The beautiful and talented actress Catherine Zeta-Jones appears to have everything going for her. A successful career, a solid marriage to actor Michael Douglas, and two healthy, happy children. But even for celebrities like Zeta-Jones, sometimes life throws you a curve ball. In the midst of a blissful “normal” life, the luckiest people can be stricken with a debilitating disease. That's exactly what has happened to the seemingly unshakeable actress.
They gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue, outside the White House. They gathered at Ground Zero in New York. They even gathered in small towns across America. They sang “God Bless America” and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. They waved the flag and chanted “USA, USA, USA” for all to hear. Some simply stood quietly in reflection. They were thankful, and proud, and stood in remembrance of the thousands killed on September 11, 2001, and in the years following.
Finally, the man at the helm of an extreme terrorist operation had been obliterated.
In recent articles we alerted parents to the perils of social media with regards to developing eating disorders and even a secret society
that encourages anorexic behavior. Now it appears a new malady is linked to social networking. According to a report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Facebook depression” is yet another risk of staying connected. Shocked? Surprised? Outraged? Read on . . .
Now that summer is just around the corner many people are starting to think about a much-needed vacation. The problem is with the economy being the way it is and escalating gas prices, for some it’s hard to justify that time away. But when you consider all the stressors in our lives, now more than ever you’d think everyone would agree a vacation is in order.
. Though this psychiatric condition affects over 3 million Americans, it is perhaps the most misunderstood of all anxiety disorders, with an unknown cause and inexplicable symptoms that baffle patients and researchers alike.
In 1975, a movie titled, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was released. If you saw it you’ll probably never forget it, as it dealt with the shocking inhumane conditions in a mental institution. One of the treatments, electroshock therapy, was depicted in an especially negative light.
If you find you’re feeling constantly “on edge” like you're about to lose control, disconnected from reality and depressed about how fearful your life has become . . . chances are you're suffering from an anxiety disorder.
While we all experience anxious moments from time to time, but constant anxiety is different. It can disrupt your everyday life and seriously damage your ability to function socially and at work. As much as you would like to restore your normal world, overcoming anxiety is more than a battle of wills. More than likely you’ll need professional help to get through this.
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder that manifests itself through a fear of one's own thoughts. Often these fears are related to germs, messiness, or disorder, but they can be about most anything. In order to relieve the anxious feelings these thoughts deliver, a person with OCD feels compelled to behave in an almost ritualistic fashion. This can mean making sure everything is “just so” in the kitchen cabinets before going to bed, a need to step on cracks in the sidewalk, or washing one’s hands repeatedly (and excessively).
The 1973 the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion ignited a firestorm of controversy, which continues to flame some 38 years later. Aside from the picketing, blockading, and even violent acts perpetrated by anti-abortion extremists lies the heart of the matter – a woman faced with making a critical decision that could very well affect the rest of her life.
You’re undoubtedly aware that many prescription medications have harmful side effects. But did you know many could lead to violent, even homicidal behavior? According to an article published in Time Magazine, that’s exactly what can happen. Here are a few of the most popular drugs that can lead to physical aggression.
Jennifer is an intelligent woman, graduating at the top of her class from an Ivy League school. But she is in danger of losing her coveted six-figure job because she always shows up an hour late for work.
It’s not because she oversleeps. She gets up when the alarm rings at 4:30 every morning. But the next few hours are spent showering and changing her outfits repeatedly. She finally settles on something to wear.
What role does consciousness play in the establishment of reality?
Daily meditation has profound health benefits.
Caring for ourselves is a year round, lifetime process. Synchronizing our self-care programs with the seasonal wisdom and advice offered by Traditional Chinese Medicine can help to harmonize our beings and provide us with natural vitality and wellness throughout the changing year.
Health tips to keep you happy and healthy in 2011.
Now that the excitement of winter holiday season has past, many people find themselves feeling restless, bored, and even depressed. Add to this the cold and dreary winter weather and it’s easy to feel you’ve lost that “sunny feeling” for good.
What you may not realize is that what you eat can affect your mood as well as your physical health. Many experts believe a healthy diet is a critical aspect of treating depression. When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. If your body
isn’t getting the nutrients it needs from the food you eat, chances are you brain
Stress can have a profound impact on your health.
Consistently trying to deal with anxiety can be a frightening way to live your life. For some it’s like an invisible monster threatening to rob you of feelings of peace and security. You can’t see it but you know it’s there. And like the vicious monster it is, it’s always on the prowl ready to catch you unaware.
Borderline personality disorder is a complex mental illness. Trying to describe it “is like staring into a lava lamp: what you see is constantly changing. The illness not only causes instability but symbolizes it.” (Janice Cauwels, Imbroglio: Rising to the Challenges of Borderline Personality Disorder)
Practicing meditation daily can help you improve your overall health and reduce stress.