Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Show 141 Self Care, A Pebble in the Road

This is a quick pebble in the road about self-care tips. Despite my best efforts the symptom thing happened and I, as the adult and I as the inner child are both having a tantrum. Only the adult part of me is pretending like nothing is wrong as I literally, cleaning up my mess.

This is how I did it this time.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


The You feel like shit interactive guide to self-care.

Ellen Bard article at Tiny Buddha has 45 Simple Self-Care Practices for a health mind, body and soul.

Nikki Andersen post at Highly Sensitive People about 20 self-care ideas, one of which is perhaps use some of that tension to declutter a space in your home, computer or your head.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Show 140 Connecting Adult Bullying and Anxiety

This is the second episode about adult bullying. Adult bullying is performed by a person or a group of person using power to harm another person or people.

It is repetitive. It does not have to be only physical. There can be verbal, sexual structural, governmental bullying.

The effects of bullying can last long after the events have passed. It might be a contributing factor to an anxiety, panic or phobic disorder. This episode is focus specifically on adult bullying.






If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


Mindful.org interview with Nana Vistor about how mindfulness helped her heal her pain.

Forbes magazine article about Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

US Food and Drug Administration warning about seniors taking benzodiazepines and opiate level drugs.

2013 Greater Good article on How Bullied Children Grow into Wounded Adults

Workplace Bullying Institute FAQ on Workplace and adult bullying questions.

Therapist Debi Levine wrote in a 2018 post Adults who Bully that there are five types of adult bullies.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Show 139 Adult Bullying and Anxiety

In this episode, I'm going to talk about the definition of adult bullying. This is an introduction to the topic. Because some of you might not considered the possibility of your anxiety coming from this type of experience.

The American Psychological Association defines bullying as a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person or a group of people injury or discomfort.

This episode will be dealing with adult bullying but there are resources that span generations.






If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


Many bullying resources are targeted to parents, children and sometimes teens but some of the information is applicable (in my opinion) to adults as well.

Stop Bullying.gov is from the U.S. government. It contains information about what is bullying and what is not.

Childhood bullying can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health article via Live Science.com

Psychology Today 2017 article about adult bullying by Preston Ni, 5 Ways that Adults Bully Each Other. Mr. Ni has e-book publications that address bullying and other topics.


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Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Show 138 Keen by HabitAware and Valerian Tea

Truth be told, sometimes work and anxiety get in the way of production. If I don't have enough episodes banked I run into trouble. I often find myself in trouble. I know I've done good if I have three episodes in a row published.

Something always happens with the fourth one. Going into acceptance mode. I do what I can.

Google Plus is going away in August 2019 so I mentioned my conundrum of what to do next.

In App that Attach,  a wearable app to help you take control of thumb sucking, hair pulling and similar behaviors.

There is more, a look at Valerian Tea and is it something that you can drink? Yes but you might want to blend it with a botanical friend.


 
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Keen by HabitAware is a bracelet that alerts you when you are performing certain types of behaviors like hair pulling or nail biting.

Kaiser Permanente has an access point the Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database. I’ll provide a link to the Kaiser site; you will need to click the link on the left side of the Kaiser screen to access the database.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has a quick guide about botanicals called Herbs at a Glance.

NIH Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet; a source to check if there could be issues about taking the supplement of your choice. Sometimes it has been tested, often it has not. A source to refer to if there is or could be a medial issue about consuming a herb or botanical.

VeryWell Fit has a page about the botanical with information about dosage and use. VeryWell Mind concentrates on using Valerian for Social Anxiet.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Two Videos on Shondaland About Mental Wellness Issues

There is the right thing and then the thing you want to do that is wrong, you know it is wrong and you want to do it anyway. Damn ethics. There is a video on Shondaland that I wanted to post. But the video is hosted on Shondaland and there is no external link or embed code to the video.

It is a really good video by Yolo Akili Robinson that talks about mental health, mental wellness, and a bunch of other good stuff I think folks should pay attention to.

Now, I really want to share that video. And if I was a low life cretin, there are ways to extract that video from the web page.  But just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should. This is what hurts at the moment but it will pass.

I did find another video that Mr. Robinson has on the BEAM Collective YouTube channel.




The stated purpose of the BEAM Collective is, from their website:

We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.

I'm going to plunk this here and get on with the work of the day.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Show 137 The Space of Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is the fear of having an attack in a place of in front of other people or in public. It is a kissing cousin of anxiety and panic disorders.

This is an introduction to this specific phobia and some informational resources. Don't worry, there will be more botanical tea information coming down the road.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


MedlinePlus has a good information page about Agoraphobia with some treatment suggestions.

National Institute of Mental Health page on anxiety and related disorders including phobias, social anxiety and other forms of the condition.

Psychology Today page explores Agoraphobia with specific mentions of medication options.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Show 136 St John's Wort Tea

Some people call it goatweed, Hypericum perforatum or St. John's Wort. It can be an invasive plant to farmers and ranchers but it has some medicinal properties. It is also a plant that has to be seriously evaluated before you decide to use it.





If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


Physicians Steeped In Culture Of ‘Toughing It Out’ Often Fear Reporting Suicidal Thoughts, Mental Health Illness from the publication, Modern Healthcare.

California Board of Pharmacy booklet on Health Notes Alternative Medicines.

St. John's Wort Herbal Use and Medicinal Properties from AltNature.com

National Institutes of Health Dietary Supplement Label Database. You plunk in the name of the product, or you can search by ingredient or manufacture. This is the link to the St John's Wort list of products.

Verywell Mind has a good write up of St John's Wort and some of the cautions about it's use.

Kaiser Permanente has an access point the Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database. I’ll provide a link to the Kaiser site; you will need to click the link on the left side of the Kaiser screen to access the database.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.