Two questions for you:-
1. Have you been knitting the little hats for innocent's bottles? If so, the deadline for submitting them is drawing nigh! Please get them to me or to your nearest AgeUK centre or shop as soon as possible. Here are some of the ones I have knitted.
2. Did you do anything for Fibromyalgia awareness last week? The Horsham Group celebrated with a meal out. We generated some interest, especially among the staff. We had a good time despite OUR awareness of fibro!
135. I've had a lot of worries in my life; most of which have never really happened.
Highly Sensitive People & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Within highly sensitive people are a refined group - Intuitive Sensitive People. These people are especially sensitive to the energy of others, have health niggles different to the average person, yet have an extraordinary skill to 'see around corners' and a unique ability to heal. In this talk Heidi will define why chronic fatigue impactshighly sensitive people and how their intuitive skills can help release them from debilitating illness.
About Heidi Sawyer
Heidi Sawyer is the Course Director for the Institute of Psychic Development. She travels the world teaching psychic awareness and self-healing at workshops and events, and has written numerous articles on self-improvement and psychic development.
It is no secret that a good night's sleep makes you feel better. Not only does sleep give your body time to rest and recharge, it may also be crucial to your brain's ability to learn and remember.
During sleep, while your body rests, your brain is busy processing information from the day and forming memories. If you are sleep deprived, you are at risk of developing a number of serious health problems, such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, and your ability to learn and retain new information may be impaired.
Coping With Excessive Sleepiness
With more and more of us getting less and less sleep, it’s tempting to reach for a Red Bull or an espresso when we feel sleepy at work. But consuming caffeine to combat sleepiness can lead to a vicious cycle.
The java jolt that helps you stay awake can take up to eight hours to wear off. Caffeine can also reduce your sleep time, alter the normal stages of sleep, and decrease the quality of your sleep.
How can you stay awake naturally? Try some of these 12 jitter-free tips to take the edge off sleepiness.
Slideshow: 10 Fast Stress-Busting Pick-Me-Ups
Feeling stressed about work and family responsibilities? There are plenty of quick things you can do to reduce your tension. Throw a comedy into the DVD player, invite over some friends, and share a few good laughs. Every time you crack up, increased oxygen courses to your organs, blood flow increases, and stress evaporates. In fact, just thinking about having a good laugh is enough to lower your stress hormone levels.
Find the other nine here:-
How Nerve Pain Feels
Also this week: a study on antivirals for a particular subgroup of ME/CFS, and why I'm doing something rather uncharacteristic when it comes to sleep.
Since sleep (or lack thereof) is about all I can think about these days, I've included tons of information about it down in Featured Articles.
Take care of yourself!
Stress can be highly personal, with one person's unpleasant experience another's exhilarating adventure. And a little bit of stress is thought to be good for memory and motivation. However, about 70% of doctor visits and 80% of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress.
Here are 25 ways that stress can affect the body. The good news is that there is much you can do—exercise, meditation, and more—to reduce the impact of stress in your life.
20 Heart-Healthy Fall Meals
High cholesterol is no reason to avoid your favorite fall foods. In fact, seasonal produce like pumpkins, turnips, Brussels sprouts, squash, and apples are not only delicious, they're rich in antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and other nutrients that are good for your ticker.
So get cooking!
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I would like to thank those of you who have sent me kind messages wishing me well. My appointment at St Bart's is at 10am next Friday. Transport is being provided. I hope to produce a blog for next week, but much depends on the outcome of the tests.
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Links are given to the original articles. I take no responsibility for their accuracy but freely give them publicity if I think they might be of interest to my readership. Sites I refer you to are for information only. They might conflict in their opinions, they might not even be medically sound, but I merely offer them for you to peruse and make your own judgements, accept or reject as you will. Only by reading widely can we get an overall picture of fibromyalgia syndrome and how we can deal with its symptoms, learn to cope with them and still have a life. Any advice or recommendation of a medical or legal nature should always be discussed with a qualified professional.
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Wordz for the Week are from ‘Wordz for the Day’ by Donnie Kuhn, Sr. who died in May 2011.
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