9 Ways to Access Your Inner Strength During Traumatic Experiences*

9 Ways to Access Your Inner Strength During Traumatic Experiences*

*“9 Ways to Access Your Inner Strength During Traumatic Experiences” was originally published on lonerwolf.com. Almost all of us have experienced some kind of traumatic or shocking event. When I speak of trauma, I don’t always mean extreme situations such as natural disasters, instances of abuse, rape, murder, and accidents. While traumatic experiences often are severe and horrific, they can also be seemingly “mundane” experiences such as losing a job, daily stress, divorcing, and moving somewhere foreign. Trauma also can, and often does, come as a result of the spiritual awakening process in which our entire self-concept begins to crumble and we’re thrown into the abyss of an existential crisis. Trauma is unique for each person. While we might find changing jobs just another daily task, another person may find the switch highly distressing. We should be very careful about judging other people when it comes to trauma. Every person is different and possesses different levels of sensitivity. 11 Signs You’re Going Through a Traumatic Experience A traumatic experience is anything that severely threatens your emotional, psychological or physical well-being. Essentially, trauma is anything that causes us to feel like we’re losing or have lost control. Feeling traumatized is often accompanied by the experiences of feeling: Numb or disconnected… View Post
Five Ways To Stay Healthy During The Lockdown**

Five Ways To Stay Healthy During The Lockdown**

If you’re concerned about your health during quarantine, then don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Whether you’re worried about your mental health or you have started to struggle with things physically, you need to be sure you’re doing all that you can to look after yourself. Although it may be overwhelming at first, there are lots of small things you can be doing to ensure precisely that. From eating healthier meals to finding something to take your mind off of things, the more you’re doing to look after your health, the better. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay healthy during the lockdown: Make Sure You’re Eating As Healthy As You Can  One of the best things you can do to look after your health during quarantine is to ensure you’re eating as healthy as you possibly can. Although it may be difficult during such stressful times, ensuring that you’re doing your best is essential. While you don’t need to count calories and weigh yourself every day, you do need to ensure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs. For more information, when it comes to eating healthy without dieting, you can visit this site here. … View Post
Five Natural Remedies That Ease Pregnancy Side Effects**

Five Natural Remedies That Ease Pregnancy Side Effects**

If you’re pregnant, you might be facing symptoms like headaches, heartburn, constipation, morning sickness, and odd cravings. Although they are perfectly natural, they can put a real damper on the exciting prospect of having a baby. To ensure you’re on the right path, here are some common issues faced while in pregnancy, and five remedies to help ease pregnancy side effects. Thankfully, there are plenty of safe and natural remedies that can help ease with nagging pregnancy side effects. However, that’s not to say that you should jump in and try these if you’re unsure about them – it’s always good to seek professional guidance from a doctor first.  As a disclaimer, this is a collaborative post and should not substitute for advice from your doctor or a medical professional. Headaches Headaches are one of the most common pregnancy symptoms that women face. The result of hormonal changes and blood-sugar swings, they might make you want to grab the paracetamol. However, there are more natural methods that you can use to help ease them: Eat small, frequent meals each day. Ensure that you’re getting enough rest and relaxing when you’re facing one. Get a neck/shoulder massage from your partner or… View Post
Five Supplements for Managing Stress and Anxiety**

Five Supplements for Managing Stress and Anxiety**

We all experience stress and anxiety at times, and so we should not be afraid to discuss our feelings. As the global pandemic continues, more of us are likely prone to anxiety than usual. It’s important to practice self-care, switch off the news now and then, and help our minds and bodies to relax. Check out these five supplements for managing stress and anxiety. 1. Valerian Root Valerian root is a herb initially grown across Europe and Asia, it has a strong odour which many find displeasing, yet it’s therapeutic benefits are welcomed. It contains various compounds that help to ease anxiety and aid sleep. The root contains isovaleric acid and valeric acid, both of which produce calming effects. There is a suggestion that valerian interacts with GABA, which regulates the nerves in our brains. Valerian root can help to hinder the process of GABA breakdown and produce feelings of tranquillity. Valerian root is also known as ‘natural valium.’ 2. Passion Flower Passion flower is a beautiful purple-flowered plant belonging to the Passiflora family. Herbalists and Naturopaths believe that consuming passiflora helps to support conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. Similar to valerian, it’s thought that passion flower improves GABA levels in… View Post
Four Health Checks You  Shouldn’t Ignore

Four Health Checks You Shouldn’t Ignore

It seems we’re made aware of how vital things like diet and exercise are to our overall health every day. In fact, we hear it so often that sometimes it’s the only thing that we focus on. However, there is more to our health than just making sure we get enough of a balanced diet.  While we must pay attention to our diet and exercise, there are four health checks that you shouldn’t ignore.  Here are some other health checks you should be making regularly.  Check Your Eyesight Your eyesight is essential. Not only do you need to be able to see clearly to do everyday things like driving a car, but if you’re straining to see, you may be giving yourself unnecessary side effects, such as headaches.  You should get your eyes tested every two years to see if there have been any changes in your eyesight.  An eye examination will involve a series of simple short tests to see how well you can see. From the information gathered, an optometrist will be able to provide you with a prescription for glasses if needed.  Once you have your prescription, head to https://www.onlineopticiansuk.com/, and order new glasses that match (and correct!) your eyesight. … View Post