Did you experience gender disappointment when your gynecologist told you that a girl, and not a boy, was on the way? Feeling upset that you're having a baby of the wrong gender isn't unusual. Gender disappointment is part and parcel of having a new baby. That said, like some women, you may take the news harder than others. A little sadness can become a depression. So how can you stop struggling? Note that men are prone to this feeling as well, although they don't experience
When you hear the word 'meditation,' you may think of people who have disconnected from mainstream society. Daily meditation may seem pointless. You may find it impossible to sit in a spot and do nothing. However, it has benefits for your happiness and health. So who should practice it? What Is Daily Meditation? Meditation stresses awareness of yourself and your surroundings. It means being in tune with the moment. Meditation guides your body to pay attention. It makes you focus on your breathing and feelings.
Today's society has progressed. You have the Internet and fast food. But your grandparents were probably healthier then than you are now. In all likelihood, they were also happier. So what are their golden keys to health and happiness? Here are ten of their best-kept secrets. How Did Your Grandparents Live? Of course, your grandparents lived in places that weren't so developed. They went without many things. They would have found their way with maps because they didn't have GPS devices. Their complexions would have
If you are like many people, you'll think that life is more complicated than it is. By doing so, you line your way with unnecessary obstacles and pitfalls. Consequently, you impose stress on yourself. You'll need to simplify your life with beneficial Zen Habits. What is Zen, and why should you turn to it? Which are the key zen habits that will change your life? What is Zen? Zen is a school if Mahayana Buddhism that became popular during the Tang dynasty. Though it has
Being in a relationship with a narcissist can leave a person feeling shattered. Narcissists are master manipulators, so it is hard to avoid their clutches. How can victims of narcissistic abuse help themselves? There are ways to break free from the torment. The first step is to understand that they are victims. Note that victims of psychological torture have distinct traits. Once they recognize these characteristics, they can move on from their relationships. What is Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome? This syndrome leaves a victim feeling broken.
Everyone feels exhausted after a long day of school or work. If that tiredness is constant, it can become debilitating. This condition is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. How would patients detect its signs? Coping with this complex syndrome takes more than getting enough rest. Patients need to manage it with unique strategies. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The term 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' is self-explanatory. Another name for it is Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease. It refers to excess tiredness that refuses to ease. CFS is a complex
This revelation is good news. Do you know that there are ways to get high without drugs? This information should please those who want to alleviate stress without their detrimental effects. People rely on drugs and painkillers because they are relaxing, at least for a time. Consequently, they use drugs to alter their consciousness. Also, it is a way for people to decrease pent-up pressure. What happens to your body when you hit a high? Drugs have delightful and hazardous effects. You may need to
Your health is on a continuum. On one end you have optimal health, and on the other, you have chronic illness. Your adrenal health works in the same way. You can be one step away from healthy and functioning, or you can have full-blown Addison’s disease, also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency. This creates a very large gap, and I find that many people fall somewhere within this spectrum. To receive an Addison’s diagnosis, you must have lost 90% of your adrenal glands’ function, but