Bipolar Disorder explained

28. July 2017 health 2
Bipolar Disorder explained
“Personal interaction with someone who has a psychiatric condition is one of the primary avenues for challenging social stigma—that is, the attitudes that other people have” (2017-July 27, Volume 10, Issue 30). “Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, a leading researcher into stigma, has also found that disclosure can have powerful personal benefits. In a 2012 study, he ...

Health problems

27. July 2017 health 0
Health problems
How to be fruitful in poor health: Sleep disturbances, anxiety, painful joints, swollen knees, my fingers feel like bee stings and I have respiratory concerns (breathing is improving). It is the simple-minded folk who can’t wait to judge others for having a good day. For instance, I read the Rants & Raves in my local ...

Smoking or vaping

15. May 2017 health 2
Smoking or vaping
Obviously, smoking hinders arthritis pain by causing swelling, inflammation, and dehydration. Nicotine is considered to be a serious addiction with negative consequences. My smoking habit started years ago. The smoke is fascinating to me. Vaping worked for a month or two; asthma improved tremendously. But, I got aggravated and went back to the curly smoke ...

Massage therapy

05. March 2017 health, massage 0
Massage therapy
One thing I learned from yogi studies is self-massage. A Homedics Shiatsu massager hung around here being useless for years; eventually figured out it can used comfortably on a pillow stack. Yogi’s put tennis balls in a sock. That works too. The electric massager makes subtle winding noises. If that’s bothersome there’s soothing sounds: nature, ...