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If you’re having trouble sleeping well or feeling anxious most days, you probably aren’t alone because over 40 million Americans yearly suffer from anxiety disorders.
Excessive worry has become common for many people today, and it affects their ability to sleep well, perform daily tasks, concentrate, or enjoy social interactions—and that’s not healthy!
Feeling a bit down lately, maintaining a positive mood when life gives us lemons can be challenging. If you are feeling down, there are ways to help yourself feel better. Here are some natural remedies that will help lift your spirits and improve your well-being
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) says "social isolation and loneliness have a detrimental effect on health and well-being".
Some consider loneliness a primary emotion, on a par with fear and anger. For millions of years, survival relied on being part of a gathering; being isolated from your community was dangerous.
But now, a fear of loneliness can keep us in a toxic relationships, unfulfilling jobs, or destructive marriages.
Like many of us, we have heard about mindfulness. I knew that it implied paying attention, opening our awareness to what is happening now, in the present moment, and accepting it without judging or trying to control it.
Mindfulness is unquestionably linked to breathing, yet we all know how to breathe because it is a natural phenomenon, and you would think it doesn't need the practice anyway?
Relaxation techniques are becoming a trending term on internet search engines as more and more people seek ways of coping with the stress of 21st-century living.
A variety of methods are available to achieve the relaxation response - a state of deep rest that counteracts the negative effects of stress.
Have kids, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. When these little blessings hit the terrible two’s, things get real! We’ve held them and nurtured them from their first breath and it seems when they hit a certain age, toddler-hood, they turn into little imps running around controlling the universe. Oh, the tantrums!
You might have noticed that the word ‘mindfulness’ is quite ‘in’ at the moment; very trendy.
Courses on the topic have increased dramatically, articles have been published, and workshops offered.
Many prominent psychologists and counsellors are employing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MiCBT) as a practical approach for their clients. Therapists are using this technique more and more for bipolar disorder.
This article is part of the open university learning course which was published in 2015, giving an overview of the mindfulness concept to the reader. Mindfulness is about focusing on the present moment, whilst at the same time accepting your feelings, thoughts, and body’s sensations.