Being unable to face the truths of life can make a person weak. They may have great dreams, but they are unable to confront their fears, thus making them at times helpless and with limited opportunities. Not even your family can help you with that since it is all you. Just remember, self-love.
“Self-love is important to living well. It influences who you pick for a mate, the image you project at work, and how you cope with the problems in your life. It is so important to your welfare that I want you to know how to bring more of it into your life,” says Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.
“Misinformation about mental illness shames and discriminates those suffering with depression from getting professional help.”
—Deborah Serani, PsyD
Mental Illness is the stigma of the mind that is common nowadays. The cases of patients battling with the illness have been increasing through the years. But, what if it happens in one of our family members? What can we do to support and help them recover from the illness?
“Generally, marriage and relationship researchers suggest that the goal of couple therapy should be to change the patterns of interaction, emotional connection, and communication between the partners.” I always believed in this statement of John Gottman, PhD. But then, life can be fickle.
Let me tell you about my family – my husband and my five children, a bit of my life.
I got married when I was young and still in college. My husband is an Islam believer, and for us to be together in marriage, I had to convert to Islam. I didn’t mind doing that for I loved him dearly. He was my knight in shining armor, my king, and I was his queen. I was 19, naive, gullible and too much in love to understand the married life.
“Intermittent fasting is a weight loss or weight control strategy where you’re cycling between periods of eating and fasting,” says Sarah Adler, PhD.
Intermittent fasting is super popular these days. Even celebrities swear by it since they use this eating lifestyle as a way to lose weight. It is not a fad diet or a drop-weight-quick type of regimen. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern backed up by science. Hugh Jackman said that for his role as Wolverine in XMEN, he had to trim down the fats and get lean. The actor had to do an extensive gym program. He also used intermittent fasting, and his observation on himself was a slimmer body, effective fat loss, and better sleep.