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Feeling Stressed? EFT Tapping To The Rescue!

The recent stress of COVID-19 that has swept across the world has left many feeling anxious and full of fear.

It’s hard to know how to process these emotions, let alone function with them, or best how to get rid of them.

But there is a way to release the magnitude of this stress.

The process involves tapping, or more precisely EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping – and the results are extraordinary.

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Childhood Experiences: They Make Us Who We Are

The term ‘Adverse Childhood Experience’ or simply ‘ACEs’ refers to a range of negative situations a child may face or witness throughout their childhood and before the age of 18.

ACEs can impact kids’ health and well-being, and they can have long-term effects on adults’ health and wellness. They can even have consequences that affect entire families, communities, and our whole society.

The term ‘ACE’ comes from a study that was conducted in the United States in the 1980s that found a significant link between a person’s exposure to ACEs and their physical and mental health throughout their lives.

These experiences include all types of abuse and neglect as well as parental mental illness, substance use, divorce, incarceration, and domestic violence.

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Anger Management – 10 Tips To Calm Your Temper

Have you noticed yourself being more snappy than normal, getting irritated at the drop of a hat at even the smallest things?

The emotional strain of the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people on levels they have not encountered before and coping with the increased tension is reflecting as increased anger in our society.

You might think that venting your anger is healthy, that the people around you are too sensitive, that your anger is justified, or that you need to show your fury to get respect.

But the truth is that anger is much more likely to have a negative impact on the way people see you, impair your judgment, and get in the way of success.

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How Are You Today?

If you’ve felt off lately, you’re not alone. I feel it too.

I don’t think there is a person out there who is coping well with this new lifestyle and situation.

As we navigate through our new normal of a COVID-19 world, the uncertainty of this pandemic is taking a toll. The majority of people are suffering financial hardship, with job losses, business closures, decreased work hours, forced usage of entitlements and the need to access funds wherever possible, such as early superannuation payouts, Centrelink support, and even new loans.

Scary times indeed.

Adding to this already difficult situation is the horrendous hoarding of staple grocery items (such as toilet paper, cleaning goods, pasta, rice & flour) and even medication, sending everyone into further panic.

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Grief & Loss – The Hardest Life Lessons

 

In this lifetime, we are all destined to cope with grief – some people more than others to be fair.

As I write this article, I myself am experiencing grief as I watch my mother slowly pass, primarily of old age and dementia.

It’s been a constant goodbye over several months and my heart aches. I’m just not myself.

I have felt this feeling before, having lost precious loved ones in the past, including my father when I was just 8 years old.

That was by far a huge trauma for me since I was not able to fully understand the emotional aspect of death at the time and I had no knowledge of how to handle the event. Over time, I did grow to understand and find the strength to move on and find purpose once more.

Sadly, no matter how many times I have felt this pain, it does not lessen this pain – right here, right now.

Each situation is raw and new, albeit familiar.

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Are You Mad?… No, But I Do Have Pyrrole Disorder

Mental illness is a disease that people don’t like to speak about. The rate of suicide is increasing but as a society, we remain in denial

… until it affects someone you love.

Today I write about a topic close to my heart – a disorder that has haunted me for many years as I have battled through many past traumas…

PYRROLE DISORDER – a little-known condition with devastating consequences if left untreated.

Let me enlightened you all today in hope that even just one life can be improved or more importantly saved.

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Happiness Comes From Within … But That Place Is Not Your Brain

 

Depression has become the leading cause of disability worldwide.

One in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Many will walk into their doctor’s offices, describe their symptoms in about ten minutes, and walk out with a powerful psychiatric drug.

Did you know a slow thyroid (or hypothyroidism, a condition affecting 200 million people worldwide that typically goes undiagnosed for many years) can mimic the symptoms of depression?

After fatigue and weight issues, mood alterations such as depression, agitation, and anxiety are the most common symptoms in people diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune version accounting for ~97% hypothyroid cases).

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