Perks Of Quarantining With Family

When the coronavirus outbreak reports rolled in, I was at my hometown, visiting my parents for the weekend. I felt fortunate because it happened while I was with them, not when I was in New York. I lived alone in the Big Apple, you see, and it would have been challenging to quarantine on my own.

The thing is, what I deemed a blessing in disguise turned out to be a nightmare for some of my friends who also had to isolate themselves with their family. One went as far as saying that she would rather risk catching the virus on the way to work than spend days with her folks. I did not comment on that, though, because I could not see the appeal of quarantining alone when you could stay with others—your family members, no less.

Here are the perks of being under quarantine with your loved ones.

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You Get Zero Chances Of Feeling Lonely

The primary benefit of getting quarantined with your family is that you won’t ever feel lonely. You have known these people all your life; being with them is better than staying with your entire circle of friends. There is no need to put on any act around them because they will accept every facet of your character, good or bad.

At the same time, your family knows you from inside out. They can tell what upsets you or makes you happy; they will give you anything you need even before you ask for it. Your days will undoubtedly experience loneliness since your loved ones may try to come up with ways to see you and everyone else in the house smiling.

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You Can Rebuild Your Bond With Loved Ones

It is no secret that some rifts form between family members over the years. For instance, a parent and adult child disagrees on something and stops talking for weeks, or a brother and sister keeps on fighting and decides to part ways. If, for some reason, you end up quarantining under a single roof, you should take it as a sign that you can now rebuild your relationship with your loved ones.

Doing so may feel impossible or awkward at first. You may not be willing to reconcile with anyone, especially if you think you have never been at fault. However, remember that you belong to a family. Considering you can forgive a friend who always borrows money from you or never shows up on time, you should also try to forgive your loved ones.

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You Will Realize That Blood Is Thicker Than Anything That Life Has To Offer

Many people have chosen work or friends or adventure over the family. They leave the nest early and rarely call their parents or siblings, even during emergencies or significant occasions. In their mind, it is okay because they are supposed to live their lives to the fullest.

In case you are among such folks with the same philosophy in life, you should know that you are sorely mistaken. During the quarantine, you essentially become cut off your work, friends, and adventure. The only individuals who may care to take you in are your family members. If you do not realize that soon enough, you may not get another chance to see their value.

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Final Thoughts

As I was trying to end this blog on a good note, I realized that not everyone had a family to come home to. Others might be estranged from their relatives for a good reason, too. If that is the case, I am sorry, and I hope you live with the individuals you love now. But assuming you and your loved ones still care for each other, you should see how beneficial it is to stick with them during the quarantine period.

Be thankful for a chance to spend your isolation days with family. Good luck!

Wellness Events Can Bring About Something Really Good

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Being in the dietary supplement industry, I had to attend the 2019 Wellness Event. I mean, who was I to complain? My manager brought three other employees and me for that event, which was held in Frankfurt, Germany. I thought that the event would be boring and filled with geriatric people. Ha! I was mistaken for I saw hotties, mid-level guys, and yeah, fuglies in the gathering. One of them even tried to take a swing at me. Eww. Still, it was a free vacation and in Germany, nonetheless.

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I’m Busy – How Can I Stay Healthy?

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One of the top reasons why people find it difficult to exercise is that they don’t have time for it. They can’t seem to fit exercise into their hectic schedules. It’s hard enough to stick to an exercise regimen for someone who is not busy, so understandably this is quite taxing for the entrepreneur, the corporate manager, or the working mom.

Let’s focus on the working mom, because I belong to that category, and yes, finding a suitable program and sticking to it can be quite impossible – has been impossible – for me. How can I? Juggling with my wifey and mommy chores plus trying to earn a living have had my hands full. It has left me with nothing but time for bed and perhaps an hour or two for family bonding.

I am one of the moms who struggle because I know that I need to be physically and mentally healthy but just can’t find the time. My husband and I had had disagreements because when I tried to hit the gym a few times, he said I had so little time for family. So I searched for answers among friends and experts who’ve shared their experiences online. And according to them, staying healthy when you’re busy is indeed possible. Here’s how.

 

 

  • Exercise first before everything. An exercise specialist who’s also a mother of twins says this: “Nobody schedules a meeting at 4:30 in the morning, right?” She says that if you are determined to sweat it out and stay healthy, you make sure it comes first on your list. That’s just perfect for me since my kid needs to get ready before seven. It does feel good to be able to work out before you get caught up with other responsibilities.

 

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  • When you schedule it, do it. This suggests that you have a family calendar where you can jot down all your schedules, so you’ll know where each of the family members is going. Then you can start filling in your exercise routine schedule, so hubby knows this is a priority for you.

 

 

Lunch break can do. There are no rules that prohibit you from working out during your lunch break if that’s the only time you have. Block your 12 to 1 and go for a jog or hit the gym if it’s too hot outside. It would also be nice to swim in an indoor pool at this time.

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  • Make exercise time family time. If you’re full-packed for the day and you need to sweat it out, let the kids join you. It’ll be fun and recreational. This way you’re also training them to do healthy activities as well. While you’re at it, why don’t you let hubby join in the fun? Jogging, dancing, and aerobics are some of the exercise routines you can do with your kids and the whole family.

 

 

The Bottom Line

Despite the many excuses you’ll have, it is never impossible to stay healthy despite being a busy mom, executive, or any professional. It may drain relationships sometimes, especially concerning family time, and there are healthy solutions for these, like reaching out to Regain.

As much as you prioritize work and daily obligations, it is only right to fit it into your list of priorities to keep yourself healthy physically and mentally.

I Make Myself Complete – My Psychologist’s Reminder

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I used to be very fat, as in I was truly overweight – overly obese even. From 53 kilograms when I was eighteen years old, I became 102 kilos at thirty-six. I used to reason out that in between those eighteen years of gaining weight, it was due to my five children. Each child, I had gained weight and I never really bothered about my looks after I got married. My psychologist said that it was because of my depression.

One of my part-time jobs back then was ramp modeling. Local fashion designer in our city would hire me (and other girls in our agency) to model their custom-made clothes. For a high school girl like me, it was an excellent way to earn during the weekends. For three years, it was a weekly thing, until I met my ex-husband who became my boyfriend at that time.

Let’s say I was in an abusive relationship. He didn’t hit me, like hit me, punch me or something like that regularly. For the whole eighteen years that we’ve been together, I experienced being slapped so hard ONCE that the white part in my eye (I don’t know what it’s called) became bloody red. The doctor said that the vessels in my eye burst and that’s why it looked bloody. It lasted for weeks before my eye came back to normal.

Along with that, my ear also suffered a bit. For ten days or so, it had this ringing sensation. It was so bad that I had difficulty hearing.

He also choked me, once. I was working on my computer at that time, and he was drunk, as usual. That was last year, October 8, to be exact. I will never forget what happened. We were already rocky, and I was telling him that I want a divorce. He didn’t like that and was trying to control me; he has been managing me for the last eighteen years – as my psychologist explained to me.

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So, I got a little side-tracked here, sorry. But that’s how it went with me, on his abuse. If you ask my psychologist, she would say that I have been physically abused, but what I received from him was emotional and mental suffering. That’s what I know and what I believe. She also said that this is half the reason why I let myself go. The other half was because I allowed him to do it to me. It’s time for me to take responsibility for my actions or inactions. I can’t keep blaming him and not take some of the blame myself.

As for the emotional and mental suffering, I allowed him to treat me like shit for almost two decades. He was verbally abusive even early on in the relationship, and I tolerated that. I shouldn’t have – I wasn’t strong enough before to fight for myself and tell him to his face that I am not his dog, his doormat or his pig.

With that, I turned to food for comfort. And so from 53 kilos, I almost doubled the weight. All those years, he abused me, and he cheated on me so many times that I lost count, I let myself go. I ate all those sugary snacks and salty foods. That’s what I chose to do instead of confronting him and stop him from treating me like I am a worthless nobody.

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But I know better now. I am in a much better place. While I may not be 53 kilos again, at least, I am losing weight little by little. I am exercising; actually, I am into martial arts – Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu. Not for competition, but for discipline, self-worth, and confidence. I also went to therapy and pursued a new hobby which is reading. My psychologist said that I let everything go about myself because I forgot to love myself first. I should have loved myself first; I should have been the priority.

It’s okay. I have learned from that mistake, and I am rearranging my life now. Of course, I left my husband of eighteen years, and I have started my new life. It is now a life without him, and it is shining brightly.

For me, I don’t need a man to tell me that my life is complete. If only I could persuade battered women to stand up and fight for their human rights, then, there shouldn’t be abusive relationships. All I can do is to start within me and tell those who will listen that “I am more important than him. I have to love myself first before anyone and anything. I deserve everything beautiful in life. I make myself complete.”

How To Improve Parent-Child Relationship In The Family?

People must have heard it from a couple of family therapy or counseling they attended that “there is no such thing as a perfect family.” Same goes to an ideal parent-child relationship. Yes, most of the times, parents often think that everything they do is always for the benefit of their child. That’s because they love and value him. However, some actions are not necessarily healthy for both of them. Because as the child grows up and reaches his teenage years, it usually becomes the time that takes turns for the worst. There are frequent arguments, increased misunderstanding, and a lot of relationship inconsistencies. It is a situation that takes everything out in order. With this specific state, there should have to be a solution. Here are some practical ways that help strengthens parent-child relationships.

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Show Affection

A psychologist once stated that the older a person gets, the more fragile he becomes physically. That’s because when a child starts his teenage years, he becomes more reluctant to show his parents affection such as hugging. Perhaps they consider it as not “appropriate” anymore. So when the child becomes more independent, showing affection gets lowered to a minimum. It then begins to create a gap within the relationship and soon can escalate into getting severe social and emotional problems. Therefore, contact with other people is increasingly essential for the development of overall health. That’s due to the impact of hugging that serves as a stress reliever. And when a child continually shows affection daily, it becomes a constant reminder that he is not unaccompanied in both physical and emotional needs.

Connect With The Family Before Any Transitions

Connecting to the family before any transitions or large decision-making is vital in keeping the relationship healthy. Making transitions can be challenging, especially in teenage years. It’s because it is the time that the child is trying to figure out who he is and what kind of life he wants to live. There will be many days that the child will become uncertain about which direction to choose as well. Therefore, parents should become important guidance. They should never hesitate to approach their kid so he’ll never feel left alone. Parents should provide helpful insights that the child can use for future decision-making reference.

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Make Time To Create A Memorable Bonding

When the child tends to get older, he gets to experience a lot of responsibilities along the way. There will be an instance that he’ll decide to build and enhance the skills he wants for a perfect career path. Meaning, there’s a big chance the kid will isolate himself from family and peers as he ages. It is a great time to consider creating a memorable family bonding in this situation. Because when both are already juggling work and social life, the parent-child relationship appears to be limited. With all the exhaustion both may feel, they might end up losing interest in filling time together. So spending at least 10 to 15 minutes of meaningful conversation can boost the parent-child relationship. Or maybe both can consider to set aside an hour and make dinner together during the weekend. It’s simple as it seems, but it creates overall wellness for both individuals.

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Encourage Emotions Instead Of Shutting Them Out

People’s emotions are consistently messy. Therefore, being mindful to another person’s feelings is essential. There’s no valid reason to dismiss it, particularly during any arguments. Yes, regulating emotions can be tough because an individual can get strongly affected by the situation. But it’s vital to understand that a healthy parent-child relationship comes from the buildup of proper communication despite the unwanted emotional response. There’s a significant psychological reason why neglecting emotions can be dangerous to one’s health. So even if both parent and child have trouble discussing the source of pain, they have to. As long as they focus on listening to understand instead with the intent to react, both sides can determine where each of them is coming from.

A parent-child relationship doesn’t happen automatically. It takes a lot of time, adjustments, effort, and tons of understanding. As long as both sides are willing to cooperate, they can build a significant connection.

Health, Work, And Life Balance

You probably read a lot of articles and watch tons of videos on the internet about the proper way of balancing life and work. But are they exactly the fundamentals of living? Well, you don’t have to oppose the idea of work-life balance if you want. However, you might have to consider health and wellness for that matter.

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Life As You Know It

You probably wonder about the quality of life you are having right now. You can’t say that you perfectly managed to handle your time, family, friends, and job all at their expense because that’s way too impossible to do. Honestly, the whole idea of balancing things all together is doing more harm than good. The truth is, there’s no virtue of adjusting things in life without having to sacrifice a more significant part of it. And real talk, there’s no perfect management for everything. You may feel okay with the concept of life balance in general. That when it fits nicely to your ways, you become eager to repeat the routine over and over again. But it’s not always easy at it seems. Yes, work and life can both go along with each other. But there’s only one problem with that though. And that’s the assumption that work is separated from your life and doesn’t affect your overall health. The idea doesn’t make sense because these three things don’t exclusively function separately.

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Your work and health is the fundamental component of your life. Therefore, you can’t balance only a part of it without touching the other portion. It becomes a delusion that you think you can potentially segregate the things you have to do with the stuff you need and want to do. Sticking to this kind of mentality will only make you suffer throughout your life. Let’s state a scenario that will make you understand more. Perhaps you want to go out with friends and attend a party. Maybe drink a little per se. You know you “want it.” But you also have to be in the office early in the morning. You “need” to be there. You also know that even though you’ll be happy bonding with friends, you might end up drinking a lot. You know that’s going to be bad for your health. But let’s assume you did all three things together. You hung out with friends, drank a lot of alcohol, and went to the office early in the morning. Yes, it is an achievement. But how does it make you feel after? Is it that fulfilling? Of course, it’s not.

Every Decisions Matter

With that particular instance, the only thing you can do is choose between the options. Either you will attend the party and don’t go to work tomorrow, attend the gathering but not drink and party hard so you can wake up early, or you can stay at home and prepare yourself for your job the next day. The whole point of this is, you don’t often need to have the great stuff to be able to balance things in life. You don’t always get what you want too because there are sacrifices to make. And when you care a lot about things, you might have to sacrifices a lot as well. That’s pretty much depressing, isn’t that right? No one can handle proper decision-making. That’s especially when the things they want battles with the things they need and have to do. With that, it gets challenging to process physical, emotional and mental strength that helps in grinding through the rest of what life has to offer.

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When you insist on managing and balancing all aspects of life without considering consequences, you might end up spending a considerable portion being stressed out and depressed. Yes, you might potentially pull it off and handle everything in your preference, but it’s more like you’ll become resentful and unhappy with your decisions. At this point, you will eventually lose everything, and that’s a bad thing to happen. So instead of trying to get a hold of what you think you “can” always handle, try considering values that matter most. At least set your priorities, responsibilities, and goals so that you can work on it one at a time. You don’t have to rush it nor handle it all together to achieve it.

Realizing The Importance Of Prebiotic Inulin

Apart from online therapy being one of the growing forms of counseling that came about recently,  many contemporary chefs have created new food varieties that people love. The regular burgers now have vegan counterparts; the fries may already be changed from potatoes to sweet potatoes. Even the fried chicken, pizza, and salad that you used to get in every block have received a makeover as well.

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Although seeing different choices is excellent, it can also mean that you might eat foods that produce bad bacteria. Hence, the need for probiotics started rising. These are cultured microorganisms that you can obtain from pickled dishes or supplements. Once they hit your gut, they are supposed to fight the evil entities and help with your overall digestive flow.

Despite that, even the good bacteria ought to get sustenance to survive in your body. That is why it is vital to start taking prebiotics – carbohydrates that humans cannot generate – as soon as you consume probiotics. Among the well-known substances in this area is the prebiotic inulin.

What Is Prebiotic Inulin?

Inulin comes from the fructan group, which comprises fructose molecules bound together. It is an oligosaccharide, which refers to a chain of simple sugars connected.

What’s great about this prebiotic is that it’s in various foods you eat. After all, apart from nourishing the live active culture in the gut, it can also enhance a dish’s flavor. Inulin does not cause allergic reactions on its own either unless you consume it with an allergenic.

As a dietary fiber, food authorities suggest the amount that an adult can take every day. The numbers may differ, yet the safest bet according to the Nutrition Facts is 25 grams.

Where To Obtain Prebiotic Inulin?

The best thing about this dietary fiber is that plants naturally create it. For sure, some brands put the prebiotic in capsules, and you can conveniently purchase them in stores. But you may consume inulin from food sources as well.

The easiest ones to find (which you may have at home already) are garlic, onion, and leek. A bulb of each vegetable contains up to 16%, 6%, and 10% of the fiber, respectively. Cooking them won’t destroy the inulin; that’s why you may enjoy them with any dish.

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A couple of herbaceous plant representatives have plenty of prebiotic too. They are the Jerusalem artichoke and chicory, whose individual root weights consist of 19% and 20% inulin. Between the two, though, the former is more widely cultivated.

And even with minimal concentration, fruits and grains can also be sources of this fiber. It merely happens that a banana, for instance, has no more than 0.7% of inulin. Barley and rye plants only double or triple that percentage.

How Does The Prebiotic Inulin Function?

Although such a dietary fiber is soluble in water, no enzyme within the body can digest it (as mentioned earlier). Once it enters the digestive system, a series of chemical reactions occur once settled in your large intestine.

The carbs linked together to form inulin, to be specific, lose their bonds. Instead of becoming simple sugars again, however, they turn into fragments of fatty acids. Your system can further metabolize these short-chained compounds into ketones.

The latest compounds allow fermentation to take place in the gut. The resulting microorganisms from that process can be the food for probiotics or improve the overall digestive health.

What Are The Other Advantages Of Taking Prebiotic Inulin?

Alas, the prebiotic inulin is not just a source of nourishment for the live active culture inside your gut. It can also assist in the following:

Weight Loss

Forget the dietary supplements – inulin may be the answer to your fitness problems.

In truth, existing studies claim that this prebiotic can decrease the sense of hunger that people experience. One investigation even went on to say that the fiber removes over seven percent body fats in less than five months.

Inulin is capable of doing that since it transforms into a substance similar to gel after reacting with water. This product stays in the intestine and takes longer to digest; thus, you may feel full at an extended period.

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Calcium Absorption

Do you still have weak bones or calcium deficiency even though you consume goods with this mineral? It may be because your small intestine – the organ responsible for absorbing it – isn’t performing well.

To receive the proper amount of calcium regardless of that issue, you may lean towards taking inulin. Like we’ve said above, only the large intestine can metabolize this prebiotic; that’s why it’ll safely pass the other organs. Furthermore, a 2007 study showed that the absorption of the dietary fiber might take place in this section too.

IBD Pain Reduction

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may still require extra research before experts can devise actual remedies for it. Nevertheless, the recent papers related to the matter stated that the patients responded positively to inulin supplements.

We can’t say at the time of writing that the prebiotic’s the cure, but it may relieve some symptoms.

Diabetes Risk Moderation

Inulin can do astounding things for folks with pre-diabetes and diabetes. There is a study published in 2015 which stated that the prebiotic might be able to stabilize blood sugar.

The reason is that this dietary fiber – despite being a water-soluble fructan – does not go immediately into the bloodstream. Instead, your body digests it little by little, so the sugar levels don’t spike up (a typical case with carbohydrates).

The longer you include it in the meals, therefore, the more it may prevent the disease from affecting you.

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Heart Health Development

The prebiotic goes down the digestive tract without the metabolizing enzymes affecting it midway. What’s more noteworthy, however, is the fact that inulin’s able to attract free radicals, cholesterol, and fats on its path. Due to that, you may put your heart away from danger by eating fiber-enriched foods.

It’s safe to tell that this prebiotic has an opposite reaction to the toxins inside the body. When you increase the soluble fiber, you decrease the possibility of acquiring hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and various heart-related diseases.

As A Summary

Prebiotic inulin is a water-soluble carbohydrate that vegetables, grains, and fruits can naturally produce. Although the compound seems to be only helpful at nourishing probiotics, it’s obvious now that it’s capable of doing more. So, whether you want to get fit, have strong bones and heart, or prevent diabetes, you’ll need this dietary fiber.

Signs That Says You’re Not Clinically Hyperactive (ADHD)

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Online quizzes and tests for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are now available, but these are not definitive. It can only guide you and give you a sense of what ADHD is. It is a great relief when you find out that you do not have an ADHD, and here are 23 signs which you should take in mind. (Share this with your family.)

Absolute Mess When There Is Crisis

People with ADHD often experience the flow of their adrenaline. This is the reason why they cannot stay put on desk jobs or administration. They are most likely to succeed in careers like the army, police, fire and rescue, emergency respondents, showbiz and sales.

Your Full Potential Being Used

Those who have ADHD feels like they are underachieving even though they have several achievements and accomplishments. They feel like they are not attaining up to their fullest potential.

Being On Time All the Time

People with ADHD have difficulty completing their tasks on time since a lot of things caught up their attention.

People Mistaking You Of Having ADHD

ADHD is present since childhood because it is related to the genetic composition of the body. The statement above only tells that there may be a situation that affects your mood and reaction, and cannot conclude that you have an ADHD.

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No Memory Issues

People with ADHD tend to forget what they had just said because there are many things they are thinking about or their focus is elsewhere.

Excellent Location Memory

As said earlier, they have many things going on in their head, and the memory of where they put the car keys are already buried.

On the Same Job For Quite A While

Those who have ADHD can be impatient and have the risk of being dismissed at work. They tend to start a task and not finish it. And if there are times they end it, it is not par to the required standards.

ADHD Is Not In Your Blood

ADHD is associated with genes; it is inheritable. There are instances that an injury or other factors make these symptoms. It can be passed on from parents to their kids.

Pays Tax On Time

Individuals with ADHD can concentrate on doing one task when they are interested, but most of the time, paying taxes is not one of them. They hire people to do their taxes.

HyperFocus

Having ADHD does not mean that a person experiences deficit of attention, it is uneven, unmanaged, and unpredictable attention. They are hyper-focused, or can also be laser-focused – forceful and persistent.

No Trouble With Reading

About 40 percent of children with ADHD also have a Learning Condition like Dyslexia, and 70 percent of adults with ADHD have another mental health issue like depression and anxiety.

Listens

People with ADHD are more likely to share their thoughts, and react to their environment. Unlike them, those who do not have ADHD listen more before responding.

Not Alarmed With The ADHD Indicators

Those who have undiagnosed ADHD may overreact to the list of ADHD indications because it does reveal more than expected. The list may include their day to day difficulties and identify it as a part of the normal life when in reality, it is not.

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Sense Of Time

People with ADHD have a problem in managing their time as they are scattered and hyper-focused. You can never rely on these people when it comes to timeliness as they are always late. They have no sense of time and runs their world at their own pace.

To Do List Has Less Than 500 Things

People with ADHD can be enthusiastic about creating to-do lists and lists down many things they can think of.

Work Is Visible

People with ADHD can easily remember stuff if they see it making them have piles of things at their work desk.

Not Being Forgetful

Having this disorder makes them forgetful. Thus, if you are not having memory lapses or being careless even with tiniest detail, then you can be assured that ADHD is not your problem.

Not Overreacting

People with ADHD have sudden flashes of reaction and emotion. They tend to have some sudden outburst that is uncalled for.

Enjoy Loud Events, And Places

ADHD makes a person oversensitive to the information received by the senses. Thus they are very sensitive to loud sounds that they tend to stay away from noisy places and events that require a lot of noise.

No To Stimulants

Stimulants help people with ADHD to sleep. They need this just to get some eye shut.

Identifies People Without Any Problem At all

Those who have ADHD are easily overwhelmed by small things.

Organized, Neat And Tidy With Personal And Work Belongings

You do not have different attires or gears for various hobbies.

Considering Every Single Detail In A Task Or Activity

People with ADHD have difficulty staying or focusing on one task, let alone reading a long list. This usually bores them. Thus they set it aside and do their own thing or version on a particular situation or activity.

 

The 2015 New Orleans Healthcare Symposium: Awareness for Health

The 2015 new Orleans healthcare symposium was all about learning, sharing, and expanding growth and careers. With the aim of gathering together the higher-level healthcare professionals and the future of the healthcare field, symposiums like this successfully develop stronger bonds, better ideas, and an improved system for each state and the country as a whole. Ultimately, the focus is on learning how to successfully deal with the previous and current healthcare challenges in the hope of better caring for patients worldwide.

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If you are a professional or a student in the medical/healthcare field, here’s why you should join healthcare symposiums.

The Medical Student can expand his network with senior medical professionals and fellow medical students from other states or countries. The sessions will also help him comprehend the key points in leadership taking charge of one’s own growth and development.

The Doctor In Training can benefit greatly from listening to inspiring speakers and active workshops. Knowledge of the essentials on how to improve your leadership skills is also a benefit that you will reap from participating in a healthcare conference.

Senior Doctors And Other Medical Professionals get the chance to revisit the best practices and other techniques that perhaps they have forgotten and they have not been performing because of limitation in patient conditions. They are encouraged to enhance their skills as they communicate with fellow senior doctors. They are being faced with the challenge of making sure that as they are senior, they should be among the best.

Other Healthcare Professionals play a crucial role in the delivery of healthcare services. Thus they are pushed to attend symposiums to improve their clinical, practical, and social skills. They can network with other nurses, therapists, and clinicians and share their different clinical cultures in each of their states, which encourages learning. It is inspiring to see and talk with other healthcare professionals and listen to their stories about patients that they deal with every day.

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All healthcare students and professionals are welcome to share their stories, their experiences, and their passion for aiming to be excellent in their field and achieving the compassion that patients need and look for in their healthcare leaders.

The Cycle Of Violence In Domestic Abuse

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There is a cycle of violence in domestic abuse situations:

Cycle Of Violence

Abuse – Your partner will hurt you with every little action that you make to dominate you.

Guilt – The abusive partner will feel guilty not with what they’ve done but at the thought of facing the consequences of his actions.

Excuses – He (or even she) will try to excuse what he (or she) did to avoid responsibility.

“Normal” Behavior – The person, will try to act normal or sweet again to prevent you from leaving with the hope of change.

Fantasy and Planning – The abusive partner will think of how to hurt you again by manipulating you and going back to what you supposedly did wrong.

Set-up – Your partner will set you up so that he can justify the abuse.

Abusers will spout excuses and sweet words in between this to make you stay and believe that they still love you. Do not be fooled by this. These type of people are self-centered and controlling. They only serve themselves and will reel you in as much as they can because they want to damage you for their pleasure. Resist the belief that they love you because THEY DON’T.

The Full Cycle Of Domestic Violence – An Example

The man hits his partner and apologizes but omits the part about not wanting to get caught. He will then try to excuse this by making up mistakes or insulting the woman by saying something like this “Maybe if you weren’t a whore, this wouldn’t have happened.” He will then apologize again, but the truth is he’s already thinking of how to manipulate the abused person again. This is an example – the abuser will command the abused to go grocery shopping but omit the information on what needs to be bought. If the abused is late or did not buy what the abuser wants, he will use it as an excuse to assault the abused. This is called a “set up.”

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Warning Signs Of Abuse

While people won’t always know what happens privately, there will be signs of abuse. If you recognize them, you have to take it seriously.

Signs Of An Abused Person

  • Anxious to please their partner
  • Always obeys their partner
  • Asks permission from partner and reports what they do
  • Receives frequent and harassment type calls from the partner
  • Talks about their partner’s temperament

Here are some warning signs of physical abuse:

  • Frequent injuries excused as accidents
  • Constantly missing work, school, or other events for no reason
  • Dressing up to hide marks

Some Signs Of Isolation

  • The abused is prevented from seeing family and friends.
  • He or she rarely goes out without the partner.
  • The abused has limited access to money or other belongings.

Psychological Warning Signs

  • Extremely low self-esteem
  • Major personality changes
  • Depressed, anxious, self-harming or suicidal

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If You Are Abused Or Know Someone Who Is Being Abused, SPEAK UP

If you feel like you know someone being abused, don’t be afraid to speak up. Don’t hesitate because letting the abused person know that you know about the situation will save the person’s life. Talk to the abused privately about it. Tell them that they can approach you and that you won’t tell anyone and that you’ll help them.

Abused people are often depressed and confused because abusers are good at manipulating them. Since they’ve been cut off from other people, you might be their chance of escaping from that kind of prison life.

Getting Out Of An Abusive Relationship: How To Help Others

Do:

  • Ask what’s wrong
  • Show concern
  • Listen
  • Help in all forms – comfort and suggest therapy or counseling
  • Support them

Don’t:

  • Wait for them to approach you
  • Judge or blame
  • Pressure them
  • Give advice
  • Place conditions on your support