Does a brain injury change your personality

A brain injury can have a significant impact on a person’s cognitive abilities, depending on the severity of the injury and what part of the brain was affected. This can lead to changes in a person’s behaviour that in some cases may seem to result in a noticeable change to their personality. These cognitive issues can be short-lived or more lasting and can vary from minor changes to major issues that need to be carefully managed. The good news is that these effects can often be reduced or … [Read more...]

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...]

Odette Laurie – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse, a self-made success story that is now devoting her life to the betterment of the lives of all women. Through her coaching techniques, this woman is addressing one of our world's most critical subjects today in every woman's life: Financial Self Sustainability & Success. Through her programs, as an entrepreneur and founder of Women on Top, she is able to educate, inspire and motivate all women to Take … [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...]

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...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Renewal of Spirit: Traditional Chinese Medicine

         The Spirit of Renewal: Spring and Traditional Chinese Medicine         By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM Spring: It is the long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around. While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit.      The Principle of the Five Elements The five … [Read more...]

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