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5 Easy Ways Women Can Reduce Lower Back Pain

For women, lower back pain can occur frequently and for various reasons. This is primarily due to the extra trauma and strain put on the ...

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8 Natural Effective Pain Remedies

The body is naturally able to heal itself time-and-time again, however, on that journey, many people suffer from chronic pain. I have been one of ...

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5 Healthful Ways To Move Forward After Trauma

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if we all had a crystal ball to peer into? This goes doubly for after a hard-hitting trauma like divorce, illness, loss of a loved one, or an accident. These times can bring on a fog that lasts for months or even years. Though this isn't necessarily healthy, it's a normal response to things that change your life abruptly. I've been through some pretty horrific events in my life but also understand they contributed to the woman I am today. I do know that it's important to create a safe and healthful environment in order to heal and move on. Here are 5 things you can do to move forward after trauma.

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4 Ways To Get Back Up After Adversity Knocks You Down

Life is never simply a walk in the park. Obstacles and challenges make us duck, dodge, and dance our way through. And, sometimes, despite our effort to avoid adversity, disaster strikes. When it happens, it can create a lack of self-confidence, among other personal problems. Trust me, I understand getting kicked in the teeth and thrown to the ground of life. At times, the only thing you have to hold onto is a thin thread. That said, even a small connection to life and your inner strength can get you through. Remember, being down is never the end as long as you get back up after adversity strikes.

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Do This Weekly Body Scan For Optimal Wellness

Have you ever sang the “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” song to your children? It's so funny how often we teach our children to be aware of their little bodies but ignore our own. It wouldn't be a big deal except for the fact that, without awareness, we can end up in some sticky health situations. Just as we make movement and learning fun for kids, try injecting some energy into taking care of yourself. You don't have to get up in the morning and have a sing and a dance but it wouldn't hurt to do a weekly body scan for optimal wellness. Your Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes will thank you!

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Self Soothing For Life

I'ts normal to be sad and hurt at times. It's also very normal to get angry, however letting it consume you is not healthy. The hard part is knowing how much time to allow these emotions to have the stage. One thing I found that helps is a technique called Self-Soothing. You can find helpful resources here. SELF-SOOTHING is comforting, nurturing and being kind to yourself. One way to accomplish self-soothing is to comfort your five senses in the following ways:

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Inflammation Is Slowly Killing You

Here's the deal... In a perfect world and body, short-term inflammation is a normal immune system response that helps fight infection , rescues body systems during trauma, and eases allergic responses (grandma's yummy chicken soup simmering on the stove). Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, happens when the body does not turn off the production of normal pro-inflammatory cells that are needed in those temporary situations (the pot bowls over, starts a fire, and keeps burning until someone puts it out).

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