How To Lose Your Mind & Create A New One, Jade Small

Breaking the habit of being yourself requires – dare I say it? – discipline. Daily discipline. And once you embark on it, it’s the most wonderful process in the making. It is exciting and fun, and it becomes easier and easier with every time you practice, just like training a muscle. You do indeed create your life! You’re in the driver’s seat, entirely. And if that’s not great news, I do not know what is! You absolutely have the power to change your life in any way you desire. You create … [Read more...]

Postpartum Depression is Real – Take Action!

Having a baby is an exciting event. However, along with the joy, excitement and euphoria that surrounds the birth of a baby, many women experience feelings of depression as well as increased sensitivity, tearfullness and irritability. A woman might worry that she will not be a good mother, or that her relationship with her husband will be negatively affected by the birth. These anxieties together with unbalanced hormones and extreme fatigue can contribute to drastic mood swings, … [Read more...]

HOW WOMEN CAN DEAL WITH FEARS, ANXIETIES, STRESSES

Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a difficult time in managing it. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent fears and every day anxieties. When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, the first thing you can do is to divide the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and … [Read more...]

Borderline Personality, a Life of Extremes

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviors 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...]

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27 (USA)

With the annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, and others encourage people to “Take the Test. Take Control”. Since NHTD was first observed in 2005, we have seen a tremendous rise in the use of new media tools. In June 2010, AIDS.gov launched the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator HERE. This is a location-based search tool that allows you to find HIV testing, housing assistance, health centers, Ryan White HIV … [Read more...]

Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala – May 6 ( Ottawa, Can )

Their Excellencies to Attend Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala  OTTAWA — Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala, on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Fairmont Château Laurier (Ballroom), in Ottawa. “On the occasion of Mental Health Week, let’s come together as Canadians to break down the stigmas associated with this widespread health issue and to … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Self Esteem, excerpt from Power of Intention

  Ten Steps to Self-Respect   Excerpt from Power of Intention Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Step 1: Look into a mirror, make eye connection with yourself, and say "I love me" as many times as possible during your day. I love me: These three magic words help you maintain your self‑respect. Now, be aware that saying these words may be difficult at first because of the conditions you've been exposed to over a lifetime, and because the words may bring to the surface remnants of disrespect … [Read more...]

‘Watching my daughter slip through the cracks’‏, a plea to Take Action!

My daughter was sent away from the hospital during a serious mental health episode. BC's hospitals need to start providing emergency care for kids in crisis. Last month, my 11 year old daughter Jeanette* was sent home from the hospital in the middle of a mental health crisis. She was hurting herself and her family. We begged the nurses to let her stay but still the hospital sent us away. Jeanette has bipolar disorder. Kids with bipolar can have sudden episodes of extreme depression … [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...]

Melody Moezzi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™    is elated to Celebrate the Life of this celebrated award winning author, a woman of Iranian origin residing in the west that has devoted her life as activist to the betterment of human rights of women, with a focus on issues related to Islam, Iran, human rights and/or mental health. We are elated to announce this powerhouse is now here to help the Women of our World !      WOMAN of ACTION     Melody … [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...]

Signs & Symptoms of Nervous Break-down

Signs And Symptoms Of A Nervous Breakdown Signs or symptoms that indicate a person is possibly facing a nervous breakdown can vary from person to person. The terms "nervous breakdown" and "mental breakdown" have not been formally defined through a diagnostic system such as the DSM-IV or ICD-10, and are nearly absent from current scientific literature regarding mental illness. Although "nervous breakdown" does not necessarily have a rigorous or static definition, surveys of laypersons suggest … [Read more...]

Isabel Briggs Myers – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is inspired to Celebrate the Life of  this conscientious mind, who devoted her life to the betterment of others.   She  embarked on a project of reading biographies and developed her own typology based on patterns she found. She identified meditative types, spontaneous types, executive types, and sociable types. She cared deeply about her work and fought for it against all criticisms. If data showed her wrong, she was all attention. She now had a new problem … [Read more...]

The Real Cause of Narcissism ~ Why has narcissism permeated our world?

  The Real Cause of Narcissism Why has narcissism permeated our world?   The answer: Because we have not evolved (as a world society) to understand the necessity to create an authentic emotional self. To be ‘at one’ with ourselves, life and others is a very spiritual experience… To not be ‘at one’ is a hellish experience – this state is where narcissism is born. It’s simple: Every Act of Abuse Is Born From Emotional Pain, Fear and a Need to Control. When we are ‘at one’ … [Read more...]

The Path away from Blame and Persecution, WOMEN in RECOVERY

  The Path away from Blame and Persecution A persecution complex arises from pride in the mode of  Vanity :  this complex is actually the essence of paranoia.  Whereas, the transfer of blame (from the individual to society) implies a factor of pride in the mode of  Hate :  the transfer of blame is the basis of psychopathy.   Paranoia [Blame] from the implicit belief in the betrayal of trust. For people the paranoia gets diluted into anxiety. Anxiety equals the combination of … [Read more...]

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