How To Deal With Stress And Anxiety Caused By Work From Home by Eglant Hoxhulka

How To Deal With Stress And Anxiety Caused By Work From Home

With the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, everyone's life underwent a dramatic change across the world, the US included. The work sector made no difference, this pandemic forced people and governments to take precautions they never thought of. Although some of us went back to our normal workplace, many Americans are dealing with a return phase or still working from home. Due to this pandemic, people feel like going through unexplored waters, forcing people, governments, and businesses to find new methods to continue working and interacting with one another, but without forgetting to take care of themselves, their mental health, and general well-being.

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Why A Little Bit Of Stress Is Good For You To Develop Your Full Potential by Eglant Hoxhulka

Why A Little Bit Of Stress Is Good For You To Develop Your Full Potential

Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, which may be closely related to a particular situation or event. Our body's reactions can be physical, mental, or emotional. Being under a lot of pressure, e.g, situations when you have a lot to think and deal about, or not having enough control over what's happening. So far there is not a clear-cut medical definition of stress and scientist have not reached a common conclusion if stress is the reason for problems or the result of them. When stress happens, it is trying to say that something requires our attention and that we must take action. Our bodies are created in a way to experience stress and respond to it while we panic.

Eglant Hoxhulka
wellness . 14 min read
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How Parents Can Help Teens Manage Their Exam Stress by Eglant Hoxhulka

How Parents Can Help Teens Manage Their Exam Stress

The wish of every parent for their child is to have success in life and fulfill his dreams. Children and teenagers face challenges to overcome during the road to progress, but it is important to remember that whatever duty or task a teen may face, it carries a considerable amount of stress for them. But what is stress? Stress is our body's response to pressure. There are various situations or life events that trigger stress. It happens when we are faced with something new, unknown, which is a threat to ourselves, or if we have no control over something. In such cases, adrenaline is released which raises heart and breathing rate. Our muscles become tense and we are in a state of alertness.

Eglant Hoxhulka
wellness . 14 min read
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How To Identify Your Core Beliefs About Your Self-worth by Eden Shuffield

How To Identify Your Core Beliefs About Your Self-worth

We’re here to talk about all things self-worth, from what it means and how to define it, to how it presents itself, why self-worth looks different for different people, and we’ll explore the reasons behind why we believe the things we believe about ourselves and how those beliefs got there. If you have access to social media and use platforms like Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc.; if you watch network TV programs or stream popular shows on Netflix and Hulu; if you flip through lifestyle magazines while waiting at the doctor’s office, chances are you’ve at the very least seen or heard the term “self-worth.”

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14 Self-empowering Beliefs That Will Strengthen Your Self-identity by Eden Shuffield

14 Self-empowering Beliefs That Will Strengthen Your Self-identity

As children, we are each taught stories that are unique to us; we are told who we are, what we are, where we’re going, what we’re going to measure up to, who we will be. As children, we are young, malleable, thirsty sponges that soak up the things we’re told. Many of the details that make up these stories are determined by our parents, guardians, culture, demographic, or life circumstances. Our environments and the people in our environments impress their beliefs of who and what we are upon us. Everyone begins life as an infant with an infant brain that develops with time and experience. We start with absolutely zero knowledge of ourselves and the world around us; we absorb the information fed to us and we trust that those older and wiser truly are wiser.

Eden Shuffield
wellness . 10 min read
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The Top 10 Ways You Can Embrace And Celebrate Who You Are by Eden Shuffield

The Top 10 Ways You Can Embrace And Celebrate Who You Are

From our earliest childhood memories to the times in adulthood that leave the deepest impressions on us, society has seemingly written our story for us. Society’s story unfolds in a way that is often out of our realm of control. It is written time and time again that unless we fit a certain mold, we are worthless. Unless we look or act a certain way or come from a certain background, we are different, weird, and unworthy of care and attention. Society tells us what we are, and then society tells us what we should be and what we should strive for, pointing out all our flaws and imperfections along the way.

Eden Shuffield
wellness . 10 min read
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Put Ping-Pong On The Prescription Pad:  A Surprising Drug-free Alternative For Help In Managing Depression, Dementia, And Parkinson's Symptoms by Leslie M. Levy

Put Ping-Pong On The Prescription Pad: A Surprising Drug-free Alternative For Help In Managing Depression, Dementia, And Parkinson's Symptoms

It was heartbreaking to watch. A relative's mental health and overall wellbeing began to deteriorate rapidly following her husband's death from cancer. It was hard enough to see her struggle during her spouse's prolonged illness. But losing him, as well as dealing with other physical ailments of her own, was enough to catapult her into a severe depression. Despite repeated attempts to alleviate her symptoms (including several antidepressants, ECT treatments, and hospitalizations), she continued to wrestle with depression for years on end. I visited her on different occasions. Each time after my visit, when the heaviness in my chest became tolerable, my mind kicked into high gear. What else would help? What other options were there? Was there something the doctors had missed? Was there some answer located outside of the box that we hadn't yet discovered?

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Double The Stigma: Hypersexuality In Bipolar Illness And How To Manage It by Leslie M. Levy

Double The Stigma: Hypersexuality In Bipolar Illness And How To Manage It

Imagine the following scenario. A petite woman with dark hair and a wounded expression in her eyes suddenly buries her face in her hands and starts to cry. "What's wrong?" her friend asks. "Eric cheated on me. I found him in bed with my friend's younger sister. He told me two days ago that he loved me and would never do anything to hurt me. He went on and on about how beautiful I was. He stayed up all night writing me poems about his undying love for me. Wrote me 12 sonnets. Told me how he worshipped the ground I stood on." "He's crazy that boyfriend of yours. Isn't he the one with bipolar?"

Leslie M. Levy
wellness . 11 min read
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The Number One Thing To Keep In Mind When It Comes To Your Self-worth by Eden Shuffield

The Number One Thing To Keep In Mind When It Comes To Your Self-worth

Social media is constantly throwing the term “self-worth” at us from every direction on a daily basis. We see it in our Instagram newsfeed, we see it trending on Twitter, and we see it highlighted through shared links and content on Facebook. When we think about self-worth, self-care typically comes to mind. Our minds drift to bubble baths with fizzy bath bombs, face masks that penetrate our pores, pampering manicures and pedicures, and indulgent massages that leave us feeling whole and rested. While these acts are only a single facet of self-care, they don’t necessarily fall under the category of self-worth. These two words may belong to the same family, but they are not interchangeable.

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The Five Key Reasons Why You Have A Low Sense Of Self-worth by Eden Shuffield

The Five Key Reasons Why You Have A Low Sense Of Self-worth

Self-worth is a concept that’s gained traction and notoriety over the years, increasingly so with the wave of self-care that’s impressed itself upon society by the Millennial and Gen Z generations. We see ads and commercials imploring us regularly to practice appropriate self-care in order to fuel and nurture our self-worth, but before buying into the message, we first need to examine what it means to have self-worth. Before we can dive into the reasons why someone’s concept of self-worth may be lacking, we must first explore and define the term itself. Self-worth is the way you view yourself; it is how you see your value and worth in the world.

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If You're Struggling In Your Eating Disorder Recovery, Remember These 10 Things by Eden Shuffield

If You're Struggling In Your Eating Disorder Recovery, Remember These 10 Things

Eating disorders are the leading cause of death among all mental illnesses, including depression. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), approximately 10,200 eating disorder-related deaths occur every year in America. There are many different classifications of eating disorders, ranging from Anorexia Nervosa to Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), and everything in between. An eating disorder is an unhealthy preoccupation with food. This can include over-eating, under-eating, eating only specific foods, avoiding certain foods, over-exercising to compensate for eating, purging meals out of fear of weight gain and fullness, obsessively measuring food, having food rituals and rules, and an array of other aversions to food and eating.

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11 Warning Signs Of Exercise Addiction by Eden Shuffield

11 Warning Signs Of Exercise Addiction

You pull on your leggings, tie up your laces, tighten your ponytail, and secure your EarPods. The weather is beautiful, perfect for a run. You head out down your normal route and run a couple of miles with the music pumping in your ears. With a glistening sheen of sweat, you circle back home and head inside to cool down. As you wipe your face with a towel and lie under the fan, you feel strong and energized. The endorphins are racing through your body and you feel empowered, ready to take on the world. You’re tired but you feel proud and content. Maybe you’ve just finished a yoga, barre, or Pilates class. You may have just wrapped up a CrossFit WOD, a weightlifting session, a dance, or a kickboxing class. Maybe you’ve just knocked out a quick HIIT workout or spent 30 minutes on the Stairmaster.

Eden Shuffield
wellness . 13 min read
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The Number One Book You Need To Read If You've Failed Every Diet You've Ever Tried by Eden Shuffield

The Number One Book You Need To Read If You've Failed Every Diet You've Ever Tried

Have you ever started a new diet, all fired up and excited and ready to go all-in, stuck with it for about a month or so, lost a couple of pounds, and then the flame you started with began to steadily burn out? You gain back the weight you lost during your diet, and a few extra pounds creep in as well. You started out so strong; you had your eye on the prize and you were fully committed to the task at hand. You stuck to the rules and regulations of the diet you chose to pursue, even though it was challenging. You spent the money necessary to buy the right foods, kitchenware, and exercise plans. You even refrained from “bad” foods like chocolate and ice cream and ate only the “good” foods your diet promoted.

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Top 4 Things Your Loved One With An Eating Disorder Wants You To Know by Eden Shuffield

Top 4 Things Your Loved One With An Eating Disorder Wants You To Know

Chances are, you’ve met someone in your life who has struggled or is struggling with an eating disorder, or perhaps you have found yourself in the grasp of the mental illness. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reveals shocking statistics, ranking eating disorders with the second-highest mortality rate among mental illnesses, imploring that 9% of Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their life. Eating disorders appear often in the media. Consequently, we are typically shown emaciated white females when the topic of eating disorders comes to the surface. However, eating disorders don’t share the same face; they are all revealed differently in each individual. Anyone with any background, culture, race, and ethnicity can struggle with an eating disorder, whether wealthy or poor, male or female, binary or non-binary, child or adult. You can never look at someone and assume they have or do not have an eating disorder simply based on their physical appearance.

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Helpful Tips On Becoming A Nicer Person And Feel Great Doing It by Lashay Deloach

Helpful Tips On Becoming A Nicer Person And Feel Great Doing It

Who wouldn't want to be a nice and caring person? Nice and caring people feel great about themselves. They share their kindness with the world because they have good hearts. People with high self-esteem and confidence treat others in a generous and caring way. On the other hand, some people think being nice is a sign of weakness. Others see nice people as vulnerable individuals and push-overs. Some people believe nice people are people pleasers and are playing nice to get what they want. Although this may feel true, there are many reasons why someone would want to become a nicer person. Nice people help others when they are in need. They are always there for you when you need them. When you are a nice person, people respect and appreciate you. Besides, people hang around those that are nice and caring instead of those that are bitter and mean.

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Easiest Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence For Young Women by Lashay Deloach

Easiest Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence For Young Women

Is your lack of confidence taking over your life? If so, it's time to boost your self-confidence and experience joy in your life! Life is too short to be unhappy because of your lack of confidence. When you have high confidence, you can tackle any obstacle! You'll feel confident about your imperfections, talents, and you'll think more positively about yourself. With high confidence, you can also build healthier relationships with others. With high confidence, you are willing to try out new things and overcome any fears! Now since we've talked about all of the great things associated with having high confidence, let's get into simple things you can do to build your self-confidence.

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Does Synchronicity Really Exist? by Daila Ayala

Does Synchronicity Really Exist?

Synchronicity has been a term that not many people seem to be able to define. I, myself, have experienced synchronicity quite often whether it is through experiences or physical synchronicity. Many people, in various professions, seem to think that synchronicity is either coincidence, various coincidences that don't have a reason for being, that it is confirmation bias, anecdotal, or that synchronicity can't be possible because everything happens at an individual level and not in a unified field. But what are coincidences and confirmation bias? What is synchronicity for that matter? We will see below.

Daila Ayala
wellness . 7 min read
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The Noose Of Thought - A Short Exploration Of Mental Illness And Addiction by fishnets&corduroy

The Noose Of Thought - A Short Exploration Of Mental Illness And Addiction

As far as human conditions are concerned, addiction and mental health disorders are nothing new. However, understanding these afflictions and ourselves is less than perfect science. Take a look into our history and these themes are seen repeatedly. Snippets revealed in arts, societies, and sciences alike. It may be ugly but look closely, what we know now certainly isn't what it used to be. We’ve come a long way from exorcising schizophrenics, eating happy paints, and letting women die of broken hearts and black drapes. Our minds are intricate things and even now some of our most intimate workings remain mysteries. The good news is they're ready to learn. We know mental health refers to a person's psychological and emotional well-being and mental illness attacks this health.

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5 Wellness Tips To Survive Social Distancing by Camille Chazalon

5 Wellness Tips To Survive Social Distancing

The pandemic forced the entire world to adapt to new sets of rules, following social distancing measures, self-isolating when traveling, and respecting provincial and feral laws surrounding your social bubble. The entire world has to adapt to the “new normal” until the coronavirus isn’t a threat to society anymore. Fear and anxiety about what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. With that being said, you must be tired of hearing the impact of covid on our daily life.

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