The Importance Of A Strong Circle

When it comes to wellness, most people completely forget that one of the most important tools in the bag is a good, supportive circle of people who love you and want to help you to get well again. When you’re in a crisis, the last thing you want to do is feel like a burden on others, so asking for help isn’t always the priority. The thing is, regular contact with family and friends can make you feel distracted from the pain that is going on in your own life, or it can mean that you have a good sounding board to get the support you need for your own issues.

The problem with a lot of mental health issues is that they make you think that you have no one to rely on, when in fact, you have a waiting circle of family and friends who want to know how you are doing and how they can help you. If you are suffering with depression and anxiety, these are the people that can make sure you’re not alone enough to feel so low there’s no way back. If you are suffering through the pain of addiction, these are the people who will be there for you with the information you need, such as Medication-Assisted Treatment: Fact vs Fiction, to help you to get the right treatment that you need. You need a strong, lasting circle to enrich your life and make you feel like you have something to live for. Friends and family around you make you feel good about yourself - even indirectly, and if you are struggling to recognize who is a good friend in your life, then think about these traits:

  • You respect, like and trust them, and they feel the same way about you.

  • They accept you the way you are. If you’re suffering depression, they’re there just to sit in silence with because they know that is what you need from them at that moment.

  • They will listen to you and share with you, whether good or bad.

  • They keep your confidence and trust you to keep theirs, too.

  • They will allow you to feel your emotions and not judge you for them, criticize you for them or make you feel like your feelings are not valid.

  • A good friend will give you the best advice - when you ask for it - and will assist you in taking the right action to feel better about yourself.

  • Will allow you to help them when they need it.

  • You look forward to being with them, but you’re not obsessed about it

  • Will never take advantage of you.

Not everyone in your circle will meet all of your emotional needs, but you can have a group, a solid circle of people who will all in some way make you feel like you want to be alive. They will appreciate you for your quirks and the way that you love them, and you’ll appreciate their support and friendship and the ability to make you smile when you don’t feel there’s anything to smile about. Looking after yourself means surrounding yourself with people who make you want to be better than you are. Making a list of the people that you feel close to in life can really help you to be a better, happier person because you can see on paper who you have that loves you in every avenue of your existence.

You should be able to rely on the people in your life for support and having a network of people who want to be with you and make you feel like a good person is important for your recovery. Emotional health and mental health are often fragile in those with depression and addiction, and if you know that you have a strong group of people who will always believe in you, even when you do let them down, you are lucky. You won’t always let others down, but it happens - in the same way that they may let you down. Your life can be a happier, more enjoyable thing to live when you have the right people making it worthwhile for you. Social relationships play a very important role in the quality of life that we achieve.


Life is a gift, and friends are the ribbons and bows on top that make us feel fulfilled. Making your heart feel full is easy, when you have a group of people around you who love you very much.


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Does Depression Have A Physical Cause?

Depression is classed as a psychiatric illness, and rightly so. For the majority of sufferers, chronic depression is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in their brain. This causes a mood disorder, with the most common symptom being a persistently low mood and feelings of anhedonia.

While depression awareness has risen over the past few years, it’s still a relatively misunderstood and misused term. Perhaps the biggest misconception is that depression is only caused by a few wonky hormones and unbalanced brain chemistry - when it can actually have a very physical root.

Depression As A Physical Ailment

The reason that depression is so often treated as a purely mental thing is that its primary symptoms are mental. That’s what makes it a mental illness, after all. While there are occasionally physical symptoms of depression, these tend to be found in more advanced cases, and are often overridden by the impact the illness has on mood.

So it’s easy to see why the physical causes of depression are overlooked. If you were to immediately jump to looking for physical causes of depression, then it’s akin to hearing hoofbeats and immediately assuming it’s zebras rather than the far-more-likely horses.

But sometimes, it might just be zebras after all.

Depression As A Symptom

Depression is not always an illness that is self-contained and in and of itself; it can sometimes be a symptom of physical health conditions. Most commonly, depression is a symptom of deficiency.

This makes sense. If your system is deficient in something, then it’s not going to be able to run on full power. Something has to give; and it’s far easier for your body to prioritize physical health over mental health, so depression is the end result. 

There are a variety of different deficiencies that can lead to depression. Vitamin B12 deficiency is often associated with the condition; the same is true of Vitamin D. Then there are minerals such as calcium, with hypocalcemia listing depression as one of its most common symptoms

These deficiencies are relatively easy to treat when you know you have them. A calcium supplement can change your life for the better in a variety of ways with very little in exchange; AlgaeCal side effects are next to non-existent, and it’s a great boost of calcium. The same is true of B12 and D vitamin supplements; next to no side effects, but plenty to be gained from taking them. 

How Do You Find Out If You Have A Deficiency

If you suspect a physical cause for your depressive issues, then the only way to be sure if this is the case is through a blood test to ensure you’re getting what you need from your diet. Express your concern to your doctor and they should order one for you.

Depression is a terrible illness that can blight lives, which is why investigating potential physical causes should be part of the diagnostic process. However, it’s often overlooked, despite the fact the medical link is well known and established. There is no harm in having a blood test just to check and see if something is amiss, so press your doctor until you are furnished with the information you need.

Now that we have talked about some of the symptoms and onsets to depression, there are many ways for you to get started on the road to recovery. The first step would be speaking with a clinician who is a specialist in helping people suffering from the many symptoms depression can cause. You can learn more about depression at thrivetalk.com.


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Your Rights Pave The Way To Recovery

Recovering from a traumatic event takes time and support. Not everyone can bounce back. Most people experience severe depression during the recovery period. Indeed, as you learn to get better — whether your suffering is the result of physical or emotional pain – you get to spend a lot of time thinking about what happened to you and living the same situation over and over again.

Your recovery is first and foremost a mental journey. Indeed, you might find that you need to tackle stress and anxiety issues. Don’t ignore these. Your mental health is precious and ignoring issues don’t make them go away. On the contrary, they establish themselves stronger every day. Most of those who are trying to heal choose to tackle their fears through therapy and a positive and loving environment. However, dealing with post-traumatic stress and worries is only half of the battle. When you’ve been injured – physically or psychologically –, you can develop a feeling of vulnerability as a response to an unfair situation. Your self-confidence is shattered. And, if you don’t claim your rights back, you can fall into a victim mindset. Your rights are the way to recover your mental strength.

You’re entitled compensation

First of all, you have rights which are designed to protect you. Consequently, when you suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence or fault, you can and should be defended after a personal injury or another claim of a similar nature. What this means is that you don’t have to pay for something you didn’t do. The recovery process is long and painful enough. But making your rights known and respected ensures that you can regain your dignity and self-worth in the process. Indeed, you shouldn’t feel guilty for someone else’s mistake, nor should you let them get away without taking responsibility for the event they caused.

Don’t suffer abuse in silence

Discrimination, hate speech, and racist abuses are, unfortunately, everyday occurrences. More recently, a passenger of a low-cost flight was filmed insulting an elderly woman. The man, who has been identified by his neighbors – after they’ve seen the video on social media – has been named and is currently undergoing investigation for his behavior. Authorities have come together and demanded an explanation from the airline company as to why they failed to remove the abusive passenger. Supports from all over the country have gathered online on behalf of the victim. The video – which was taped by another passenger – brings a new dimension to the recovery process. Nobody has to recover on their own, and the victim here is receiving messages of support from all over the world every day.

Ignoring your rights is dehumanizing yourself

Your rights are not only part of a legal book. They define you as an individual. The moment you refuse to acknowledge that your rights have been violated, you authorize others to break you. When you do, you describe yourself as somehow less worthy and human than others. Ignoring your rights is the highest form of dehumanization. You matter, and so do your rights.



The recovery process is a long and painful journey, during which you need to rebuild your confidence and strength. The journey begins with making your rights respected because your rights bring protection, empathy, and humanity to your journey.


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Stepping Stones of Mental Recovery

When we receive a physical injury after an accident, there are logical steps to help us through. For one, we know to visit our doctors for treatment as soon as possible. The hope being that they can lead us to a (hopefully) quick recovery.

Alongside that, there are legal avenues we can take. These help us afford the costs of medical care, and can go a long way towards recovery. There are plenty of physical injury lawyers out there who can help. Even those suffering from burns and other less common injuries can call for an appointment with a lawyer who could see justice done. Again, this is a step most of us know to take in cases like these.

What you might not expect is that physical injuries aren’t merely physical. Often, accidents and injuries also have unexpected mental repercussions. What’s worse, these could impact your life far more than a broken leg. But, it doesn’t need to be that way. By preparing for matters like these, you can set some logical steps in place for tackling these issues as well. All you need to do is consider risks like the following.


Treatment-related stress

Even if compensation can cover costs, recovery causes stress. For one, an injury could mean leaving your routine. You’d also need to embark on all types of stressful situations- such as intense hospital appointments. In some cases, you may even need to stay in hospital. That can cause undue amounts of stress, especially if you don’t look after your mental health here. The best way of getting around this would be to let others help. Instead of getting yourself to and from appointments, let a friend drive you. Put a positive slant on things by going out for coffee afterward. It’s a small step, but it’ll make a huge difference.


Appearance anxiety

In some incidences, accidents can leave us with long lasting scars which may alter our appearance. That can lead to feelings of anxiety. You may become nervous to leave the house because of how you look. However there are many options from therapy to consulting a doctor for reconstructive surgery (if needed). Either way, finding a solution for you can help to get you comfortable in your skin again.


Fear you can’t face

Much like anxiety, fear can lead to panic attacks and depression. There’s a chance you’ll be fearful of whatever caused your accident. Those who have been injured on the road may struggle to get driving again. Those who were involved in a fire may feel a tightening of the chest at the sight of flames. The sooner you face those fears, the sooner you may find you can move forward. Bear in mind that, in extreme cases, it would be best to only face fears with the help of a professional. Still, determination here could help you get back to your old life.


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Health Conditions Millennials Need To Look Out For

The Costs of Screen Time

Millennial’s are the first generation to grow up with technology by their side almost from birth. They’re switched on to the digital world in a way that older people can’t understand. While there are benefits to this - studies have shown that millennial’s are better at critical thinking and multitasking - there are some downsides; chiefly, the effect that screen time has on the eyes and wrists. You need to take breaks every 20 minutes or so to keep your eyes in tip-top condition and learn how to type properly to avoid the problems of repetitive strain injury. If you’re using a laptop, get a Bluetooth keyboard and raise your computer up so you have the correct posture.

In the Ears

Older generations would gather around a record player or wireless radio and listen to music every once in a while. Millennial’s are plugged in all the time, and they’re playing music way too loud. As a result, there has been a sharp rise in hearing-related problems among young adults, specifically tinnitus, which produces a constant ringing in the ears. While prevention - in the form of turning your music down - is the best option, there are effective tinnitus relief options for people who are already suffering. It can be enjoyable to crank your favorite track to the highest volume, but don’t forget that your poor ears might not appreciate it in the long-term!

Overall Fitness

As millennial’s grow up during an age when outdoor play gave way to playing on consoles indoors, many haven’t developed the core physical fitness needed to stay healthy. As such, a significant portion - somewhere in the region of 40% - of millennial’s are overweight, and around 70% will be by the time they’re 35. It’s much easier to get into shape while you’re young, so make the most of that gym membership before it’s too late.

Alcohol-Related Issues

There’s no getting around the fact that alcohol is an issue for all generations, and actually, young people are generally drinking more than older generations, and when they do, they’re going big. There can be serious consequences for those people who are downing shot after shot; the body is not meant to take in that much alcohol in such a short period.

Mental Health Concerns

It’s possible that the world has always had mental health concerns, and that we’re just talking about it more now, but studies do suggest that issues such as social media, a tough job market, and an increasing emphasis on one’s looks might be responsible for more mental health troubles. If you’re suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or anything else, then reach out: there are many avenues of support and since it’s more of an accepted issue, you don’t need to worry (as much) about a negative stigma.

Millennial’s and Sugar

Millennial’s are pretty good at eating healthily: we’re the ones who brought kale and quinoa to the public’s attention, after all. But some damage may already have been done. They grew up when a time when sugar was king, when cereals and other daily mainstays had far too much sugar in them. They were delicious, sure, but they may have produced unprecedented problems with our teeth. Keep an eye on yours to ensure they’re always pearly white and strong; you’ll need them for a long time.

If you’re going to be a big player in the 21st century, then it seems like you’re going to have to contend with some of the issues above! The good news is that if you’re aware of them, then you can at least control your actions to reduce the chances of them happening.


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Squashing The Addictions Once And For All

I get it, we can all find ourselves getting into bad habits when it comes to general things in life. Our lifestyle can change from one day to the next and there can be a lot of deciding factors in it. We now live in a world where technology and answers are at our fingertips, where things are more readily available to us than ever before, and with advancements in all sorts of ways, bad habits can develop. But these addictions don’t need to take over our lives.

I wanted to share with you some of the common addictions we can all face at some point,  and hopefully give you some comfort and direction on how to overcome them once and for all.

Are you addicted to drinking alcohol?

Alcohol can be the biggest issue some of us face, and it is because the addiction to it can vary so much. You have those people who just need that glass of wine at the end of each day. You have the people that can’t be out socially without a drink, and then you have the people that can’t get out of bed without a drink. All different version of addiction, but each one of them need to be handled, albeit differently. Often alcohol can be the answer after a tough day or when you are going through a tough time. But it is also known as a depressive and it can make things worse in your mind, not better. If you do think you have an issue, speak to someone regarding it.

Do you smoke more frequently?

Smoking is a bad habit that can really affect our health. It doesn't matter whether you smoke one cigarette a day or fifty, the chance of getting cancer is high because of it. Many people looking to kick the habit have switched over to vaping. Websites like License to Vape reviews different options for you, so it might be worth doing some research. You could also speak to health professionals about other methods available to you, but often just deciding to stop is the biggest change you can make.

Do you work too hard?

Would you believe me if I said there was an addiction to work and you could be struggling with it? Workaholism is a real thing, believe it or not. People are working harder than ever, chasing the big pay brackets and the difference in lifestyle it can make. But it can also be detrimental to your health if you don’t get enough rest. Try and ensure that you take time away from work every now and again. Enjoy annual leave and don’t overdo it when you don’t need to. Life's too short.

Are you endlessly scrolling your phone?

Finally, do you find that you are on your smartphone more than you should be? There is a real addiction to your phone and the endless scrolling you can do on social media. Perhaps not even taking in what your eyes are viewing. If you think you spend more time on Instagram than you do with your family, it is time to put the phone down and enjoy the art of conversation.


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3 Ways Your Physical Health Affects Your Emotional Health

  

People often put physical and mental, or emotional, health in different categories, as if they could be easily separated out from one another. This is a pretty terrible idea, because when all is said and done, the different aspects of health and wellness are intimately tied together, and it by no means is a simple matter to divide the different causes and effects of poor physical health, poor emotional health, and poor mental health.

You might be interested in an aura healing appointment in order to help regain your sense of wellbeing, but if your physical health is in turmoil, it’s likely not going to do a whole world of good.

Here are some ways that your physical health directly impacts your emotional health.

Chronically elevated stress hormones make you more susceptible to anxiety and less able to face your challenges

Stress isn’t just a psychological thing, like people often believe it is. When you’re feeling really stressed out in your life, the answer isn’t just to “toughen up”, because stress is something that is heavily rooted in the body as well as in the mind. When we feel stressed, we are experiencing elevated levels of stress hormones in our bodies including, primarily, cortisol, and also adrenaline.

When these stress levels are chronically elevated — when they’re always high because of poor lifestyle habits — you become far more susceptible to anxiety, and you become far less psychologically and emotionally resilient. Whereas you might once have been more than up to the task of meeting your challenges head-on, and getting a ton of productive things done each day, you are likely to hit a point, after enough time spent in chronic stress, where everything just falls apart.

 “Burnouts” are physical as well as mental.

Lack of sleep causes depression and makes it harder for you to focus

When we sleep, our brains restructure themselves in subtle ways, and we seem to store and categorized our memories and experiences from the day. When we sleep, our bodies also release various hormones, repair damaged tissue, and do many other things that we’re not entirely clear on the details of.

Because of all of these reasons, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that researchers have found that people who don’t get enough sleep each night (around 8 hours for the average person) experience shrinkage in important areas of their brains, and are significantly more prone to mood issues like depression.

Too much intense exercise over-taxes the central nervous system

When you work out until you literally collapse on the floor, you might feel like you’re being dedicated and are getting as fit as possible, but if you don’t keep things in balance and get enough rest and the right balance of nutrients for recovery, you’re setting yourself up for real issues in the near future. Intense exercise takes a heavy toll on the central nervous system. When we do too much, we can experience Overtraining Syndrome, which wrecks our health and immune systems.

Needless to say, when this happens, we’re likely to experience severe brain fog, low mood, and have trouble feeling positive about life.

  


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A Great Framework: Building Healthy Bones

As humans, we all benefit from a decent amount of structure. The greatest example of a structure in us, as people, is our bones. We may not be able to see them, but like depression and other internal issues, we feel them, but they’re not necessarily seen. So, what is the best way to build healthy bones, especially as bone density tends to weaken as we get older?

Boost Your Calcium Consumption

Yes, it may be obvious, but while people think that calcium is all they need to build healthy bones, this is not the main solution! The key is to pair calcium with vitamin D, as well as other key nutrients, like magnesium. If you have a diet rich in leafy green vegetables this will be a big help, but if you are struggling to fight a losing battle with a bone condition like osteoporosis, you may want to supplement your healthy diet. You can look at the AlgaeCal reviews on Amazon and see that a lot of people who are fighting osteoporosis or osteopenia have a lot of praise for it. However, remember that supplements aren’t a cure just by itself. You need to make sure you have the adequate diet in place to get the benefits of a wide range of nutrients, like vitamin K as well as Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin.

Delve Into Your Family History

If you have any concerns about your bones, you may want to do some research into your family history to see if there are any issues in your immediate family, such as a parent or a sibling. If you have any close members of the family who have had osteoporosis, you are more likely to develop it yourself.

Start Exercising!

It appears to be the cure all for many health issues, and your bone health is one of those. If you start to integrate weight-bearing exercises into your workout routine, such as running, skiing, or jump rope, these have been shown to keep the bones strong. It's also beneficial to start resistance training, by doing weightlifting or starting at home with body weight exercises.

Cut Down On Your Vices

Yes, unfortunately all those things that we like to consume to excess aren’t particularly good for our bones. Not just nicotine and alcohol, but caffeine has a big impact on how our bodies can absorb calcium. So it's is recommended to cut back on your caffeine intake, but not give up on it entirely, just as long as you have more than your adequate share of calcium in your diet, not just from milk, but leafy vegetables.

Get Out In The Sunshine

As previously mentioned, vitamin D has a sufficient impact on our ability to absorb calcium. If there isn't much sunshine where you live, and you can't get the recommended 10 to 15 minutes in the sun three times a week, you can get your vitamin D intake through shrimp, sardines, egg yolks, or tuna.

 

Building our bones as a strong framework for our body is a priority. It's what will make us run faster and feel much more vibrant. So it's important for you to take control of your bone structure now.


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Tips For Living With A Mental Illness

Most of you may know that I am currently working on my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, so it is only right that I touch on the subject of mental illness because although we are living in 2017, it is still a subject of taboo for some, especially when it comes to different cultural groups. Dealing with mental illness is hard, not matter the degree. It's a very difficult issue to deal with because unlike other problems that are physically visible to the people around you - struggling with mental illness is very easy to hide, which makes it even more dangerous.  

It was once overlooked because people just put it down to attention seeking, and because of this people tend to be really frightened about opening up, but it's the year 2017, there's no need to feel like that anymore. There are so many different ways to get help, manage and improve how you feel on a daily basis.

While there are many severity types that span the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, for those who are able to cope with their symptoms a bit better than others, here are a few tips that will help you to keep a healthier perspective on things.

 

Focus on your strong points, but be aware of your limits.

You may not get as much done as maybe other people would, because you will be facing a lot of different things that cause you stress. But this shouldn't be seen as a negative thing. Because of all this, you are most likely very good at being patient, and patience is a great skill to have.

When having a mental illness, for some reason people tend to be quite creative. It doesn't always work out that way, but in some cases of Autism especially, people usually have great attention to detail and use their brain to store it full of knowledge and information. You would be surprised as to how many actors, musicians, and artists are actually Bipolar (manic-depressive.)

Don't look at yourself as being strange. You are unique in your own way, and that isn't because of your mental illness - it's because you're a human being. So put your attention and energy onto all the wonderful traits that you - and only you - can offer this world.

 

Get yourself the treatment you need.

There are far too many suicides that go on because people feel as though it's the only resort. The pain that it causes to feel that alone, dealing with such an issue that makes you so low that you don't want to be in this world with the people that love you. - That's a very dangerous spot to be in. That's why it's so important to seek medical help and discuss what the best treatment will be for you. - You don't have to suffer in silence or go through it alone. There are plenty of support that will give you all the information that you need to find what's best for you. You may find that going on medication that balances your mood is necessary, or talking to someone about exactly how you feel everyday is a more suitable option. Some people even find that herbal vaping or aromatherapy for health issues can help sooth and relax things like depression, anxiety, and even mood swings. So it really is just about discussing options and finding something that you agree to.

 

Get support but don't let it consume you.

It's very easy to feel like the odd one out when you're with a group of people, whether you know them or they’re just complete strangers - you know how you're feeling, and that’s pretty much all you’re able to focus on. Your mind is most likely racing with one thousand and one different things going on in your head all at the same time. If you're anxious, this will be ten times worse. Even if no one is looking at you, you will feel that this is specifically for a reason, and you will be analyzing everything like crazy!

Going to support groups for your illness can be amazing, because you're essentially in a room with all other people dealing with the same issue. Although it may feel as though you're on your own at first, the more times you go, and the more you open up - you will learn so much, not only about others, but yourself too. Groups are there to remind you that you're not weird, and you can find comfort in the idea that you will always have a place to go.

But having said that, don't use your illness as a crutch or an excuse to hold you back, or take the easy option out without having to push yourself. Sure, it may be a lot harder for you, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try.

 

Don't allow anyone to treat you badly.

For some strange reason, a lot of people that deal with a mental illness are deemed weak by other people. For example, if people are aware that you're a little different, unfortunately, most people will treat you different - even though you never asked them to do that. People may also try and take advantage of you because you are seen as an 'easy target'... Don't let them do this to you, however much they try. You're not someone that can be messed with, or someone that should just put up with silly things because 'you're different'. Don't ever feel like you need to settle in a relationship, or be silent in a conversation because the other person is trying to enforce some sort of power over you.

 

Finding work isn't impossible

If you're generally quite up and down, then searching for a more flexible job will be best. This may be freelance work, working from home, or if you're lucky, working for someone that is able to give you clear instructions, somewhere quiet to work in, and time off when you need it.

It's very easy to think that not mentioning your illness is a better route because it won't restrict you from the kind of work that you get offered - but don't do this. Your employer needs to know if you're not well. - Not so that they can judge or pity you - but just so they have a better understanding of things. Especially if you do have to take multiple days off, or shorten your hours.

 

Take responsibility for your actions.

Just because you may be a little different, doesn't always mean you get special treatment. For example, if you're in the company of others, whether that be family, friends or even strangers, - if you have a really bad day, and you lose your temper and get quite angry and aggressive - once that is all over and done with, you have to think about the possibility that you may have affected anyone while they were in your presence. Yes, it is horrible having to deal with emotions like that, but it's also horrible to see someone unraveling and losing control right in front of you, and you are not able to do a thing. So ask them if they're alright, and apologize for breaking down like that.

The same thing goes for if you made plans with people, and then end up changing your mind.  Don't just bail on them, let them know in advance so they're not left looking forward to something all week for nothing. You would like someone to take your feelings into account, so do the same for others.

 

Find the people that will accept you for you.

Friendships can be very hard to keep when you are dealing with a mental illness. We can all have the odd ‘good day’, which is great, and your friends may love to hang out with you. But then the day will come where you feel as though that dark gray cloud has positioned itself right above your head, and all you can feel is the weight of the rain hitting down on you. On days like this, your friends may not want to be around you, because they can't deal with how you are. - Let them feel this way. If they don't feel comfortable with you on your 'off' days, then you shouldn't want to feel comfortable around them either. That's why we have so many different people that come into our life - they all have different purposes. You just have to either be patient, or find someone that can be with you on a good or bad day regardless.

Relationships can be a lot trickier, not so much to find - but to maintain the relationship. Whether it be a few days, few weeks or few months of trying to act as 'normal' as you possibly can, you are sooner or later going to have to breathe and be yourself. - It's very scary, but how do you know you've met the right person if they haven't yet met you properly? You don't want to find out later down the line that you wasted eight months of your life, hiding a big part of yourself, trying to be the 'perfect' partner, only to find out they were a super idiot!

What about the people who are selfish and only like the sound of their own voice, or people that always think they're right and are never willing to compromise? - If they can all manage to find a relationship and keep a healthy one going - then you have absolutely nothing to worry about!


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Becoming A Better You: Essential Tips To Not Forget

Do you want to become a better version of yourself? Becoming a better you is not an uncommon wish, as this is in a form or another what most new year resolutions are about. Whether it is about feeling better in your body and your mind, looking better, and eating better, everyone wants to improve who they are and what they eat. Consequently, most diets and fitness programs are designed to tackle this issue and make you better. But here are some of the forgotten secrets to becoming a better person.

 

Essentials For A Healthy Diet

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While the modern society has now fully embraced lactose intolerance to the point where you can go to your favorite coffee shop and find milk alternatives for your drink, everyone seems to have forgotten how essential calcium is to your health. Calcium is not only key to keep your bones and teeth healthy, as they are mostly made of calcium, but it also has many health benefits: A calcium-rich diet can actively help to prevent colon cancer, protect your heart muscles and help your body control its insulin levels. In short, calcium is an indispensable part of your everyday health at all ages.

It may not be easy to consume dairy products in high quantity, especially as more people suffer from various forms of lactose intolerance, but this shouldn’t stop you from getting enough calcium in your diet. Indeed, you can find plenty of natural supplements. Check the AlgaeCal customer reviews, which is one of the preferred supplements, to discover more about the different ways to absorb these. Do remember, though, that if you have been diagnosed with a calcium deficiency, while the consumption of supplements will help it, it is also essential that you see a doctor.

 

The Simple Rules For A Happier Me

At a time when people can be depressed and suffer from a gloomy mood, it is important to equip yourself against negativity and depression. The key word is positivity. While this doesn’t mean blind positivity and refusing to take the reality into account, a positive mood starts with simple gestures, such as trying to smile more often. This may sound childish, but people who smile tend to attract positive feelings around them, and consequently will be less likely to experience sad moods. Being good to others, and being able to give to others - whether it is time, attention or even a kind word - is part of what creates a safe and happy environment around you. In short, the more joy you communicate, the more joy will be around you!

 

Beauty Tips For The Skin

How many facial creams and skin treatments do you have in your bathroom? Keeping a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water will help you keep your skin elastic, smooth and firm a lot longer than creams can. Additionally, you should make sure to wash your face every morning and every evening to keep your pores clear. Finally, try to go as makeup-free as you can: The no-makeup selfie is not only a fashion statement; this is a healthy relief for your skin. Makeup can indeed block pores and stop the sun from reaching your skin. While too much sun is harmful, vitamin D is produced directly when the skin is exposed to the sun and helps your body process its calcium and phosphate intakes.


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