I never got drunk . I was just 'taking the edge off'. But I also recognized that reaching for a glass of wine, or three, had become my response to stress or sorrow in my life. And like most women I know -- most human beings -- there was generally plenty of that.
This is the same person you have loved and love still, so be there for her by listening closely rather than just hearing what she has to say. Remember that her actions speak louder than her words... and this is never more true than when faced with a health crisis.
This broken, worry-filled, medication-laden life is my normal. And I just want to feel normal in a normal world. And you, my dear friend, some laughter and mundane conversation, and a deep cup of coffee can make that happen.
It feels as if both Penn and its students choose to tune out potential solutions to the problem of sleep deprivation even though we regularly obsess over it.
A "cure" will require more than government agencies, companies and advocacy organizations. That's a reality that is often overlooked. We as individuals have to continue our fight against this disease, too, and vigorously so.
With loss occurring almost daily, how do we stay a float? Grief isn't exactly trendy. However it is natural and necessary. I have attended many grief groups and I believe there are two common themes
At age 32, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. One of the things that struck me the most is how tough it was to have genuine conversations with friends and colleagues after my cancer diagnosis. There is no other way to say it... people just get awkward.
If you consider each of these myths individually, you'll find that the "common sense" answer is almost always the right answer. It is amusing to note, though, that sensible answers are not always common.
I remember feeling untethered for several months after she was gone. A childlike sense of "wait -- how can I be here without you?" And while it took some time, I came to look upon it all like the grandest of adventures.
These five stress-busting yoga poses, which you can do at your desk, are the perfect remedy to shake off those mid-day blues.
It is a practical and tangible way to help people continue to live at home and in the community, to live life to its fullest with dignity and comfort, to live more connected to family, friends, and faith, to live more reflective on one's history and more intentionally about one's legacy.
Your phone is blowing up from calls, emails, and texts. Your growing to-do list on your desk is equally vying for your attention. You don't know where to focus and can't seem to get a single task done without interruptions. If this sounds like a typical day at the office, you're not alone.
You may believe that bubbly water is a super-healthy alternative to soda. This is logical, because how could calorie-free, sugar-free, and sodium-free water with bubbles possibly be bad for you? But, tragically, it turns out that seltzer could actually be harmful your teeth if you drink enough of it.
Did you know that certain foods (other than carrots) can also improve your eye health? According to a study by the National Eye Institute, foods high in antioxidants such as omega-3 fatty acids, glutathione, zinc and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of certain diseases.
So the next time you reach for those yoga pants or for that fiery red dress, ask yourself how will that clothing item make you feel and what is it saying to the world around you today?
That's the essence of flow: taking on something a little intimidating, conquering it, and relishing in the unbeatable reward of being able to do what was just a short while ago seemingly impossible. And if someone wants to chase that feeling for 50-plus miles, well, who can blame them?
Rafi was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic connective tissue disorder that results in extremely fragile skin and blistering. Even the slightest contact can tear the skin or cause blistering.
It seems we live in a culture that has assigned a degree of respect to anyone who proudly proclaims, "Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter." We shouldn't be impressed; we should be sorry.
I hope you see that if your eating feels out of control at the moment, it isn't because you are weak or defective or lacking in willpower. From your body's perspective, there is always a good reason and becoming curious about what is really going on can help you make real change.