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What Can Children With ADHD Teach Us About Screen Addiction?

What can Children with ADHD Teach Us Digital technology use has snowballed in the past 15 years and led to unheard-of opportunities, but also some challenges - one of the problems is to do with over-using screen time to the point of addiction. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are particularly prone to screen time addiction because they’re drawn to the internet and video games like moths to a  Read More...

Trauma

When most people think of trauma they think physical trauma such as being beaten up, accidents or breaking limbs. There is a much bigger trauma in society and that is mental trauma. This trauma is usually expressed as long term stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress(PTSD). So how do we as individuals get this long term stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD? When we have a traumatic event in our li Read More...

Stress and Cancer

Epigenetics is the buzz word in medicine these days. So what is epigenetics and how does it interact with stress? Epigenetics says that genes can be turned on or off by the environment that we are in or the environment that we create. For instance we all have genes that can cause cancer but it is only when we have an environment that turns on these cancer genes does cancer appear. The good news is that by changing the e Read More...

How to Overcome Addictions

Addictions Can Ruin Your Life Addictions affect nearly every part of your life. Unfortunately, addictions also become progressively worse the longer you have them. Some of the most common addictions include addictions to alcohol, drugs, food, smoking, shopping, and gambling. Some other activities which people do not associate with being addictions are being a gym junkie or constantly exercising; workaholics; overe Read More...

Where are you going?

The biggest temptation is to settle for too little – Thomas Merton Are you going through life without a clear direction? Are you letting events and others in your life dictating where you are going? Your best chance of having the life that you want is to know precisely where you are going. This applies precisely to your health and anything else that you do. Many of us do this intuitively but very few of us  Read More...

Overcome Emotional Eating in 4 Easy Steps

Do you feel like you have a never-ending battle with your scales? Are you tired of gaining weight that stays with you forever? The underlying cause of your weight gain might be emotional overeating. What is emotional overeating? Emotional overeating is a complex topic, but it has essential elements that are easy to recognize. Emotional overeating is defined as disordered eating that i Read More...

Purpose - It's All About You!

What's my Purpose? How do I find my Purpose? The first step is to understand, Your Purpose is all about you, first, before it becomes about others! When your Why is big enough, human beings are capable of achieving incredible things. But knowing your purpose, allows you bring your massive "Why" to everything you do and every corner of your life. But if you don't know 'why' or have your values aligned with your g Read More...

Do Affirmations Work?

I Choose vs Affirmations. Often, we hear about the power of Affirmations. The movie “the Secret” spoke about this a lot. What are Affirmations and why would we use them? Affirmations are a ‘mantra’ said over and over with the intention of changing a habit, or trait thought pattern we no longer find supportive. This could to re-enforce a goal we are striving to achieve, for example - I am p Read More...

Celebrate Your Victories

I was enjoying the relative cool of the morning today and got to thinking about how our thinking and thought patterns lead to or increase stress and anxiety. It seems to me that as human beings we seem to think and dwell more on the negatives of our lives rather than on the positives or victories of our lives. With thinking like that it is no wonder that any stress or anxiety that we have is increased. It’s no wo Read More...

What’s Trauma?

Trauma comes in many forms. It can be as obvious as the shock of a car accident, exposure to war, rape, sudden death, breaking bones but it can be less obvious. One of the less obvious forms of trauma is mental. Mental trauma that leads to long term stress, anxiety, depression and even PTSD. This is the trauma that others can’t see but it wrecks people’s lives. We try to live with it and put on a brave face  Read More...
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