Healthy Aging Starts with Stress Reduction

Healthy Aging Starts with Stress Reduction
People are often unaware of what stress can do to their body and mind. Stress is bad for the heart. Stress will give you headaches, or make you feel depressed. Stress can do many harmful things to your body and mind, yet in some instances stress is good. Balancing stress is the key to living healthier. If you live with unhealthy stress, you will need to take action to reduce the volume. You have many options to relieve stress.

The Heart and Healthy Aging

The Heart and Healthy Aging
As we grow older we, experience higher risks of heart disease, cholesterol increase, weaken joints, muscles, and so on. Most people who experience illnesses often feel frustrated and experience feelings of despair. People who suffer illnesses or tragedies unfortunately set themselves up, saying, “It can’t happen to me.” It can happen to any of us, which is why we should take the steps in our youth to prevent illnesses and tragedies. Many of us fail to take the steps

Art-based activities

Art-based activities
A recent report by several independent researchers concludes that participating in the arts nurtures the development of social, personal and cognitive skills. Programs based on Arts can improve academic achievement and decrease the tendency towards delinquency. It helps youth form positive attitudes about themselves and build self-esteem. Arts programs involve communication, interpretation and understanding of complex symbols, much like mathematics and languages. Thus it fosters higher-order analytical skills and skills of evaluation and synthesis. Many of the programs make

After school activities and relationship building

After school activities and relationship building
After school activities are the rage of the day. With about $500 million invested in these programs and more than 10 million children attending them in America alone, the popularity of these activities cannot be overlooked. Everyone understands the need to develop new skills, gain more knowledge and keep the children safe when parents are working. The most important factor in the success of any program is the relationship between the children participating in the program and the adult

Is my Child Autistic

Is my Child Autistic
Autism is a popular topic in the news right now. Several celebrities have came out and told the world about their Autistic children. This is causing more people to be aware of Autism, and to question whether their child is Autistic. Nobody wants to think that something could be wrong with their child. Then they watch a news report, or hear someone talking about a child that has Autism and they start to question their own child. The symptoms

Busting the Autism Stereotypes

Busting the Autism Stereotypes
As with anyone with a physical or mental disorder, autistic people deal with a wide range of reactions from others, from full support to uncaring ignorance. Unfortunately, even those who support autistic family members, co-workers, and friends may not understand autism very well. This leads to stereotypes, which can result in hatred, embarrassment, or other unhappy situations. By becoming educated about autism, you can help others in your community cope with this disorder. It is most important to note

Accepting the Diagnosis of Autism

Accepting the Diagnosis of Autism
Receiving a diagnosis of Autism can seem overwhelming. You may be left with a lot of unanswered questions about the diagnosis. You might be thinking the diagnosis is wrong. This cannot be happening to your child. There are different feelings and emotions you will experience when dealing with a diagnosis of Autism. Here are some of the ways you might be feeling, and ways to come to terms with the diagnosis. Denial Denial is a common feeling when dealing

What is Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

What is Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified is also known as PDD-NOS. This is where a child only shows some of the signs of Autism. They may not show these signs at all times, or in all places. Usually PDD-NOS is first seen in children three or four years of age. Yet some children show signs while still an infant. There are different areas that the signs could be present. We will look at two of these. Social Interaction The

What are the Signs of Aspergers Syndrome

What are the Signs of Aspergers Syndrome
Aspergers is a form of Autism. People with Aspergers syndrome are on the higher end of the spectrum. They usually have normal language skills. Their main problem is dealing with people socially. Usually these problems are first noticed when a child begins school. The child can have all the signs of Aspergers, or only a few. Here are some of the common signs of Aspergers syndrome. 1. Have a hard time talking to other kids. Kids with Aspergers syndrome

Anger Management in Children

Anger Management in Children
Anger, a normal emotion, can transform into something painful and ugly. First thoughts of anger issues may bring about images of a couple fighting, a parent abusing a child, a teenager lashing out at a teacher or a parent. Rarely will images of angry children come to mind. Unfortunately children, at very young ages, have to deal with feelings of anger and rage. This is a truth which is often difficult to understand or manage. Children, young children especially,

Anger Management Therapy

Anger Management Therapy
Anger management programs offer the individual plenty of information regarding techniques and strategies for dealing with anger. Is there anger management therapy available for those who feel the need to take their treatment a step further? In the early 1970's, a psychiatrist named Aaron T. Beck, M.D, developed an anger management therapy focusing on problem-solving. This therapy initially called Cognitive Therapy is now also known as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or CBT. Beck worked with patients for years using his psychiatric

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World

The Unfortunate Epidemic: Sexual Abuse in the Autistic World
One of the most perverse problems in an autistic individual's life is the threat of sexual abuse. This can come in the form of rape or simply be in an abusive relationship. Because autistic people spend much of their lives feeling different and left out, they often enjoy sexual experiences for one reason: it puts then on a playing field equal to others. It is very easy for this to become a controlling part of a relationship. The most

The Power of Music – Musical Therapy to Treat Autism

The Power of Music – Musical Therapy to Treat Autism
Musical therapy is a relatively new treatment method for autism patients, but one that should not be overlooking when discussing options. Patients who receive musical therapy often should great improvement in temperament and learning skills. Music connects to the non-verbal part of our brains, making it a perfect therapy for disorders in which the patient has trouble communicating, such as autism. Research this innovative treatment method if you are looking for some help with autism and haven't had much

Marriage Saving Advice: Have A Soul Connection With Your Spouse Even If All Seems Lost

Marriage Saving Advice: Have A Soul Connection With Your Spouse Even If All Seems Lost
Many of us realize that marriage is not the easiest relationship in the world, but why is it so hard? Unless we adopt children, the only relatives that we get to choose are our spouses. Seems like it should work out, right? We can not change our parents or choose new siblings, but marriage-- ahh that's a whole different thing. Marriage brings out the best and the worst in a person's character and shows us what we are capable

Are there Anger Management Books Available

Are there Anger Management Books Available
With anger management being used in many programs and situations, there are thousands of resources available to those affected. Beside support groups, individual counseling sessions and treatment centers, there are many anger management books available to help people deal with anger-related issues. There are anger management books written focusing on different groups such as children, teenagers, adults, men, women, couples, families and anyone who is involved in situations which may require anger management advice. Because of the diverse needs,

Anger Management Tips to use in Stressful Situations

Anger Management Tips to use in Stressful Situations
When an individual is dealing with anger issues, usually their emotions evolve when put in stressful situations. If a difficult incident pops up, often their only way to cope with it is to put up their defensive side. Becoming angry is probably easier than dealing with the circumstances. This is unfortunate since anger doesn't solve anything. Once it subsides, the problem is still there. There are anger management tips which people can used when found in stressful situations. If

How to Make a Marriage Work Out

How to Make a Marriage Work Out
Today many marriages around the world are ending up in a divorce and the number of such marriages is increasing rapidly. Can couples do something to make a marriage work? Is there a way to prevent a marriage from ending in divorce? Yes, if both partners are committed to their relationship and make an effort their marriage will never end in a divorce. Most marriages which fall apart because partners get fed up in living with each other and

Healing After infidelity

Healing After infidelity
Infidelity can ruin a marriage or relationship and healing after infidelity may seem almost impossible. It is difficult to overcome the sea of emotions that you have to face when you know about your spouse's affair. It is difficult to get rid of negative thoughts and it seems your world has turned upside down. When you know that your spouse has cheated you lose trust and respect and this can ruin a relationship. But the fact is that it

Can You Save Your Marriage

Can You Save Your Marriage
Today many marriages around the world are in trouble and quite a few ends up as divorces. Are you also in a bad marriage and asking yourself if you can save your marriage? It is important to realize that divorce is not the only solution when a there are problems with your married life. There are several ways in which you can save your marriage. Both you and your spouse can take a number of steps together to help

Cheating In A Relationship – How Do You Deal With It

Cheating In A Relationship – How Do You Deal With It
When faced with cheating in a relationship the initial reaction is often to believe that you should leave. But is this the right thing to do? Well the answer depends on a number of factors. Is this the first time your partner has cheated? Was it a one night stand or a full blown affair? Have you been together long? Do you have children together? Lets look at these factors individually: Is this the first time? If it is