Don’t suffer in silence take PTSD seriously. Seven per cent of people will experience PTSD in their lifetime. The birth of my second daughter was a delight. A planned caesarean section, calm and slow, in complete contrast to the birth of my first daughter. In memory, it is the birth of my first daughter that I replay. It is something I have failed to speak about until today. I need to use my writing to heal this hurt. Over the two years, I have come to think this event has given me post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after traumatic events.
Being sexy is about attitude, not body type — Amisha Patel My best friend is beautiful. Not this new modern plaster the makeup on beautiful, classic 1950’s beautiful. She looks good with or without makeup. When we go out together, people stop and look. She sees none of this. Brought up in a world obsessed with size 0 and airbrushed photos. She fights a battle between herself and the mirror every day. In a survey of men, her figure was described as ideal. Yet she believes she is overweight. I have heard her on more than one occasion describe herself as disgusting. As women, we are the most critical of other women. This constant criticism leads to anxiety. Anyone who looks attractive is often criticised. Why other women do not support each other more, is beyond my comprehension.
Seven simple steps you can adopt on your journey to a healthy body. As I start my journey, I realised that I needed to concentrate on both my physical health as well as my mental health. Combining both will achieve a healthy body. The mind monitors our impulse control. How many of you comfort eat when you are upset. Some of you may starve yourself if you are stressed. Neither are good for your weight or your well-being. Humans early on saw the link between physical and psychological well-being. The Greeks understood the importance of a Sound Mind in a Sound Body. That ethos became the foundation of their civilization.
Her soul I know left years ago the shell remains even though I cry tears of anger and of woe Fly free my wise old owl and go A woman so brave and smart Who helped stop the UK fall apart Hitler came and tried our shore Gran stood firm and manned the store Amazing … Continue reading The Dementia of a Soul – Poetry
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Take back control. Did you know that 90% of the world’s data was created in the last two years? Sit for a minute and think about that. It is a frightening statistic. For this amount of data to be produced, what have we sacrificed? Time with our family. Time reading, relaxing and in some cases our mental health. This is how bad social media addiction has become. I have a friend who battles a negative self-image daily. It’s hard for me to understand, she sees fat and ugly. I see a stunning figure and beautiful. Social media compounds this problem.
How minor changes can help minimise the effects of seasonal affective disorder. Within the UK at present we are in the middle of winter. Winter means shorter days and longer nights. Many people with SAD will be suffering at present. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has become widely known about in the last five years. For many suffering with SAD, it has stopped the endless days of suffering in silence. SAD is a type of depression that comes from a change in seasonal patterns. Known as the ‘Winter Blues’ the symptoms can be debilitating and far-reaching. Symptoms for SAD become more prominent in particularly severe winters. It’s like having your own portable black cloud — Anon