Month: February 2022

Are You Tired of Chasing Love?

Tired of Chasing Love?

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One evening, I came back home from a disastrous date and said to my mother, “This is it. I give up. I can no longer deal with these horrible dates anymore.”

My mother looked at me and said, “Let me tell you a story.”

“A salesman, who passes from door to door to sell his goods, knows that at every tenth door he will make a profitable sale. Nevertheless, he has to stay positive, knock on nine doors, receive negative responses, yet remain polite until he reaches the tenth door, where he will successfully sell his goods and make a nice profit.

Finding your soulmate resembles this salesperson.

You have to keep feeling positive and optimistic, despite endless disappointments, and keep believing that you are going to find your soulmate.

Like the salesperson who keeps getting doors slammed in his face, yet doesn’t give up and keeps going on, so should you not give in to disappointments, but keep making efforts to find your soulmate.

Failures and disappointments have led you to a negative attitude, however, giving up and abstaining from any romantic involvement will not help you find your life partner.

Remember that WINNERS NEVER GIVE UP, no matter what obstacles they encounter.

If you want to attract love into your life, you have to adopt an optimistic attitude, despite unpleasant dates and many disappointments.

When you act in this way, you give yourself the opportunity to arrive to the door, where the tenant of the house will welcome you with love and kindness.”

This is what my dear mother told me, and she was right.

How I Found Love

After that talk, I decided to stop being judgmental and finding faults in every man I meet.

A few months later, I met a nice man, and decided to give myself the chance to get acquainted with him. So, I kept dating him, though I wasn’t sure whether I liked him or not.

He was a bit introverted, while I was, and still am, open and extroverted. Slowly, with many ups and downs, we gave ourselves the opportunity to get acquainted and love each other, and after a year, we got married.

We are happy together. We love each other, and live in peace (most of the time) with our differences of opinion.

My conclusion is that if you want to attract love into your life you have to do the following:

  • First and most important, adopt a positive attitude toward your chances to find love, rather than dwelling on past heartbreaks and heartaches.
  • Be persistent about it, even if nothing at the present supports your positive attitude.
  • Practice the mental techniques you will find in the book about attracting love into your life.

Read the book:
Want to Find Your True Love? Believe that It’s Possible
Follow the advice, and learn how to use the power of your mind to attract into your life the love you are waiting for.

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Dorina Sasson has been trained in Louise L. Hay’s teacher training course. She is a certified teacher for “You can heal your life” study course, and “Love yourself, heal your life” workshop.

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How to Start a Mindful Skin Care Routine & Why It Will Change Your Life

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Mindfulness can be found in all things as long as what you’re doing benefits the soul. Simple things, like washing your face or applying skin cream, can allow you to slow down your breath and connect with your surroundings, as well as boost your confidence and your overall health.

How to Start a Skincare Routine Built on Mindfulness

Slotting in practices like meditation, journaling, and a bath can be tricky in our busy lives, but adding mindfulness to your skincare routine can make both routines more approachable.

Only Take What You Can Handle

There are so many things in life we take on when we don’t mean to. From other people’s expectations of us to our own insecurities, we already have enough on our plates. If you feel a 13-step skincare routine is too much, don’t feel pressured to include it in your daily routine.

All you’ll need to start is a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF of 30 or higher (yes, even in the winter) to get started. If you want to limit the number of products you use further, you can check the all-in-one acne treatments available from a dermatologist or use a foundation with SPF.

Set an Intention/Make it Spiritual

Mindfulness is all about living in the moment, but we can always make our present moment more positive by addressing the negative. It sounds counterintuitive, but if you know how you’re feeling in the moment, you can work to fulfill your newer, happier, or calmer intention.

Feel free to track your intentions in a journal, but if you’re comfortable going the extra mile, you can add some spirituality to your practice. Filling your space with candles, crystals, or incense can make the moment feel special and self-critical, which you’ll need for mindfulness.

Slow Your Routine Right Down

Rushing through your routine like it’s a race isn’t great for your mind or your skin. While washing your face and applying your morning moisturizer, try to let your worries, to-do list, or work commitments slip away. Take the time to be wholly aware of your present situation.

As you move on from step to step, pay attention to the product’s packaging, the way it smells, and the way it feels on your skin. Message the product into your skin slowly using your two index fingers. Close your eyes if you want to; just make sure you get your entire face.

Listen Only to Your Breath

Practicing how to use your breath to calm your body is the single best thing you can do for mindfulness. When starting your routine, you may find that your mind is drifting away from the moment. Focusing on your breath can help you pull you back to the now and the current.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to hold your breath, but being aware of it (by counting down or saying “in, out”) will hold you where you are.

Remember to breathe in through your nose and out through your nose, not mouth, because you need to remain still to apply your products.

Masks and Baths (If Possible)

You won’t always find the time to put on a face mask and relax in the bath, but if you can carve out 30 minutes a week, it’s worth it. Baths are very relaxing and offer the perfect excuse to pamper yourself with Epsom salts, coconut oils, bath bombs, and other skin-softening products.

A green or red clay mask every now and then can help exfoliate your skin and reduce acne scars. Plus, you’ll feel like you’re spending a day at the spa. While applying your mask or soaking in the tub, close your eyes, focus on your breaths, and meditate.

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How to exercise right with chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

How to exercise right with chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Anyone who has experienced chronic pain will know how debilitating it can be. Many people living with pain will avoid exercise for fear of making their symptoms work. Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects a limb, typically after injury. In this blog, we take a look at how someone living with CRPS can reintroduce exercise safely and how exercise can be used to manage symptoms of this condition.

What is CPRS?

Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a severely debilitating and widely misunderstood syndrome. It usually develops after an injury however the symptoms are disproportionate to the original injury and can continue even once healing process has occurred. The symptoms also extend beyond pain and have significant impact on overall health and wellness.

The International Association for the Study of Pain outlined specific criteria for the diagnosis chronic regional pain syndrome. To meet the criteria, patients must display at least one symptom in three of four categories explained below:

Sensory symptoms: for instance, pain from a trigger that would not normally cause pain or increased pain for something that would previously been minor. This can often present as a burning sensation and/ or numbness.

Symptoms involving blood vessel: like a change in skin temperature or change in skin colour.

Symptoms affecting sweat glands: for example, swelling or sweating changes.

Motor symptoms or changes to hair/skin: i.e., decreased range, weakness, tremor, muscle contractions and/ or change in hair or nail growth.

It’s important to note that part of the diagnosis is that there is no alternative diagnosis or injury that could better explain signs and symptoms.

How to treat and manage CRPS

The exact cause of CRPS is unknown but it’s widely recognised that this syndrome is more than a severe pain response to injury and involves the peripheral and central neuroimmune system. The practical implications of this are that treatment needs to be multidisciplinary (combining several professional specialisations to work together), thorough and address any secondary symptoms. These symptoms include things like stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, reduced concentration, fear, gastrointestinal changes and motor control changes.

There’s no gold standard of treatment for CRPS. Rehabilitation will most likely require focus and changes to lifestyle habits to include basic skills of pacing, stress management, sleep hygiene and goal setting. These changes are unlikely to have a rapid effect, rather they require persistence, patience and to be layered together.

The role of exercise

People with CRPS can and should exercise. Aerobic exercise and strength training both play a large role in the accepted holistic model for treating CRPS. General exercise should complement other therapy options, including appropriately timed rehabilitation exercises, tactile discrimination, graded motor imagery, self- management strategies and pharmacology.

Exercise can help to:

  • Reduced pain
  • increase function
  • Manage depression
  • Assist in management of recurrent pain attacks
  • Decrease fatigue
  • Decrease social isolation. (The effect of upper-extremity aerobic exercise on complex regional pain syndrome type I: a randomized controlled study on subacute stroke)

What types of exercise are best?

Aerobic and strength exercises are typically commenced on the nonaffected areas of the body and progressed as tolerated. As exercise is progressed to include more of the affected limb, the likelihood of triggering symptoms is increased. Goals typically focus on increasing function, coordination, range of motion and strength whilst decreasing fear of movement. More research is required to determine optimal prescription. Current recommendations are simply to do as much exercise as can be tolerated. It’s also recommended that exercise should be included alongside typical pharmacological and rehabilitation.

It’s important to note that a temporary flare of symptoms may occur due to exercise. This is not a sign of any damage or negative consequences – simply that in the current moment the volume or load was too much. Individual capacity can change daily, and activities should be revisited or attempted over time. Whilst a flare of symptoms is ok and not harmful, it can sometimes be distressing for the individual. For this reason, symptoms should be used as a threshold to guide exercise prescription.

Where to get help

Typically, a CRPS diagnosis is surrounded with delayed diagnosis, mixed messaging, and unknowns, often resulting in fear and uncertainty. Patients will commonly develope a significant fear of movement from previous flare ups. This feeds a disability cycle (reduced activity > increased pain > increased disability > reduced activity and the cycle spirals down).

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) can help people prevent and upend this cycle. They can also help to regain movement and function with less fear, educate and reduce uncertainty if flare ups happen, and can assist with multiple aspects of holistic treatment (including exercise prescription, self-management strategies and graded motor imagery).

No two individuals with CRPS will have exact same presentation and therefore exercise prescription will vary. An AEP can help individualise exercise and help you stay active regardless of severity or where symptoms are occurring. To find an AEP near you, click here.

Written by Heather Martin. Heather is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and manager at Club Active.