Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Your Stress Response and Sleep

In the event you experience a perceived threat, it could be real or imagined, the stress response in your body is triggered, yielding a flow of physical changes like rapid, shallow breathing. There is release of adrenaline, cortisol and other chemicals that causes a sudden burst of energy. There are also other changes that let you fight or run from danger. That being said, this can make sleep such a chore and less restful when you can finally do it.

If your sleep problems are caused by stress, sleep is possible with certain stress management techniques. Meditation before sleep could help you relax and turn off the stress response. Sleep comes by easier then. Even simple breathing exercises can relieve stress and helps you sleep better.

Dane Cook Everybody

I was not a silly kid or outgoing. In fact, I suffered from quite a bit of anxiety. I used to have panic attacks when I was a teenager, really incapacitating moments, because I had some phobias.
Dane Cook

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Q&A: How common is mental illness?

Q: How common is mental illness?

A: Mental illnesses are not uncommon. Truth be told, they occur more than cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. Based on the US Surgeon General, an estimated 23% of American adults (those ages 18 and older) or about 44 million people, and about 20% of American children bite it from a mental disorder at any given year.

Even though mental disorders are common, the main problem that comes with this illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion, about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 Americans, who have a serious mental illness. It is estimated that mental illness impacts 1 in 4 families in America.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How cancelling my gym membership is nourishing my body (and soul)

“A smaller budget can make you more creative? Less choice makes it easier to think and decide? Less time makes you use what you have better?” Can they nourish your soul? ---See More At http://www.homelifesimplified.com.au/nourish-mind-body/

Monday, February 17, 2014

ADHD Kids Before and After

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioral symptoms, there are inattentiveness, hyperactivity as well as impulsiveness. Common symptoms of ADHD include a short attention span, restlessness, and difficulty focusing.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Panicking is Silly

“Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly.”

― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters