Infertility impacts just about every area of a couple’s life; their work, their relationships with friends and family, their finances, their social life, their own relationship and their mental and emotional health. People will typically feel sorry for the woman who is undergoing multiple medical tests and treatments but often not think much about what her partner is going through. Infertility has multiple effects on men because despite his own concerns he often feels the need to be “strong” in support of his partner.
Many adult survivors of incest have undergone therapy, perhaps joined support groups and even confronted the perpetrator. No matter how much healing we do it seems that we are never truly healed and the effects of what happened is so deeply embedded in us that it becomes a part of our core identity.
When a parent or caretaker uses the child for their own sexual gratification they are meeting their own needs and simply de humanizing the child. The child is there simply to fulfil their needs and thus becomes an object. Because the parent is an authority figure the child is powerless. Adult survivors of incest have an underlying core belief about themselves and the environment:-
There are many areas of our lives that may burden us; The never-ending to-do lists, obligations to others, relationship entanglements. These burdens can overwhelm us and have a negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional health as well as our relationships and productivity and effectiveness in the workplace.
When we get rid of the things that are weighing us down we can lighten up and open ourselves up to new possibilities and positive energies.
You cannot change what you do not acknowledge so the first step is to take stock.
As pressure in the corporate world increases large numbers of people feel that they are not good enough. Their greatest fear is that someone of importance will find out that they are intellectual imposters. This article discusses what is imposter syndrome and how to alleviate it.
Imposter syndrome is not a disorder; It is something that people experience at a lesser or greater extent at certain times in their life. It is not a fixed trait but something that exists on a continuum which about 70% of people experience at some time. Sufferers believe that they are the only ones that feel this way and that everyone else is confident.
People with Imposter Syndrome believe that their compliments and achievements are unearned. Even if they receive recognition, promotion, awards etc. they believe it is luck, charm, their connections that have nothing to do with their ability.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition that affects your digestive system which causes pain or discomfort in your abdomen and a change in your bowel habits. About two in 10 people in the UK have IBS and women are twice as likely to get it as men. What many people don’t realize is that you can learn how to control IBS with your brain!
Symptoms can come and go; a person may not have any symptoms for months and may then have a sudden flare-up.
IBS can cause other symptoms too.
Learn strategies to keep stress and blood pressure down. 32% of adults in the UK and one in three American suffer from high blood pressure which is known medically as hypertension. Many people don’t even know they have it, because high blood pressure has no symptoms or warning signs. But when elevated blood pressure is accompanied by abnormal cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the damage to your arteries, kidneys, and heart accelerates exponentially.
High blood pressure (BP) is one of the most important cardiovascular risk factors worldwide. Statistics show that only about one-third of patients achieve optimal BP control using drug therapy alone. It is recommended, therefore that patients with hypertension make other lifestyle changes such as reducing sodium intake, increasing exercise, moderating alcohol consumption and losing weight.
When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress.
If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these strategies to keep stress and blood pressure down.