Happiness is the highest from of health

Healthcare Quality Methods

Facilitate Adoption

It’s not enough to introduce new ideas to clinicians and discuss case studies. The reason is that it won’t motivate them to follow the improvement initiatives. It’s better to learn the quality improvement theory via hands-on improvement work. In other words, it’s applied to the real clinical setting. Also, identifying important areas for clinicians and develop the platform for betterment can help make the adoption much easier.

Defining Quality & Reaching an Agreement

If we agree on what quality means in a certain context, we can establish the measures and then collect data based on them. Also, the Institute of Medicine made a quality framework based on 6 aims for the systems for healthcare. However, the most important of them is the one that is patient-oriented. In other words, it stresses the provision of care based on the values and needs of an individual patient. Also, it ensures that the clinical decisions are made based on the patient’s values.

The definition of quality refers to what the patient thinks is important. It’s to make sure that the patient is getting the best care possible for their illness.

Improvement and Accountability

Both data and measurement make the backbone for quality improvement. This is the point where it’s difficult to take care of the matters associated with healthcare. Typically, when it comes to quality improvement methods, clinicians think that they involve performance measures that require accountability. However, it’s important to remember the difference between accountability measures and improvement measures.

Typically, the accountability measures are processed to get percentages. An accountability measure, for instance, gathers data about the number of ER patients who had to hang on for over 30 minutes for their turn. And then management is asked to keep the waiting time below half an hour. So, the improvement measure figures out the actual waiting period in minutes in order to find out the system performance and them improve it.

Deal With Emotional Abusers Manipulators Etc

They try to find the weakness in the self-esteem, your need of love and approval, they will try to find the values that are important to you, as your “weak point” or entry point, to start their “job”.

Now, why do they target YOU? and maybe Nobody else around you? because of Karma and we should go in the Soul contracts and agreements before birth to understand more.

Emotional Abusers will try to trap you in all sort of duties and rules and if you do not abide by them, you are bad and wrong and guilty.

And your problem is that you will buy into what they say. And that, you need to delete.

They will try to make you doubt of yourself. They will try to make you doubt of your sanity, of your truth, of your perceptions, of the fact that YOU HAVE HUMAN RIGHTS. YOU ARE AN INFINITE BEING WITH INFINITE POTENTIAL AND YOU ARE also INFINITELY PSYCHIC. You always know how things are.

Emotional abusers will always invalidate you, and that will cause you an immense anger and shame.

They will put you down continuously. Every culture has also different nuances of behavior, according to the “shadow” of the culture. For some, it is more violation of human rights, for some it is more patronizing, for some it is more linked with religion. They will try to put you down with sarcasm and belittle you.

And if you say anything, they will DENY. They will make you wrong because you stood up as if you had no rights to truth. They will deny your basic rights as a human being. They will try to take away your right to truth, your human right to freedom, privacy.

Now, HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH… THAT?

This article is just the beginning but at least it is a little bit of information from somebody who knows VERY WELL the topic.

You need to have the least connection the possible with them.

Ways to Diffuse Mental Health Stigma

  • Refrain from making it a taboo: Talking openly about mental health problems creates a platform where people can honestly discuss their struggles with mental disorders. This provides an opportunity to convey to those suffering in silence that they are not alone and that help is available.
  • Stay informed and spread awareness: When someone misrepresents mental illnesses, most people prefer looking the other way or staying silent. However, to reduce the brunt of the stigma, it is important to express how such beliefs affect a person and the need to spread awareness.
  • Avoid using stigmatizing language: The human language is continually changing and evolving and so have the applications of words, such as “insane,” “nuts,” and “mental” when referred to someone with a mental illness. Unfortunately, portraying mental illnesses through adjectives labels the individual and does no good in improving the situation.
  • Treat mental and physical disorders equally: Just like physical diseases, mental illnesses are brain disorders that can develop in anybody. The need of the hour is to treat mental disorders like other chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, etc., to ensure effective treatment.
  • Choose not to be a victim: Stigmatization leads to discrimination and oppression of people with mental disorders. However, it is also possible to lead a life very different from the decadent view of mental disorders by simply honoring one’s choice to lead an empowered life by seeking treatment.
  • Need to alert media: The depiction of mental health issues by the media has so far been like a double-edged sword. Many a times, they’ve helped spread public awareness about mental health, yet at times they’ve also inaccurately portrayed mental illnesses. Therefore, it is important to alert media platforms about the ill effects of using stigmatizing language as both their media coverage and the consequences of wrongfully addressing mental health issues are far-reaching.
  • Talk about treatment and recovery: An uninformed and ignorant person may harbor apprehensions about mental health treatment. He or she may fear being judged as a weak person on visiting a psychiatrist or taking medications. When people who have recovered from their problems through medical interventions talk about their recovery, they have an opportunity to inform others. At the end, seeking treatment for mental disorders does not make a person weak. In fact, it represents his or her courage and will to get better.

Mental health stigma can affect various aspects of one’s life. At its worst, it can lead to self-criticism wherein the person blames himself or herself for his or her condition. In such cases, stigmatization becomes an active ongoing risk factor for the disorder that prevents an individual from seeking the required help from others.

Dancing With Dementia

When language becomes incoherent and an individual with Dementia becomes increasingly confused by spoken word, dance offers the opportunity to communicate with no words needed. In fact body language and physical contact become significant when speech is difficult for a person with dementia and movement and dance have the power to convey meaning.

In moments of complete frustration when an individual living with dementia can longer remember the name or face of a loved one, dancing can present an opportunity to reconnect. Holding hands and swaying from side to side can mean that both individuals are connected physically and emotionally in the same moment of time. Shuffling around the room in a dance hold whilst looking into one another’s eyes can provide focus of individual and provide real insight to how one is really feeling.

As well as the many psychological benefits of dance, dance is a physical activity so provides many physical benefits for an individual’s health. The benefits of dancing for an individual living with dementia can include improving joint mobility, maintaining strong muscles, improving flexibility and working the cardiovascular system. All of which can encourage an individual to maintain their independence for as long as possible. There is well documented research on how exercise can improve mood and wellbeing and this is also true of dancing.

Ultimately the benefits of dance for those living with dementia are plentiful. Dance for people living with Dementia can ensure that individuals are engaged and enjoy meaningful activity, provide opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with loved ones and most importantly to be happy and health.

Aromatherapy To Detox

The food we eat in this industrialized world is also full of additives that may not necessarily be good for the health of the body. Unfortunately, for the sake of preserving the food for longer, big giants companies don’t mind adding at least a small amount of it to the food.

Toxins do not just come from our environment. Our body also sometimes produces toxins in relation to our state of mind. Whenever our body feels emotionally charged it may release substances that make us feel irritated.

This is why it is important that we detoxify our body as often as possible for a healthy life. The good news is there are really easy ways to detoxify our body. Simple things like just drinking clean water can help the liver and kidneys in excreting the toxic products. Also by exercising often you can accelerate the flow of the toxins outside of your body through your sweat or waste.

Exercising and drinking a lot of water is already a good start for the body to get rid of a certain amount of toxins but there are even better ways to help the body out. You can for example rely on aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the art of using plant essential oils to cleanse the human body and at the same time bring it into a state of well being.

There are two popular ways to use essential oil to push away the body toxins. These are either through inhalation or massage. Plant oils are made up of certain special chemicals that influence the state of mind of a person. When those molecules enter the human body through massage or inhalation, they get into the nervous system and affect the hypothalamus. This part of the brain influences the hormonal system of the person. The hormonal system in turn influences the mood, the stress level and metabolism of a person.

Essential oils help the body release the right amount of certain hormones that in turn can help the body cleanse itself.

As mentioned before the scent of an essential oil can be used to cleanse the body by inhalation. One way of doing it is to use the oil and mix it with some wax to create a candle. When the candle is lit up, the burning of the wax releases fragrance from the essential oils that goes into the brain and has the appropriate effect.

Some oils used in the formulation of aromatherapy candles that help with detoxing are Rosemary, Mandarin, Lemongrass and Juniper Berry.

Another way of using essential oil is by massaging the body with them. Once the oil is in contact with the human body the molecules are able to pass through the skin and get into the bloodstream. In just some few hours of massage the body is completely detoxified.

The way it works is through the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is the part of the human body that makes sure that toxic products inside the body are flushed out. With the assistance of essential oil, the functioning of the lymphatic system is improved and the body finds it even easier to clean itself.

There are different oils that are used to achieve different goals; here are some of them.

Lemongrass: The oil extract from the plant lemongrass can be used to deal with inflammation. When the human body releases certain toxins, the parts of the body affected by those toxins become inflamed and that is where lemongrass essential oil can help. This same oil also has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties so it can be used to kill germs and clean wounds.

Mandarin Oil: If you are dealing with a skin problem this oil may be of help. It is used to rejuvenate the cells of the skin. Your skin is exposed daily to all types of agents, some artificial, some natural. At the end of the day your skin can be affected by all the substances it is exposed to. Mandarin is good for fighting all kinds of skin infections. Even those suffering from stretch marks and acne can use mandarin essential oil to help heal it.

Rosemary: One of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy is Rosemary because it has so many health benefits. Talking about toxic waste, Rosemary helps people suffering from bad breath to restore their buccal health. The same oil is also used to give the skin a better tone and remove dryness. You can also use this oil to clear your respiratory tract. The oil can also be used to deal with respiratory problems like flu, allergies, sore throat and cold. Paracelsus a physician, involved with herbal medicine in the sixteenth century, believed that rosemary oil had the ability to heal organs such as liver and even the heart.

Essential Oils For Eczema Treatment

  • Lavender – The essential oil of lavender has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also moisturizes and calms the skin, thus speeding up the healing process. The oil will help reduce and prevent skin scarring as a result of the disease. It is safe undiluted and can be applied directly to the affected areas several times daily till results are achieved.
  • Peppermint – The cooling effect of the essential oil is probably what makes it great for eczema. It soothes irritated, itchy skin relieving the pain and also aids healing thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties it has. Spearmint can also be used in a similar way to enjoy good results.
  • Rose – It might be amongst the most expensive essential oils, but works effectively in the treatment of eczema. It relieves inflammation and pain and heals damaged, sore skin. You can use a few drops of rose oil together with other affordable essential oils to enjoy treatment effectively and affordably for that matter.
  • Tea tree – This oil has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties making it great for the skin disease. It is amongst the best in reducing pain and aiding proper fast skin healing. It also works by preventing excessive skin irritation and scratching that only makes the condition worse. It can be applied to the skin directly to treat the disease. It also acts as carrier oil and can be used in bath with other oils.
  • Juniper – It is not as flowery in scent as the other essential oils, but it works just as effectively on eczema. It decreases skin inflammation and pain easily aiding healing.
  • Geranium – The oil is usually used for the treatment of insect bites. On eczema it will relieve inflammation and pain. It soothes the itchy skin offering relief and reducing the chances of making the condition worse. The oil kills bacteria and other germs and can be applied at least twice daily till healing is achieved.
  • Chamomile – German and Roman chamomile are the best when it comes to treating eczema. The essential oil works by reducing inflammation and soothing dry, itchy patches of the skin. It can safely be applied directly on the affected areas.
  • Cedar wood – This essential oil will take care of inflamed skin as a result of seborrheic eczema. It will cure the skin infection and balance production of sebum to promote healthy skin. It can be used with other essential oils to aid faster healing.
  • Melrose – The oil is a blend of clove, rosemary, naouli and tea tree making it very powerful. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of the combination are what make it effective in treating eczema. It promotes the regeneration of new tissues and cells, giving rise to healthier skin.

Essential Oils for Hormone Balance

Most essential oils have multiple uses and benefits and that is true of lavender. It also helps soothe the skin and eases muscle tension. Another essential oil in the adaptogen group is basil. It is good for cooling the skin (think hot flashes) and also for it’s calming and restorative effects. Basil eases the mind and can also be used either aromatically or topically. Massaging with basil on the ears or the forearms can soothe anxious feelings and balance the adrenal glands.

Many problems caused by imbalance of estrogen and progesterone such as depression and infertility can be helped by using lemon to detox the liver. I start each day with a drop of lemon and frankincense essential oils in my first glass of water. They also increase energy and reduce my appetite. Clary sage is an oil that is used to alleviate cramps from your monthly cycle and soothing symptoms of PMS. Try mixing a few drops with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut or almond oil and rub across the abdomen for pain relief. I use a particular blend of oils made for the same purpose and it comes in a bottle with a rollerball that makes application easy. Just rub on the wrist and breathe it in. It instantly calms and helps cool those hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause or post menopause in my case.

One of the best essential oils for balance is bergamot, a unique citrus oil that has a wonderful depth of smell. It mainly assists with emotional feelings like self worth and self acceptance. Blending bergamot with lavender and cedarwood will help ease the mind and relax the body, all great for dealing with stress.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood has been used in native American Indian ceremonies to enhance communion with the spirit and promote bravery against all odds.

Like all evergreen oils, cedarwood essential oil enhances feelings of security and protection. The aroma is used by aromatherapists to calm anger and relieve nervous tension. It quiets mind chatter, going over and over the same details and options ad nauseum. It promotes firm resolve and emotional stability, even against persistent opposition.

I recommend using cedarwood when you are going into strange or unfamiliar situations. It has been shown effective for those who suffer with ADHD.

I like to think of the essential oil of cedarwood as a powerful oil for breaking up phlegm and congestion not only in the physical body, but also congestion that may be cluttering our minds and emotions. Cedarwood is excellent for meditation and clarity of mind. It reduces tension and promotes restful sleep.

Dilute half and half with a vegetable mixing oil and apply it to the feet or to the body. It is also a wonderful aroma for diffusing. It fills the house with cherished heirloom memories.

Because it dissolves mucous, cedarwood is useful for chest infections, asthma, and coughs. It also sooths and heals the skin, especially the scalp. Cedarwood is often used for dandruff, hair loss, and psoriasis.

Cedarwood essential oil helps with lymphatic drainage and stimulates the breakdown of fat in the tissues. It is mildly diuretic, helping somewhat with cellulite and water retention. Being a decongestant, astringent, and anti-microbial oil, cedarwood is helpful in all respiratory and urinary tract infections.

Use it as an insect repellent around spices and foods. It is not only antiseptic and antifungal, but also an astringent. It not only stimulates the circulatory system but calms the nervous system at the same time-a rare and powerful combination.

Yoga Old And Modern

These modern-day practices on closer inspection are very different from those of antiquity.

Some purists of the day who see modern yoga as being so different from the traditional they refer to modern yoga as “Not Yoga”.

To be a miner of diamonds,

take care of your picks and shovels.

To be a miner of your spiritual Self,

take care of your body, breath, and mind.

But don’t confuse the tools and the goals.

Author unknown

Historically speaking, yoga was taut orally and there are subtle differences between those teachers of old.

Principles of this practice were usually communicated through religious teaching where brief instructions were expanded on verbally.

For example, in ancient times the outline of yoga was be found in 196 sutras of yoga which was then discussed with and elaborated upon by a teacher to pupil.

Furthermore, the deeper meaning of Om mantra for example, is detailed Upanishad and is elaborated upon orally.

This article is not claiming that there exists a single universal contemporary yoga… there are also many different approaches.

However, the overall perceptions of yoga have made an overall shift which has proved worthy of scrutiny.

So yoga like many of the ancient traditional practices seems to have been compromised over the centuries.

We may argue though that these inevitable changes are only a reflection of yogas ability to adapt to the changes of time.

Ancient or otherwise traditional yoga combines deep religious roots with physical and highly meditational practices.

The aim of traditional yoga was to attain moksha-liberation, freedom from reincarnation and recognitions of one’s own divinity.

As we have seen traditional yoga is practiced in a different way than most popular modern styles.

An example of this can be seen when take a look at jnana yoga that doesn’t have any physical postures. Instead the emphasis is on a path of rational self-enquiry and seeks true enlightenment of one’s true nature.

When the term yoga is used many of us think of bending into different postures.

In fact, these postures, otherwise known as “asanas” traditionally were not a part of yoga until someone called Pontanjali wrote the Yoga Sutra around 2200 years ago.

Pontanjali created postures to discipline the body and conscious connection.

Ancient yoga practitioners viewed asanas as a small but useable part of the practice as a whole.

Traditional yoga styles are not a popular practice as modern yoga in Western culture, but many aspects are incorporated into today’s yoga styles.

Having said that, most yoga studios today now base their practice on a variety of physical postures/asanas.

Because of its many benefits including increased flexibility, and stress relief yoga has become a popular activity in Western culture

In addition, depending on the style of yoga a typical class may be focused on physical fitness or may focus on meditation utilising some of the ancient background.

Remarkable People

A personal coach can help you define and achieve the life you desire. Through reflection, provocation, guidance, and accountability your coach can help you become the remarkable person you are destined to become.

If you have demons shouting scripts into your ears, from inside your head, this isn’t meant as a substitute for therapy or medication. The suggestions here are meant to augment your existing regimen and are meant to make you uncomfortable. From the depths of depression or despair, self-pity rises up and attempts to drag you down. The surest defense against overwhelming and melancholy is to be of service to others. Having a purpose, other than yourself, is a motivation to get up and get on with your day.

All of life is series of small steps, small steps, side steps, a bigger step, a backward stumble and dozens of more smaller steps until you arrive at the destination – joy.

Ask yourself – ” when I think of someone who could use my help, what name jumps out?”. Be honest, you got a flash, an answer that intuition and karma are calling you towards. Accept that name and ask a second question.” what is the least I can do to be of service to them?” Today’s least might be too big a step to undertake but by breaking the task into bite size pieces you won’t bite off more than you can chew.

Imagine that you heard Tom as an answer to the first question and invite him for Sunday dinner was the action. If you are overwhelmed by the thought of planning, preparing, serving and entertaining for a big dinner there may still be a way to be of service and build towards a dinner in a couple of months.

Can you do some baking; everyone has favorite cookies and then call Tom and make a delivery. In this scenario you control the situation and timeline, you reduce the effort but you still add value to someone you is waiting for your assistance (even if they don’t know it is you). The act of thinking about someone else, considering their circumstances, pressing forward and finding a way to make a difference and then acting on it is life fulfilling. You are a better person for your action, you will feel better (not perfect) and Tom will have a glimmer of hope in every delicious morsel.

Baking isn’t the solution to all problems (it just seems like it should be) and when you answer the who and how questions you will likely end up with a different approach. The process of making it bite size is successful when you are honest with yourself.

Write the preferred goal (what you imagined was your call) on the left hand side of a page – Feed Tom Sunday Dinner. On the left side write, honestly where you are today (your current state) Feeling Overwhelmed. Between the two columns begin creating a list of steps that will get you from today to the preferred future. Bake, call Tom, buy lunch, have coffee, arrange a date, grocery shopping, plan a meal, find recipes, prepare food, clean house, purchase wine… As your list grows pick a couple that you ‘feel’ you could begin with. Lets use Call Tom and Bake. Place Call Tom of the right side of the paper and your current state ( feeling unprepared) on the right. What are the steps in between? Look up Tom’s number, think about what I want to say, write some notes for the conversation, pick a time, dial the phone, let him know you care…