Stress and depression are contagious. Physicians working with soldiers who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) note that some members of these soldiers’ families also began to show symptoms associated with these conditions over time, despite the fact that they never served in the army.
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Stress can affect you at any time of the year, no matter your age or location. Stress is a major part of our lives, but it can either mobilize the body or have a seriously destructive effect on the entire body.
The State of California’s harsh view on coffee made headlines this week. Meanwhile, health experts and celebrities are touting the benefits of matcha green tea as one of the world’s best beverages for your taste buds and your body.
Sometimes all we want is a little pampering and space to breathe. There is no better way to do this then by treating yourself to a spa night at home utilizing all natural ingredients and methods that you can trust.
Have you ever wondered why you crave chocolate when you get stressed out? It turns out there are scientific reasons behind why we crave chocolate at hectic points in our lives. Research justifies our cravings and provides healthier ways to get our chocolate fix.
Stress has been called a silent killer for good reason. Stress is a faceless, deadly nemesis that crouches in the shadows ready to spring at the first sign of weakness. Stress is a predator that stalks vulnerable victims, and chronic stress can kill for many reasons. Perhaps the most frightening aspect of stress is that this predator preys on your lifespan.
The high achiever tosses and turns in bed as they face the enormity of tasks they face the next day. They wonder how they are going to get it all done and then yet another task pops into their mind. Now they’re sure they are going to forget something. Does this scenario sound familiar? New research shows that this tip will help anyone, especially high achievers, to fall asleep faster every night.
In my journey through adrenal fatigue, I have healed and continue to heal. It can be overwhelming to know where to start once you find out that your adrenals are close to burn-out. That is why I am sharing my top 10 favorite resources with you today that have all acted together to heal my adrenals. Addressing your lifestyle is another crucial factor in recovering from adrenal fatigue. You can read my post on that here.
Adrenal fatigue is a long, exhausting road. I’ve been walking it a long time, but it has taught me invaluable lessons about living my life. I’ve had to learn to listen to my body instead of telling my symptoms to go away. Here are 10 healing pieces of wisdom I want everyone recovering from adrenal fatigue to know.
There is a reason sleep deprivation is used as a torture method. Depriving the body of sleep renders it quite powerless and robs it of the ability to defend itself. Antioxidants counteract free radical damage, but one study linked sleep deprivation to antioxidant loss.
There are a variety of factors that increase inflammation including stress and the Standard American diet, and inflammation-related disease is on the rise. As we jot down our resolutions for 2018, we should be proactive in implementing some if not all of the habits on this list in our daily lives to avoid the terrible consequences of an inflamed body and mind.
Many people first get into running for the physical benefits – weight loss, improved cardiac fitness, and stronger muscles. But there are incredible mental benefits to running as well. In fact, one could say it was a form of therapy!
With all the hustle and bustle, the Christmas season and all the holiday stress it brings is undeniably the most stressful time of the year, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of reaching for wine, or more coffee, which can cause a jittery effect, all can be calm and bright with Melissa, or how she’s more commonly known -- lemon balm.
Many ancient cultures have relied on herbal teas for nourishment, healing, and comfort. Herbal teas provide a flavorful alternative to drinks containing caffeine like coffee and many other teas for the caffeine sensitive.
Everyone eats for comfort now and then. Maybe it is when you’ve had a stressful day at work, or at home with the children. Maybe it’s after an upsetting argument with your significant other. Perhaps you’re most likely to stress eat on the days when you are particularly hormonal. Whatever the case, emotional eating can quickly derail your health goals, or even cause you to gain weight.
If you are like most people, you probably enjoy the comfort of a nice warm shower or bath. That’s great. There is nothing wrong with that. Waking up with a cold shower can in fact help energize you, inside and out, and bring other benefits making the temporary resistance worthwhile. Once you get use to it, using cold water even at just the end of the shower, can be a welcome experience with many felt benefits.
My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness
A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.
Everyone one of us has faced a situation that has given us anxiety, maybe even to the point to consider it a phobia. As moms, we still have these fears, but we must try even harder to get through what is causing this anxiety from our children, our spouses, and most importantly, ourselves. Some common phobias can include public speaking, doctors, or even heights. Personally, a phobia of mine has been the dentist. Today, I had a dentist appointment and I to face my fear so to speak. While facing a fear is a feat for anyone, here are five ways to help in any situation that may cause you or anyone else anxiety.
I was on Cloud 9. Nine days prior, I had the birth of my dreams. A fast, hard labor at home. Fifty-five minutes start to finish and I delivered our beautiful baby girl at home. It truly was a dream. We were all so enamored with this beautiful baby girl; the first girl in 35 years in my husband's family. Her two big brothers, her daddy and I just loved her so much. We were adjusting to becoming a family of five and having two babies under a year old. Our oldest just adored his sweet tiny baby sister and he had never been happier in his entire life it seemed. When, out of nowhere, our life took a crazy, indescribably scary turn for the worst.
How a Naturally Messy Mom Learned to Let Go of Perfectionism and Find Joy in Keeping Her House "Clean Enough" - The 85% Principle
Are you naturally a messy person? Do you find yourself more often than not in a state of chaos around your home? Do you have dishes in your sink? Dirty laundry in the floor? Spots on the bathroom mirrors? If I were to ring your doorbell right now, would you answer? I am all too-familiar with this scenario, because I, too, am a naturally messy person. Keep reading to learn how I changed my way of thinking, and now manage to (mostly) stay on top of my household chores.
Calling on good times in stressful moments is essential to your health, according to new research. Reminiscing as a natural treatment, can re-create feel-good memories that help you to change the channel on your bad mood and redirect your health.
There are many essential oil benefits, but did you know one of them is altering the behavior of your cat? If you have had enough of your cat climbing on furniture or counters, you can rest easy knowing there's a natural remedy that will work effectively and safely in keeping your cat at bay. You can control your kitty's behavior naturally and instead lure them to the places you want them be using these essential oils.
Researchers have found that pet dogs can help kids alleviate feelings of stress.
Researchers in Japan say they have determined an understanding of money decreases concerns about old age.
Researchers have determined that green spaces help to nurture a healthy brain.
The Indian herb Ashwagandha is a powerful herb which is said to have many restorative benefits by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient holistic healing system which was developed thousands of years ago in India.
Researchers say that it is actually true that the sounds of nature can help us relax.