THE NEW FORTY The season of dirty fingernails - garden therapy 2013.
I have concluded that my mental health is greatly improved by a day out in the garden. Yesterday was my first real concentrated effort in garden therapy and in the few short hours I invested I was rem... Posted on 5/18/13 at 11:16 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Sibling Rivalry
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Sibling Rivalry can be jealousy, competition andfighting between brothers and sisters. It's usually a concern for most parents and can be very frustrating and stressful. Read on ... Posted on 2/15/13 at 7:02 PM
CUTE N' COMFY A slight case of insomnia
For the last few nights, I've been battling a slight case of insomnia. I've been going to bed around 11:30, 12 p.m. each night. And although I've been exhausted, I unfortunately haven't been able to f... Posted on 1/16/13 at 1:19 PM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Autism and Xenobiotics
Methylation and redox buffering activities are equally supported by the methionine cycle and transsulfuration during normal redox conditions. [However], during oxidative stress multiple adaptive mecha... Posted on 12/15/12 at 4:21 PM
STAFF BLOG SHESAYSTV A Recipe for Christmas De-stressing - AHHHHH....
You battle the crowds to find that perfect gift.
You worry what to make for Christmas dinner.
And you wonder how you'll pay for all of this excess.
Christmas is supposed to be one of the happiest t... Posted on 12/6/12 at 12:00 AM
When first responders are the ones who are hurt -- emotionally -- after the traumas in death, accident and devastating disease they’re exposed to on a daily basis, there is really no standard system in place to help them heal.
A certain level of stress is good. The problems begin when we experience prolonged or repeated stress. Chronic stress over time leads to wear-and-tear on the body, and is strongly linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease.
Mike Eades officiated a late-night, Big Ten showdown between Michigan and Indiana this season, and early the next afternoon was 900 miles away calling a game at Connecticut. John Gaffney? He called two Big East games 185 miles apart — on the same day. And then there is Karl Hess, who refereed games 22 of the first 23 days of the season, including 16 straight.
“Chemo brain,” a term describing the forgetfulness and cognitive fog that breast-cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy experience,may have more to do with the stress and fatigue caused by the disease, a study suggests.
Gov. Mark Dayton has apologized for comparing athletes’ on-field trauma to that suffered by military personnel. Dayton said he made a “poor analogy” in a Tuesday Minnesota Public Radio interview in which he said players are “heavily armored, heavily psyched to do what they have to do and go out there. It's, basically, slightly civilized war.”
With regular practice, a person can gain self-control and objectivity, reduce stress levels, improve concentration and mental clarity and develop a mental fitness that leads to increased productivity. Other benefits include the ability to relate to others and one’s self with kindness, acceptance and compassion.
Mindfulness is proving to be an effective tool for adolescents who have been abused, neglected or living in stressful conditions, according to leaders of a project at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo.
It is still not known if the soldier accused of killing 17 Afghans was ever diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — but even if he had been, that alone would not have prevented him from being sent back to war.
A growing number of men are now suffering from the seductive promise that they can have it all: the comforts and rewards of a fulfilling family life, a job that brings satisfaction and a paycheck big enough to support the needs of the aforementioned family, and freedom from conflict between the demands of each.
Imaging scans show that in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas, certain areas of the brain react more vigorously to stress. That may help explain how city life can boost the risks of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, researchers said.
A recent Ohio State University study found that healthy cats show signs of illness when stressed.
At the same time, cats diagnosed with feline interstitial cystitis (FIC) became healthier when stress levels were reduced, the study showed.
Duke University researchers found a link between how a key stock index performed and how many heart attacks were treated at their North Carolina hospital shortly after the recession began in December 2007 through July 2009, when signs of recovery emerged.
Let’s be very clear here. Homicide and suicide are never “justifiable.” This poor man was not suffering because of the IRS; he was suffering from the more serious conditions of mental instability and lack of faith.
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