Feb 20

To be able to slip into sleep is like heaven.

To not be able to slip freely into sleep can be a subtle torture.

There is much written about insomnia and the importance of’getting enough sleep and there are innumerable theories and techniques suggested to help someone who ‘can’t go to sleep’.

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Feb 20

We all possess personality imbalances of some kind. Although sometimes these traits may be a trouble to us or give some minor concern to others, in spite of this, we learn to live with ourselves and hopefully others live happily around us.

If we are wise, we seek information about psychology that will help us to moderate or adapt our habits, thoughts, emotions or behavior or look for professional guidance from a psychologist.  We can help ourselves or seek further guidance and assistance from the many avenues that are open to us in following natural methods of total health care.

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Feb 15

As with any creations, to build a healthy mental state begins with a design, a pattern, an idea or an ideal.

What is it that we all share in our concept of a healthy mind?

Understanding that it is not as easy as having a picture of the perfect body in health and physical fitness, we may try to formulate what is our personal picture as to what constitutes an ideal state of mental health. We are dealing here rather with codes of behaviour, attitudes of mind, levels of intellectual function, the quality of expression, and discipline over bad habits of thought and feeling, as well as abstracts such as ethics, morals, philosophy and spirituality.

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Feb 11

Once old age was merely called ‘senility’ and it was anticipated that acuteness of faculties would diminish gradually in those who lived beyond the age of seventy. Now generally referred to as Alzheimer’s disease, the following states are generally considered as important in early diagnosis, particularly if associated with dementia.

Considered as one of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetfulness which hardly needs description as most of us suffer mild memory lapses. However should minor signs such as forgetting names, dates or events, or mislaying articles begin to include major incidents, with potentially dangerous ramifications, these memory lapses become a more serious problem to the individual and to those around them.

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