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  • Zarifa USA
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Types of Massage

    Types of Massage

    There are several diverse varieties of massage therapy. Some intention to alleviate muscle issues and harms, like deep tissue massages, but others aim to encourage comfort, like reflexology. These kinds of massage are very popular in sport and occupational wellness. Swedish massage is a much common type of massage that's acceptable for a range of different functions. Some kinds of massage might have more extensive health advantages. By way of instance, there are promises that reflexology may cure different areas of the human body by copying the palms and toes. But, there's not any definitive evidence to support such claims. This guide will talk about some of the most frequent varieties of massage along with their advantages. SEE MORE
  • Anna Williams
    Published about 4 hours ago
    The Importance and Challenges of Staying Active While Aging

    The Importance and Challenges of Staying Active While Aging

    Physical exercise promotes health and well-being. However, it might be more necessary for older people to stay active than younger individuals. Although active aging might carry some risks, its benefits outweigh the related challenges. Encouraging exercise in older individuals is of great importance in preventing physical diseases and cognitive decline. Those that choose to live an active life show fewer signs of cardiovascular, bone, or brain illnesses. On top of that, exercise improves a variety of life aspects, including sleep and socializing. Although active aging is a challenge itself, its benefits ensure that older people will stay healthy in body and mind.
  • Stephen
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Caring for the Elderly Through Winter

    Caring for the Elderly Through Winter

    Now more than any other year, it is important to make sure your elderly loved ones are looked after. Everyone is worried about their parents’ or grandparents’ physical health, but it is also important to focus on their mental health. Everyone’s mental health has been affected badly this year and older people can be some of the worst affected.
  • Johnny Six
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Life With A Chronic Illness

    Life With A Chronic Illness

    Today is Tuesday, November 24, 2020. I feel like I have been hit by a train. The typical feeling when I first get up in the morning. Almost every person with fibromyalgia or chronic pain feels like this when they first wake up. Sleeping is a relief since I don't feel pain, don't think. Sleep does not come easy for me at all. I will be so exhausted that I can barely keep my eyes open, but trying to fall asleep is another thing. You see, on top of fibromyalgia, I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck, 4 herniated discs in my low back, spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis, arthritis in my back, arthritis in my hands, knees & feet. I have a hard time falling asleep to different types of pain. It makes getting comfortable far from easy. I usually have to have a heating pad under my low back and a body pillow for my right side. I also have 2 pillows I use between my knees. This helps keep my spine aligned properly. When I do finally get comfortable, I sleep for a couple of hours at a time. Very frustrating! Some nights, I only manage a half-hour of sleep. This sleep pattern does not help with chronic pain. I feel like a permanently exhausted pigeon.
  • Brenda Mahler
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Consumer Warning: Do Not Steam Iron Clothes While Wearing

    Consumer Warning: Do Not Steam Iron Clothes While Wearing

    In 1994, Stella Liebeck drove through the drive through window at McDonald's and purchased a cup of coffee. When the coffee tipped, the lid popped off and the contents caused severe burns to her body. Stella sued and won a settlement of almost 3 million dollars.
  • SHREYAS BS
    Published about 5 hours ago
    The Power of Stillness

    The Power of Stillness

    A high-quality image is delivered only when the lensman focuses on the right way. The precision in the quality of an image depends on the stillness. Similarly, life has copious pictures to be captured by us, and hence we need to be more “still” no matter what the circumstances are. It’s not easy to be still in life, but still, it’s possible. Imagine your mind is a camera, and the focus is your thoughts. A high-quality image can be delivered when your thoughts aren’t disturbed by the external ecosystem. It is the reliance of the mind on thoughts that help us to capture the right image. We can train our minds according to our needs, and vice versa.
Staff Picks
  • Gilles Berdugo
    Published 5 days ago
    I'll Raise You a Steak Tartar for Your Butternut Bake

    I'll Raise You a Steak Tartar for Your Butternut Bake

    More and more people are going meatless, and it's not just a fleeting trend. However, different people make dietary changes in different ways and at a different pace. Some choose to gradually reduce certain foods while others prefer to make a 180 degree shift in their diet all at once. Some find a comfortable place in the middle, while others find it impossible to compromise.
  • Eva Šmite
    Published 23 days ago
    Staying sane during the global turbulence part 2.

    Staying sane during the global turbulence part 2.

    There is no doubt that this year has been a wild ride for the collective. The themes of fear, division and uncertainty have dominated headlines and headspaces all over the globe, and for many it continues, hence why I decided to write the second part of my article “Staying sane during the global turbulence” published in March. Since then it increasingly feels like many issues that were for a long time swept under the carpet , both individually and collectively, are coming to the surface to be dealt with. We are being triggered left and right, and are forced to acknowledge, to heal, to integrate, to let go of that which no longer serves us. To shed the old and welcome the new. Those who are into self-development and healing are well aware of this process, and having done certain amount of inner work, are somehow better prepared to handle current climate. For others, it is a whole new territory and things can be terrifying. While I believe there to be a bigger picture and this chaos, albeit challenging being part of the transformational process for the planet and its inhabitants , I acknowledge the current need for extra support when it comes to mental and physical health. So let’s explore couple of additional tools to help us ride these waves.
  • Jerome Shaw
    Published 2 months ago
    Why You Should Ditch Your Phone Before Bed

    Why You Should Ditch Your Phone Before Bed

    Our phones have become a part of our daily routine. We can’t imagine going anywhere without them. Most people today get into bed to try and fall asleep while using their phones even once they’re in bed. Listening to some calming music or watching your favorite show may seem like a good way to fall asleep, but a growing body of research highlights that this could be problematic.
  • Natalie Shell
    Published 2 months ago
    Black Minds Matter

    Black Minds Matter

    Growing up the black community I knew that seeking help for mental health was seen as weird and taboo. Telling someone you are in therapy was like openly admitting to being that psycho killer from all the horror movies. There are a wide variety of mental health issues that stretch a wide spectrum of intensity that affect most of the population. Why does my community think it affects all these people, but not us? We want to be strong. We want to be the perfect embodiment of strength. We want to be built so strong that no one from the outside world could ever break us down. Having a mental health issue is seen as a weakness. It is the crack in the foundation that threatens to tear the whole structure down. Just like eye color and freckles this is something that is passed down from parent to child year after year. It is one of those generational curses that people are always talking about. One that needs to be broken now across the board. One that is causing more harm by having so many people not receive the help they need from fear of they will be perceived.
  • Maxine Hupy
    Published 2 months ago
    How To Workout At Home Without Getting Distracted

    How To Workout At Home Without Getting Distracted

    I started quarantine off strong with all of my fitness goals written out and on track, I even hosted a monthly challenge in April and May! In April I focused on abs and in May I created a full body circuit. However, as time went on, I slowly fell off track and ultimately just stopped working out. Now, as a professional dancer, my body was NOT happy with me. I grew tight, stiff, and unmotivated.
  • Blaine Strong
    Published 3 months ago
    How Meal Prep Can Keep Your Keto Lifestyle on Track

    How Meal Prep Can Keep Your Keto Lifestyle on Track

    When making a major diet and lifestyle change, two of the most common challenges people face are: 1. eating clean but still enjoying foods you love that taste delicious, and 2. designating time to buy ingredients, cook, and prepare for the week ahead. If you’re looking for ways to simplify your lifestyle and help keep yourself accountable, whether you’re on a keto diet, a paleo diet, or just committing yourself to increasing your protein intake day to day, meal prepping can revolutionize your daily habits to keep you on track.
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Advice
  • Donald Small Jr
    Published a day ago
    The Primary Benefits of Running

    The Primary Benefits of Running

    Sports medicine doctor and health specialists have had workshop to encourage clinical understudies at Cornell University called "recommending the medication of activity." The Sports medication doctor are utilizing various designs to direct this marvel drug, "the most time-proficient exercise for the vast majority is running," he says.
  • Raquelita Wong
    Published 4 days ago
    My Mother Would Be Recovering If She Were Self-Aware

    My Mother Would Be Recovering If She Were Self-Aware

    Dating all the way back in 2004, my mother received her first diagnosis of a physical illness: Parkinson’s. She was barely in her 40s when most people develop such an illness in their 60s. In my family, we all believe this was a grave misdiagnosis that we could not hold anyone accountable for. I was only 8-years-old. My parents didn’t know English. The language barrier existed everywhere she went to the doctors. She blindly accepted the diagnosis and ate the medication for decades.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 5 days ago
    The Importance of a Nightly Bedtime Routine

    The Importance of a Nightly Bedtime Routine

    The only thing more important than your daily routine is (you guessed it) your nightly bedtime routine. Sleep is one of the easiest ways to improve your mental and physical health, as well as benefit your overall wellbeing, so why skip out on it? In preparation for one of the most important parts of your "day," there are many varying routines in which people partake, from simply rolling into bed at the end of the day to having hours of preparation time. You might be wondering what the right move is and where to find that "sweet spot" when it comes to your nightly setup. Find out the importance of having a nightly bedtime routine, how to achieve a successful one and what the benefits are by checking out these tips.
Aging
  • Anna Williams
    Published about 4 hours ago
    The Importance and Challenges of Staying Active While Aging

    The Importance and Challenges of Staying Active While Aging

    Physical exercise promotes health and well-being. However, it might be more necessary for older people to stay active than younger individuals. Although active aging might carry some risks, its benefits outweigh the related challenges. Encouraging exercise in older individuals is of great importance in preventing physical diseases and cognitive decline. Those that choose to live an active life show fewer signs of cardiovascular, bone, or brain illnesses. On top of that, exercise improves a variety of life aspects, including sleep and socializing. Although active aging is a challenge itself, its benefits ensure that older people will stay healthy in body and mind.
  • Stephen
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Caring for the Elderly Through Winter

    Caring for the Elderly Through Winter

    Now more than any other year, it is important to make sure your elderly loved ones are looked after. Everyone is worried about their parents’ or grandparents’ physical health, but it is also important to focus on their mental health. Everyone’s mental health has been affected badly this year and older people can be some of the worst affected.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 15 days ago
    Celebrate yourself at any age

    Celebrate yourself at any age

    My husband and I are in our early 60's and we have learned something as we have aged. There are people who make crude jokes and share ugly meems about older adults, We have decided not to let any of that stop us from having fun. So what if you don't have a six pack and your wife's breasts are no longer perky. If you are living and breathing, you should celebrate life. What I am advocating is a to each his own attitude, Every adult has common sense and can look in a mirror. You know when something does not compliment you or is totally inappropriate.
Athletics
  • Valerie Kittell
    Published 2 days ago
    My Brush With Athletic Greatness

    My Brush With Athletic Greatness

    I should start off by saying that I am phenomenally uncoordinated. At the age of five, I was drummed out of my ballet/tap class by the stern but kind teacher who said, “I’m afraid there’s not much we can do with her,” to my mother right in front of me as she refunded the not unsizable tuition.
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 4 days ago
    5 Fitness Tips For People Changing Their Lifestyle

    5 Fitness Tips For People Changing Their Lifestyle

    Each year, millions of people commit to change their behavior. Yet, that is often much easier said than done. If you are looking to really make a positive, lasting change to your lifestyle, these fitness tips can help you get started.
  • rose m lewis
    Published 4 days ago
    WHY WORKING OUT IS GREAT FOR  ALL

    WHY WORKING OUT IS GREAT FOR ALL

    No matter what age you are working out is good for you! Whether you go to the gym or do it in your home it doesn't matter. I am a senior and I like to dance. It does not matter what music I put on the stereo I will dance to it. When I was young I went roller skating and ice-skating. I was happy doing those things and I was getting plenty of exercises. Today I do not do the things that I did when I was a teenager. But my love for music and dance will never leave me. I like all different music, even Opera is great to listen to and work out too. I also like classical music and show tunes. I do not like country music I prefer the oldies but goodies.
Body
  • Robert Cordray
    Published a day ago
    Best Forms of Cardio Exercise That You Must Try

    Best Forms of Cardio Exercise That You Must Try

    Getting fit and staying healthy are goals for many adults. While this is on many to-do lists, it can be difficult to know how to get started or what is the right activity for you. The reality is that not every form of exercise is for everyone and you need to find the activity that you can start, sustain and enjoy. As you get started on your fitness journey, here are a few must-try forms of cardio exercise that can change your life.
  • Louis Petrik
    Published 2 days ago
    My Problem With Body Positivity

    My Problem With Body Positivity

    In recent years, this topic has repeatedly been discussed— Body Positivity. The idea divides people; some find it good, others bad. But you can’t make it that easy, because Body Positivity is a complex idea with different facets. Here is my opinion about Body Positivity, what I like, and whatnot.
  • Natosha J Selsky
    Published 4 days ago
    My sometimes Yoga Routine

    My sometimes Yoga Routine

    My Sometimes Yoga Routine Yes, you read that right. This is about my sometimes yoga routine. I do enjoy yoga when I am doing it. After a while, I get bored with it and begin to make excuses to not do it. The longest I have done my routine is for 3 weeks. This is probably why I am not very advanced in yoga considering I have been reading about it and doing it on and off for over 20 years. If I practiced more and longer than my 3 weeks, I am sure I would be more advanced in it. I started my on again off again yoga routine back in 2002 when I was still living at home and I bought my first yoga book. Yoga Handbook by Noa Belling is the very first book that I had owned about yoga. Now many, many years later I have 3 more books and a kindle subscription, I also use U tube to watch the poses being done. I watch so that I have a better understanding of the pose that I would like to do.
Diet
  • Finnegan Pierson
    Published a day ago
    4 Supplements To Help With Weight Loss

    4 Supplements To Help With Weight Loss

    As quarantines continue and the pandemic fails to fade away, you're probably worried about all the cakes and cookies you're going to bake and eat in your spare time. When there's not much to do besides eat and watch movies, its hard to stop yourself from stuffing down every treat in sight.
  • Tanya
    Published a day ago
    Them jeans

    Them jeans

    Hi there. Welcome to my on going battle of trying to get back into the jeans I've held onto for years, NO JOKE! I think it's been about ten years now that I've packed and unpacked these jeans over and over. I've even sat holding a pair of these jeans and just cried my eyes out for hours.
  • Niko Kritikos
    Published a day ago
    The Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

    The Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent Fasting has so many benefits it is hard to believe. From helping you lose weight to increasing your life span, Intermittent fasting can have a huge positive impact on your life!
Fact Or Fiction
  • Megan Hindmarsh
    Published 11 days ago
    The Dancing Plague of 1518

    The Dancing Plague of 1518

    Let’s go way back to Strasbourg, Northern France, July 1518. Despite the lack of musical accompaniment, Frau Troffea began to dance on the cobbled street outside of her home. Onlookers apparently enjoyed and clapped for her energy and, despite the pleas from her husband, Frau Troffea continued to dance for hours, until she finally collapsed of exhaustion before awaking the next morning and beginning the bizarre spectacle all over again on her swollen feet, with no food or water. Frau Troffea continued to dance with no rest for the next six days before frightened authorities sent her 30 miles away in a wagon to Saverne to be cured. However, some of those who had witnessed her performance began to mimic her and, within a week, 34 people had joined in the mania, reaching 400 dancers by the end of the month. At the height of the dancing mania, 15 people a day were dying from strokes, heart attacks and sheer exhaustion.
  • Paula Winemiller
    Published 21 days ago
    5 Common Old Wives Tales

    5 Common Old Wives Tales

    When I was young I remember my Sicilian grandmother had a thousand old sayings/wives tales. Here are just a hand full. 1) An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
  • Jaliene Collard
    Published 29 days ago
    Herbal Medicine Should Be Primary

    Herbal Medicine Should Be Primary

    I am not exactly sure why everybody does not choose to use herbal medicine over any other form of medicine. It confuses me because herbs have been around since the beginning of time; making herbs the first method of medicine and healing. If the ground we walk on provides us solutions to the problems that the ground itself creates, why don’t we use those solutions? Instead we use things the earth provided us, add chemicals and lab based ingredients to it, and call it medicine. Does it help? Sure, but there is also a very high chance you will develop negative symptoms the first day to the last, and don’t forget the lifetime effects it has on your body and mind; but your cold is gone, isn’t it?
Fitness
  • Caitlin Purvis
    Published a day ago
    How can technology help you to adapt to a Blue Zone lifestyle?

    How can technology help you to adapt to a Blue Zone lifestyle?

    From Ogliastra in Sardinia to the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, inhabitants are leading healthy lives that weave physical activity into daily tasks. Rather than taking time out of their lives for heavy exercise, people in blue zone regions are likely to take more steps per day, conduct more light, manual activities, such as cooking and cleaning, and get a healthy amount of sleep and relaxation.
  • Yvette Grissett
    Published a day ago
    I am Fine!

    I am Fine!

    When I am walking pass the mirror , I look to see what I look like Doing the best thing in life is to move ,working out is key!
  • Wayne Burden
    Published 4 days ago
    Is Online Personal Training Worth It?

    Is Online Personal Training Worth It?

    But with staying indoors comes another concern - the lack of activity. You may no longer have access to your weights, spin classes, equipment, or like many of us, might just lack the motivation to work out.
Health
  • Johnny Six
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Life With A Chronic Illness

    Life With A Chronic Illness

    Today is Tuesday, November 24, 2020. I feel like I have been hit by a train. The typical feeling when I first get up in the morning. Almost every person with fibromyalgia or chronic pain feels like this when they first wake up. Sleeping is a relief since I don't feel pain, don't think. Sleep does not come easy for me at all. I will be so exhausted that I can barely keep my eyes open, but trying to fall asleep is another thing. You see, on top of fibromyalgia, I also have 2 herniated discs in my neck, 4 herniated discs in my low back, spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis, arthritis in my back, arthritis in my hands, knees & feet. I have a hard time falling asleep to different types of pain. It makes getting comfortable far from easy. I usually have to have a heating pad under my low back and a body pillow for my right side. I also have 2 pillows I use between my knees. This helps keep my spine aligned properly. When I do finally get comfortable, I sleep for a couple of hours at a time. Very frustrating! Some nights, I only manage a half-hour of sleep. This sleep pattern does not help with chronic pain. I feel like a permanently exhausted pigeon.
  • Amelia Grant
    Published about 8 hours ago
    9 Health Problems You Need to Watch for in Your 70s

    9 Health Problems You Need to Watch for in Your 70s

    1. Hearing loss After the age of 70, your risk of hearing loss increases because of prolonged exposure to loud noise in the city or using headphones. Hearing issues is a major risk factor for other health issues like dementia and depression. Hearing diseases decrease the quality of life significantly because it’s a large determinant of social isolation.
  • IchelonConsulting
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Choosing the Right Dental Crown for Me

    Choosing the Right Dental Crown for Me

    Decay and damage may render your teeth incapable to function in totality. Even slight discomfort while chewing food or speaking may become a cause of discomfort in routine. Cosmetic dental treatments may be the only option to recover under such circumstances. Dental crowns in new friends colony, delhi are a qualified way to protect a weak tooth from further damage or improve the appearance of a stained tooth. What remains to be decided is the type of dental crown for your teeth.
How To
  • Alexander Belsey
    Published a day ago
    Home Comforts: The Importance Of A Healthy Environment

    Home Comforts: The Importance Of A Healthy Environment

    Many of us are well-versed regarding the effects of diet and exercise on wellbeing, but physical environment is less often addressed.
  • IchelonConsulting
    Published a day ago
    Liposuction: Everything You Need To Know

    Liposuction: Everything You Need To Know

    Liposuction surgery in delhi (also known as lipo, lipectomy, lipoplasty, and liposculpture ) is a cosmetic fat-removal procedure that has the ability to improve body contour and remove excess fat. Ideal for removing unwanted fat from the body's targeted areas, liposuction is gaining popularity across the globe.
  • satya ranjan sahoo
    Published 2 days ago
    How to get rid of Heartburn?

    How to get rid of Heartburn?

    Nowadays, Heartburn is a common health issue you can find among human beings. If you are experiencing a slight hiccup and a burning sensation in your throat or chest, then that is nothing but a heartburn issue.
Humanity
  • Angeline White
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Ups And Downs

    Ups And Downs

    My life has been a mix of ups and downs, but I am undoubtedly blessed. A quarter Hispanic who can’t handle table pepper, an adoptee but by a family member, someone raised with 2 mothers and 2 fathers, stroke survivor, and an absolutely insane life to go along with it, my cup is overflowing with luck, fate, God, whatever you call it.
  • Jade DeMoss
    Published a day ago
    I Survived

    I Survived

    It was a warm June morning in Vans Ant County, Texas as a five year old little girl awoke and started to search for her mom. She went through every room of her older brother's house and couldn't find her beloved mother. She went to the front door, unlocked it, and stepped outside not knowing what was about to happen. The little girl thought that her mother was feeding the horses in the 2 1/2 acre pasture. She walked out to the pasture and noticed that the white horse they have had for 4 years was startled. While petting it's mane hoping it would calm it down, everything went black. She could feel pressure on her back and couldn't move. Fearing the worst as she felt something tearing into her head and pulling her hair. She managed to put her arms over her face to protect anything she could. Her screams echoed through the area as she was being dragged across the pasture. She refused to give up and kicked something as she flipped over. She came face to face with the bloody muzzle of a black panther snarling and showing it's teeth. She tried to roll back over but was too late. The panther had clawed her neck and she was covered in her own blood as it ripped off the nightgown she was wearing. Her screams got softer and just as soon as she thought hope was lost her father and older brother came running out with a shotgun. Fear coursed through their veins as they saw her in a pool of blood. They shot near the panther and as it ran off, her father ran over to pick her up in his arms. Her brother had grabbed his car keys from the house as they rushed down the street and interstate going 100 mph. Her father is begging her, "please stay with me baby girl." With the last bit of energy she could summon she whispered, "daddy where were you?" "I hollered but no one came." With tears in their eyes they try to get to the closest hospital when lights started flashing in their rear view mirror. They pulled over hoping that the state trooper would help, but they didn't know what they were about to see. The state troopers separated, one to each side and as they looked through the car at the little girl's bloody body, their faces turned white. They ran to the police car and radioed for an ambulance and emergency helicopter. The ambulance and helicopter got there at the same time as the paramedics, doctors, her brother, and the troopers tried to pry the dying girl from her father's worried arms. He finally let go when a young, female paramedic looked him in the eyes and said, "sir I can't save her if you don't let go." The helicopter raced to the hospital as the girl flat lined twice, they brought her back each time she left. They had finally reached the hospital where the young girl had flat lined multiple times while going through over 30 surgeries and 20 blood transfusions. They saved her by taking the two lower back muscles and putting it where the muscle was missing on her skull, used veins and skin from her thighs to rebuild her scalp. They stitched her back together. She suffers from flashbacks and PTSD, but she still puts the biggest smile on her face as she helps anyone she can. That five year old little girl is now 22 years old with a handsome 4 year old baby boy. I am that girl.
  • Helena Berkovic
    Published a day ago
    Not a witch

    Not a witch

    Tuning in a bit late here, but still know I need to add my voice to the many out there who share my feelings and experience living with a limb difference. I can hardly believe the day has come when I can (we can) speak about it so openly and show people that we are not broken or scary or cursed. For most of my childhood and adult life, well into my 20s, I felt broken and ashamed of being the way I was. Ectrodactyly comes in many forms, and I consider myself one of the luckier ones, having a “normal” hand and one with syndactyly. My feet are very different from what you are used to seeing. I´m 36 now, and only just starting to realise that the only way to get on with things and live the way I want, is to accept myself the way I am. It´s really hard to do that when you know that it´s human nature to stare at the different and imperfect. It took years for me to be able to go to a beach and relax, though admittedly I still try to find quieter spots where people won´t stare. Cause, let´s face it. They do. I just had to get over what people thought, because, seriously, I was allowing what others thought, dictate what I did and where I went. It took YEARS. And I thought we were moving into a more open-minded age. Well, we are. The thing is, ectrodactyly (as portrayed in the film The Witches) is so rare and the few of us who have it hide it so well, and no one really knows about it. So, even though I was initially angry and quite frankly surprised at Hollywood, I am glad this film serves as the start of a much-needed conversation. If you don´t have one, you might not think it matters or that it´s a big deal (like my boyfriend, who´s just intrigued) but living with it is so taxing on the human psyche, I can vouch for the pain and discomfort it causes. You´re constantly wondering whether you´re good enough, attractive or worthy. If you don´t and you were taught to love yourself and not hide it, then omg, you are doing better than the majority, and hats off to you. But for most of us, it takes a long time to overcome these feelings of inferiority and some never do. Then this film comes out and you think: Oh great, now I´ve managed to get over it and tell everyone I´m actually normal and beautiful, now I will start thinking – who´s comparing me to a witch? At this point in my life, I can brush it off and keep going down my happy path, but what about all the kids who are exposed to bullies, hurtful words and stares…how do you explain to them, that what they have is not ugly or evil? Hollywood has power, and massive influence over young minds. Hollywood, it´s time to get educated on these things. We know you probably didn´t realise it at the time, but thank you for starting the whole #notawitch movement. People are coming out from the shadows they have been living in and realising they are not alone. I felt alone for a long time and thought it was just me and my family. Now I know I can be proud of who I am. Now I belong. It feels good to be free. It feels great to be me. This is me, these are my hands and feet. They are different, but they are mine and serve me perfectly well. I am whole and beautiful…well, some days I am a slob, but I am human like anyone else, and certainly not a witch or a freak. I should add that having ectrodactyly has made me more empathetic to others and I am sure there is a reason for it, a greater purpose (here comes my religious upbringing). I took up teaching yoga this year, an opportunity lockdown brought me. Yoga means getting on the mat barefoot, and often teaching in front of a group of people who have never met you before. Never would I have imagined doing this with such joy. But that´s a different story and one I am still writing in my head. To everyone out there struggling with their differences, look at this amazing community growing out of a mistake in a film, something that has hit a sore spot, and the awareness we can bring about by being brave and being open about how we are and how we feel.
List
  • Zarifa USA
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Types of Massage

    Types of Massage

    There are several diverse varieties of massage therapy. Some intention to alleviate muscle issues and harms, like deep tissue massages, but others aim to encourage comfort, like reflexology. These kinds of massage are very popular in sport and occupational wellness. Swedish massage is a much common type of massage that's acceptable for a range of different functions. Some kinds of massage might have more extensive health advantages. By way of instance, there are promises that reflexology may cure different areas of the human body by copying the palms and toes. But, there's not any definitive evidence to support such claims. This guide will talk about some of the most frequent varieties of massage along with their advantages. SEE MORE
  • Pujan Mukherjee
    Published 3 days ago
    10 Tips For Sleeping Well And Regaining Good Sleep Hygiene

    10 Tips For Sleeping Well And Regaining Good Sleep Hygiene

    How to sleep well? To sleep better, you need to know a few tips to get rid of certain bad habits, improve your sleeping environment, and tame the leep: "ruminations" caused by stress or anxiety factors. Here are our 10 tips for sleeping well and improving the quality of your sleep!
  • Iman Aarif
    Published 7 days ago
    DEVELOP A MENTALLY HEALTHY ROUTINE AND STICK TO IT

    DEVELOP A MENTALLY HEALTHY ROUTINE AND STICK TO IT

    1. START WITH YOUR WORKOUT FIRST TO GET IT OUT OF THE WAY Getting it done first means you don’t have to worry about it later on. You will have plenty of time to take care of other things. The amazing thing is that it will boost your energy and help you get through your day with a positive mindset.
Meditation
  • Raven Wood
    Published about 6 hours ago
    Calming Energy 101

    Calming Energy 101

    All workout playlists are the same. They all are made for one goal, and that is to get you pumped for your workout. A motivational symphony, to tell you to keep going. For me though, I work out every day. For three to four times a day. I know, crazy right, but it's not. I do a normal workout for your muscles and also a workout for your spirit. Meditation is a big part of body health for many people, including myself. There are plenty of reiki tracks for all different problems. After one session you don't only feel pumped, you feel energized and light. As if your glowing, but not always will you have that fluffy feeling. It is a real workout for who you are inside your true self. You may not consider meditation as a workout at first but when you actually think about it, it is.
  • Aubrielle Degn
    Published 5 days ago
    How Breathing can Change Your Life

    How Breathing can Change Your Life

    Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life. -Giovanni Papini Most people take breathing for granted. Who could blame them? Your amazing and mysterious subconscious mind orchestrates this task for you day in and day out. Perhaps the only times that you might be aware of breathing is when you're at the gym, meditating, or heavens forbid, having a panic attack.
  • Raquelita Wong
    Published 7 days ago
    Finally Getting Some Zzz’s

    Finally Getting Some Zzz’s

    If you read any of my other posts, you will likely learn that I struggle with a few mental illnesses. Depression, PTSD, anxiety, and insomnia. If I had to rank them based on severity, I can’t even. All of them come together to torture me every second I breathe.
Mental Health
  • Toastie Lovegrave
    Published about 6 hours ago
    Take a deep breath, even if you feel you're drowning...

    Take a deep breath, even if you feel you're drowning...

    There is so much uncertainty concerning the future - physical, social, emotional and financial factors all threaten our security. The current pandemic has had untold consequences concerning our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. If, like me, you have experienced anger or disappointment towards our governmental institutions for not moving as fast and as efficiently as you have hoped, or towards people not being as careful as you would like in terms of social distancing, you are not alone; feeling anxious, fearful and frustrated is understandable and natural. This is an abnormal, unprecedented situation.
  • Ashlyn Turner
    Published 2 days ago
    Mental Health an Mass Shootings

    Mental Health an Mass Shootings

    This essay was submitted as an assessment for my highschool English class in 2019. The task details were to "write an opinion piece on an issue arising from one of the short stories studied".
  • Robert Webb
    Published 4 days ago
    Vampiric Thoughts

    Vampiric Thoughts

    "Vampires, real vampires, didn't nibble on the necks of nubile young virgins. They tore people to pieces and sucked the blood out of the chunks" - David Wellington
Yoga
  • Jenna Bird
    Published 9 days ago
    Ahimsa

    Ahimsa

    Earlier this year I found myself in a great conflict, in a type of depression that I did not think I would be able to get out of. This has been a very stressful year for so many and most of us are just trying to get by and figure out a way to make the best of it. What pulled me out of my funk and brought me back to accepting this reality and shifting the focus inward, was my studies on The Eight Limbs of Yoga. These steps can be interpreted in various ways to fit your life, to give you a goal and something to look forward to! The Eight Limbs of Yoga are essential guidelines or commandments that push us towards self enlightenment. The first limb in this path is called the Yamas; the relationship with ourselves and others and how we see or interpret them. We begin this journey with testing our boundaries and ability to shift towards a more positive and purposeful life. The Yamas are composed of five smaller limbs, the first one being Ahimsa. The act of Ahimsa is taking the path of nonviolence towards others, the self and in our daily activities!
  • Welbon Omar Salaam
    Published 11 days ago
    How To Do Perfect Home Workouts Utilizing Yoga Mats

    How To Do Perfect Home Workouts Utilizing Yoga Mats

    If you’re going to be exercising on the floor at home, or doing yoga, you’ll need a mat. Fortunately, these are really inexpensive. At Target, they start around $15.
  • Lana Ridlon
    Published 12 days ago
    What It's Really Like to Do Naked Yoga?

    What It's Really Like to Do Naked Yoga?

    Hello, Yoga lovers how are you? Hope you are doing well. Naked yoga have been draw attention of millions nowadays, so today we are head towards what does naked yoga means, is it benefits us or not and many more.