we may now have an answer. Researchers enrolled 90 adults between the ages of 19 and 40, randomly assigning them to one of three groups: Group 1 drank beer until their breath alcohol level was at least .05%, then drank wine until it was at least .11%. That’s well over the limit of what can get you charged with drunk driving in the US. Group 2 drank wine until their breath alcohol level was at least .05%, then drank beer until it was at least .1...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Alcohol Behavioral Health Folk remedies Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
How Meditation Can Make You Happier
Despite many of us in the modern world enjoying a level of comfort and luxury that would be been unimaginable for most of human history, we still find it very hard to be happy. In fact, it seems that modern society is contributing to our fatigue and discontentment — with high-pressure working lives, decreased sense of community and a perceived lack of meaning all causing strain. As much as we may struggle, however, the pursuit of happiness is still the primary goal for most people. While it would be trite to suggest that meditation can solve all our problems, there are reasons why it can help us achieve this goal. ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Will Williams Tags: Anxiety and Panic Happiness Mindfulness Stress Meditation Present Moment stress reduction Source Type: blogs
The Case for Economics When Considering Alcohol Tax Levels
ConclusionStandard economics, which considers the external costs of alcohol consumption, makes a strong a priori case for government action to “price in” these costs. But German Lopez’s article does not get us any closer to understanding what the correct way of accounting for these effects is. And if taxation, his analysis does not help us ascertain what the tax rate should be. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs
What Does Christmas Have To Do With Genomics?
Do you have the feeling that genomics is all around this year and you cannot escape DNAs, SNPs, chromosomes and double spirals wherever you look? Do you suspect that even Billy Mack is considering a change to “Genes are all around you” in everyone’s favorite holiday movie, Love Actually? Well, that won’t be a surprise as Christmas and genetics have more in common than you think – and scientists are even working on figuring out Santa’s genetic make-up. Gene-edited Christmas trees and Santa’s DNA If it’s all in our genes, the explanation for the Grinch hating the holidays or Sa...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Genomics Patients christmas Christmas tree december dinner DNA dna testing food future Gene genes genetics holiday holidays Innovation nutrigenomics pharmacogenomics Santa technology Source Type: blogs
The Personality Trait Linked To The Worst Hangovers
Dubbed "hangxiety", it involves a combination of being hungover and very anxious. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Anxiety Personality Source Type: blogs
What Life is Like in Sobriety
Live life on your terms, not your substance of choice Being able to break free that the prison of addiction has held you in will be one of the best benefits of becoming sober. You’ll finally be able to live life on your own terms, not whatever your addiction might have in store for you that day. Living a sober life puts YOU in control. You’ll be present in the moment Worrying about where and when you’ll be getting your next fix will be gone. You’ll be able to truly enjoy moments and experiences as you’re living them, rather than a constant nagging worry that is distracting you. Time with famil...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 29, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Sober Living and Aftercare healthy life Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: November 13, 2018
Veterans Day was this past Sunday. I run into military men and women often and never know what to say. Years ago, I heard a podcast on the importance of starting a conversation with veterans instead of just saying, “Thank you for your service.” It’s motivated me to learn more about vets and what they need. In addition to our top posts this week on what you need to become happier, how not to get into another bad relationship and the connection between narcissism and mass shooters, you can read about how horseback riding and transcendental meditation can help veterans with PTSD. 7 Secrets For Improving...
Source: World of Psychology - November 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs
The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Alcohol
Having a casual night out with friends and a few drinks is often not something to worry about. However, for many people, it can become easy to become addicted to alcohol. In fact, according to the 2015 NSDUH, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) has alcohol addiction. If you think you might be becoming addicted to alcohol, read these 10 warning signs. Top 10 Signs of Becoming Addicted to Alcohol Trouble in Relationships Alcohol addiction can cause a strain on many, or all, of the relationships in your life. This can include a failed marriage, once close family members no longer inviting you...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - October 26, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Drinking addicted to alcohol binge drinking drinking problems Source Type: blogs
Drip bar: Should you get an IV on demand?
For many people receiving care in a hospital or emergency room, one of the most common occurrences (and biggest fears) is getting an IV, the intravenous catheter that allows fluids and medications to flow into a vein in your arm or hand. A trained health professional puts in an IV by sticking a needle that’s inside a thin tube (catheter) through the skin into a vein. Once inside the vein, the needle is removed. The catheter is left in the vein and taped down to keep it from moving or falling out. While IV lines are typically painless, the initial needle stick can be quite painful, especially for those who are a &ldqu...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Health trends Source Type: blogs
The Future of Making Sense of the World
Hug shirts, smellphones, virtual tastes, bionic eyes and hearing aids doing translations – just a few keywords showing how technology will take human perception to a higher level in the future. Innovative healthcare solutions will go way beyond improving our senses when we experience problems, they will augment our capabilities and open new horizons for humanity. Let’s jump into the pool of details. How humans perceive the sensory cacophony called the world Car. Flower. Smartphone. Leaf. Shadow. Ponytail. Red Sweater. Monitor. Water. Coffee. Beeps. Sidney Bechet tunes. Bicycle. Laugh. Light breeze. Holiday mem...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Cyborgization Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients body augmentation future Healthcare hearing human human perception Medicine sense sensing smell taste touch vision Source Type: blogs
A Night of Serious Drinking: The Results
"A systematic review of the next ‐day effects of heavy alcohol consumption on cognitive performance"The latest scientific rundown on the ramifications of hangovers, in the journal Addiction, can be foundHERE. (Source: Addiction Inbox)
Source: Addiction Inbox - September 6, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
Mental Health Challenges of College Students
College students are vulnerable to a wide variety of mental health challenges, and there is no one inoculation against any of these possible experiences. Clinical conditions such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and even panic are common experiences for college students due to the many new stressors and pressures that come with the new academic and relational college experiences. Less serious levels of stress and anxiety can still cause students distress and functional difficulties in sleep, time management, school performance, social interactions, and decision-making. Additionally, the new freedom that the college exper...
Source: World of Psychology - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Children and Teens College General LifeHelper Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Self-Esteem Self-Help Stress Student Therapist Students Success & Achievement Source Type: blogs
Conquering the Stigma of Being a Sober Mother
“I’ve always wanted to film the real ‘after party’ when the mom is passed out with her little kid in the background, or she gets into her car and drives drunk. It happens all the time.” When I made the decision to quit drinking, one morning in June 2017 when my relentless hangover was surpassed only by my anxiety and self-loathing, I didn’t think about how sobriety would affect my role as a parent beyond the obvious positives: less time nursing a glass of wine and more time to engage with my kids; a clearer morning mind during the pre-school madness; more patience, less irritability. Mor...
Source: World of Psychology - August 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Staff Tags: Addiction Parenting Personal Publishers Recovery Substance Abuse The Fix Women's Issues Drunk Mothers sober Stigma Source Type: blogs
What Is the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling?
It is human nature to want to care for and help someone you love. There is a very fine line, however, between being supportive of someone you care about and enabling bad behaviors. Often it can be very difficult to see the line at all. Because of that people frequently end up on the wrong side of the line and don’t even know it. Whether it is alcohol, other selfish behavior, or general irresponsibility, allowing someone to continue to choose damaging behaviors by being passive, or assisting in them through your own actions, only deepens the damage. When your intention is to help, acting as an enabler does just the o...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC Tags: Addiction Family Habits Marriage and Divorce Parenting Recovery Relationships Self-Help Alcoholism Codependence Consequences Enabling reinforcing Substance Abuse Supportive Approach Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: February 23, 2018
In Sound True’s Insight at the Edge podcast with Gabrielle Bernstein, she explains a thought-provoking view-that judgment is a form of addiction, something that starts with a temporary high and ends with an emotional hangover. “I think I can see for myself, before doing this process I felt justified in my judgment. I felt like they were protecting me. It was a false sense of protection. But when I really started to dig into it, I could see how detrimental the behavior was, and how it was really bringing me down. The reason I believe that judgment is an addictive pattern is that the same way we would use drugs, ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs
How Workplace Stress Can Lead To Addiction
You're reading How Workplace Stress Can Lead To Addiction, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many people assume that those struggling with addiction are unemployed and homeless. This could not be farther from the truth. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that 9.5% of full-time workers ages 18 to 64 were dependent on or abused illicit drugs or alcohol in the past year. The workplace can be a source of great stress, anxiety, and depression. Self-medicating can lead to the &ld...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NicoleClarke Tags: depression featured health and fitness Addiction Recovery Alcohol Addiction Treatment alcoholism Functional Addict High-Functioning Alcoholism Self-Medicating stress management Workplace Stress Source Type: blogs
Back to basics about psychosocial factors and pain – iv
Part of the definition of pain is that it is “a sensory and emotional experience” – in other words, emotions of the negative kind are integral to the experience of pain. Is it any wonder that poets and authors have written so eloquently about the anguish of unrelieved pain? As I write this, I’ve been pondering the way “psychosocial” has been used when discussing pain, as if those factors aren’t experienced by “normal” people, as if the way we feel about pain and the way people who struggle with their pain feel are two entirely different things. Chris Eccleston, someone ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - September 24, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: adiemusfree Tags: ACT - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Chronic pain Coping strategies Occupational therapy Pain conditions Physiotherapy Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice Therapeutic approaches biopsychosocial Clinical rea Source Type: blogs
Why Did I Feel So Bad?
I have good days and bad days. Little changes, like a poor night's sleep, can cause me problems for a few days. I realize that. Forgetting medication can really mess me up. Last winter I had a horrible cold and forgot to take my Lyrica for a few days. Then I started feeling even worse - the Lyrica hangover.... But then I figured it out and went back on it and felt better instantly.I have been feeling bad off and on all week but mostly with in reason. Until yesterday. I woke up achy and sore. I didn't sleep well because I couldn't get comfortable. I had a throbbing headache. My hands were really sore on Friday - I couldn't ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - September 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: brain cells pain levels pain management Source Type: blogs
I went to Walmart Friday and when I went to open the back seat door to put my groceries in the car, the entire door handle fell off! Yes....the ENTIRE handle! I just gasped! It was so unexpected and happened so easily. The Ford dealership was on the way home so I pulled in and the kid told me to bring it in this morning which I did.Apparently, in the last recall, they replaced the rear door handles due to a recall and they didn't get the clip in right so the handle fell out. I think that recall was several months back. Anyway, they got it finished and called and hubby ran me over to get my car...
Source: Wife of a Diabetic - August 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs
10 Things Introverts Should Start Doing Today to Live a Happier Life
You're reading 10 Things Introverts Should Start Doing Today to Live a Happier Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It’s not easy being an introvert, because our society seems designed for extroverts. Job interviews favor those who are personable, smooth-talking, and quick-thinking. Classrooms are noisy, busy places that reward the students who raise their hands frequently and dive into group work. The social scene lauds those who are confident, outgoing, and quick to make small talk. How can an in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenn Granneman Tags: featured happiness self improvement best self improvement blog confidence introverts pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
“Sorrow comes to all… Perfect reality is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.” – Abraham Lincoln Sorrow is the opposite of happiness, yet both are part of human existence. Like life and death and the changing of seasons, it should be familiar enough to recognize that things have a sequence. Sometimes that sequence is a time of birth or rebirth, a creative force that erases failure and negativity. Other times, however, there’s a clearly defined sense of decay, lack of progress, mistakes and endings. The ke...
Source: World of Psychology - May 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Depression Family Grief and Loss Happiness Inspiration & Hope Marriage and Divorce Self-Help Breakups Broken Heart grieving Sadness Seasonal Affective Disorder Source Type: blogs
Another Uninformed Commentary Regarding The myHR Appears In The Mainstream Press.
This appeared during last week:We can gain a lot by sharing our sensitive health dataSam Crosby Published: March 29, 2017 - 12:00AM Years back, I worked with a group of people who had contracted Hepatitis C. The experience of one woman stayed with me. Julie looked every inch your average working mum. Hep C was a hangover of a past life she was desperate to escape. But when she confided her positive status to a co-worker, word spread throughout her office. She found herself shunned by one group of fearful colleagues, and pitied by another.Julie's story stuck with me, because it was such a stri...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David More MB PhD FACHI Source Type: blogs
My Incredible Results From The Whole30
I have long believed that self development isn’t just about changing the way we think. Yes, that’s crucially important because if we think the same way, then for the most part nothing changes other than through blind luck. It’s why I talk to clients about meditation and ask them about exercise and diet/nutrition. Not that I would offer advice on the latter two subjects other than very, very generally, such as, ‘maybe it’s better to work out sometimes and not eat crap all the time?’ Sometime around 2008 I started getting interested in the Primal Solution and Paleo lifestyle. In th...
Source: A Daring Adventure - March 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Other Business Source Type: blogs
Paul Ryan and the Triumph of a Cynical Barren Idealism
My son watches a lot of old hockey highlights in YouTube. One day he came across a grainy video about the "Miracle on Ice", that time way back in 1980 when a ragtag bunch of college kids shepherded by Herb Brooks went toe to toe with the mighty Soviet hockey machine and somehow pulled a monumental upset out of their asses. It was a time when America was "going through a bad time". There was the hostage crisis in Iran, the Soviet Afghan invasion, stagflation, the Carter doldrums, the post Vietnam hangover. The Red Army was on the move across the globe. Things seemed dire. An...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - March 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs
Headlines we expect to see in 2017
By BILL REID Every year, around this time, we are inundated with healthcare industry predictions. Most of these seem to be more retrospective than forward thinking – taking what seem to be fairly obvious trends and simply saying “Finally, this year will be the year that [fill in the blank] happens!” Well, here are my predicted headlines for 2017. Healthcare Organization Wakes Up In Strange Place, Reports Massive Headache A Healthcare Organization reportedly just woke up this morning in a stranger’s apartment, with a massive hangover. Note on pillow says, “Thanks for a gr...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: THCB Bill Reid The Onion. Predictions Source Type: blogs
How Emotional Hangovers Affect Your Memory
Emotional events cause neurotransmitters to flood the brain, which affects what we remember. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - December 30, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Memory Source Type: blogs
Navigating the Sunset (?) of the Affordable Care Act (Part 1)
This morning, I woke up with a nasty hangover. And no health insurance for the first time since my diagnosis. As you might expect, the two are related. How did this happen? Well, the hangover came from drinking too much. The lack of insu... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - December 19, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs
Breaking Up with My PTSD: The Reality of Recovering from Haunting Trauma
My almost life-long companion and I are actually breaking up. I should be more specific. What I’m breaking up with is more exactly known as C-PTSD, a form of PTSD. I think we’re in the final stages of our separation. It’s been a long and drawn-out breakup because that’s how it goes with C-PTSD. Once you get to know it well, you practice breaking up with it every day. Some days require more sorting out and negotiation than others. It’s been around a long time for me. My children have all become very familiar with it even though they didn’t know what they’re really seeing. Most peopl...
Source: World of Psychology - September 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Donna Syed Tags: Anxiety and Panic Inspiration & Hope Men's Issues Personal Self-Esteem Trauma Women's Issues C-PTSD Complex post-traumatic stress disorder complex PTSD Complex trauma Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Source Type: blogs
Thomas Paine, Advocate of Sound Money and Banking
Between writing his well-known revolutionary liberal tractsCommon Sense (1776) andThe Rights of Man (1791), Thomas Paine contributed knowledgeably to a 1785-6 debate over money and banking in Pennsylvania. Paine defended the Bank of North America ’s charter and it operations in a number of lengthy letters to Philadelphia newspapers during 1786, followed by a December monograph that summarized his case,Dissertations on Government; The Affairs of the Bank; and Paper Money.Paine argued that to repeal the bank ’s charter violated both the rule of law and the maxims of sound economic policy. His writings show tha...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 30, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Lawrence H. White Source Type: blogs
We all have had a hangover or few in our lives. Admit it, unless you are a lifetime non-drinker you have had a hangover. Alcoholic hangovers happen. We all know the feelings - dehydrated, headache, general crappy feeling.But with RA and fibromyalgia there are other hangovers - activity hangovers. This happens when I, or anyone with these diseases, attempts to be a normal person. You act normal for one day and then spend three days paying the piper, so to speak.Someone else wrote about activity hangovers the other day which made me feel like I am not alone. She writes about going to a party and then feeling the pain. I, on ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - July 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: doing too much nap normal Source Type: blogs