Posts tagged "pain"
Yawning has a powerful impact. If you see someone yawn, or if you think about one, you yawn. Why? Because your body knows it is good! A yawn stretches the jaws wide, increasing blood flow to the neck, face and head. The deep breath pumps the blood, spinal fluid moves, oxygen levels increase, body temperature and metabolism adjust. Yawn again. You have just accomplished something incredible! You are not bored or tired, you are lifehacking!
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, those are big words to describe something almost all of us have experienced. Have you ever flown in an airplane and needed to yawn really big to get your ears to pop? You have experienced Eustachian Tube Dysfunction or ETD. Have you had an earache because of fluid (or mucus) build up in the ear that didn’t drain properly? You have experienced Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. How to fix it?
The world seems to force our focus on always striving to be better, to achieve more, that if we aren’t perfect we are failures. If we are tired, we are encouraged to take something to help us push on; we are never given a chance to rest, to feel peace, to be still and renew our souls. Renee had discovered that there is great power to be had when we stop and realize that we are doing something of worth, that we are accomplishing good, that we are blessed and a blessing. As she focused for three minutes a day on gratitude, the three minutes carried over to the rest of her day. Her attitude changed, and her viewpoint on life changed. Instead of despair, she began to feel hope.
If I stub my toe, it hurts. If you stub your toe, it hurts. My pain is the same as your pain, right? Actually, no. Pain is, in fact, very different based on gender! During the 188th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Jennifer Kelly, Ph.D. discussed three differences between how men and women experience pain and how that can influence chronic pain. Also included are some great tips for reducing chronic pain!
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