For some people, lack of sleep is a serious condition that not only affects their everyday potential both socially and professionally, but also poses a risk to their general health. While it may seem unlikely considering all the recommended measures out there, it is easy to induce sleep simply by changing and improving certain aspects of your bedroom. With this in mind, here are some great tips on how to optimise your bedroom to enhance quality, undisturbed sleep.
Historically, we have all evolved from the cave men. Our ancestors where hunters and gatherers, who lived a fairly simple, yet very hard life. Their day to day lives revolved around scourging for food to exist and putting it in layman’s terms – very simply there wasn’t a fridge, a convenience store or a car to simplify their lives and provide an ongoing and excessive food supply to satisfy their need for sustenance. Lets put you back to your cavewoman days and reflect on this for a little bit.
It is little wonder we get confused about medical research findings – especially when it comes to food. Previously some 50 random ingredients in recipes were selected and a search done on studies involving them. Turns out that for 43 out of 50 there was an equal number of studies showing an increase and decrease in rates of cancer associated with the item in question.
Coffee has been getting a lot of attention recently.
The results you achieve are in direct proportion to the action you take. What determines the actions you take? Your potential plus your belief.
This simple feedback loop is the why people who have success, spiral upwards to more and more success, and sometimes those who experience ‘defeat’, challenges or setback can spiral downwards into deeper and deeper hopelessness.
How can you help to care for your aging grand/parent(s) whilst they are still in their home? With the changes made to aged care legislation in July 2014, the Government, as part of these changes will be offering improved support and care at home for the elderly. There are however, some steps you can take to share the load with your family to assist your grand/parents(s).
Everyone wants the answer to a happier life; typically most people are looking externally rather than focusing inwardly. One sure way to have more happiness, peace and contentment in your life is to identify what your highest values are and then see if you are living in accordance with your highest values.
SO WHAT IS A VALUE and why is it so important?
Confession- I have eaten the berries and am alive and well. The recall of frozen berries linked to cases of hepatitis A (note at time of writing there had not been any of the virus actually found in the berries) is the latest in a long unimpressive line of health scares. It is very important to state up front that the illness is not pleasant but it is not fatal and many people are so mildly affected that they do not even go to the doctor.
So what do the numbers tell us?
Not only do I work in mental health, I’m also a mum. And I know what it’s like to live with the black dog.
The post natal period is a physically and emotionally exhausting time. Aside from the obvious biological impact of a new baby, like changing hormones, sleep deprivation, and pain from stitches/tearing, there can also be a tremendous psychological shift.
And the psychological shift is sometimes the most challenging.
In 2003 I first attended a seminar on “Anti-Aging Medicine” by two American lecturers. This was as part of a GP conference. What was most striking was their view that the effects of aging were not a given. Indeed part of their contention was that a decline in our health caused us to age rather than age causing a decline in our health.
To be specific their chief contention was that declining hormone levels were a key part of aging and that if these were maintained then we would not suffer the effects of age. And that conditions like dementia, arthritis and even some cancers were not age related as much as health related.
We all are in denial in different areas of our life and the consequences once confronted are frightening.
If someone accuses you of being in denial, what is your immediate reaction? Notice we feel insulted and feel the need to defend before we understand the context? This is denial in action. Why don’t we usually ask more questions? Why do you think I am in denial is a great question to ask.