What I Mean When I Say ‘I Have Anxiety’

For most people I talk to, when I tell them I have an anxiety disorder, they nod their head and tell me it’ll be okay. When I tell them, “I’m sorry, I’m having a bad anxiety day, can we reschedule?” They smile and tell me there’s nothing to worry about and if I just get out of bed, I’ll see that everything is fine. When I don’t want to go bar hopping because I know that alcohol only increases my […]

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Teachers with dyslexia: tips for getting through your training

The first thing you should know about me is I have dyslexia and I have never been shy about it. So please excuse any mistakes that may be found in the following blog (although spell checker is a saviour). The second thing you should know is that I recently graduated and obtained a PGCE. Something that at many points during the year-long course I did not think was possible. So where do I start? Although the PGCE is only one […]

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6 Reasons You Should Know Your Blood Type

It may seem like you talk about “types” all day, everyday. The type of guy you’re looking for or the type of coffee you drink – both tall, dark and a little sweet, please. Or maybe the type of job you want or type of woman you’re trying to be. But considering that someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, your blood type might be the most important topic to talk about. Already know your blood type? Here are […]

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9 Signs You’re Overstressed (And Don’t Know It)

Stress can be the underlying reason for many of our ailments. It lowers the immune system, causing us to get sick and acquire pain in the body. Stress enables us to function in a balanced manner, and while under stress we can’t see the many symptoms it conjures up. WebMD explains stress as: “…any change in the environment that requires your body to react and adjust in response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. […]

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City plans to fight heroin by allowing it

Don’t be fooled by the bucolic scenery or the leafy college campuses; Ithaca, New York has been rocked by the scourge of the heroin epidemic sweeping the United States. Suffering from the drug epidemic isn’t what sets Ithaca apart. It’s how their mayor wants to deal with it that makes Ithaca unique. The city is nestled along the southern shores of Lake Cayuga and consistently recognized as a great place to live in United States. Home to three colleges, it’s […]

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What It Means When a Narcissist Says “I Love You”

What I’m about to say is not something I’d ever say or admit (to you), because to do so would end the winner-takes-all-game that is my main source of pleasure in life — one that effectively keeps you carrying my load in our relationship. And that’s the whole point. When I say “I love you” I mean that I love how hard you work to make me feel like your everything, that I am the focus of your life, that you want me to be […]

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THE 8 BEST RECHARGING STRATEGIES FOR EMPATHS

Are you an empath? In other words, are you profoundly sensitive and open to the emotions of others, and possibly even to the emotions connected to objects, areas, or buildings? Hey, me too! And that’s great! Because the world needs us: a single empath can improve the vibration in a room, enhance the harmony in a group, and soothe the heartache of a friend. But only when we’re energetically clear and vibrant. And because there is so much in the world […]

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Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme

Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters Ever heard of “empathy marketing”? It’s the latest business buzzword. The idea is that if companies can look through their clients’ eyes and understand their desires, they will be better able to tailor their offerings and gain a competitive advantage. To me, this is stepping into someone else’s shoes just to sell them another pair. I believe that the best use of empathy is […]

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The chronic pain epidemic: 50 million Americans live in agony.. but what is chronic pain and why is it so hard to treat?

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort in the previous three months. Of these, approximately 50 million suffer from chronic or severe pain. To put these numbers in perspective, 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, 14 million have cancer – this is all types of cancer combined – and 28 million have been diagnosed with heart disease in […]

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4 Symptoms That Could Be Early Menopause

Though menopause before 40 is rare, it can be devastating for the women who experience it. We’ve all heard about The Change and associate it with getting older, no longer being able to have kids, and never having to worry about a period again (silver lining). But for some women, menopause happens much earlier than they would have expected, completely taking them by surprise and derailing plans for a growing family. “Premature menopause is relatively uncommon,” Alan B. Copperman, M.D., […]

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