How To Cope With Depression

How To Cope With Depression

Almost half of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives, but the condition remains badly misunderstood and therefore often poorly treated. At the heart of our collective difficulty with depression is a confusion about what it actually is – and in particular, how it can be distinguished from a state all …

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Why Are We so Easily ‘triggered’?

Why Are We so Easily ‘triggered’?

If we were totally sane, we would respond to the present only on its own terms; we would worry or be angered or give way to anxiety only as much as the circumstances before us actually dictated. But we are not – of course – most of us quite sane, as evidenced by the way …

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Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

To say that someone has ‘daddy issues’ is a somewhat rude and humiliating way of alluding to a very understandable longing: for a father who is strong and wise, who is judicious, kind, perhaps at points tough, but always fair – and ultimately, always on our side. It would be so understandable if we were …

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The Golden Child Syndrome

The Golden Child Syndrome

We are used to thinking of many of the psychological problems of adulthood as stemming from a lack of adequate love in our early years. We grow mentally unwell – prey to underconfidence, anxiety, paranoia and shame – because, somewhere in the past, we were denied the necessary warmth, care and sympathy. But there is …

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How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

One of assessing how emotionally damaged we might be is to identify a range of markers of emotional health and imagine how we fare in relation to them. At least four central themes suggest themselves. Firstly Self-Love. Self-love is the quality that determines how much we can be friends with ourselves and, day to day, …

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How to Take Blood Pressure : How to Take Blood Pressure

How to Take Blood Pressure : How to Take Blood Pressure

Okay so now we got the blood pressure cuff inflated fully. And there’s no longer a pulse coming through that brachael artery. Now you want to slowly open up the dial, so that the blood pressure is, the millimeters of mercury is falling around 2 millimeters of mercury per second. And when you hear that …

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High Blood Pressure Tips & Treatments : Calculating Resting Heart Rate

High Blood Pressure Tips & Treatments : Calculating Resting Heart Rate

We talked about needing to figure out what your intensity of aerobic exercise will be. For beginners, you can just use the simple brisk walking technique; where you are still able to carry on a conversation, but you’re having a brisk breathing sensation. Another way to do it is to actually calculate your target heart …

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High Blood Pressure Tips & Treatments : What Is Blood Pressure?

High Blood Pressure Tips & Treatments : What Is Blood Pressure?

We want to talk about what blood pressure is. Blood pressure is divided into systolic pressure, and diastolic pressure, and those pressures represent different aspects of the cardiac cycle. When you get your recording, you may get 120/80. That top number is your systolic pressure, and the bottom number is your diastolic pressure, and what …

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How to Make the Zombie Brains Shot (using Bailey’s Irish Cream)

How to Make the Zombie Brains Shot (using Bailey’s Irish Cream)

Today we’re going to show you how to make a drink for all you Zombie apocalypse freaks out there this one’s called the Zombie Brains shot. Pretty easy to make. We’ll start with Peach Schnapps here and fill about half of a shot glass. We’re going to layer a little bit of Bailey’s on there. …

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Home Health Monitors : Types of Blood Pressure Machines

Home Health Monitors : Types of Blood Pressure Machines

There are a number of different devices that you can purchase to take your own blood pressure in your home. Generally, these devices fit around some sort of part of your hand or arm. Some of them work for fingers. Some of them work for wrists. Some of them take from the lower arm, sort …

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