We all go through periods of sadness at some point in our lives.
But when the blues ruin your entire week every time PMS pays a visit, it can be overwhelming. And if you add mood swings, cravings, diarrhea and company to the mix, the week can seem like an eternity, especially when you don’t recognize the woman in the mirror.
Did you know that it’s possible to get through PMS with a smile on your face?
Got a deadline coming up? Have an early flight, train, bus to catch? Do you have to drop off your kids before work? Work has been laying off fellow colleagues? Bills are piling up? Awaiting results from a medical check-up? Got exams coming up? Your boyfriend or girlfriend hasn’t returned that text?
The list goes on. The average person gets no recognition for the amount of stress he or she has to endure…
Empty nest syndrome is a time in many women’s lives where they can feel a lost sense of purpose, lonely and confused about their feelings. Stress levels may increase and coping with day-day issues may seem more difficult due to changes in motivation or mood. This phase of life creeps up on people gradually, so it’s easy to be unaware of what’s going on. More awareness and discussion will prevent women feeling isolated and as if they’re the only one unable to cope.Continue reading >
We’ve all heard about the “beer belly” and the “mid-life belly,” but did you know that when our nervous system goes into overdrive, our body stockpiles fat that we could do without.
Stress in and of itself is a positive thing. It’s our body’s way of reacting to physical and/or psychological aggression. In fact, our bodies are genetically programmed to set in motion this survival response when stimulated. By releasing the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, the sympathetic nervous system prepares to cope with stress.
These hormones are secreted by two glands located above the kidneys, known as the adrenal glands. When released into the blood stream, these hormones mobilize our body to respond to stress. Continue reading >
Stress… It seems to be one of the few conditions that most people, whether male or female and from whatever walk of life, will admit to. It is distressing that so many people identify themselves as suffering from a condition that most would presumably choose to avoid if at all possible!
There are an almost overwhelming number of factors that contribute to the build-up of modern day stress. There are increasing demands made on the individual: it is not enough to have a good job, you must have a perfect family too.
Women must look as if they just shimmied out of a glossy mag even though they actually just fell out of bed after a night with a teething baby and a conference report deadline; men must not only bring home the bacon but cook it, whilst bathing fractious toddlers and writing poetry.