We have all been hurt by others. Sometimes those wounds last for a long time.
It can be difficult to know how to deal with such hurts, or with those who have inflicted them. One approach is to bury and suppress the wounds, but often they then remain with us and re-emerge. Another approach is to let the wounds fester, to ruminate upon them and upon anger, and possibly seek revenge. Sometimes that revenge may help pacify one’s outrage; at other times it may not. An alternative approach to dealing with the hurts we all experience is forgiveness.
We might define “forgiveness” as the replacement of ill will towards an offender with goodwill. Conceived as such, forgiveness is distinct from excusing or condoning the action; it is distinct from reconciliation; and it does not require foregoing justice. Forgiveness does not entail ignoring issues of responsibility and accountability. One can forgive an offender and hope for his or her ultimate good, while also pursuing a just outcome. One can also forgive an offender without necessarily seeking a restored relationship. This point is especially important in cases, say, of repeated violence or abuse, wherein the ending of the relationship may be best for the victim and offender alike. Likewise, because forgiveness and reconciliation are not identical, one can also forgive even if the offender has passed away. In conflicts, often both parties are hurt, and forgiveness can be helpful in both directions.
If you are a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD), you may face difficult challenges as you try to provide care and understand the behavior changes of the person you are caring for. Understanding the behavior of a person with AD can help lessen these difficulties.
People with AD may exhibit the following behaviors:
You know the importance of weight training, cardio workouts, and stretching, but how often do you think about improving your agility?
Agility is the ability to move quickly on your feet, and incorporating this kind of training into your workout routine can help improve your speed, strengthen your lower body, and reduce your risk of injury.
Plus — like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) — it seriously ups your calorie burn, thanks to all the extra muscles it calls into play.
Another benefit: Agility training is fun.
When you hear the term “hand eye coordination” most people immediately think of catching and throwing. How many times have we all heard a coach, parent, or teacher exclaim “keep your eye on the ball!”? While catching and targeted throwing are excellent examples of hand eye coordination, they are not the only ones!
5 Hand-Eye Coordination Exercises
As we’ve already discussed, catching is the ultimate eye hand coordination activity. If your child has difficulty coordinating their movements to catch something thrown to them, consider starting somewhere a little easier. Did anyone else spend PE classes in grade school playing with brightly colored scarves, learning to juggle them (poorly) and just goofing off?
Can't find your car keys? Forget your grocery list? Can't remember the name of the personal trainer you liked at the gym? You're not alone. Everyone forgets things once in a while. Still, memory loss is nothing to take lightly.
Although there are no guarantees when it comes to preventing memory loss or dementia, some activities might help. Consider seven simple ways to sharpen your memory. And know when to get help for memory loss.
The Healing Power of Community and Connection by Adrian A. Fletcher Psy.D., M.A. (www.psychologytoday.com)
For most of my life, I felt like I was different and that I didn’t belong. I felt defective, stupid, lonely, unwanted, and less than. As a child, and especially during my adolescent years, I was sometimes described as unusual, weird, cute, funny, mysterious, angry, oppositional, and sweet.
I went up and down in my physical size, my interests changed a lot, and people…well, they were not to be trusted. Based on having experienced extreme trauma as a young child when I was sex trafficked by my own father and my mother's emotional unavailability due to her own history, I was left with a complete lack of trust in people and the world around me.
There are significant benefits of meditation for college students and their families. By meditating together, you can not only encourage your student in a practice that may help them improve their academic performance, but you will be supporting good mental health for your entire family.
Countering Stress in College
Parenting a college student can be a challenge. It’s hard to know how to help them with their exams and coursework without also piling on the pressure.
Stress is a way of life for college students. According to the most recent National College Health Assessment (NCHA), only a tiny percentage (less than 2%!) of college students reports feeling no stress. And now that many if not most us have our college students living at home again because of the pandemic, we are able to see and feel all too well how that stress can filter through the family, affecting everyone in the home.
About 42% of American adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For years, people have been trying all sorts of methods and medications in search of the perfect weight loss solution.
A new trend has been getting a lot of attention: people using the diabetes drug Ozempic for weight loss.
But what does the research say about this use of the drug? Do health experts recommend Ozempic for weight loss purposes? Our experts answer these questions and more.
How Creatine Supplements Can Benefit Your Athletic Performance and Muscle Growth by Rachael Gonzalez (www.si.com)
Creatine is commonly used as a muscle growth supplement because it helps increase strength, power and muscle mass and improve body composition. It's found naturally in meat, seafood and milk and is made by the human body in the kidneys, liver and pancreas. After converting into phosphocreatine (more on this later), it’s stored in the muscles and used for energy.
Creatine stores are maintained by ingesting three to five grams per day. According to the University of Delaware, pork, tuna, cod, salmon and beef contain between 1.4 to 2.3 grams of creatine per pound. While it’s not impossible to consume the daily recommended amount of creatine by eating these foods, this can lead to gaining body weight. Mass gainers also often contain creatine, but aren’t great for those who don’t want to consume a surplus of protein and carbohydrates. The best creatine supplements provide an inexpensive and efficient way to increase creatine intake without the excessive intake of calories.
In this article, we detail the potential benefits of creatine, how it works, several different types and supplement forms, possible side effects, how to take creatine and more so you can make an informed decision on whether this supplement is right for you.
Why is stress bad for us?
We need the body’s stress ("fight or flight") response to get us through tough times. When you sense a threat or danger, your body rises to the challenge by releasing stress hormones, tightening your muscles, making your blood pressure rise and your heart and lungs work harder, and releasing a surge of fat and sugar to give you energy. When danger subsides, your body goes back to normal operations.
If you get stressed out frequently, however, the stress response can become constant and cause ongoing harm, including chronic inflammation — the persistent activation of the immune system, which sharply raises the risks for many diseases such as dementia, heart disease, and stroke
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