Monthly Archives: April 2015

6 Tips for When Your ADHD Child Is Out of Control

Via @EverydayHealth by #LisaAro

6 Tips for When Your ADHD Child Is Out of Control

Saying that having a child or children with ADHD is daunting, is like saying the Empire State is a only little office building. Having such a child myself, I know how hard it can be for both parent and child. Yes, I also felt like giving up at times, and yes, yes and yes, I did lose my temper A LOT, but people like Lisa Aro gives those of us still struggling to come to terms with the issues in our child’s life hope that there can be effective ways of dealing with all the problems that kids with ADHD have.

It need NOT be such a ‘’monstrous’’ issue anymore and in her article she shares basic practices that she and her husband put in place in order to remain sane. It is important, though, that one has to remember that the change should begin within the parent and, as with ms Aro, the children will follow.

Read the full article here.

Lisa Aro’s tips for effective ADHD-parenting are:

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  1. Learn, Listen, and Understand
  2. No Fuel, No Fire
  3. Keep It Simple
  4. Teach
  5. Be Consistent
  6. Change Your Expectations

Lisa adds: ‘’… ever since I stopped trying to fit my uniquely shaped family into society’s little square hole, our lives have been workable, and we truly enjoy our family.’’

Thanks for the brilliant advice, Lisa and good luck to parents and children alike. I know I’m going to give this a try!

SOURCE:

ARO, Lisa. 2015.6 Tips for When Your ADHD Child Is Out of Control. [Web:] www.everydayhealth.com  [Date of Access:] 29 April 2015

6 Tips for When Your ADHD Child Is Out of Control

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Kundalini Yoga: Why It Has The Power To Heal

Via @MindBodyGreen by Eilish Bouchier

Kundalini Yoga: Why It Has The Power To Heal + Isn't As Weird As You May Think

Picture yourself in stress or pain, and a healer sits next to you, lightly touching your arm. Then suddenly, that sinister energy just shifts in your body and you are completely relaxed. The healer is relaxed. Later you realize that whatever had been nagging you has shifted as though it were magic …

The powerful modality known as Sat Nam Rasayan is a healing branch of Kundalini yoga. Translated as the “deep relaxation into the Divine truth,” it is often met with a raised eyebrow. Some might even say that it’s the weird form of yoga.

Continue reading here.

Some interesting need-to-know facts about Kundalini yoga:

Kundalini — the yoga of awareness — is all about uplifting you.

Its essence lies in Shuniyawhich brings your being to a neutral point, or zero. It is from this space that profound healing can occur, allowing for an open channel of energetic communication between healer and patient.

Everything is suspended in this space — judgment, analysis, knowledge and wisdom. There is no engagement of the mind.

There’s no request, no pushing, no intention. Just pure contemplation.

Does it sound a bit like magic?

It was Yogi Bhajan who passed down these teachings to Guru Dev, bestowing in him the task of bringing Sat Nam Rasayan to the world.

And if you want to read more on MindBodyGreen about Kundalini yoga, click hereIf you wish to experience Sat Nam Rasayan for yourself, you can check out Guru Dev’s website to find the teachings in your locality.

The full article can be found here.

SOURCE:

BOUCHIER, E.  2015. Kundalini Yoga: Why it has the power to heal.  [Web:] www.mindbodygreen.com.  [Date of Access:] 27 April 2015

Kundalini Yoga: Why It Has The Power To Heal + Isn't As Weird As You May Think

Are you Depressed?

Via @DeepakChopra

Lao Tze Quote

By Deepak Chopra

This article was originally published on the Chopra Center Online Community.

‘It’s not news that depression has become a kind of invisible epidemic, afflicting millions of people. We live at a time when depression is approached as a disease. That has a good side. Depressed people are not judged against as weak or self-indulgent, as if they only need to try harder to lift themselves out of their sadness. Yet depression, for all the publicity surrounding it, remains mysterious, and those who suffer from it tend to hide their condition – the medical model hasn’t removed a sense of shame. When you’re in the throes of depression, it’s hard to escape the feeling that you are a failure and that the future is hopeless.

Continue reading here for valuable information about the following:

  • What depression is and what it isn’t
  • How to diagnose depression
  • The different types of depression
  • How to rebalance your life and rid yourself of your depression

…and finally….

  • How to begin the Healing Journey.

 

Visit the website here for the original article or more information on Deepak Chopra’s emotional freedom workshop, Healing the Heart.

@DeepakChopra

9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic

Via @MindBodyGreen

By Dr David A. Gruener

9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic

‘While alcoholism is a devastating disease that can destroy lives, some people who struggle with it manage to hold down stressful jobs and big responsibilities. From the outside, these so-called high-functioning alcoholics seem to have it all together. They can drive nice cars, live in great neighborhoods, and make a significant income.…..’ Read more here.

Signs that can help in identifying these ticking time bombs:

  1. They drink instead of eating.
  2. They can wake up without a hangover, even after several drinks.
  3. Not drinking makes them irritable, nervous, or uncomfortable.
  4. Their behavior patterns change significantly while under the influence of booze.
  5. They can’t have just two drinks. 6. Periods of memory loss or “blacking out” are common.
  6. Attempts to discuss drinking behavior are met with aggression and denial.
  7. They always have a good explanation for why they drink.
  8. They hide their alcohol.

 Read full article on MindBodyGreen here.

9 Signs Of A High-Functioning Alcoholic