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Fight Anxiety With Flowers It’s Beauty And Relaxation Powers!

Flowers relax the brain with their colors and beauty (vision), their essence (smell), and their texture (touch).

Constant stimuli to the brain can create havoc on our central nervous system, and thus on our way of living.

Learning to relax is primordial, and flowers, herbs, and plants can play an essential role in taking the stress away from your life.

1. Jasmine improves sleep and anxiety

Jasmine is a shrub found outdoors, but with proper care and the right location, you can grow it indoors. Its fragrance is not only sweet to our senses, but it’s also proven to promote a better night’s sleep

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If you surround yourself with jasmine, it’s likely you’ll feel less anxious and more at peace, which results in waking up more alert.

Sleep plays a vital role in our physical and mental well-being. If you lack sleep, you may have trouble making decisions, controlling your emotions, solving problems, and coping with change.

2. Gerbera daisy helps to remove toxins from the air

It removes benzene from the air – a chemical associated with inks. Add one to your office, laundry room, or bedroom to promote a calming ambiance and fight anxiety.

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Mist the leaves a few times a week. When this flower blooms, its colorful petals can last up to two weeks. The pretty hue not only adds energy to our homes but having brightly colored plants in the house and office also helps to promote happiness.

3. ROSES — Take a rose bath

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4. Eat edible Flowers — Add them to your salad. 

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OVERCOMING ANXIETY

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One Idea at a Time: Keeping Your Mind Sane In Times of Distress

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I chose today to talk about “mental sanity” because lately, I have seen patients with many distress symptoms. They come to me complaining of headaches, left arm pain, extreme fatigue, hyperventilation, etc. After talking to them, exploring them, and auscultating them, their blood pressure is way high, and their EKG shows signs of severe anxiety.

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So, be careful and control your stress and emotions because they could affect your heart. Remember: it is better to prevent than sorry,

Here is ONE IDEA AT A TIME: Get yourself a nice-calm hobby. Like gardening, carpentry, reading, painting, walking around your neighborhood, listening to music, or learning how to play an instrument (this one is so much fun). If you prefer an exciting hobby like speed cycling, consult your doctor before starting any exhausting exercising.

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Dedicate yourself to this hobby with all your heart making sure that you really like what you chose to do. This kind of approach to lower your anxiety levels truly works.

I hope I have helped you with this advice.

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Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Friday: Human Body Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution is considered the major environmental risk factor in the incidence and/or progression of some diseases such as asthma, lung, vision problems, hearing complications, skin damage, cancer, ventricular hypertrophy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, psychological complications (like stress, anxiety, mental confusion) autism, retinopathy, fetal growth, and low birth weight.

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Learn about Human Body Effects of Air Pollution. Remember that the best medicine is education and preventionDraMacn

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Trying to Be Positive in These Difficult Times? Fight Against Panic, Do Not Give Up!

Life is changing dramatically in front of us all, and around the world. Life always changes, it’s true, but right now the changes are daily, and aggressive, some are so painful for many, like the loss of life due to Covid-19 and horrible wars going on like the one in Ukraine.

How to cope with this terrible suffering that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people are going through right now worldwide? Sometimes it can get terrifying for many when thinking about the future. and usually, these patients develop several mental issues, like panic attacks, severe anxiety, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, that can make them manifest physical symptoms or aggravate the ones they already have.

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But don’t forget that your life is precious and that you are never alone. There is always someone who cares but try to reach out before things get out of control in your mind.

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Try to read positive quotes and hopeful good reads. Listen to calm music or any uplifting music of your preference. Surround yourself with really good people who love you for who you are.

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Practice some fun exercises. It doesn’t have to be exhausting, just a good walk or playing with any ball. Observe nature, and do something that makes you really happy: cooking, reading, spending lots of time with your pets.

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Do not despair if it seems that nobody cares about humanity. Sometimes it can feel that way, but there are always true good people who care for you if you just reach out. It could be a neighbor, a friend, a relative, or these phone numbers where ever you are on this beautiful earth we live:

HELPLINES, CRISIS LINES, MENTAL HEALTH CRISES, SUICIDE HOTLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

LIST OF SUICIDE CRISIS LINES BY COUNTRY

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4 Beautiful Tropical Flowers of Hawaii for you to Be Stressless Today

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Plumeria is a sweet-smelling flower that beautifies Hawaiian leis. Plumeria Passion flowers are a familiar celebratory sight at graduations, and are a water-wise option, meaning they can tolerate dry conditions while flourishing in full sun.

Pikake (Jasmine sambac)

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Ohia Lehua

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Hibiscus

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Plumeria

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5 Ways to Stop Worrying and to Truly Live Your Life

WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE!

#1 — Don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you from taking risks

While we will all do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, we need to flip our thinking so that we look more to the long term. We must ask ourselves questions like, “Why am I so worried? What’s the worst that can happen if I just take a risk? What’s the potential outcome 2, 3, 5, or even 10 years from now?

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#2 — Remember that you’ve got this — you’ve pulled through before, and you’ll pull through again

Other ways to achieve it: all you have to do is realize that you’ve pulled through in the past and you’ll pull through again. Jot down how you were able to figure out a once-desperate situation. Recall the times when things seemed dark and bleak, but somehow, one way or another, you figured it out. You did it before and you’ll do it again.

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#3 — Immediately disrupt any and all detrimental behavior and negative beliefs that are holding you back

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I talk about beliefs because worry is born from a state of negative beliefs. There are different ways to come to the “chronic worrying path”. We worry because we believe we’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to see something through. We worry because we don’t think we have what it takes. That leads to negative thinking and a set of resultant behaviors that help to close the loop of negativity.

#4 — Your self-worth doesn’t rely on others’ opinions of you — ignore the naysayers

Make a conscious decision right now to do it. Decide, right here in this very moment, that your life means more than others’ opinions of you. And tell yourself you’re not going to worry about it anymore. It’s just not that important. It’s not worth your mental health. Just keep doing you and moving forward. All of the rest will eventually fall into place over time.

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#5 — Anything in life that’s worthwhile, will never, ever come easy

Worrying does a huge number on us. It takes away on every level.

Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and or financially. But, in order to move away from worry, not only do we need a major shift in our focus, but we need a strategic plan for the future. We need to set goals, create a plan, take action, persist, and never give up. Find your way back!

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Learning Wednesday: The Strongest Muscle In The Human Body And Stress

The Strongest Muscle in the human body (based on its weight) is the Masseter.
With all muscles of the jaw working together it can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds (25 kilograms) on the incisors or 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) on the molars!!!

Now it’s easy to understand why one suffers from headaches after clamping (Bruxism, grinding teeth) because of the effects of stress.

“Be ware of humans instead of be aware of dogs” – There are dogs with a high bite force but we can be very dangerous too. 👼

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Do Not Let Anxiety Hurt You Turn it Into Strength!

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1. Get rid of toxic people around you

2. Breathe more (practice breathing exercises)

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3. Sleep more

4. Schedule relaxation and fun time

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5. One task at a time

6. Brainstorm all possible actions

7. Now…TAKE action!

8 Trust yourself

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FINAL NOTE: It is better to start acting now and stop your anxiety now before the intense stress takes you to a series of panic attacks and a life of worry and hurt.

“If you believe in yourself, everything is possible. Live the life of your dreams. Let it be!”—dramacn

Dr. Martha Castro Noriega, MD