Author: Andrew Okpetu

How To Love Someone Suffering From Anxiety

 “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ?  Anaïs Nin  “Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”? Corrie ten Boom Anxiety is when stress and the usual anxious feelings, common responses to uncomfortable situations and feelings of under pressure persist even when the stressors have...

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Top 10 Foods to Improve Your Memory & Brain Power

Eating well is beneficial for your physical health and mental health. The brain requires nutrients much like your lungs, heart and muscles. Which foods are can provide the most crucial nutrients, to enhance your brain power, memory and health? Let’s discover 1. Avocado is a rich source of the antioxidant vitamin E. It may be a fatty fruit, however it is a monounsaturated fat, that contributes to healthy blood circulation. A healthy blood flow means a healthy brain. Professionals suggests including just 1/4 -1/ 2 avocado to one everyday meal as a side dish. 2. Beans support glucose or...

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6 Ways to Build Healthy Relationships for More Happiness

We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. Dalai Lama Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a...

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How Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65% Says Neuroscience

For decades, it has been suggested that listening to music has potentially anxiety-reducing effects. Clinical evidence only started revealing the mechanisms behind such benefits recently. Music reduces the emotional pain of anxiety sufferers by activating sensory pathways that compete with pain pathways, stimulating cognitive attention (diversion effect) and stimulating emotional responses. Literature now abounds that explain music effects across autonomic, cognitive, emotional and endocrine domains of the human-anxiety responses.  CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER READING 13 Little Things Anxiety Sufferers Should Know Occasionally worry and  distress does not mean you are suffering from anxiety. Our era is characterized by high...

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17 Invaluable Lessons Learned From Stress, Hardship & Family Gathering

Abscond CC BY-NC The festive seasons usually translates to periods of increased contact with family members. It can be source of tremendous love and support for some, and an avenue for heightened expectations, stress and strife, especially in the extended family system where hidden competition and envy are lethal. I urge to read further following my brief introduction. It’s a time that’s often met with as much dread as joy.  For many, getting a big family together doesn’t always reflect the pretty picture we see in all the Thanksgiving and Christmas commercials. In fact, it can feel downright...

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