12 things you’ll only know if you have ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic condition, meaning that it is ongoing and life-long. It is incredibly hard to live with and can often result in surgery.  Alongside affecting the bowel, there are many other symptoms that can negatively affect your day to day life. Extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhea and abdominal pains are just a few. It can also be hard to speak out about the disease, as anything to do […]

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How to stop peri-menopausal hormones ruining your career

You’re smart, confident and you’re a high achiever. And you’ve worked damned hard to get to where you are in your career. And then you hit your 40’s. And suddenly things aren’t so easy. Peri-menopausal hormones are raging. You feel more tired and grumpy than usual – working long hours and then going out? Forget it……. You can’t concentrate for long – day to day problems seem harder to solve. Things seem a bit more stressful than they used to – did […]

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9 Ways to Boost Your Confidence When Your Doctor Pressures to Vaccinate

Contrary to what some doctors and officials might tell you, your child does not need shots to attend public school. Legally, you can receive a vaccine exemption in all fifty states. Sometimes, even in states with stricter laws, getting the vaccine exemption is the easy part. The hard part, for some parents, is having that conversation with a doctor and just saying no to vaccines. One government survey revealed that over 28 percent of parents question, delay, or refuse vaccines, […]

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What It’s Really Like To Date With A Chronic Illness

I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, so I have no doubt that being diagnosed with Lyme disease changed my life for the better. As hard as it has been to believe sometimes, it really has pushed me into a much healthier lifestyle. But it’s definitely come with hardships along the way. Take dating, for example—it’s hard enough as it is! Take that, and throw a curveball like chronic illness in there, and it can get […]

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Differentiating Facial Weakness Caused by Bell’s Palsy vs. Acute Stroke

Can you tell the difference? Learning Objectives Learn the basic anatomy of facial muscle control. Recognize the common clinical presentation of Bell’s palsy and ischemic stroke. Understand how to rapidly assess a patient with acute facial weakness to differentiate between Bell’s palsy and ischemic stroke. You’re responding to a 54-year-old woman with facial weakness. The patient states she looked in the mirror this morning and noticed her face appeared “twisted.” She didn’t notice any facial asymmetry before going to bed the night before. She […]

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Do Psychopaths Genuinely Lack Empathy, Or Are They Feeling You?

The most common observation made about psychopaths is that they feel no empathy. I have said it myself in Courtroom testimony, repeating a truism I picked up years ago: “they fail to empathize and are therefore prone to victimize.” Empathy refers to the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. As noted in an essential text (The Psychopathic Mind by J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D.) the science unequivocally “supports the hypothesis that psychopathic individuals“ (i.e., those with “antisocial personality […]

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New Research Shows Probiotics May Be Helpful In Treating Generational Stress

In recent years, we have become privy to a host of research showing that the friendly bacteria living in our gut (also known as probiotics) are incredibly good for us — from regulating inflammation and immunity to maintaining mental health. With the microbiome — or each individual’s collection of bacteria — being dubbed the next big frontier in medicine, this field of research is only set to grow. Which brings us to a new study coming out of the University […]

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The 3 Stages Of Love You Must Go Through Before You Get Married

And why shouldn’t get married if you’re only in Stage 1. The average couple will spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars preparing for their wedding day. I get it. It’s an important lovely day. It’s a party for family and friends and, in some cases, an opportunity for the bride’s childhood dreams to come true. Over 50 percent of these well-spent couples will end up divorced. There doesn’t appear to be any correlation between the lavishness of the […]

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Signs You Have A Strong Personality That Might Scare Some People

When people encounter someone with a strong personality, they don’t understand the kind of person they are dealing with. Some people think you dominate. Some just think you are rude. But none of these are the truth. These words actually do not reflect your personality at all. In fact, strong people are often kittens on the inside. It’s just that people with domineering personalities just give you a bad rep. Strong people do not have to win, they just are not […]

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Being An Empath Is Not Easy When It Comes To Relationships

Empaths and relationships. It’s that underbelly hot topic that many people in the “New Age” community tend to ignore. But I think it’s important to understand the Shadow aspects of all things, because the more self-awareness we become, the more growth and expansion can occur in our lives. One of the biggest problems I’ve seen (both in my own life and with empathic clients I’ve worked with) is the issue of co-dependent relationships. Most empaths see this happen in their […]

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