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In Stress and Coping

How Can You Increase Your Resilience?

How do we perceive stress in our lives: as major setbacks or moments of growth? Perception plays a major role in resilience. When something challenging happens, how well do you recover? Resilience is the ability to get back up after adversity. Due to the unpredictability of life, there will always be joys and sorrows. Resilient people are able to greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growing. Well-being and resilience are skills one can learn and…

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In Stress and Coping

What are the health benefits and risk of lavender?

Lavender is grown in northern Africa and the Mediterranean mountains, often for extraction of its essential oils. The medicinal benefits of using lavender to treat anxiety, fungal infections, hair loss, and wounds have been demonstrated. Evidence does not yet support the use of lavender to treat depression, high blood pressure, nausea, menstrual pain, or eczema, among other conditions. Lavender is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and should not be taken in place of approved and prescribed medicines. Benefits Lavender oil is…

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In Stress and Health

Are you depressed or just exhausted?

It’s pretty obvious when you’re sleep-deprived. The fogginess and fatigue in your body and mind are unmistakable. But how can you tell if you are just really tired, or if you are actually experiencing depression? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, 1 in 3 adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep. The CDCTrusted Source further reports that people who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to report 10 common chronic…

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In Stress and Coping

Mindfulness is the future of being present

Mindfulness has occupied a central point in modern life. Probably, you are one of the many who is using this technique to deal with your high-paces, overstretched schedules. And this is not surprising because mindfulness has now become an accepted adjunct therapy for many conditions, especially in the field of mental health. Its pupillarity makes researchers refining the understanding of the power of paying attention in some of life’s most important moments . For all the research showing the benefits…

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