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April, 2018


5 Steps To Dealing With Narcissists In Difficult Situations

  Trying to deal with a narcissist, challenges every fiber of your Being. If you’ve tried to manage a narcissist in a difficult situation, you know you’re triggered beyond the point of ridiculous – struggling to be heard and unable to create sense out of the madness. All whilst the narcissist dances around you tearing up your efforts, emotions, and sanity. By this stage, you’ve tragically discovered the normal rules of human engagement don’t apply – rather it’s all about the narcissist doing whatever is necessary for them to get their own way. So howRead More

5 Steps To Dealing With Narcissists In Difficult Situations

1) Detach from reacting Narcissists want your reaction, because that confirms to them ‘I am significant enough to affect another person and get their attention.’ As soon as you fall for it – you are right back where they want you – handing narcissistic supply over again. That is the narcissist’s number 1 mission in life. Don’t go there – instead stop, detach and walk away to gather yourself. Ignore it. The narcissist may push and push and push, but say this mantra to yourself in your head, ‘You have noRead More

7 Reasons Why You Should Really Try An NSA Relationship

5. You don’t have to explain yourself to others if you end it In my opinion, the worst part about a break-up is when everyone starts asking me why and how we broke up, making it only more painful and harder for me to deal with it. But when you end an NSA relationship, there shouldn’t be a problem with this. No strings were attached and whenever someone asks you why you split, you just say that it wasn’t anything serious or that you were just ‘sex buddies’. 6. EndingRead More

7 Reasons Why You Should Really Try An NSA Relationship

You have probably heard of the NSA relationship (aka no strings attached) and you probably think that life is too short for ‘meaningless’ relationships, relationships without depth and without commitment. But let me tell you that there are rules that you can follow in an NSA relationship that can actually make you happy. You should try this type of relationship, for it might change your view on love and relationships in general. Don’t think that I am going to leave it there, though, as I’m rather going to give you a fewRead More

How ‘toxic’ proteins could protect neurons

Researchers have now investigated the mechanisms of a protein called SOD1 that is known to play a role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and they uncovered some surprising findings. Researchers suggest that proteins thought to destroy neurons in people with ALS may actually have the opposite effect. The scientists found that while small aggregates of SOD1 can drive the neurological disease, it is possible that larger aggregates may actually help to protect neurons. Lead study author Cheng Zhu, Ph.D. — from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill)Read More

Flexitouch Plus Released for Treating Lymphedema Symptoms

Lymphedema is a disease in which fluid is retained in the legs, arms, and other parts of the body, resulting in pain, discomfort, and even disability. A new device from Tactile Medical, a company out of Minneapolis, Minnesotta, is designed to activate the lymphatic system so as to help move fluids away from where they’ve gotten trapped. The Flexitouch Plus, cleared by the FDA last year, consists of a blanket with dozens of individual air pockets and a controller pump that sequentially inflates and deflates the pockets. The result is a pressureRead More

seven signs you’re dating a narcissist, according to a clinical Psychologist

‘When the world is all about you, there is little room left to have genuine and sustained empathy toward others’ Your partner brags seemingly 24/7, always knows the ‘best’ way to do everything and can’t handle criticism. Sound familiar? You may be dating a narcissist. About six per cent of the population has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which affects more men than women – 7.7 per cent vs 4.8 per cent, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr Gene Beresin, executive director at The Clay Centre for Young Healthy MindsRead More

seven signs you’re dating a narcissist, according to a clinical Psychologist

They are sensitive and they overreact When a narcissist’s emotional needs aren’t met, their reaction is often grandiose. According to Dr Talley, many narcissistic people may appear extremely angry or cry until the other person apologises. They lack empathy Your partner may offer to come over when you are having a bad day, but their motivation is most likely self-serving. “When the world is all about you, there is little room left to have genuine and sustained empathy toward others,” says Dr Talley. “It seldom translates into action where theyRead More

That proposed Down syndrome abortion ban is an abuse of power

In what has become a disturbing pattern in our Republican-led Legislature recently approved legislation banning a woman from obtaining an abortion solely based on a determination that the fetus is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The vote on the bill (HB2050) sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, not only came without public hearings or any degree of transparency, it was also an unconstitutional infringement on a woman’s right to abortion. Despite previous federal court rulings that such legislation was in fact unconstitutional, the Republican majority acted without any hearings on this issue,as itRead More

4 Stages of Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema

While there is no cure for lymphedema, which is a life-long condition patients battle, symptoms can generally be managed through the use of massage, compression sleeves, and certain exercises. More drastic options may involve surgery to reroute lymphatic vessels or to transplant new lymph nodes into the effected area. Lymphedema doesn’t have to be a debilitating condition for most people, but it can be dangerous if left unchecked. If you experience lymphedema symptoms, it is important to get advice from your doctor, treat your lymphedema properly, and monitor the conditionRead More