Stress Myth Busted: Why You Need Some Good Stress In Your Life

Your eyes are glued to the screen… Your heart starts pounding and you get that giddy, alert, excited feeling. As you watch the thriller movie unfold, your body is actually responding like it does to any threat.

It’s called your stress response.

And despite what you may hear, this stressful moment can be actually good for you.

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Learning to Adjust to Life Following a Stroke

Statistics indicate that strokes are often life-altering. Sadly, fifteen percent will die, twenty-five percent will recover with only minor impairment and ten percent will almost completely recover. But the rest, fifty percent, will require some type of care.

There are huge challenges in adjusting to the effects of a stroke. There will likely be fear, apprehension, uncertainty and usually life changes. It will be important for the stroke sufferer to gain some control over his/her life and to work towards independence. They will need to work diligently to improve their emotional and physical well-being by thinking positively. It will be important for them to remain positive as expectations, by necessity, will be altered.

Adaptations will have to be made to overcome limitations. Practicing daily will be necessary as continual effort will have a cumulative effect on their abilities. It will be important to set goals, to do things they enjoy, to be social and to try new things. It will be important also to accept the many changes in their life and to adjust to how their stroke affects other people. It will be natural to initially fear the future because strokes affect the body, mind and emotions.

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Natural Healing for Panic Attacks Using Effective Techniques at Home


We are not forced to live with panic attacks. You know how devastating anxiety can be, and the potential to hold you back. That’s why healing anxiety is so important. Medication is not a good solution and therapy is expensive determining people to look for other options.There is no such thing as a rapid cure for anxiety, which is why many people turn to natural healing for panic at home.

Anxiety can become a greater health concern when the symptoms are excessive and persistent, when they cause emotional distress or interfere with normal activities of daily living. A panic attack is an intense level of anxiety – a sudden, intense panic, fear and dread with shortness of breath, excessive sweating, rapid heartbeat and/or a feeling of death. It comes on quickly and without any clear reason why. The feeling of panic can seem out of control or even as if you’ve gone “crazy.” Fortunately, using a natural healing for panic method, you can combat those symptoms.

Feeling out of control is the most awful thing about panic attacks. Often we tend to worry a lot – which of course, just makes things worse. When will the next one come? How I will react to it? And the road to another one is open. You often feel that there is something wrong with you. You feel like you can’t get on with your life. The reality is that you are not the only one who suffer of panic attacks. So just knowing that you’re not alone, it’s often a great help, but that is only a first step to natural healing for panic.

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Strokes and Emotions Following a Stroke

Emotions and behaviour can change following a stroke. Approximately one third of all stroke survivors experience some emotional problems. These problems can result in depression, anger, frustration, feelings of loss and denial. There may be communication disorders which will include aphasia – to do with verbal abilities and auditory comprehension where they are unable to speak or to read, write or comprehend numbers. Or there may be motor speech disorders with slurred or garbled speech. All of these difficulties will affect the emotions creating sadness and possibly depression.

Extreme emotions will interfere with the rehabilitation process. Emotions are hard to control, partly because of chemical changes within the brain caused by the stroke. It is also a reaction to the challenges of dealing with the effects of a stroke. There can be rapid mood changes also causing crying or laughing inappropriately, feelings of hopelessness, changes in eating and sleeping, anger, anxiety and apathy.

Anxiety causes sleep disturbances. It may also cause difficulty with concentration. The stroke sufferer may avoid going out in public or even seeing friends. Irritability, another problem, can also cause difficulties with concentration and the stroke sufferer may tire more quickly.

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Are We Making People Become Mentally ill?

Mental illness has become a major problem in today’s society. Some conditions formerly thought to be not that serious such as bipolar and depression have been found to cause people to do things in an extremely irrational manner. Mental problems in people have been attributed to cause mass shootings and terror.

Are we making people become mentally ill by our behavior toward them? A very disturbing piece was aired on the sports news about an NFL pro football player who was treated badly by his fellow teammates to the point where he left and went home to try and cope with the extreme distress he was feeling. It was reported that he had suffered several incidences of unkindness from other members of his team, but the last straw seemed to be when a group of them invited him to sit with them at a table where they were seated for lunch. Possibly feeling jubilant that they were finally accepting him, he went to sit with them whereupon the rest of the team immediately got up and left. They may have thought it was a funny practical joke, but their actions caused great harm.

I had not been aware of the situation and do not know the player’s name, but it does seem totally unconscionable that such a thing would happen. This was done by grown men who are well educated and successful. They most certainly should have known better, and there is no excuse for their treatment of a fellow teammate who should be looked after and nurtured instead of being bullied and disrespected.

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