The Bliss Of Broken Family

 

The family is viewed as a basic unit of society. The family is considered as a significant contributor to one’s individuality, and part of this belief is the characteristic behavior of some individuals to conclude the character of others based on their family background.

Often than not, these people believe that someone who comes from a broken family will be most likely to have a failed marriage in the future. “[T]he fact remains that numerous empirical studies have found that those who experience a parental divorce are significantly more likely to divorce themselves,” writes Renée Peltz Dennison, Ph.D.

Our definition of having a perfect family streams from the fact that it is complete and no dissolution of marriage that’s going to happen. However, with the change of times, family structure has evolved, and there is now acceptance of the many forms of family notwithstanding its completeness towards the formation of the personality of the individual. 

“Children are living in many different kinds of families and households. A full 40 percent of them are not being raised by two married parents. Many are living with one parent, or with cohabiting parents, or with stepparents or grandparents, to name just a few of the most popular permutations,” writes Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.…

Can Unloving Someone Make You Happy? 

“He Is My World. I Could Not Imagine Life Without Him.” 

When I met him, my instinct did not deceive me that he has a thing for me and that I could confidently say. He made me feel special, yes, in everything he does; he made me feel like a VIP. As expected, I fell for his trap. I became too dependent on him without knowing if he also has special attention to me. I was hesitant to confront him, as he’s too coward to confess. In the end, we just let things happen as they were. Days go by and I realized how much I had given most of my time to him. I did not know that I tolerated our status unlabeled for two years because we were happy with each other as if we were officially together. Until that dreadful day came and I realized that I had no right over him when I learned that he was courting someone else. That very moment I felt numb, I wanted to cry, but not a single teardrop would fall off from my eyes. I wanted to scream so loud, but no sound would resonate from my throat, and the only thing that was clear to me that moment was the fact that my world is being taken away from me. I was scared to lose him as he was my ALL. But I forgot we had no particular connection. 

Motivation & Exercise Therapy: Interesting Ways To Make You Work Out

Exercise. People have a love and hate relationship with it. Everyone knows that the benefits of exercise can significantly impact a person’s physical and mental health. Many types of research support that exercise releases happy hormones called endorphins, thus stabilizing moods. In a way, exercise can be utilized as a complementary therapy to mental illnesses. Despite the many affirmations and significant benefits of exercise, there are still some people who don’t get into the system and practice it.

“Many people skip the workout at the very time it has the greatest payoff. That prevents you from noticing just how much better you feel when you exercise,” Michael Otto, PhD, says.…

Psychiatry Advice: How To Help A Spouse With Depression

Depression affects approximately 16.1 million Americans and this mental illness can take a toll on their lives as well in their spouse and family’s lives. The divorce rates are escalating as an effect of irreconcilable differences due to a psychological condition, and feelings of hopelessness towards living together. Divorce-proofing your marriage is said to be a hopeless tactic since nobody knows what the future brings, but taking proactive steps is also one way to curb the anxiety of possible divorce. It is often best to strengthen the foundations of marriage than to repair damages.  

Safe And Healthy Ways To Remedy Anxiety

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Most of us, including me, are suffering from anxiety and stress from common factors like parenting, fatigue from work, or financial issues. When we are anxious and stressed, other symptoms such as irritation, nervousness, and chest pain also manifest. Generally, anxiety is known to be one of the most common mental health conditions observed in adults.

“There’s a societal pressure to keep going, put your best foot forward, and never show vulnerability or weakness,” said clinical psychologist Jaclyn Lopez Witmer, PsyD.

In fact, in America, more than 15% of adults suffer from anxiety yearly. On the other hand, conditions like hyperthyroidism may also lead to anxiety disorder. Thus, it is wise to be properly diagnosed before you seek treatment.

This article will focus on the different healthy remedies of anxiety and stress. These natural ways are safe even if they are used in conjunction with prescription medications.

 

  • There are never enough reasons for you to exercise. Physical activity and regularly active routines help on a lot of things, one of which is releasing bad toxins in the body that are caused by stressful situations.

 

  • If you are trying to control your tantrums and violent reactions due to anxiety, you can always express it by writing. Often, I have learned to write down the anger and frustration that I feel whenever I have too many chores to do and no time for myself. I used to vent them out to my children and most especially to my husband, which is not good at all for our relationship and the family as a whole. Writing about my problems as well as the solutions that I could try has helped me manage my anxiety.

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  • Relaxation Techniques. A common one that is taught in some meditation classes is the isometric muscle contractions. When we are so stressed, we don’t notice how tense our muscles are, and that adds to the negativity that we feel inside. You can use this technique when you are lying on the bed. Slowly tense your muscles consciously, maybe starting from the closing your hands into fists so that you are contracting your upper extremities. Then add the belly muscles and eventually down to your toes. Reverse the procedure when you release the tension, starting from the toes up to the fingers and jaw muscles. This is a very effective technique that puts some people to sleep after.

 

  • Cannabinoid Oil. Unlike marijuana, the cannabinoid oil or CBD doesn’t have the THC component, the substance in marijuana that produces a ‘high.’ It is available in the market without any prescription from a doctor. There have been numerous reports from individuals who have felt a significant reduction in their stress and anxiety. In areas where marijuana has been legalized, some doctors also prescribe it. According to Peter Grinspoon, MD of Harvard Medical School, “CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.”

 

  • Herbal Tea. A lot of teas promise to aid in relaxation, ease of sleep, and decrease in anxiety levels – and most of them hold to their promise. Chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and green tea are only some of the several effective herbal teas available all over the world.

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  • Animal Therapy. Adopting a pet for love and companionship is very effective in inducing calmness and relaxation. As explained by Sally Nazari, PsyD, our pets “do not need to be trained to provide natural healing. By simply playing with or cuddling our pets, we can benefit from the calming, soothing effect of their company” and can help us “cope with symptoms of anxiety and depressionfear, and the handful of other tough emotions likely to follow a traumatic experience.” Pets, particularly dogs, cats, and horses, may be useful to those who have a range of mental health problems like anxiety disorder. Walking dogs and grooming horses have had significant positive results.

 

  • When you are officially diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it means that you have a chronic mental illness that could restrict you to function normally. When there is no concrete medical cause of the anxiety, then therapy might very much help. Therapy allows an individual to understand his condition, the triggers, and how to manage his anxiety positively.

 

Conclusion

The anxiety that is left unattended can easily worsen and lead to more stress than you’ve ever experienced. But it is good to know that anxiety can be treated and managed. And if you are not fond of taking regular doses of medications, then you can certainly turn to the natural ways mentioned above. Try these remedies before seeking medical treatment. Perhaps all you need is the smell of lavender or chamomile to get that badly needed sleep.

 

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Green Tea: Asia’s Health And Beauty Drink

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The saying ‘the body is a wonderland and a temple’ only holds true if you are treating it as it is. Are you? How are you taking care of your body? You might have heard that sleep and exercise are among the many ways you can maintain your physical and mental health. Eating fruits and vegetables is also another winner.

In Asia, apart from eating healthily, they are also fond of drinking tea, particularly green tea. Green tea has become the standard drink for most Asian countries as Asians claim that it has helped them keep their skin healthy and young-looking. Western countries are also slowly recognizing its benefits, although green tea continues to be grown in Asia. It is shipped all over the world so that others can also reap the beauty and health benefits of this magnificent tea.

Beauty And Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Weight Loss. Individuals who participated in a study were seen to have lost weight after a month of regularly taking it. This is mainly because of green speeds up your body’s metabolism, so you lose calories while sipping a cup every day, even without exercise.

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Retards Aging. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants known as polyphenols, which are responsible for slowing the aging process. They effectively counteract the ill effects of free radicals that may cause cancer, eye problems, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Most Chinese women also report that they have noticed a reduction of wrinkles on their face with long-term drinking of green tea.

Enhances Complexion. Improving skin elasticity and complexion is a popular advantage that people say about green tea. As you drink the boiled tea leaves, your toxins are subsequently flushed out of your body. Regularly drinking a cup a day helps you normalize your complexion.

Prevents Disease. A study done by health experts showed that drinking green tea daily helped slow or prevented the onset of Parkinson’s disease. This is due to the tea’s ability to keep a person’s brain cells intact, subsequently avoiding the depletion of dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is seen as scarce in the brain imaging studies of those with Parkinson’s.

Keeps Teeth Healthy. Some kinds of toothpaste have green tea components added to them, ever since the tea was found to fight bacteria in the mouth from proliferating. Thus, it helps prevent dental plaques, tars, and tooth decay.

Decreases Presence Of Dark Circles And Wrinkles. Green tea consists of tannins, powerful antioxidants that are known to reduce or eliminate the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and wrinkles on the forehead. These antioxidants also able to shrink the small arteries within the skin surrounding the eyes, leading to reduced puffiness and swelling. The lightening effect is due to green tea’s vitamin K component.

Boosts The Immune System. A study on mice revealed that green tea is a potent immune booster that reversed the infection injected on the mice. It may also help manage or reduce infection in other parts of the body.

Heart Disease Prevention. Regularly drinking green tea helps control and prevent the risk of heart conditions. This is one of the most popular health benefits of this tea, and this is why most Asians have it just after breakfast or dinner. It effectively decreases cholesterol levels as well.

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Conclusion

Asia has introduced a variety of teas and distributed these around the world. Among those that are equally popular for health and beauty are lavender, chamomile, and jasmine. Give these a try and experience a relaxing and rejuvenating morning after every drink.

 

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