An abstract painting: bright orange and yellow, broadstrokes.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fourteen weeks migraine free, then bam! Over the weekend I was struck with a migraine: a day and a half of pain and puke. “This is painful” I tell myself. I allow myself to feel it and accept that yes, it’s unpleasant; adding a reminder: that it too shall pass. That’s unlike last year, from […]

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A bright painting of a mystical looking woman with a predatory bird atop her head.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ayurveda is synonymous to wellness. Despite being the world’s oldest collection of knowledge, this new-age medicine proves its eternal significance and innovative flexibility through the fact that its principles still hold as good as when they were scripted. Today, intellectuals are thinking of bringing science and spirituality together. This is not a new concept but […]

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A drawing of a young man who looks like her might have gone through something.

Reading Time: 8 minutes PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, can cause upsetting/unwanted physical and emotional reactions in people who have experienced a frightening or unexpected event. Combat veterans and first responders are high-risk professions regarding PTSD; that said, people from all walks of life can develop a post-traumatic response, one that does or doesn’t interfere with daily functioning Humans generally […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Stress, according to the World Health Organization, will be one of the, if not the biggest, contributor to human morbidity and mortality by the end of the year—scary prediction. Now not all stress is bad stress. we have “eustress” and that is the thing that gets things done, providing optimum efficiency. It is however when […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Disclaimer: These thoughts are based on my own experience and education in psychology I have received. They do not reflect the experiences or feelings of all trauma survivors. Control as a Trauma Response Growing up in an abusive home with all varieties of substance use, I was never short of trauma in my life. Few […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Here I am, under a shelter-in-place order, as most are by now. However, even before the order, I started distancing myself and limiting interactions with others, not because of the fact that I’m a high-risk, but because I consider everyone a threat. I am now accustomed to choosing when and where I go, but it […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes It is thought that the relationship between sleep and anxiety is two-way. Anxiety will disrupt sleep; meanwhile, a lack of sleep will increase anxiety. We all know that dreaded feeling of tiredness: a complete lack of energy, physical and mental exhaustion and often a lack of motivation. When your brain is this tired it cannot […]

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An abstract painting: bright green shapes in the middle and reddish hues around the center.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Reiki is an energetic form of healing in which one embraces the body’s ability to rejuvenate itself by reducing stress and fostering relaxation. Light equals life. When you live in light and love, you bring more energy into the body, bequeathing a more fulfilled and abundant life. Come out of the shadows and step into […]

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A portrait of a red-headed woman with her eyes shut introspectively.

Reading Time: 4 minutes To know if you are stressed, let’s take time to understand what stress is. In my Certified Stress Management Consultant seminar, my teacher, Dr. George Bien, says it best: “Stress is response to change!” I’d like to note that there is positive stress and there is negative stress. Positive stress stems from things that challenge […]

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A portrait of Matt Deighton of Mother Earth - an acid jazz outfit based in London.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Remember when you were a child and you were convinced that there was an evil monster under your bed? That intense feeling that something bad is going to happen and your life is not safe? Increased heart beat, perspiration and a weak feeling in your tummy? The desire to run or hide, but at the […]

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