Is PMS Destroying Your Life?

If PMS ever needed a PR publicist I would be it! Since my early teens I have been dealing with this unwarranted condition. Back then of course I had no idea that PMS was NOT normal and just accepted it for what it was. But today I know better… Up to 85%- 90% of all women experience some premenstrual symptoms in their lifetime. So what is this thing we call PMS? PMS is short for pre-menstrual syndrome. It can include a list of a number of symptoms occurring 7-14 days prior to your … [Read more...]

Self-Love or Selfish, that is the question?

7 Ways To Know If What You Feel Is Self-Love Or Selfish I spent more than 20 years at war with myself. I hated who I saw in the mirror. I cycled through eating disorders and was diagnosed with clinical depression. I hated myself. The person I saw in the mirror was disgusting to me. That was then. I’ve come a long way since those days of self-sabotage. Today I love myself and practice kindness from the inside out. It took the understanding of what self-love wasn’t for me to reach the … [Read more...]

Lost a Loved One to Breast Cancer?

How to Support a Friend Who Lost a Loved One to Breast Cancer After learning about a friend or co-worker who has lost someone from breast cancer, it's natural to feel emotionally paralyzed. You're unsure about what to say, how to react, or whether or not you should even offer help for the family. Find your role in the process in the following ways. Grieving & Mourning If you've never had to face the death of a loved one who suffered from a prolonged illness, you may not … [Read more...]

You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition?

When Your Friends Do Not Understand You Mental Health Condition By: Stan Popovich You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder. You go see a counselor to get help. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out your condition. The problem is that some of them get on your case and do not understand what you are going through. Here are four ways to deal with this … [Read more...]

Rise Above a Borderline Life, Take Action

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviours that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above … [Read more...]

Depression, 3 Women’s Stories – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  3 Women's Stories   Women in Recovery, a video presented by the Southwest Regional Mental Health Board. Three women share their personal recovery stories and how they reclaimed their lives and moved forward in their roles as mother, wife, business owner, worker, and friend. Southwest Connecticut - Norwalk, CT Women's mental health: The Facts Depressive disorders account for close to 41.9% of the disability from neuropsychiatric disorders among women compared to 29.3% … [Read more...]

Suha Sagban – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this transformed woman, one that rose above her own adversity, self doubt and on a mission to empower all women, especially those that suffer from childhood abuse and/or molestation. She trailed a path in this world to find her 'purpose in life' and achieve fulfillment. This gypsy soul ... a true Power of Example for all the women of our world, she is now here to help YOU do the same.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Choose to Be Happy – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  CHUG like the 'Little Engine that Could ...' CHOICE to replace or convert the situation, HARMONY of motives through self-exploration, UNDERSTANDING the situation and creating a road map, GOALS (to lower anxiety, set goals LAPDS -- lower, alternative, process, dynamic, , simple)   OPTIMISM that I can eventually be happy no matter what the outcome, FOCUS on the ball and ultimate concern.   Through strengthening your Higher Self and increased mental … [Read more...]

LESSONS FROM THE BUTTERFLY

LESSONS FROM THE BUTTERFLY Outward appearances are deceiving, so don't be too quick to judge. Take caterpillars, for instance. Some caterpillars are a thing of beauty, but most of them aren't much to look at. They crawl around like colored worms, they eat leaves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they have the personality of a sea slug. How many people have invited you over to look at their caterpillar collection? Few to none, I'll bet. When God passed out good looks, he … [Read more...]

Nicole McCance Psychology, launching new book JAN 21

I am launching my new book, 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally on January 21, 2013. In the book, I draw on Eastern and Western philosophies, relaxation techniques, nutritional and exercise strategies, sleep therapy, and other means of combating depression – with not a single pill in sight. Do you need a natural mood boost? I have been working in the field of depression for over 10 years, and have compiled 52 different techniques, tips, and exercises that you can do right now to start … [Read more...]

Celebrate the ‘Second Talk’

Menopause literally means the "end of monthly cycles" (the end of monthly periods aka menstruation), from the Greek word pausis (cessation) and the root men- (month). Menopause is an event that typically (but not always) occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, and it signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. However, rather than being defined by the state of the uterus and the absence of menstrual flow, menopause is more accurately defined as the permanent … [Read more...]

Difficult people, sometimes you don’t have a choice?

No one wants to encounter people who are hard to get along with in their daily life, whether it’s a coworker, your neighbor, someone at the school or a member of your own family.   However, sometimes you don’t have a choice?   Here are 30 awesome blogs posts stocked with 'tips and tricks' to help you handle these difficult people. At Work Day in and day out you go to work knowing that you have to deal with the same nasty person. While you may wonder what you ever did to her, … [Read more...]

“See Them” – A New Message From VERONICA‏

See Them "In physical life it is very easy to become lost in one's own thoughts and perceptions. Most of you have an awareness of how important connection to others may be. Some allow the distance they feel to become how the define themselves. Your culture calls them by many names. Most of them are not very flattering. We suggest expanding your vision to include those who may be withdrawing from connection. Often it begins in childhood by not being capable of interacting with others due … [Read more...]

Recovery is a Journey…Enjoy the Trip

Recovery is a Journey...Enjoy the Trip. So how does your recover-strategy-goal-setting prepare you to enter into the journey of recovery? Say, you’ve had a heart attack, actually your heart has been attacked; not your physical, anatomical heart, but your breakable, emotional heart. The personal heart that grows weary, the hardened heart, the heartless one, the cold heart, the heart that aches, that stands still, that leaps with joy and the one who has lost heart; yes, your very human … [Read more...]

Thriving through SADS – December is Awareness Month

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) December Is Seasonal Depression Awareness Month Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer, spring or autumn year after year. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), SAD is not a … [Read more...]

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