Unhappiness is a normal human emotion. Everyone experiences it at some point in their lives, possibly even for extended periods of time. The word “depression” can be used for these times. However, major depressive disorder is more complicated and much more serious. Scarily, hidden symptoms of ... Views: 5
ADHD is one of the more common disorders affecting children in the United States. According to the CDC, 4.6 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. As more medications are produced to combat this rather widespread mental disorder, it can be hard to ... Views: 7
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder affecting over 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This rather common, albeit complex mental disorder, can adversely affect a child's schooling as ... Views: 17
My oldest left for university last year. Although the mother hen in me feared that I would be nostalgic for long gone times and spend my nights shedding tears in silence, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well I actually coped.
However, as time wore on, I began to notice that beneath the ... Views: 11
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The condition has also been known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), though this is now considered to be an outdated term. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 ... Views: 10
Each Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded to be thankful. When times are tough, finding reasons to be thankful may be challenging or even seem inappropriate or impossible. This year, before we sit around the dinner table, let's think about the myriad benefits to saying thanks, and how to truly ... Views: 3
Vyvanse, also known as lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, is a stimulant often prescribed to individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It typically works through its interaction with the central nervous system.
However, Vyvanse can interact negatively when alcohol in the body. ... Views: 16
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders among children. Though usually diagnosed in childhood, ADHD often lasts into adulthood. There are many methods to help treat ADHD symptoms, the most common being the combined ... Views: 17
Thanks to growing research on the subject of ADHD, there are more treatments available now more than ever. With the numerous new medicines and treatments available, it can be difficult to distinguish which may be right for you and your family. Here we will compare the dosing, effectiveness, side ... Views: 20
Diagnoses of ADHD have been on the rise since 1990. Along with this comes a rise in awareness of the side effects associated with the standard ADHD medications. In addition to this, helpful preventative tips have come to light when it comes to controlling ADHD symptoms.
Traditional ADHD ... Views: 20
In the current Western world dieting and weight are topics of great popularity -you only need look at the magazine stands of any supermarket to find that most front covers are permeated with dieting tricks, weight loss plans, celebrities who have gained or lost weight; many people find ... Views: 28
Ever heard of how pretending to be happy and smiling can actually make you feel happier? Likewise, negative emotions and thoughts have the same effect on your mind and body. What you think and tell yourself on a regular basis, your mind will start to believe is the truth and you can skew your ... Views: 23
Digestive Health Checklist
What is the most important system in your body? Of course all eleven systems are important as a whole, but if you cannot absorb nutrients then your entire body will begin operating like a city in a brown out. Since your health depends so largely on your ability to ... Views: 45
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that was somewhat confusing, uncomfortable or perhaps even dangerous? Sometimes it's hard to understand why things happen or why we must participate in particular activities. We don't often understand why certain people enter our lives or why they ... Views: 38
Selfishness has a negative connotation in our culture; but it’s not selfishness, it’s a lack of empathy that hurts others. While I am no Ayn Rand acolyte, I do agree with her argument in “The Virtue of Selfishness”. Taking care of oneself is not only reasonable; it is necessary – necessary for ... Views: 58
In the event that stress and anxiety impacts your life that you continually feel restless, miserable, discouraged or wiped out then the time has come to make a move. The uplifting news is that perceiving that you need to make a move is a standout amongst the most vital fights that you need to ... Views: 37
Stress is the real epidemic in this country. I think it's safe to say, many of us feel like there's more to get done in less time these days. People are stressed financially, stressed with a colleague at work, stressed with parenting, stressed being Single so long...the list goes on. Stress ... Views: 60
If someone wanted attention in the past, they would have had to be around people. Nowadays, this is no longer necessary; the only thing they need to do is to use social media.
It is then possible for them to receive attention for something that relates to their own life, or they can ... Views: 25
As our ancestors evolved over millions of years in small bands, continually interacting and working with each other, it was vitally important to communicate in hundreds of ways each day. They shared information about external "carrots" and "sticks," and about their internal experience (e.g., ... Views: 21
Everyone might experience some troubles in sleeping once or more in the whole life due to of many different reasons. This is actually a very common issue which affects several people in the world each year.
Sleep Disorders Treatment At Home – Best Natural Remedies:
This is actually a very ... Views: 24
During the ups and downs which are a part of everyday life, we may begin to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Some days we struggle more than others to find our balance. Perhaps wondering how we can cope with the demands and challenges we encounter throughout the day.
The following three ... Views: 56
Drinking huge amounts of alcohol over long periods can cause many negative effects on your body and mind. Alcohol is present in wine, beer, and liquor. It depresses the CNS (central nervous system) and can affect all the organs in your body, especially the brain and liver.
When you start ... Views: 71
Having PTSD can be compared to having a famine in our mind.
It is a persistent weed-type of unnatural, inharmonious growth, this kind.
Such takes over the garden of constructive thoughts in our lives.
Misery proliferates not just in relationships, but a financial hole thrives!
As it ... Views: 41
Many people joke about mental health issues and are perfectly comfortable doing so. “Oh, I’m just a little OCD” they say while straightening photos and lining up pencils. Or maybe explain with a slightly guilty laugh “You know me, always late and forgetful, blame it on my mild Bipolar.”
All ... Views: 39
That girl would never go for a guy like me. My resume isn’t good enough to apply for that role. I could never pull that outfit off. She’s not replying to my message because she doesn’t like me. And the list goes on.
As human beings who spend 24/7 in our own minds, it is inevitable that we ... Views: 51
Many Canadians suffer from mental health issues. In fact, one in five have suffered symptoms of depression. This is no different among older adults, where five to 10 per cent of seniors will experience a depressive disorder that is serious enough to require treatment.
Managing feelings of ... Views: 33
When someone experiences loss, their whole experience of life can change, and when this happens, it is not going to be possible for them to carry on as normal. The thoughts in their mind and the emotions in their body can be different, and the meaning of their life could also have altered.
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We all have the opportunity to be mediators at various times in our lives. Two family members are arguing and cannot come to a resolution about the issue in dispute. We intervene and lend a helping hand. Perhaps an objective third part can offer some insights or suggestions that have alluded ... Views: 61
“Music is therapy for the soul.” My love for music began, during my military career. I started listening to music in the early 1980’s for enjoyment, but as I expanded my taste in music, I discovered certain types of music relaxed me and other types gave me energy. My favorite genre of music is ... Views: 48
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas A. Edison
I’ve failed a lot at many things before in my life. I’ve failed in jobs, relationships, businesses, sports and yet only a few times have I considered myself as a failure. Not anymore. While growing up and ... Views: 87
Mental health challenges in children and young people are on the increase and are posing huge problems for them, adults and the society as a whole. Families and schools alike, are now feeling the impact of this surge of mental health crisis. Something needs to give and changes must be made in ... Views: 52
If you relate to the following, you may indeed be a perfectionist:
You are very critical of yourself
You are afraid of making mistakes
You think in terms of ‘black and white’
You continually need approval from others
You set unattainable goals for yourself
You find it hard to ... Views: 62
Let's start with what counts as a complaint. If you tell your doctor about your headache, for example, that's not a complaint. That's because there's a good chance your doctor can help. So here's the definition: a complaint is talking about something you don't like to someone who can't ... Views: 69
Dysthymia or chronic depression is a common symptom of codependency; however, many codependents aren’t aware that they’re depressed. Because the symptoms are mild, most people with chronic depression wait ten years before seeking treatment.Dysthymia doesn’t usually impair daily functioning, but ... Views: 71
It has been just over a year now since the wake of Robin Williams's suicide resulted in a variety of questions and open forums for exploring & sharing information on the subjects of mental health & well-being, especially depression. I thought it a potent time to re-share the following ... Views: 58
By now, the important place that holding an attitude of gratitude occupies in personal/spiritual development and even practical planning has received enough mainstream press to be passe. My intent here is to revitalize the concept by returning to the basics, as many who've ... Views: 70
Truth be told, I am mildly obsessed with Serena Williams. Her talent and intelligence on and off the court, the longevity of her career, her comebacks, the authenticity of her ambition, her grit and determination, and her overall appeal are hard to ignore.
Other than Serena herself, no one ... Views: 66
For most people, when we feel sad we eat a bit of chocolate, watch a favorite movie or get together with friends and family. Unfortunately, serious depression cannot be cured by taking a vacation or having a laugh. It is something that affects your entire life and can be very difficult to ... Views: 39
Getting caught up in wanting - wanting both to get what's pleasant and to avoid what's unpleasant - is a major source of suffering and harm for oneself and others.
First, a lot of what we want to get comes with a big price tag - such as that second cupcake, constant stimulation via TV and ... Views: 28
One of the stops on our journey to discovering and understanding spirituality is an exploration of Buddhism. My personal experience with Buddhism has primarily come through the practices of Lay Buddhists; followers of the religion who aren’t members of the Sangha, that is, they aren’t monks, ... Views: 39
This is the second in a series of articles looking at how our feelings affect our lives and bodies. It is powerful knowledge that can help eliminate pain in all areas of your life. If you are struggling with something, send me an email or call.
Healing happens when you forgive
This is a ... Views: 38
Did you know that clutter can impact greatly on your productivity, your focus and ultimately your energy?
A study from Princeton University’s Neuroscience Centre “Interactions of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Mechanisms cloningin Human Visual Cortex” found that:
“Multiple stimuli present in the ... Views: 25
“We live who we believe we are”
I have recently enrolled in the part-time Psychotherapy program at Transformational Arts College here in Toronto (Thanks for the recommendation GY!). Part of the reason I enrolled was the realization that throughout my ... Views: 59
It doesn't take much for some people to get angry. For others, the process takes a bit longer. There must be certain criteria present before one is willing to relinquish their serenity. For those who fly off the handle rather quickly, there is a simple one word question they can ask before ... Views: 48
As those of you who have been following this blog know, a few weeks ago I started taking a weekly art class. It's been great for me to connect to my creativity in a structured way. I have learned so much about my creative process and I've only been in the class for 3 weeks! I can't wait to see ... Views: 47
Meditation gives you the ability to connect to your inner source of energy
The practicing art of meditation is the key to our journey within ourselves giving us the ability to move into personal excellence whilst encompassing our very unique inner spirituality.
Meditation allows us to know ... Views: 41
"A love without reproof is no love."
---Rabbi Yosi ben Chanina
Reproof is defined as rebuke or criticism. You may feel safer by seething silently when irked by a potential or actual marriage partner's behavior. But sometimes speaking up, with kindness and respect, at a time when both ... Views: 54
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and express gratitude. When we take the time to focus on that for which we are grateful, we feel fulfilled. Our cup overflows with feelings of abundance. According to Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles: “Gratitude is the single most important ... Views: 51
Biological Connections in Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are not to be taken lightly - 20% of anorexia sufferers lose their lives to their eating disorder, its important to remember these are very serious illnesses which pose a great risk.
Many people believe that eating disorders are ... Views: 24
We all have an inner ocean with its own rhythm. It's apparent in how we walk, how fast we talk, how well we relax and in our ability to deal with stress. It’s connected to our life force or ki. Our inner ocean is our soul’s vibration.
Have you ever met someone who regardless of ... Views: 46