How many times a day do you flip back and forth between what you should be doing and Facebook, Instagram, or whatever shiny distraction catches your eye? Do you ever read a whole page and then realize you have no idea what you read? Are you reading this post to avoid work right now? Source: By Rennett Stowe from USA (Tapping a Pencil Uploaded by Atmoz) [CC BY 2.0 ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 )], via Wikimedia Commons Getting started, sticking with a task (especially when it's boring), organizing your time, stuff, and ideas: These all belong to a set of skills called executive functioning skills . These executive functioning skills are the foundation of success in school, work, and even your social life . Those with executive functioning deficits are all too familiar with difficulties in: Goal-directed behavior Task-oriented behaviors Self-regulation and behavior inhibition Planning Working memory Mental flexibility Response … [Read more...] about Everyday Executive Functioning Challenges
“I just didn’t want to live anymore,” a tearful Meghan Markle told Oprah, and the world was shocked. It was even more stunned by the video of Meghan wearing a glittering blue ball gown and a radiant smile, attending a royal function the very same day she had told Prince Harry she was afraid to stay home alone, for fear she would do harm to herself. I wasn’t surprised in the least. I know all too well what a smile can hide. Most of my life, I’ve lived with high-functioning depression and suicidality . I’ve performed at the very top of my game as an entertainment lawyer, representing the likes of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones and major motion picture studios; while simultaneously struggling with a desperate desire to end my pain forever. Now, as a mental health advocate and author, I realize that I’m not alone—that a great many people who seem to be handling life’s challenges with extreme grace and competence are secretly battling the crippling disease of depression. … [Read more...] about High-Functioning Depression: Why Meghan Markle is Not Unique
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Shivangi Karn By Shivangi Karn on April 29, 2021 Blood clotting is recognised as one of the COVID-19 complications often seen in moderately ill patients who have been hospitalised for the condition. Blood thinners are medications that are used to prevent excessive blood clots from forming. Though blood clots or coagulation is necessary to prevent us from excessive blood loss due to injury of blood vessels, in conditions such as COVID-19 when there is no injury, high levels of clotting factors in the blood of severe COVID-19 patients can increase the risk of heart diseases, thus obstructing blood supply to the lungs and causing lung dysfunctions.  In this article, we will discuss how blood thinners are essential to boost survival rates in coronavirus patients. Also, we will discuss some food sources which are natural blood thinners. Take a look. COVID-19: Why … [Read more...] about COVID-19 And Blood Thinners: How Do They Help Increase Survival Rates In Critical COVID-19 Patients?
Source: Mika Baumeister/Unsplash I wish I didn’t have to write this post. Unfortunately, I do. Rates of sexual assault are high—estimates are that between 1 in 6 women and 1 in 25 men in Australia have experienced at least one sexual assault since age 15. When I say sexual assault, I am utilising the commonly accepted definition of the term in Australia, i.e., “Sexual assault is a type of sexual violence that involves any physical contact, or intent of contact, of sexual nature against a person’s will, using physical force, intimidation or coercion (ABS 2011; AIHW 2019a).” The psychological impacts of sexual assault on victims can be far-reaching and often involve significant anxiety , fear , adjustment and mood difficulties, post- traumatic intrusions, and difficulties with intimacy and sexual functioning (Resick, 1993). In my private practice, I work with people who have experienced a range of traumas. Sexual traumas and rapes appear to cut especially deep, perhaps … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Managing the Aftermath of Sexual Assault
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on November 6, 2020 Recent reports claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun showing symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as signs of weakness in hands, struggling to hold the pen, as well as constantly twitching legs. Reports also suggest that the President, who has served more than 20 years as Russian president over two terms, is planning to quit in January next year amid the speculations. What Is Parkinson's Disease? Named after an English Doctor, James Parkinson, Parkinson's disease is a life-limiting disorder of the central nervous system  . This degenerative disorder can greatly impact a person's ability to move around or do basic things on his/her own. It occurs when the nerve cells in the brain are unable to produce a particular chemical known as dopamine. Moreover, this is a progressive malady, which will only get worse over … [Read more...] about 10 Early Warning Signs Of Parkinson’s Disease