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A guilt trip is a form of communication in which an individual uses guilt as a manipulation tactic, attempting to make a target feel guilty and thereby controlling their behavior. All of us have experienced guilt trips throughout the course of our lives. Some of us may even have a friend, family member, or lover who has guilt-tripped us frequently over time, leaving us feeling bitter and emotionally exhausted.Though those who initiate guilt trips are ultimately to blame for their behavior, we can all learn how to better cope with guilt-tripping. By recognizing when you’re the target of a... more ...
Whether you’re currently under self-quarantine, are working from home, or are simply continuing to limit your contact with others, there’s a good chance that the coronavirus outbreak has left you isolated from many of those in your life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as though life will fully return to normal any time soon. As we continue practicing social distancing, it is important to ensure that the most isolated and vulnerable members of our society are not left feeling abandoned and alone.  Are you looking to support others in your community during this diff... more ...
Around the world, prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. Misuse of prescription medications can lead to addiction and can result in serious consequences, as data from the last 15 years reveals. More individuals are being sent to the emergency room, and deaths from overdoses have risen dramatically.  Though many find it an uncomfortable topic, learning more about prescription drug abuse is one of the best ways to address the issue. By knowing which medications are most likely to be abused and the signs of misuse and addiction, you can better manage your own pill use, and keep a... more ...
With most of us limiting our grocery shopping due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many of us are having to get more creative in the kitchen. Even those of us who tend to prefer restaurant and convenience meals are finding ourselves forced to prepare more dishes at home.Even for avid home cooks, preparing meals while shopping less frequently can be a challenge. How can we maintain balanced diets while limiting our grocery shopping? Here are a few ideas for essential items to stock up on.  Dry Goods  Dry goods are some of the best products to stock up on during this diff... more ...
To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, lockdown measures have been enacted in countries around the globe. All of us should be practicing social distancing and remaining at home whenever possible.It can be challenging not to be overwhelmed by stress and anxiety at the present time. If you’re looking to get your mind off of things, close out the news websites and open up your online dating profile instead. Though the current crisis feels all-encompassing, this, too, shall pass. Use this time to connect with others online.Are you tired of being stuck at home? Here are a few reminde... more ...
Are you comfortable being emotionally vulnerable with those around you? Have you been in a relationship with someone who just couldn’t open up to you? Whether you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of such a dynamic, the chances are good that either you’ve struggled with your own lack of emotional availability, or have fought to connect with someone you’re close to. Being emotionally present can be difficult, particularly if you’ve been hurt in the past. With effort, however, it’s possible to work through these feelings, making you a better and more... more ...
In the past week, the exponential spread of the novel coronavirus worldwide has changed the daily lives of individuals around the globe. Schools have closed, and many nations have severely restricted travel, public gatherings, and the opening hours of many businesses. The pandemic must be taken seriously, particularly by older adults. Other than shopping for essentials, individuals should strive to stay at home as much as possible.If there’s a low chance that you’ve been exposed to the virus, you will likely want to self-monitor, checking yourself for symptoms such as fever or a co... more ...
Have you recently found yourself feeling mentally, physically, or spiritually drained? Do you feel tired, sick, or emotionally fatigued? If so, it’s possible that you haven’t engaged in enough self-care lately!Self-care practices are activities that we purposefully engage in for the sake of our health and wellness. Though self-care is a simple concept, it’s something that many of us neglect. We often spend too much time and energy focusing on task-oriented accomplishments, the well-being of our families, and more. By focusing on the external, however, we are neglecting our in... more ...
There are quite a few things to consider before moving in together that help make the move a lasting and beneficial choice. For older couples and senior citizens, while the economic factor may be the main motivation, it is important to know the specific status of the relationship before coming to this significant decision.An honest and open discussion of each individual's reason for their desire to move in together should be done before moving day. A frank conversation of the couple's expectations of what a move would achieve is also an important topic for pre-move discussion. 1. ... more ...
In past centuries, many of our ancestors preserved foods, eating pickled produce and fermented foods such as kefir and sauerkraut on a regular basis. In modern times, processed, easy-to-prepare foods have replaced fermented foods in the standard Western diet. In the past few years, however, there’s been a revival in interest in the fermentation process. Fermented foods have ample health benefits, from healing the gut to boosting the endocrine system. Are you interested in consuming more fermented foods? Read on to learn more about different fermented foods, their health benefits, an... more ...