It’s a cliché, but it’s grounded in truth: There is so much more that unites us as humans than that which divides us. We all have a deep-rooted need for communal support. We all feel physically better when our minds are in good shape, and we all could benefit from a less cluttered routine. I’m thrilled that we get to explore these topics together. I’m here not to teach you, but to learn with you, as we navigate life’s seasons. This is a safe space. Let’s throw all stigmas out the window as we work to increase our wellness of body and spirit.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A breast self-exam that you do for breast awareness helps you understand the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you notice a change in your breasts that seems abnormal or if you notice one breast is different when compared with the other, you can report it to your doctor.
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DO A SELF BREAST EXAM!
Limited Choices Make Difficult Situations a Little Less Overwhelming.
When we feel like we are drowning from the intense emotions activated by our situation or problems,
We might respond by defending ourselves when we feel we are drowning from the intense emotions activated by our situation or problems. We attempt to cope in ways that lessen the stress. And sometimes, people have coping strategies that offer temporary relief but make the situation worse in the long run—for example, crawling back into bed when you need to go to school/work or have commitments with friends.
Sometimes, to take action, we attempt to solve problems that cannot be solved, becoming more and more frustrated when our efforts don't work. Others become paralyzed, unable to decide what to do. Intense emotions can be overwhelming, fatiguing, and cloud our ability to think clearly. Searching and searching for the right solution adds to anxiety and upset.
What if you knew that you had only four choices about what to do no matter the situation? Using this four-step solution for addressing complicated situations or problems may help you be more effective in choosing your coping strategies.
Marsha Linehan, the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, gives four options for any problem you face: Solve the problem, change your perception of the problem, radically accept the situation, or stay miserable.