The Impact Of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)

What Are Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)? Studies are increasingly identifying the importance of early life experiences to people’s health throughout the life course. Individuals who have adverse childhood events tend to have more physical and mental health problems as adults than do those who do not have ACEs and ultimately greater premature mortality. ACEs include:

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What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome?

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome? Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common sensorimotor disorder characterised by an urge to move, and associated with uncomfortable sensations in the legs (limbs). Evidence from case reports and cross-sectional studies suggests that antidepressants may induce or worsen restless legs syndrome, and there is an association with migraines. An association

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Adult Snoring

Snoring. Despite the humor it attracts, it’s not funny. You can buy t-shirts that read, “I don’t snore, I dream I’m a motorcycle.” But the very fact there’s a market for snoring-related gifts indicates sleep-disordered breathing is a big problem.  In this case, laughter is not the best medicine. Why so serious? People who snore

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Mental Resilience and Longevity

Mental Resilience and Longevity “Mental resilience connotes the ability to adapt positively to adversity.” You may like to check out the section of my website dedicated to resilience here. Your ability to adapt to change is based upon the flexibility and capability of your mental resilience. In a study looking to find the relationship between

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Spiritual Resilience

Spiritual Resilience The ability to sustain an individual’s sense of self and purpose through a set of beliefs, principles or values So first we need to know what our values are. You can download a values list from my shop, click here (don’t worry, it’s free!). Once we have established what our values are we

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Spiritual Intelligence & Resilience

In today’s blog I want to summarise a paper that explored spiritual intelligence & resilience. You may like to check out the section on my blog dedicated to resilience here. I have previously blogged about spirituality which may be helpful to read first, click here to read it.  Just one of the definitions I used in

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Self-Complexity & Resilience

In my previous post I discussed some barriers to Resilience. In this post I actually want to discuss a topic that has been discussed in the research to potentially enhance, but also possibly reduce our resilience – self-complexity. What does self-complexity mean? Identifying with yourself, through a variety of means. For example I am a husband, son,

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Barriers To Resilience

In my previous post I introduced the concept of resilience and suggested some of the many ways to enhance our resilience. In this post I actually want to highlight barriers to resilience. There is an easy way to structure our thinking around health and dis-ease….what do I need to add more of, and, what do

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Resilience

Resilience, one of the most important terms in health and, certainly until recently is a term not discussed enough – not with any specificity anyway. Ultimately, when we are seeking improvement in our health, at some level, we are talking about improving our resilience. But a deeper understanding of the term may help us create

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