Monday, 14 April 2014

Understanding Substance Abuse and Helping Conquer Addiction for 75 Years

Understanding Substance Abuse and Helping Conquer Addiction for 75 Years (via NJTV News with Mike Schneider)
By Ken Branson for Rutgers Today Seventy-five years ago, a person who suffered from alcoholism and consulted a doctor would probably have been sent to Alcoholics Anonymous. At the time, “there weren’t very many weapons in the medical arsenal to…

Sunday, 13 April 2014

10 Empowering Break Up Songs!

I've been trying to move on since my divorce... at times I felt great, and other times I felt a little down. How do I find strength to get through the tough times? Music... it plays a huge part on my road to mending my heart. Here's my top 10 empowering break up songs:

Friday, 4 April 2014

Healthy and Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for an Anxiety Disorder

Anyone who has suffered from an anxiety disorder knows they can’t be taken lightly. Depending on the severity of the disorder, it can be difficult to live confidently and interact socially without feeling trapped, judged, or misunderstood. No one knows the tumultuous emotions that go on inside you, and unless you’re talking to someone who has experienced an anxiety disorder, it can be difficult for them to understand why you can’t just snap out of it. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, it’s important to constantly consider your coping mechanisms and whether or not they are healthy or unhealthy for you. Here are a few of both types of coping mechanisms and possible solutions for the unhealthy ones.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Waxing 101: My First Brazilian!

With my recent divorce, I finally needed a little TLC for myself. I was so used to putting everyone else first, that I forgot about myself. To celebrate my divorce since it's been finalized, I decided to do something that I've wanted to try for years... a Brazilian wax. Since I was planning on going to Mexico (first week of March that passed), I thought it was the perfect time to take the plunge. I got the works... full leg, bikini, and Brazilian. It cost me $70 Canadian at a cute little place called Tantasia. I must say that the woman who did my waxing was professional, gentle, and quite personable. Did it hurt? Not as much as I was expecting. And on top of that, I found the hour long session to be quite therapeutic.

What is a Brazilian wax?
It's a wax that removes all the hair from the pubic region, from the top to the labia, as well as between the butt cheeks. 

If you're thinking of getting waxed for the first time, here's some helpful tips:

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

How To Overcome The Hurdles In Your Weight Loss Journey?

You may have made a decision to lose weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise, but you find that you are not getting the expected results. A weight loss journey is not free from obstacles and challenges. The weighing scale may not show results in spite of your best efforts. In times like these, you are bound to feel frustrated and depressed. However, the real challenge is not to give up on your diet, rather look for ways to overcome these hurdles. For dieters who have been losing weight steadily, there may come a time when they simply stop shedding pounds-this is commonly called a weight loss plateau. This is quite common amongst dieters and can be easily overcome when you adopt the right strategies.

How to overcome weight loss hurdles:

• Keep a diary: When they have indulged in treats, it is a common tendency amongst dieters to simply give up on their diet and feel ashamed to follow dietary guidelines any more. Although overindulging is definitely shameful and can make you feel terribly guilty, you cannot simply forget about your diet. You should fight this behavior with a strong will to get back on track. You can keep a food diary to make a note of what you eat and drink during the day to keep a track on your weight loss progress.