Mother’s day was Sunday, and in honor of that, I’d like to dedicate this blog to the wisdom of Mom. Moms are a great source of advice. Sometimes, you don’t even have to ask for it! And if that advice follows the use of your full name, you better listen. It might be a southern thing, but my cousins and I knew that if we ever heard a middle name, one of us was in big trouble.
In my September of 2014 blog, I introduced the concept of wellness and how 90% of wellness is greatly affected by your lifestyle and the choices you make. I also covered the harmful effects of poor posture and the many benefits of good posture. In a later blog, proper breathing was explained. These are two very important actions that you can take to improve your health and your overall wellbeing.
The late Steve Jobs once said, “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” What in the world did he mean? Mr. Jobs, considered an entrepreneurial icon of the modern era, was poking fun at the age old choice between being an entrepreneur versus an employee.
If you're thinking about a career in health care, you may envision aiding a patient in pain, providing a bath, counseling a resident on the side effects of a drug or taking a patient outside for a walk.
But meeting the demands of working in health care requires a certain set of personality traits. Do you have what it takes?
So many young adults, and older adults, are searching for what they really want to do with their life. This is very common, even among those that are working a fantastic job. There is pressure coming from all angles to get a job, get a better job, get an education, grow up, be responsible, put aside your dream for now and just do something.
It's constant. Life brings us new things constantly. Changes in technology, knowledge, information and life responsibilities grow at a pace we were not designed to handle. None the less, we face the pressure of life and work along with more technology and information. Learning is a way of mitigating the pressure. The act of learning changes the physiology of the brain. Learning changes the way we think about ourselves, our life and work. Learning enables us to have more influence in the environment around us.
Tis the season of parties and family gatherings! This holiday season, when you ask your hostess where she came up with the idea to make that cute ornament wreath, or where she got the recipe for her peppermint bark, don’t be too surprised if the answer is, “Oh, I found that on Pinterest!” Social Media has an ever-growing influence over our lives these days, so it should come as no surprise that even our holidays are going digital, or even viral! (BTW, have you posted your #SantaSelfie yet?)
Many people breathe in a very shallow way. They do what is called shallow chest breathing and it almost looks like panting. When you are breathing in short panting type shallow chest breaths or even holding your breath, the mind perceives this as something is wrong. This is actually a very stressful condition for your body. The mind, perceiving a threat, begins to pull your blood into your extremities to get ready for fight or flight. The blood pressure and the body temperature begin to rise. The pupils’ dilate, and