These days we're always in fight or flight mode. It never shuts down because the threat is invisible things; we can't fight mortgages, losing our jobs, paying rent. You can't run away from the national deficit. The brain still thinks it's in the Stone Age, it doesn't realise it's in the 21st Century. It still just knows to scan the surroundings for what's dangerous (is it a snake?) and what's safe (is it a stick?). I'm not saying we have more stress than the third world. Stress is different, they're living in terror and terror is not because of something going on in your imagination, it's a real emergency.
Your heart is beating, your palms are sweaty and you feel like you might just be sick. You might be about to give a big presentation, take your driving test or walk down the aisle. Or you may be on your commute to work, going into a busy place or simply crossing the road.
It is uncommon for most young women with an overactive bladder (OAB) to need further tests. It is also important to remember that many treatments have side effects, so specialist advice is recommended in a select few women. Lifestyle changes and bladder retraining should be the first line of treatment as with the right advice, women can get control back over their lives.
Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.
Do you ever feel like it's groundhog day? i.e. you are doing the same old thing each and every day?!... Here are five easy steps to help you change things around a little...
We are now left with no vices for people to take legal and moral comfort in. This means to stop stress leading to more serious mental health issues, we need to radically rethink the toolkit to managing and embracing stress. To do this, I believe we need to make the pursuit of long term happiness a reality for the masses, radically redefining the nature and purpose of society.
I am strong believer in the idea that University will make or break you, but either way you end up with a degree and a lot of life experience. After looking on gov.uk I discovered I will receive my State Pension in 2063, so I'm not sure if I can call University the best, or the worst, years of my life just yet.
In technical terms, sensory nerve fibres, neurohormones and neutrophins all play a role in the hair growth cycle. Levels of stress can have an effect on these and consequently accelerate loss of hair.
Every week as part of my effortless lifestyle program, I ask my clients for the successes they want to celebrate. And every time they share, they all share how effortless the result has been for them.
Do I think I've given myself too much pressure? Yes and no. We all need a certain amount of pressure, and even stress, otherwise nothing would get done; we'd still be sitting on our prehistoric behinds, grunting at each other while sharpening our spears.
Stress is our bodies way of protecting itself, when we feel threatened we get stressed, encouraging adrenaline and increasing our cortisol levels. This triggers the bodies 'fight or flight' mode which makes us more alert - your heart rate and breathing increases, muscles tighten and your blood pressure rises.
Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. It is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the nerve endings on our hands, feet and ears which trigger certain organs, tissues and glands in the body.
Have you ever wondered why the most prestigious areas in the city are usually the quietest? Why executive business lounges in the airports have no bright screens/ads/loud music/shouting announcement (very different from normal waiting areas)?
Are you a student? Do you worry about your job prospects? If your degree makes you employable? If those 9k fees were worth it? Then you're thinking about your employability. There is not a University that does not have an employability strategy...
I'm always being asked what's 'new' in the world of wellness travel which makes it very inspiring to be part of and hopefully we are responsible for helping to set the trends too! The start of the year is a good time to think what lies ahead and I'd say these are the main trends that are coming to the fore:
It is your choice: to be someone, going somewhere - with all the fun, stress and strain that comes with your given name and acquired reputation; or being no one, going nowhere, not much fun but standing tall - at peace, with an understanding of where happiness truly lies.