March 23, 2018 @ 12:25 PM
According to Victoria Prooday, Occupational Therapist & writer at YourOT.com, “There is a growing phenomenon developing right now concerning children and teens, especially girls. Researchers have been releasing alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in kids’ mental illness and suicide, which is now reaching epidemic proportions.” Studies cite age 10 and up as the most affected.
Dr. Jean Twenge, author of iGen started doing research 25 years ago on generational differences. By 2011 -2012, when over 50% of children had IPhones, she saw an immediate correlation to the increase in teen depression and suicide.
• This was the year that more kids started to say that ............
January 18, 2018 @ 3:39 PM
We took a short break at Christmas and headed to Mexico to search for Epiphytes! Epiphytes are plants that grow suspended from trees. They take their nourishment directly from the air, rather than from the ground. Epiphytes choose other plants as hosts to physically support them. But, they are not parasitic plants.
Orchids and Bromeliads are epiphytes. I have long held a theory that these beautiful flowering plants are more evolved than other plants, and have been travelling Central America for the past 3 years to try to study them.
Located in Xcaret Mexico is a research facility dedicated to preserving the native orchids of Mexico. The goal is to raise orchid plants and release them to the wild. .........
December 27, 2017 @ 4:39 PM
One of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions and inappropriately used words in the dictionary is 'DEPRESSION'. It is a word used to describe sadness, grief, disappointment, or hopelessness. Yet, depression is none of these things
Depression is actually a shutdown of your willingness and ability to feel. It is a means of escape from pain and unhappiness. You shut down because you are either escaping from deep emotional pain, or feel powerless to get what you need or want
Depression can also result from chemical imbalance caused by nutritional deficiencies, shock, emotional trauma, or a traumatic physical accident or head injury
Can depression .........
November 30, 2017 @ 8:32 AM
Not everyone remembers Christmas with joy and fondness. For many it is a time of dysfunctional family dynamics, unhappy memories, loneliness, grief, or unfulfilled dreams. How about you?
I am one of those many people who dreaded Christmas for most of my adult years. When I was a child my mother and older sister always made Christmas seem especially magical and memorable. But, in later years, my mother's own bitter unhappiness made her choose to make everyone else suffer too. She created so many unhappy Christmases that I came to dread the holiday season and the rejection and loneliness that came with it
For many years, I turned Christmas into a time of helping those less .........
September 11, 2017 @ 3:56 PM
1 in 4 women in North America have a thyroid problem resulting in a struggle with weight gain, exhaustion, depression, hair loss and anxiety
Thyroid problems are most often precipitated by nutritional deficiencies. In particular, potassium and iodine are important for proper thyroid function. Salt and phosphorus intake affects your thyroid because it uses up your body's potassium. Phosphorus is present in carbonated drinks and carbonated water
Eat fresh organic foods! Avoid carbonated drinks and processed foods. Add figs, apricots, almonds and broccoli to your diet. Supplementing with kelp may be especially helpful
Thyroid issues are more apparent during winter months from November.........
September 4, 2017 @ 5:52 AM
I know a brilliant and talented man whose whole life has just fallen apart. He was about to enter into a new phase of life … his dream life … with a woman who loved and cherished him. After lifelong struggle, he was finally entering into a time of financial security and comfort, travel, ease and fun. But, just as his dream life was on the threshold of unfolding, he made some inexplicably bad choices, resisted change in his life, and suddenly it all fell apart.
Which begs the question …. Does life happen TO us, or FROM us? Why do wonderful things happen to some and not to others? Do we manifest our circumstances by how we feel about ourselves, and whether we feel we .........
August 24, 2017 @ 5:21 PM
We find that one of the most common reasons why people seem to become stuck in their life is because they are looking backward instead of forward. It seems like such an obvious cause. But, surprisingly, almost everyone seems to do this
When you experience a traumatic or upsetting event, it is natural to want to rehash what happened in your mind to try to resolve or reconcile it. But, if you become stuck in the event or obsess about what you could or should have done, your focus remains in the past, and you cannot see the future
Where attention goes, energy flows. And so the event becomes more prominent in your mind, taking up all your thoughts and feelings without resolution. Your life stays on .........
August 21, 2017 @ 1:56 PM
...and what you can do about it!
As an empath whose job is to help people connect with what they feel, I have learned unequivocably that we are all invisibly connected. I cannot separate myself from others any more than I can separate myself from air
Often when I am testing a person by photo for the essences they need, even if they are thousands of miles away in another country, they can feel that something is happening. I can feel how they are feeling, and exactly how a particular essence impacts them, even though they are nowhere near
How does this happen? Everything that exists is made up of energy in the form of atoms. Energy, by its very nature is active...it vibrates. Vibration ......
August 17, 2017 @ 4:03 PM
Do you find yourself surrounded by negative people and situations Are you being negative and seeing the downside in everyone and every situation? Well, negativity isn't your natural state. In fact, it is a social thing
Your natural state is happiness and positivity. Since negativity is an unnatural state, it draws your attention and focus to it more readily. You pay attention to it. It feels exciting
Habitual negativity is learned and adopted from your surroundings. Are you a fan of television, movies, the internet, and the news? Media is rife with negative messages. Is your home or workplace riddled with drama, chaos, conflict or excitement? You might come.........
August 11, 2017 @ 3:21 PM
Insomnia results when you are habitually unable to shut down your brain at bedtime. This can result from stress, work overload, excitement and anticipation, nutritional deficiencies, eating habits, hormonal changes, depression, or simply from bedtime habits
Before you look for a solution outside of your bedroom, begin by eliminating all possible causes
Is your bedroom cluttered? Do you have a television, computer or lots of books in your bedroom? Is there a fan above your bed? These subliminal messages in your environment create stimulation and tell your bran to stay active. Your bedroom should be a place of rest...not work or activity. When you walk into your bedroom, the immediate .........