5 Effective Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Stress

By |2020-03-25T17:53:06+03:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

With an increase in mental diseases and the awareness of mental health increasing, a term that we often come across is grounding. Is it really possible to ease things like anxiety or depression with grounding techniques? While to many, it may sound like yoga mumbo jumbo, it is an amazing way to find your way back if you're going through immense stress. I have often experienced panic attacks that have lasted more than 30 minutes in which I could hardly breathe, clawing at my chest

Cyclothymia: the Symptoms, Causes and Diagnostic Criteria

By |2020-02-22T17:45:51+03:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a mental disorder that involves periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of hypomania. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode. Symptoms must last for more than one or two years. The cause is unknown. Risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia differs from bipolar in that major depression, mania, or hypomania have never occurred. Treatment is generally with counseling and mood stabilizers

What Is the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response and How It Works

By |2020-02-22T18:23:28+03:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Anxiety is something we all experience in some form or another. Sometimes, that anxiety can snowball into the Fight-Flight-Freeze response when faced with very stressful situations. It’s a sort of unavoidable side effect of living – tests, first dates, starting new chapters. These are all things that naturally cause even the best of us a little anxiety at times. Unfortunately for some of us, this anxiety extends beyond the normal realm and into the inconvenient territory. I speak from first-hand, long-term experience when I say

Mind-Body Connection & 4 Mental Disorders That Demonstrate It

By |2020-02-23T16:32:29+03:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fortunately, gone are the days when the mind-body connection was considered some sort of spiritual mumbo-jumbo. More and more people, including scientists and health professionals, are starting to recognize the powerful effects of this connection on our wellbeing. There are countless peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate these effects in various ways, but today we will focus on mental disorders. You may be surprised to know that some mental issues cause real physical symptoms and tangible changes in the patient’s body. Here are four mental disorders that

6 Powerful Hand Acupressure Points That Can Heal Ailments

By |2020-02-23T13:31:02+03:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Natural Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The body is an incredible thing, one amazing feature is the built-in pain management system you have in yourself. Many ailments can be dealt with just through certain areas in the body we call acupressure points. Think of your body as a house. There is a full electrical system wired throughout it and there are various points around the body that are like electrical outlets. They have the ability to tap into other areas helping to relieve pain and provide relief. The whole body is

What Is a Hypochondriac and 7 Signs That You Could Be One

By |2020-02-27T14:20:13+03:00June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

A hypochondriac stays in perpetual stress about being ill or suffering from a disease. Are you suffering from this real illness? Do you know someone who constantly complains about illnesses and invisible injuries? While this may seem unreal, it happens to many people. I had an aunt who suffered from these strange issues, and I never realized she was a hypochondriac until many years after her death. And no, none of the things she worried about were the reasons for her death. What is a

5 Essential Oils for Pain Relief, Headaches and Achy Joints

By |2020-02-28T13:37:59+03:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Natural Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Living with any pain can be an aggravating experience. Joint pain can reduce your quality of life and if you throw headaches into the mix, you'll experience some very unpleasant days. If you're looking for relief from any kind of pain, you'll want to consider essential oils. When it comes to using essential oils for pain relief, there are a few different ones to consider. An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid that contains volatile chemical compounds from plants. They are called "essential" because

Top 7 Mindfulness Activities That Don’t Involve Meditation

By |2020-02-28T13:47:05+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Meditation can be a great thing. It can bring a lot of clarity and focus to your life but might not be something you can devote the time to. Luckily there are mindfulness activities that can help bring the same effects. Meditation has a lot of benefits as it can help lower stress, combat depression, control anxiety, and promote emotional health among many other things. But as mentioned, the prospect of sitting down and staying quiet can seem daunting for some people. Luckily there are