Thursday, 22 October 2020

Gently guide me through it

I actually felt like my heart was in my mouth, which would regularly lead to sleepless nights and continued for over four years of my stay in London. This of course eventually led to me consuming a lot of stimulated drinks or eating sugary food the following day to try and pick myself up. This cycle would ultimately keep me awake again the following night. Every week, I would count down until Friday, so I could sleep in at the weekend and not set an alarm. Of course, the anxiety would subside every Friday evening, and I would stay awake until I was tired and then sleep right through the night. But alas, Saturday night would come and I would worry if I didn't sleep well that night, then my sleep pattern would be out of sync on the Sunday and I'd start the week off like I finished the previous one. When I look back now, I see how ridiculous the whole thing was. But this pattern continued for months and months until I learnt that there was actually a legitimate physiological reason that I felt this way. I had anxiety. I always thought anxiety meant that you didn't have your life together (regardless of what you may see, nobody has every area of their life together) and my only experience with anxiety was when work colleagues would get signed off work due to stress. That's great - I say, Go for it! The problem comes when, let's say, you are 3 weeks into your schedule, and you are facing the same course you have tackled maybe 7 times already, and you now need to add an additional 10 minutes onto your time. Boredom and monotony can easily creep in when you are doing the same route over and over again, plus the fact that you are not subjecting your body to new and different challenges each time you run. In order to add variety to your schedule, and to make each run different, interesting and challenging you can do one or all of the following things: Change the type of route you run; Let's explore each of these in a bit more detail. Types of Running Route Out and Back The most basic type, and probably the best for the beginner is the out and back route. As the name suggests, you set off from your destination point (usually your home, workplace or gym), and run for half your allotted session time and then turn around and run back along the same route. Benefits of this type of route are that it allows you to accurately run for your allotted time, assuming that you run out and back at the same pace, so you don't need to plan a specific distance for your run, and as you get fitter (faster), you just end up going a little bit further on your `out' run each time.

It's a journey to the heart. We must be willing to do the work to heal and transmute our trauma, limiting beliefs, and the stories we've been telling ourselves that have kept us playing small. This is why activism is potent for twenty-somethings. They can witness and see what needs more love, where we can open our hearts and shower those who are yearning for love once we've done the work ourselves. Passion and compassion come from the heart. We are all in this together, and as we live from our heart centers, we can infuse the world with the love it's been waiting for. Foods to eat to balance the heart: It's easy to make the leap into thinking all about green foods. Eat greens. Lots of them. You can make a great green matcha smoothie with mint, cucumber, avocado, and kiwi. Allowing choice lowers defensiveness and gets people invested in the process. On the one hand there's something to be resisted; And choice depends on having options. You're going to rehab or I'm kicking you out of the house is much less helpful in the short and long runs than, say, There are a variety of options. These two seem to me to be the best, but there are other things you could do too. What do you think? Suggesting a rationale based on the other person's perspective also promotes motivation, because we know that when people are considering doing something different, it's useful for them to have reasons that make sense to them. In contrast, assuming someone should do something and assuming no explanation is needed because the reasons should be obvious tends to leave people feeling more skeptical. These are fighting words: You shouldn't party every Friday and Saturday night; I won't allow it.

After a few seconds of disbelief, not knowing whether it was a joke or not, the students started picking up their articles to look at their dot from all angles. One after the other they began writing, each giving their own interpretation of what they thought the blank article with a dot in the middle represented. When the teacher read their papers, he found something interesting. All the students wrote about the small black dot in the middle of the article and what it represented or meant to them. Some only wrote a paragraph or two while others wrote articles. Everyone focused on the dot and nothing else. No one wrote about the major part of the article that was blank. Their attention was distracted from the main part of the article by the smallest and most insignificant dot on it. It happens in life as well. Most people focus solely on the insignificant and negative events in their lives causing them to lose sight of the positive and uplifting goals they want to achieve. The HOMES assessment is available at the Tufts Veterinary Medicine website (vet. Home Environment Index The 15-item Home Environment Index (HEI) questionnaire was developed to help raters determine the extent to which squalid conditions are present in the home. It can be completed by the person living in the home or by a professional. This assessment uses a 0 to 3 rating scale for each item, where 0 means no problem (no fire hazards, all dishes washed and put away, no odor), 1 indicates a slight risk created by the condition (some fire due to paper clutter), 2 reflects moderate risk (many unwashed dishes), and 3 refers to extreme conditions (many health hazards, strong odor throughout the home). All 15 items are summed to yield a total score. Potential scores range from 0 to 45, and a score of 20 or above warrants careful assessment and intervention planning. The HEI was tested on a large internet sample whose hoarding behaviors ranged from minimal to severe. The HEI was reliable and internally consistent (items were closely related to each other) and showed construct validity (it measured what is intended). It was also strongly related to other self-report measures of hoarding behavior, including the HRS.

Panic is the emotion that steps forward when your life is in danger, and it gives you the energy you need to fight, flee, or freeze so that you'll survive. Panic contains an intensity that is appropriate when you need a lifesaving burst of energy, but it can be too much in ordinary situations. Panic is also limited in its responses, so it doesn't have the flexibility and planning skills that anxiety brings to you. If you use panic in anxiety's place, you may triage your tasks in the way a battlefield medic does; Your powerful panic is absolutely necessary in an emergency, but it's not the ideal emotion to use to get your everyday work done. Panic can certainly help you triage in a crisis, but that's very different from prioritizing your tasks intelligently with the long-ranging vision that anxiety brings you. Another facet of panic is related to past traumas. Panic can remain activated after an emergency if you weren't given the opportunity to down-regulate and soothe yourself, and it may reappear as intense fighting, freezing, fleeing, or flooding (being overwhelmed by intense emotions) responses, even in moments of calm and safety. This post-traumatic panic tends to partner with anxiety (panxiety? Because panxiety often signals the presence of a still-active response to a past trauma, I'll focus on how to work with it in the next article. Leos are often accused of being vain, but you're not that vain. Who wants to work that hard? Besides, you already know that you're the best thing to happen in people's lives. Your smile brightens their day, your good humor puts them at ease, and--when you need to--your command of a situation gets them to step back briskly into line. Few zodiac signs are as comfortable exercising authority as a Leo. It comes from being born at the top of the food chain. You were also born under the only ruling planet that's actually a star: the Sun. And like the Sun, you are unique and stand alone. You don't orbit people; And it's not like this is something you deliberately set out to do.

One is to make smaller particles (submicron dispersion technology). Another is to add piperine (a pepper extract) or phospholipids such as eggs or lecithin to enhance bioavailability. Research has shown not only increased absorption but also additional antidepressant effects when these are added. Piperine or lecithin can be added to a curcumin or turmeric supplement for little additional cost. Most good supplement companies already enhance assimilation in one of these ways. Blueberries. Blueberries have a wide range of brain-enhancing effects. Numerous studies show adding blueberries to the daily diet of mice increases neurogenesis significantly. Consuming about a cup a day is the equivalent human portion that animal studies have suggested. Blueberries are packed with polyphenols, especially flavonoids called anthocyanins that stimulate neurogenesis. With shades, you'll squint less, helping you keep crow's-feet and forehead wrinkles at bay, and you'll protect the delicate skin on the sides of your eyes, just as long as you make sure the shades cover that area as well. It's key that sunglass lenses offer 100 percent UV protection (see Is It Worth It? Don't assume that just because lenses are dark, they will block out dangerous rays. With sunglasses, you're going for a different look, and therefore a different fit, than with your prescription glasses. Because you want them to protect the entire eye area rather than frame it, sunglasses can cover your eyebrows. Frames that might look too big with optical lenses can look hip with shades. What's Hot Now What's happening in eyewear, and particularly in sunglasses, reflects what's happening in fashion in color and style. When white is big in fashion, white shades are hot. You can never go wrong by checking out the shades of hot designers such as Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana.

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