8 WARNING SIGNS SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS A HIGHLY FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC
Picture an alcoholic. What comes to mind? Someone who can’t hold on to a job, someone who alienates everyone in their life, or maybe someone who’s lost it all, sitting somewhere on a curb drinking out of a brown paper bag?
Forget what you think you know about alcoholism. It’s a complex disease that affects everyone a little bit differently. You can have a great job and still be an alcoholic. You can hold your life together and still be an alcoholic. Here’s what to watch out for:
1. They don’t think they have a problem.
Often times, because there are such seriously negative stereotypes surrounding people who are alcoholics, functional alcoholics don’t believe they have a problem. They hold their lives together and do great at work. “So what if I have a few beers after work?” The truth is, functional alcoholism is still alcoholism.
6 SYMPTOMS THAT OCCUR DURING YOUR MOST FERTILE PERIOD
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Do you dream of having a child? Or are you avoiding pregnancy, but not using birth control? Here’s the knowledge you need.
10 CANCER SYMPTOMS THAT MOST PEOPLE IGNORE
Are you ignoring these warnings your body is giving you?
Medicine has developed fantastically in recent years, finding new drugs that help with the control of various diseases that once haunted, and even killed.
But despite medical advancement, prevention is key to maintaining our health and fighting diseases early.
Good use of medicine is another important factor. Misuse of it can also cause harmful symptoms.
Cancer, a disease that scares many people, has a greater chance of cure when treated early. It stops being so scary when we periodically take preventive tests.
We must carefully watch every day, as different symptoms may indicate that something is not quite right, and there is need for medical help.
7 HEALTHY HABITS OF HAPPINESS
How do we heighten our happiness? There are many ways and one size does not fit all. Below I discuss a few key things that has worked for me and those closest to me – how a small group of us went from downbeat and drained to a happy and hopeful in a few short years…
1. Savor the joy of simple pleasures. – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the best things in life are free. They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of you at various locations and arbitrary times. They are governed by Mother Nature and situational circumstance and captured by mindful awareness. It’s all about taking a moment to notice the orange and pink sunset reflecting off the pond water as you hold hands with someone you love. Noticing these moments and taking part in them regularly will bring unpredictable bursts of happiness into your life.
8 PRESSURE POINTS THAT WILL REDUCE YOUR STRESS IN SECONDS
We all have our ways of dealing with stress. Some people escape to a sunny beach, some prefer a nice glass of wine, and others even do their best to ignore it. Each way has its advantages (and sometimes disadvantages), but we can’t always do what helps at the exact moment we need to. This is where pressure points become a quick and effective long-term solution. Pressure points are areas in the body that can trigger various effects in our bodies and minds when pressure is applied to them.
The Scalp is full of pressure points, many that can effectively and discretely reduce stress levels. You can sit at your office desk, lean back and use two fingers to massage the point where the neck meets the skull for about 20 seconds. Much of the stress we accumulate during the day collects in the shoulders and neck muscles, and applying pressure to this point can relieve much of it.
PARENTING AND SLEEP DEPRIVATION: DO THEY GO HAND IN HAND?
Do you think parenting and sleep deprivation go hand in hand? Well, if you do, then you have gotten it all wrong!
The birth of a child is a thing to be celebrated in every household. No words can describe the amount of joy that the parents feel when they hold their little bundle of joy in their arms for the very first time. From baby’s room to the clothes…they have got it all planned out. What most new parents aren’t ready for, are the sleepless nights full of crying, feeding and diaper changing.
THE 11 EARLIEST (AND LESS KNOWN) SYMPTOMS THAT SHOW YOU ARE PREGNANT
The absence of a period is, obviously, one of the most known and common symptoms predicting a possible pregnancy, however, you can have your period and still be pregnant.
Having a child was one of my dreams, and I could not conceive until I used invitro fertilization. On the way to fulfilling my dream of being a mother, I learned there are signs that confirm a pregnancy, which almost no woman knows.
Keep reading and discover the signs that indicate a wonderful little human is growing in you:
HOW A HAPPY MARRIAGE CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
You see that special someone from across the room, your eyes meet, and you just know…she is the one. What you might not know is that by choosing her to be the one, you could very well be improving your health and the longevity of your life. As you made the choice to make your partner your forever partner I’m sure you were filled with many wonderfully romantic ideas of what your life would be like. Maybe you thought of the romantic dinners and trips the two of you would go on or the endless “I love you’s” that you would hear. What you probably didn’t think about was the actual health benefits that you gain when you maintain a happy and healthy marriage. Health benefits are NOT romantic or sexy and they typically don’t give you butterflies in your stomach or make your heart skip a beat, but nonetheless they are there and can be a very powerful and very real reason to keep a watchful eye on the status of your marriage.
7 SIGNS OF CERVICAL CANCER THAT WOMEN NEED TO OBSERVE
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Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers for woman, and can be lethal if not found early and treated correctly.
For women, cervical or cervix cancer can be deadly. While statistics about this cancer is frightening, cervical cancer can be prevented, and treated if caught early.
Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by HPV or the human papillomavirus, which is highly contagious. This virus is an STI (sexually transmitted infection) and comes in many types but only some cause cervical cancer. An HPV infection might go away on its own or could cause abnormal cell growth that may lead to cervical cancer.