Posted in Health and Fitness, Mental Health

Stress and The Brain

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Stress has been known to literally shrink the brain (59,90) as well as disrupting brain function and promoting inflammation. Stress is notorious for being difficult to define. It encompasses all kinds of stimuli of varying amounts of aversiveness and duration (102). Stress can be physical, psychological, social, acute or chronic, and high or low intensity (103-4) Stress can be defined as an automatic physical response to any stimulus that requires you to adjust to change. Every real or perceived threat to your body triggers a cascade of stress hormones that produces physiological changes. We all know the sensations: your heart pounds, muscles tense, breathing quickens, and beads of sweat appear. This is known as the stress response (62.)

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Posted in Daily Fires

So You’ve Had A Bad Day…

So You’ve Had A Bad Day…

Well, you are human who experiences emotions so you are going to have a bad day every now and then.

Bad days are a normal part of life sometimes we have bad weeks, When we have deadlines to hit, or we’ve experienced a breakup or something…

The issue comes when we’re having a bad day, every day for months on end or even years…

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Laughter is the key

Start with a joke.

It’s easy to overthink things,

And let the pressure pile up,

Maybe it’s for a presentation or you are just trying to think of an opening line to message someone you like…

Sometimes laughter if the way.

It lightens the mood and takes the seriousness out of whatever you’re doing.

And laughter is universal, everybody understands laughter even animals…

Laughter can take the stress away from a stressful environment or situation

And if the situation is out of your control

You might as well laugh because the opposite only adds to the stress.

Posted in Poetry

Shes strong but shes tired

Shes strong but shes tired
Her eyes are wired
Shes been fighting
Non stop
An invisible enemy
The world thinks shes gone mad
That shes weak and lazy
But they’re the ones that are crazy
They couldn’t imagine the battles she faced
They couldn’t fight the battles shes had to face
If they were in her place
They wouldn’t be able to cope
They would give up hope
But she said nope not me
I’m going to keep fighting till I’m free
Shes strong
But shes tired
This battle has gone on far too long
But only because she is strong
Shes stronger than we’ll ever know
Shes gone places we’ll never go
So instead of calling her lazy or weak
I dare you to even look at her shoes
Because you probably couldn’t walk a mile in them let alone wear them for a week
We’re not strong
Not like her, not for this long.

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Lonelyer than space

They say in space nobody can hear you scream
But that’s true on Earth too
Because we scream inwards
Whilst outwards we project a smile
Which we keep up for a while
But as soon as were alone
We scream and shout
But away from the window because we don’t want anybody to know
So we never show, how we truly feel on our face
Sometimes earth can be as lonely as space.