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About Mental Illness and Perceptions

To understand mental illness we must appreciate the fact that every one of us is a conditioned individual. This is inevitable because no matter which society one grows up in one receives a powerful conditioning effect from the cultural value system, the language and traditions of that society. It means that every one of us is brainwashed by the society we live in as we grow up. It also means that every one of us will have acquired values, traditions and beliefs of that group and have some distorted perception of reality to start with. Our perceptions then change as time and experience forces us to move on. It is up to the individual to wake up and clear up those perceptions during one’s lifetime or die becoming a copy of the people around them.

Normally we all go about our daily activities despite our somewhat distorted perceptions. This is because society conditions us to think in a particular way. However this normality is relative to the society we live in. Since not all societies have the same value system, what is considered right in one society may

Get Protein From Plants

Here are a few plant-based foods that are excellent protein sources:

  • Hemp Seeds. Hemp seeds contain 10 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons, and this comes with plenty of healthy fat to help the protein absorb. Hemp seeds also contain more fiber than their hulled version called hemp hearts. You can add hemp seeds to your smoothies, use it on top of a salad or oatmeal, add it to any dessert or you can even use it to make hemp seed milk.
  • Lentils. One cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein, which can already be enough for an entire meal! You can eat lentils on its own, you can add it to salads, you can even turn it into vegetarian or vegan burgers.
  • Quinoa. Per cup quinoa contains 8 grams of protein, which makes it perfect to add to your meals. Use it as a substitute for rice, add into your salads, or make a vegetable quinoa bowl with scrambled egg for breakfast. Quinoa has a slight nutty taste but be sure to rinse it before cooking to remove the saponins that make it taste bitter. It is

Ways to Help Become Mentally Stronger

Be Optimistic

Optimism is a characteristic always displayed by successful people. How so? Because they never gave in to their failures and always pushed through despite the obstacles. They remain optimistic throughout the ups and downs of their journey. Additionally, these successful and mentally strong people are supported by their friends, relatives, and colleagues-a group of positive people. They don’t let pessimism get in the way of reaching their goals. Be the person that looks at a glass half full.

Find Balance With Negative Thoughts

Acknowledging negative thoughts also comes in handy at times. It enables you to see what could go wrong and how to plan and deal with it in advance. To be clear, negative thinking is welcome but being a pessimist isn’t.

Use Your Mental Energy Wisely

Distraction is one of the common causes of unproductivity and decreased mental energy. It’s always lurking and hiding in various forms, the most common being your smartphone and the social media apps you can access with just a few swipes and taps. Admit it, there are times where you just pause your work only

Hypnotherapy for Holidays

One of the most explored issues of holidays is that the events – dinners with family, meeting up relatives that you would otherwise rarely catch up with and all that holiday fuss in general – can pull you back to some sort of unpleasant memory you have made every effort to bury. The feeling can cause you mild or high discomfort, and it could be difficult to identify it.

Romantic relationships can often cause the same negative reactions in your thinking during this time of the year. You may find it painful to hear about the pleasant experiences of couples you know during their holidays, whether it be in person or through social media and networking. If you are feeling insecure and uncertain about your relationship, you will subconsciously compare your experiences to theirs, creating flaws in yours that weren’t there initially. Apart from that, you can feel a deepening sense of grief, as you see and hear about others’ relationships, while you are single.

Another issue is spiritual depletion, which manifests itself in a sense of depression caused by the multiple factors: you deem the holiday rituals no longer worthy and superficial, you have nowhere

Ways to Stop Alcohol Abuse

  • Distribute educational materials to schools, colleges, work places and community centers on the dangers of risky drinking and the need to identify possible problems early.
  • Learn more about the signs and symptoms. The more you know about alcoholism, the easier it will be for you to help and support others.
  • Alcohol screening is very important for any workplace or organization. Alcoholism can brutally damage the atmosphere and reputation of an establishment. It also affects the quality of work of employees and can damage public relations. So alcohol screening tests are a necessary step towards the growth of a company or organization.
  • Share your knowledge and make other people understand the dangers involved in consuming alcohol and how it ruins entire families. Highlight the need for a screening test. Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… ) so you can reach your goal – social websites have the enormous power to spread any message.
  • Encourage your friends, colleagues and family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking habits. If you believe someone close to you may have health issues, make them understand the importance of screening tests.
  • Wear red to show

Avoid Opioid Problems

Calcium gluconate turns out to be one of the more powerful painkillers, and it’s deficiency can be causing or exacerbating pain. Therefore, treating deficiency becomes key, and can be an answer to an otherwise dependent reliance upon potent, dangerous drugs.

Abnormal muscle function and deficiency…

Muscle function physically, is totally dependent upon nutrient levels chemically. Though nerves and bones depend upon certain minerals, the very function and action of muscles rely on it.

Contraction and relaxation are the main functions of muscle activity and allow a variety of movements. Calcium and its partner mineral, magnesium, are the key to these vital actions.

In deficiency, muscles are already at a disadvantage and can malfunction. This can be a predisposition to feeling pain. Tension, spasm, cramp or any other muscle disorder can result from lack of these life-giving minerals.

Injectable calcium has already proven to be a powerful painkiller in medicine. But its use isn’t difficult to understand once you understand the body’s need nutritionally.

Calcium and magnesium are partners. They work in tandem. The body requires both of them to be able to utilize either one.

But it doesn’t end that simply.

Successfully Surviving Stress

Stress can be defined as to how your body reacts to any change that requires an adjustment in your response. A certain amount of stress can actually help us to be more alert and to avoid danger. It has been said that life itself is about ninety per cent of how we react to a given situation and only about ten per cent of what actually happens to us.

This article will list some of the dangers that can accompany too much stress or in not doing a good job handling it. What may be easy for one person to face, another person might really be stressed when facing the same task. One person may consider it challenging to be faced with deadlines and needs deadlines to keep life interesting; another goes berserk!

Short-term or temporary stress could cause a fast heart beat, headaches, muscle stiffness, back pain, fast breathing, sweating and upset the digestive system. A stressed-out person might be cranky and have a hard time dealing with even small problems. A stressed-out person could be frustrated, more tired than they should be, have a difficult time focusing, and worry too much about little things.

Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss

Pros of hypnosis

One of the advantages is that it helps you to easily lose weight. According to experts, the technique helps you to lose up six pounds in a month. You should note that although this is the average amount that you can lose in a month, you can lose more if you work hard.

This means that you should concentrate more and thoroughly follow what your therapist advises you to do.

Another advantage of the weight loss technique is that you can easily find a therapist to help you. If there is no therapist in your area, you can go online and find one.

If you don’t have money to hire a therapist, you don’t have to worry as you can undertake self-hypnosis. Here you only need to read articles or watch videos that will guide you on how to go about the process.

Cons of the technique

The main disadvantage of the technique is that you can’t use it as a substitute for diet and exercise. This means that you can’t use the technique on-its-own. For you to find results you should incorporate dieting and exercises as part of

Lemongrass Essential Oil

The benefits

The lemongrass essential oil comes with a number of benefits to health.

  • It supports and boosts healthy digestion
  • It soothes muscles and tendons that are aching
  • It purifies as well as tones the skin
  • It relieves depression and that heavy feeling most people feel when they are emotionally or mentally disturbed
  • It relaxes the nerves

The best thing about the lemongrass essential oil is that it can be used together with a number of other oils including lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and geranium. Blending the oil with any other increases the benefits that you get and you can mix depending on the results that you are looking for.

Using lemongrass essential oil

Before using lemongrass essential oil, test on a small skin area to determine skin sensitivity and allergy. It is also very important to remember that excessive use of this oil can cause skin sensitization hence there is a need to use it mildly for best results. When applying it, keep it off the nose, ears and the eyes.

  • For sore joints and muscle strains, combine equal amounts of the oil and coconut oil, then massage

Effects of Working Longer Hours

Even if we are surrounded with convenient, fast and quick food nowadays, we need to be careful with our body by having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. The foods we have right now are not rich in calorie and can deplete our nutrition. These foods might fill our stomach but these can affect our health.

We need to stay on track with foods that truly equip our body to keep up its “housework.” To be clear, processed foods include anything that has undergone complex processing steps. It’s important to realize that organic, nutrient-rife foods are becoming just as accessible as processed, junk food options.

However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done because when practiced wrongly, you will definitely develop diseases. You need to analyze your habits thoroughly. For instance, what habits would you most like to break? What do you think is your healthiest habit?

In my case, I am very workaholic that lately I feel dizzy every time I lie down to sleep and also when rising from bed. It’s one thing to pull a long day every once in a while to finish a project or deal with a crisis,

Carbs to Lose Weight

Bodybuilders are not the best role model for everyone muscle wise, and maybe sometimes they take their body fat just way too low. However, everyone can learn and mimic the actions of bodybuilders to decrease body fat and improve body composition. It is a fact that the art of bodybuilding or body sculpting is literally achieving the best leanest body composition. So even though we may not want to look like a bodybuilder, especially one on steroids, we can learn a lot from how bodybuilders eat and exercise to achieve a better fat to muscle ratio. After all they are the best at it. The question remains so how many carbs to lose weight?

Most bodybuilders that I have studied consume a 40, 40, 20 split of carbs, protein, and fat. 40% carbs, 40% protein, and 20% fat. This split really works, and I say that from experience. This is usually the split that I do when trying to have a lean look. To figure out your 40, 40, 20 split you first have to figure out how many calories you should be having a day. Then take that number and take 40, 40, 20 percent from

Importance of Gratitude

I recently entered gratitude into a search on Google and it returned 109,000,000 results, and I noticed a disturbing trend. Based on the top links that came back it appears that many people are using gratitude for selfish aims. Among the top links that came back on page one in my search were: “The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About,” “Can Gratitude Make Millennials More Successful?” and “7 Surprising Health Benefits of Gratitude.”

In my experience, the only genuine practice of gratitude is when it is done to enrich others. In fact, in my regular practice of gratitude I specifically ask the recipient not to acknowledge it, but rather, if they feel compelled to respond, to send a similar message of gratitude to someone in their life OTHER THAN ME!

I believe that expressing gratitude for selfish reasons will eventually backfire in the same way I see general selfishness and greed eventually come back to bite people. It’s not always easy to do, but in the long run, helping others will fill you up a lot faster than only looking out for yourself.

Our society has become obsessed with results, to its detriment,

Ways to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Avoid High Risk Situations

The best strategy to quit drinking is avoiding high risk situations. Avoid social settings where alcohol is served. Do not buy or keep alcohol at home as this will easily tempt you. Friends and family members can also assist by refraining from drinking alcohol in the presence of those in recovery.

Build a Strong Support Network

Ensure that you surround yourself with positive people. This will help you to build and improve your self-esteem and confidence. Without a positive support network, it is difficult to make changes that will completely lead to sobriety. An available social network support is particularly important during the early months of recovery.

Communicate Effectively

Having an effective communication with family, friends and workmates can help them to understand the different aspects and challenges involved in your road to recovery. Expressing yourself to them will help them to be much more supportive and assistive.

Incorporate a Nutritious Diet

A healthy diet and proper hydration are important to an alcoholic’s healing process. Proper nutrition, as well as hydration, helps to restore physical and mental health, improving the chances of recovering.

Macro and micro-nutrient