Hidden low-grade stressors lurking in your home can magnify your pandemic anxiety. Source: Joshua Ness/Unsplash Everyday surroundings can keep us in a state of low-grade stress that we ordinarily might not recognize. Chances are you’ve become so used to clutter, noise, harsh lights, and other environmental stressors that you don’t notice they add to your pandemic strain. Studies show that under environmental pressure, your stress hormone levels can escalate even when you’re not aware of it. Over time these hormone levels take a toll on your mental and physical health. Here are six major sources of low-grade stress that could be lurking in your personal space . 1 . Environmental Pollutants Scientists say that steady exposure to loud noises such as traffic, aircraft, and railway engines raise stress levels that can lead to high blood pressure even heart attacks. Plus lawnmowers, car engines, and loud music increase stress levels and interfere with your concentration … [Read more...] about Are Hidden Low-Grade Stressors Adding to Pandemic Strain?
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This is the first in a series focused on understanding and supporting children who are highly sensitive (HS) by nature, aka, temperament. Because these children are wired to register their experiences in the world more intensely, they get triggered into stress -mode more quickly. They get overwhelmed by their big emotions which makes them feel out of control. This naturally results in more meltdowns. It also results in children developing all sorts of coping mechanisms to try to gain control of a world that feels like too much to manage a lot of the time. This can lead to a range of challenges that, while not exclusive to HS children, occur more frequently and with greater intensity for them. resilience . These include being: intense and reactive fearful and cautious/ anxious inflexible bossy easily frustrated a perfectionist a sore loser easily slighted (take things more personally) self-conscious very defensive or avoidant when corrected overly … [Read more...] about Is Your Child a Big Reactor? Inflexible? Irrational?
Online quizzes are a great way to answer questions like: Which Hogwarts house do you belong in? They are not ideal for answering questions like: What kind of therapeutic protocol should I follow? The best way to answer that question is by consulting a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist. However, this article may prove a helpful, fact-based guide to point you in a good direction. There are two commonalities to the therapies below. Firstly, some tend to forget the "therapy" part of psychedelic therapy. None of the treatments outlined below are solely about the substance. For each, it’s important to have a good relationship with the practitioner administering the substance. Secondly, all of these treatments work by, in some way or another, affecting the neuroplasticity in your brain. “Neuroplasticity” is not the amount of plastic in your neurons but rather something akin to the flexibility of your mind and the ability to transcend fixed routines or patterns of thought. MDMA … [Read more...] about What Kind of Psychedelic Therapy Is Right for You?
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on June 16, 2019 Shikha Talsania, for sure, gave us jewellery lessons with her latest look. The 'Veere Di Wedding' actress attended the screening of 'Kaafir' recently and looked absolutely awesome. The actress wore a simple dress and notched up her look with impeccable styling. Let's decode her style and look of the day. So, Shikha wore a grey half-sleeved dress for the screening. Her dress was round-necked and seemed totally comfy. Shikha's attire made for a perfect brunch or café outing dates. It was a textured dress and would have looked as an ideal office wear too. Shikha paired her dress with black flat sandals, which went well perfect with her dress. She accessorised her look with a multi-hued oxidised necklace, which spruced up her stylish avatar. The actress also wore a signature nose stud and carried a … [Read more...] about Shikha Talsania Gave Us Major Jewellery Goal With Her Latest Look
I think that I may take a stroll, And buy myself a toilet roll. At home it will be safely stowed, With the other pallet-load. — Pam Ayres Panic buying is common during disasters like the coronavirus pandemic. Before a winter storm, for example, somewhat irrationally, consumers tend to strip grocery store shelves bare of the so-called holy trinity of bread, milk, and eggs. In contrast, when a hurricane is about to hit, indulgences such as liquor and Pop-Tarts, and bottled water are popular purchases. After an earthquake, especially a severe one , pretty much everything in the grocery store is fair game for panic shoppers. What's more, panic buying of any item can even break out without any reason at all, simply based on rumor . As I've written on this blog , panic buying does not make for smart shopping decisions. In fact, it can have severe negative ramifications on consumers’ personal finances. This begs the questions: Why do consumers panic buy? And … [Read more...] about Why Are We Panic Buying During the Coronavirus Pandemic?