How To Handle Nasal Congestion

How To Handle Nasal Congestion

Sometimes, minor aspects of our health are more significant than they seem. For example, if you have a blocked nose, then you probably wouldn’t think much of it. You might even get used to living life with it, even though it persists every day. Realistically, this isn’t normal. Your nose shouldn’t be chronically blocked with nasal congestion as it can cause breathing issues. There are many reasons your nose is blocked, but you should try and sort the problem as best as you can. If you need advice, then here’s how you can deal with your constant blocked nose:  Discover The Issue A blocked nose is often a symptom of an underlying health condition, and there are a few factors that might be the cause of this – allergies being the most common. If you suffer from hayfever or other allergies, your nasal passages become chronically dry and inflamed. Irritation of this kind is one of the leading causes of nasal congestion.  While I’m not a doctor, I’m reasonably confident that the majority of people suffering from nasal congestion symptoms likely have allergies. The best thing you can do is see professional medical help to diagnose the problem. Facilities, such as 25… View Post
Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

Four Things I’ve Learned From Practicing Meditation

I have been told for more than half of my life that I should try meditating. I would always respond with, “I can’t meditate!” or “It’s physically impossible for me to stop thinking for a second, let alone five to ten minutes!” And many other iterations of the same sentiment. Back in September, I hit rock bottom with my anxiety and depression and decided that for once I would try something I had never (sincerely) done before. I started meditating five months ago (and this is what happened). Premeditated Erin Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your own mind. via GIPHY I have struggled with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) as far back as I can remember. To be real, since as young as five years old, where I felt what I would later call, ‘panic attacks’. My Montessori school referred to my behaviour as a ‘tantrum’, but it was severe overwhelm and fears that my child-mind could not communicate properly. Naturally, the child panic manifested into teenage anxiety and depression, which led to multiple eating disorders and a host of other bad habits throughout my 20’s and (most of my) 30’s. The problem was always my… View Post
Three Tips for Healthier Eating

Three Tips for Healthier Eating

Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, as the junk food items we regularly enjoy strike out when it comes to providing vital nutrients and the healthier eating our bodies need. Addiction can set in, health issues can arise, and we might one day regret our dependency on those foods that we’ve grown to rely on so much.  So, there’s no way around it – junk foods can be enjoyable to eat. From sugary cakes to the occasional takeaway, we can gain much satisfaction from the foods that manipulate our tastebuds.  To ensure a healthier life, you do need to cut back on processed, nutrient sparse foods, especially if you have already struggled with mental or physical health-related problems associated with food, such as emotional eating.   Check out these three tips for healthier eating #1: START YOUR DAY THE RIGHT WAY If you eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning, some studies suggest you will be less likely to fall hungry later in the day, and less likely to face the temptation to snack on anything that isn’t good for you. Eating around 15g of protein is the best way to stave off pre-lunch hunger and stabilise blood… View Post
The Importance of Having Trust In Your Doctor**

The Importance of Having Trust In Your Doctor**

The relationship between doctor and patient is an important one, but often misunderstood or underrepresented. As a result, you could find developing effective communication with your doctor a challenge. Lack of understanding between doctors and patients is relatively common because some believe that doctors do not have their patient’s best interests at heart. Read on to learn more about the importance of having trust in your doctor. TRUST MAKES IT EASIER TO COMMUNICATE It’s essential to maintain healthy communication with your doctor to trust them. Trust makes it easier for you to speak confidently about specific issues, and it also means that you can more openly talk to them about your health concerns. When it comes to healthcare, being your own best advocate is the best way for a doctor to understand your struggles and needs thoroughly. When you trust that your best interest is at heart, you will be more inclined to receive the best care available. TRUST MAKES DIAGNOSIS MORE BELIEVABLE Many people fail to accept their doctor’s diagnosis because they haven’t developed a trusting doctor/patient relationship. However, failure to listen to their advice could potentially cost your health. Trust in your physician provides a healthy level of… View Post
The Perfect Energy Healing Bath for Empaths (and Highly Sensitive People)

The Perfect Energy Healing Bath for Empaths (and Highly Sensitive People)

Are you an Empath or Highly Sensitive Person who struggles with restoring and detoxing from all of the daily stressors? For those of us who take on or are triggered by the influence of external energy, we have to find ways to cut the negative cords and restore inner peace. This is post is all about the perfect energy healing bath for Empaths (and Highly Sensitive People). HOW I DISCOVERED MY EMPATHIC NATURE About ten years ago, I was living in New York City. Throughout my life, I’ve often encountered people mysteriously drawn to me. One day, while I was walking down Houston Street with a friend, a man started to walk along with us. He was asking me for ten dollars. He didn’t just ask for the money but positioned his case in a way to explain why specifically it was ten dollars. He was currently homeless and needed the money for a bus ticket to Philadelphia. I gave him the ten dollars. Something inside of me connected with his desperation, and I knew that I needed to provide him with that money. My friend, of course, said, ‘you’re CRAZY to have given that guy your money!’ She then… View Post