When it comes to working in emergency services, facing traumatic situations is an unavoidable part of the job. Whether you are first on the scene, or not directly involved at all, you can be affected by the situation. The fact is, it doesn’t really matter what role you played in any traumatic event, you can be negatively affected by it. The good news is that there are ways to help you address those effects that you can use almost anywhere, at almost any time and are ext
Are you struggling to maintain a self-care routine that works? Do you tend to take care of everyone else before you take care of yourself? Do you have a solid self-care routine but still feel like you’re struggling to keep up your energy? We’ve all heard that highly effective people have a strict self-care routine that helps them achieve the results they want because it keeps them in optimal health, right? I’ll let you in on a little secret. MOST people are not doing the
Sleeping with your spouse might be killing your sex life. Do you feel like your sex life could be improved? Not sure what to do to change things? Why not consider sleeping separately for a while, or even just periodically. Allow me to explain. Last week’s post discussed the benefits of sleeping alone for better health. So how would sleeping separately result in a better sex life for you and your spouse/significant other(s)? There are a few reasons to explain this seeming
Sleeping together can be stressful on a relationship. When I say sleeping together, I mean actually sleeping, not having sex. Last week’s article was about sleeping solo for better sex, this week is about relationships. As I discussed in part one of this sleep series, sharing sleep space with someone else can really impair quality sleep for everyone present. And it doesn’t necessarily need to be an intimate partner, as anyone who has ever had kids sleep in their bed with
I want to stop sleeping with you. Here’s how we can do it. For the past few weeks, I’ve been posting about the benefits of sleeping separately from your intimate partner(s). If you’ve missed those posts, I encourage you to check them out in the articles on my profile. The next challenge is to create a sleeping space that will help you and your spouse/significant other(s) to get the best quality sleep. Obviously, the size of your home will affect what sort of solo sleep
We talk about needing to unwind from all the stress in our lives but are we truly allowing ourselves to do that? What does it really mean, to unwind? For the past month, I’ve been posting a series of articles about improving your sleep by sleeping separately from your spouse/significant other(s). One major reason it can be more beneficial to have your own sleep space is that the body needs this time to heal. That’s why it’s so important to get uninterrupted sleep, which
Can you give up conscious control of your body, if it means healing an illness, injury or disease? As discussed in last week’s article, unconscious unwinding is a very effective and necessary way for the body to repair itself while we sleep. It is also very effective to unwind while we are awake, or conscious. The key is to be able to give up conscious control of your body, which can be a challenge for many people. An easy way to start consciously unwinding is to put your
Mental health is something that has been stigmatized for a very long time. What I don’t understand is why? Why is a person’s mental well-being any less important than their physical well-being? Or their emotional well-being? A person who is bleeding or has a broken limb is far more likely to receive assistance from passersby, or their friends and family than someone who is struggling with depression, anxiety, or stress. Someone who is having an emotional breakdown is of
I’ve always been physically active but I wasn’t as healthy as I thought. When I was diagnosed with cancer many years ago, I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I had played sports my whole life. I ate fairly healthily, although there was definitely room for improvement. I didn’t drink much or use drugs at all. I didn’t think I had much stress in my life. (There was but I wasn’t seeing it.) So what was I missing? Well, a lot actually. I was really hard on myself men
Scientists will never discover the real cause of cancer. Why? Because they are looking in the wrong place. Also, the real cause of cancer has already been discovered.
I know this because I’ve survived cancer. And after all the time, effort and money spent studying it, none of my doctors could tell me what caused it. It wasn’t until several years after my diagnosis and treatment that I understood how I’d gotten it. I caused it myself. And then I healed it myself.