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How to Cure ‘Tinnitus’ Naturally

The ringing sound in one or both of the ears is known as Tinnitus. It may come and go or be persistent. People who suffer from ringing ears have many different types of noises in their ears. Some cases of tinnitus can greatly impact the quality of a persons life. They may have trouble concentrating or sleeping. Ringing in the ears is a complex problem. There may be an underlying medical condition. Natural remedies for tinnitus include, burdock root, goldenseal, and hawthorn leaf. Ginkgo biloba helps dizziness and improves hearing loss related to tinnitus. You should also eat pineapple daily which helps to reduce ear inflammation.

Kelp and garlic are also beneficial. Apple Cider Vinegar is a very efficient natural remedy. It is known to cure a wide variety of ailments including tinnitus. Hydrogen Peroxide can also help. By placing a few drops in your ear you can relieve some of the symptoms. Proper diet and exercise can reduce stress and cholesterol as well as blood pressure. It plays a crucial role in relieving tinnitus. Too much sugar in your diet can make tinnitus worse. Too much alcohol also makes tinnitus worse. Meditation van be very effective at relieving some of the symptoms. Background noise can also help the ringing ear symptoms.

The accumulation of ear wax plays an important role in tinnitus. You should clean your ears regularly. Use a Q-Tip or pour warm water in your ears to clear the wax. With time you will notice the symptoms reducing. People who listen to loud music don’t realize that it is the cause of the symptoms. Loud music can inflame the nerves in the inner ear. Try listening to soft music instead. Some soothing sounds that may help include singing birds or listening to the ocean waves. Sometimes tinnitus is caused by stress.

If this is the case, you should take it easy and relax. Take a holiday or indulge in your favorite activity. Rest and relaxation is one of the best tinnitus treatments. Your body needs time to rest. Avoid nicotine as part of your ringing in ears treatment program. Smoking restricts the blood flow to the structures of the ear and can cause tinnitus to flare up. Smokers with ringing ears should stop smoking as part of their treatment. If you stop smoking it will greatly benefit you not only in tinnitus treatment, but for overall health as well. If you have the proper information you can relieve tinnitus.

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Technology, Multitasking, Stress and "Flow" – Critical Information You Need to Be at Your Best

“Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your own energy and then to help orchestrate the energy of those around you.”

Peter F. Drucker

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.”


Are you busier than you have ever been and enjoying it less and less? Do you end up too tired and frustrated at the end of the day to enjoy your evening or your “down” time? Is there any down time any more? What follows is what I think is the most critical piece of information that you can incorporate into your life in the coming year, both to buffer yourself from an exceptionally stressful environment, and, to excel in your performance and productivity.

Since 2001, when researcher Joshua Rubenstein, Ph.D. from the Federal Aviation Administration, and David Meyer, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Evans. Ph.D. both from the University of Michigan, published their groundbreaking research in the Journal of experimental Medicine, we have known that multitasking has its problems. In their work, they demonstrated that shifting mental gears costs time, especially when shifting to less familiar tasks.

To better understand executive control or the “Inner C.E.O”, the researchers had groups of young adult subjects switch between tasks of varying complexity (such as solving math problems), and measured the speed of their performance. In all cases, their measurements indicated that the subjects lost time on tasks, actually getting less done than if they were doing the tasks separately, and, it took them significantly longer to switch tasks when they were of greater complexity or unfamiliar.

Since this time, a sizable body of research has developed demonstrating similar losses in productivity and performance resulting from multitasking. Even more worrisome, some recent studies have shown that multitasking increases the levels of certain stress hormones, particularly cortisol and adrenaline, which on a long-term basis wears down our bodies’ systems, increasing our risk of many serious health problems and causing us to age prematurely.

In the last eight years since this initial research was published, challenges to our personal time and to our work life balance have increased exponentially. Along with ever more complex technology and its increasing availability have come increased expectations of our personal availability. These advancements in communications technology have allowed us to be available at any hour of the day on any day of the week, and the continuously expanding global nature of business has further fueled this demand. Most recently, the depressed economic conditions and related deep cutbacks in staffing have left us, almost everywhere, with fewer people and longer working hours.

The pressure to multitask is great. In many organizations it has become the norm, yet as mentioned above, the costs can be enormous. The illusion of speed and doing more with less time is very appealing, but it is usually only an illusion. The loss of quality of performance is high, but not nearly as high as the potentially devastating long-term costs to health due to increased stress and to personal and family relationships as a result of never being fully present.

What’s the cure for over reliance on multitasking and its subsequent consequences? I have recently heard the term “continuous partial attention” in describing what is more and more typical of our behaviors today and I find it to be distressingly accurate.

Several examples:

– At an important meeting at a local high school which would have a significant impact on the student’s future, the student noted afterward that the principal had spent the entire meeting (nearly and hour and a half), texting under the table.

– At a recent lunch meeting with another executive coach, while responding to his question, and reaching for a bite of my salad, I looked up to see him checking his e-mail on his new phone.

– A high-level job applicant told me recently that his interviewer (and prospective boss) had taken three phone calls and carried on three complete phone conversations about (apparently) non-urgent topics, while he sat there.

– Numerous clients have told me that they regularly answer business, e-mails, faxes, or phone or text messages from home and while on vacation.

– Nearly as many have complained about their spouse or partner “disappearing into e-mail” long into the evening and on weekends, effectively eliminating any “family time” or “couple time.”

What’s the most important piece of information I can give you as you start 2009? See the three strategies below:

1. Limit Multitasking. Set up clear boundaries for yourself for work and non-work activities time. Shut off electronic devices at defined times, and teach co-workers what is “an emergency” that would warrant them contacting you after-hours. If you are in a leadership role, model this for your staff and the organization, and communicate clearly what you are doing.

2. Be fully present. Whether it’s with a child, a spouse, a co-worker, or an employee, make a conscious choice to be present with them without interruptions from other technology and tasks. With colleagues and staff, this should be as often as they need your attention for work-related activities. For family and significant others, this needs to happen every day.

3. When you work, WORK! And, when you play, PLAY! In “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz they repeatedly make the point that the key to high performance is managing energy not time. They make the case that alternating periods of intense effort (or work) with periods of complete renewal (or relaxation and “play.”) is necessary for continuing health, high performance and productivity. In addition, many researchers have shown that one of the greatest predictors of happiness and one of the most potent protectors we have against the negative effects of stress, is being frequently in the state of “flow.” In other words, being totally absorbed in an activity, so much so that we lose track of time. This is impossible while multitasking. And, the deep recovery needed to do our best work is impossible if we never fully allow ourselves to fully relax and “play.”

I urge you to implement these three strategies in the coming year. Buck the trend toward “continuous partial attention” and watch the change in yourself, your organization and others around you.

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Understanding Stress – The 3 Types of Stresses!

When people think of stress, they usually think of it as a bad thing, certainly not good thing, but stress can actually be beneficial. Stress is classified into three types: Eustress, Neustress and Distress. They differ on how they affect a person or individual. Let’s tackle them one by one.

Eustress is the good kind of stress. It is stress that gives motivation and inspiration. This stress arises from many situations. For example, being promoted or winning a new job gives a person a bit of stress in the sense that they will have to adjust to new working conditions as well as create new relationships with new co-workers together with job performance expectations. It is, however, a good stress in that it gives you motivation to do your job well and the promotion or job offer itself serves as a reward or a prize for the hard work you have done.

The second type of stress is distress. It is basically the complete opposite of Eustress in terms of its effect on an individual. This type of stress causes ill effects to a person and is what people usually refer to when talking about stress. If someone is talking about stress it is almost always concerned with negative distress. Distress causes despair, grief, and sadness or more simply it disturbs the equilibrium of the body. An example of a stressor that can cause distress is the death of a spouse, major medical difficulties or some major loss of property or position. At its worst it will certainly cause grief and depression and will often be a life changing event.

The last type of stressor is called neustress. Neustress comes from the prefix ‘neu’ meaning neutral and is basically a type of stress that lies in the neutral reaction zone. It is a stress that doesn’t cause any particular harm or grief to the individual to the extent that it causes distress. Nor is it necessarily positive or a motivating change stress.

For an example imagine a person at a store overhearing someone else’s conversation. That person may be talking about their son’s sickness or misfortune or even death with their friend. While a person may react to it and feel sympathy to the person concerned but it will only last moments and it will not affect the person in a either a negative or in a positive way, certainly not in the same way or to the same extent that knowing the person concerned would affect them and therefore it is considered a neutral impact. Simply put, think of it as a judge hearing out a case of murder, the judge doesn’t take sides but only views the facts and decide what’s right and just.

The ultimate impact though of the types of stress you are experiencing comes down to how you perceive or see the stressor, in light of your own opinions and world view. What hardly affects one person at all but have a great impact on another. Whether you take an event as good, bad or neutral is… well… at the end of the day… up to you.

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Why Energy Drinks Can Trigger Panic Attacks

Millions of Americans every day including teenagers and adults are getting all hyped up from energy drinks every day. It’s become a fad around the world and its hip and cool to drink energy drinks no matter what time of day. Kids and adults are not only drinking energy drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they’re also drinking energy drinks at parties as well.

With kids, the higher the concentration of caffeine and other stimulants the more popular these drinks become. Unfortunately a lot of kids don’t realize that it can cause them to have panic attacks. For that matter, a lot of adults don’t know that either. They have no idea why they sometimes feel the way they do after drinking energy drinks.

They can start feeling exceedingly “amped up” with hot flashes that are ripping through their bodies caused by the adrenal gland secreting adrenaline throughout their body. They may start feeling a tightness in their chest and a choking sensation that they cannot breath correctly.

Their heart will begin racing abnormally high and may even skip a beat or two causing more fear to rip through their body and they don’t understand what’s happening to themselves. Panic attacks induced by energy drinks can also cause not only physical symptoms, but psychological symptoms as well. Feelings of unreality or an intense feeling of impending doom or death are quite common with panic attacks.

In fact emergency rooms across the world are flooded every day from people who have panic attacks induced by stimulants found in drinks such as energy drinks as well from certain drugs such as methamphetamines. For some people who drink energy drinks it never affects them, for other people they can be very susceptible and even trigger panic attacks after drinking something that has a high concentration of stimulants in them.

Energy drinks contain very high quantities of not only caffeine but other natural stimulants as well, that are known to cause or trigger panic attacks in children, teenagers, and adults. Energy drinks do not discriminate.

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Natural Cure For Yeast Infections – Three Homemade Remedies That Are Effective

Due to the awful nature of a yeast infection many people want quick and fast relief from the painful symptoms. This is why people will even use poisonous substances like boric acid. Use of such substances are not only dangerous but they only mask the symptoms for some time and do not provide cure for the infection.

However, there are some very effective homemade remedies that act really fast in relieving the symptoms of a yeast infection. In addition if the infection is diagnosed early enough these home made remedies are usually enough to cure the infection.

High on the list is yogurt. A healthy body contains large amounts of acidophilus, the good bacteria in the gut which keeps the yeast Candida albicans under control. However, due to some reasons like the use of antibiotics or stress this natural balance can disturbed and Candida overgrows causing a yeast infection. A Sugar free, plain, organic yogurt that contain live acidophilus cultures (read the container carefully) can provide the good bacteria that will then help in eliminating the excess candida in the gut. The yogurt can be eaten or drank to boost the bacterial levels in the gut. It can also be applied directly on the affected areas.

The second safe remedy is Garlic. Yeast is a fungus and garlic is a very strong natural anti fungal substance. It can be eaten raw, crushing and applying on the affected areas or wrapped in a cheese clothe and inserted into the vagina. Another way is to blend it together with a small amount of lime juice and some sea salt. The lime juice and the sea salt help to balance the body PH, reducing candida growth rate.

Another natural cure for yeast infection is the grape fruit extract. This is a very strong tasting substance but very effective. It is usually in a very concentrated form and need to be diluted before use. Once dilute you can drink it with plenty of water three times a day. Water also helps to flush out the yeast. you can also use the solution to clean the affected area. In addition you can add drops of the grape seed extract in the wash water to kill the yeast on the clothes when washing.

There are many cures for the yeast infection but the above three are usually the most effective if used immediately a yeast infection is suspected. They are also among the remedies that will not feed the yeast and make it multiply.

A recurring yeast infection is usually a sign of a serious imbalance in the body that needs immediate attention. It is important to get to the root cause of the infection for any natural yeast infection cure to be effective.

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8 Ways to Motivate – Ideas to Revive Your Spirit!

Journal studies and articles continue to support the benefits of nature, of clearing your mind, and allowing yourself some personal restoration by maintaining moments of mental pause, in order to calm the mind and get motivated. We hear over and over again how we need to reduce stress for our physical and mental well-being. It sounds good, but what exactly can we try that is practical and easy to fit into our busy lives? Check out these eight ways to revive your spirit and motivate your mind into creating the life you desire to live!

1) Engage in some kind of physical activity. Let’s start with the obvious here, do something that releases those stress-releasing endorphins. Gardening, boxing, hiking, playing with your children, training for a triathlon, doing house work. Anything. Yes, even that. There’s no argument that physical activity sets your cells in motion and definitely helps to clear the mind, and keeps oxygen flowing with a stimulating, feel good affect.

2) Get your mojo back. Think about times when you are not stressed. Think hard. What was happening in your day during those stress-free moments? When you can zero in on the environment or activity where you experienced boosts in your energy, or felt calm, creative, and relaxed, you can take steps to recreate that in your life right now.

Was it the last time you went camping, attended a concert with friends, or enjoyed a Starbucks with your favorite magazine in peace? Well, break down those times into manageable realities and bring them back into your daily practice, if even for a short break. It is well supported that these little “bits” throughout your day add up for overall wellness.

3) Think positive. Yes! I hate to break it to you, but you’re going to have bad days with challenging coworkers or defiant children. When frustration comes to a boil, you get to decide on how you will react, pick the response that represents your true nature. Sometimes it’ll seem the universe is just working against you! Maybe it’s time to shift your focus, and concentrate on the aspects of your daily life that are actually pretty good. Try this for a day-an entire day-and you will feel its affects.

For instance, you might become more aware of your impact on others, and also how the energies of other people affect your motivation. Keep doing it and you will create positive abundance, or at least tire yourself out trying-in which you’ll get a fantastic night’s sleep, which is quite beneficial as well. Only you can keep yourself in a bad place, so it is up to you to keep yourself in a happier state. I have found being positive requires less energy-it takes a lot of work to maintain a negative assault! Practicing a positive mentality will open you up to a more peaceful, secure way of thinking-another beneficial energy to emanate.

4) Go crazy. Uninhibited, free-spirited crazy dancing, singing, screaming, or yelling! Turn up the radio in your car and belt out your favorite song, or turn it up in your house for some of your best “dance-like-nobody’s-watching” moves. This is instant stress relief, and it’s a great reminder to not take your self so seriously sometimes. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind, to go to that place where we inflate our roles or the intentions of others. This creates “sneaky” obstacles: negativity, ego, or fear-based beliefs sneak in and take up space in our minds, inhibiting productive thought and activity. Scream, sing, or dance them out!

5) Try meditation. I know, I know. For some of you (myself included), this sounds great, but we just can’t tame the “monkey mind.” But I got over that and I’ve found a way to be comfortable and open during meditation. I found actual meditative release during a group music meditation. In the words of meditation teacher, Oriana Green of, “Ignore the rules. Rules are for aspiring Buddhist monks or Catholic nuns. If something works for you, enjoy!”

I used to think listening to soothing music in the background was “not really meditating” but I found that the end result is the same, so I made up my own rules to offset the limitations I put upon myself. Since then, I’ve benefited from a couple of “mini-medi’s” while listening to calm music during my son’s naptime or late at night. Ironically, the soft music distracts me from my distractive thoughts just enough to let my counterproductive notions come and go easily. Meditation can help you gain insight to situations you face, it can inspire you, it can relax or invigorate you, it can restore your sense of connection. It is good for your body, mind, and soul.

6) Shift your worrying onto more productive activities. Face it, you can’t really control the universe, so don’t let it control you. If you find you are caught up in the emotional tangles of situations that are causing your stress, try to take a break, if not let go of them all together. Switch your energy onto more productive actions. Think creatively and find other sources that drive you and offer a more positive role for you. What are you passionate about, how could you teach it to others? What organizations inspire you? How can you be of service to their cause? What ideas can you bring for the neighborhood family nature club?

7) Be kind, unwind. Stimulate your mind with discovering something new, or just hanging out. Either way, make time in your daily routine (it’s there) to unwind your mind from your usual responsibilities. Allow yourself rewards. You work hard, you are a loving parent and a caring partner-what you wish for your loved ones, you should allow for your self. It’s not just your children who need personal time for independent growth, nor is your spouse the only one who deserves time out with friends or a fun night class.

As you support those you love in their experiences, be kind in manifesting similar opportunities for yourself. Go solo, or get the whole family involved, or take a writing or pottery class with your honey. The point is to excite your mind and create intellectual, social, family, or spiritual balance to be a better you-which is better for all!

8) Build a support team. When you are determining your goals and establishing your path to success, share your dreams with a supportive partner, friend, or a personal coach. Letting someone else in on your plans, who shares in your enthusiasm and wants to see you succeed, is a great way to add accountability to your efforts. With the right support, your obstacles, ruts, or stalls are acknowledged–but with a new perspective and restructured into opportunities that keep you moving forward!

Go thrive!

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Herbs And Stress Relief – 5 Common Herbs To Help With Your Stress

The use of herbs for stress is getting much more common. Herbal treatments have become readily obtainable, from special teas to pills and capsules. Dealing with anxiety can be a very difficult task and there are many distinct approaches on exactly how to conquer stress.

A lot of people are looking to natural stress and anxiety remedies instead of the traditional medicine for a wide range of stress associated signs or symptoms. When it comes to reducing the side effects of stress on the body, herbs tend to be the ideal solution as they assist to decrease stress associated build ups of harmful toxins, to calm an over active mind and to help break down adrenaline as well as reinforce the heart and breathing system. All of which are under attack through continuing stress and anxiety.

Here I have chosen 5 common herbs for stress that can help reduce your levels: Siberian Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, Valerian Root and Chamomile.

These therapeutic herbs have been used for nearly 5,000 years. The Ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and especially the Chinese have all used them for their healing properties. Today taking natural herbs for stress is an easy and often inexpensive way to overcome stress.

Siberian Ginseng is an especially useful herb in the treatment of stress. It can increase energy levels and diminish irritability. It can combat mental and physical fatigue, relieve depression and anxiety and increase resistance to stress by strengthening the nervous system.

Ashwagandha is a famed Indian herb used against stress for thousands of years. It is an adaptive herb that improves our ability to adapt to change and to productively react to external and internal stress factors. It is particularly useful if you suffer from fatigue. It increases energy levels and works as an anti-inflammatory. The anti-inflamatory properties of Ashwagandha are very important in times of stress, as excess stress can cause systemic inflammation.

Another of the important herbs for stress is Rhodiola Rosea. It also helps fight tiredness, which in turn improves memory and concentration. It also stimulates the immune system which helps fight off illness and disease.

One of the most common symptoms of stress is insomnia. Most of us prefer not to take prescription drugs for this, due to their sometimes adverse effects. Valerian Root can be of great benefit in the relief of insomnia. It soothes the nerves and has a sedating effect if used at bedtime.

And lastly, a common herb that can reduce your stress is Chamomile. This is one of the most popular herbs for stress due to it’s relaxing qualities. Taken as a cup of herbal tea, it is one of the most widely and easily used remedies to relieve anxiety. It is also sedating and promotes a good nights sleep.

The benefits of using natural herbal remedies to reduce your stress are numerous. They are generally safe, gentle, readily available and inexpensive. Most herbs for stress can be found in many different forms such as teas, tablets, capsules or liquids. They can all be found in your local health food store, supermarket or even online. But as with all remedies the best person to take advice from should be a health care professional, especially if you already have a pre-existing condition or are taking prescription drugs.

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs – Stop Giving So Much Attention to Your Pet

Separation anxiety in dogs can confuse you as the owner. Every time you leave the home, your dog begins barking frantically and scratching at the door. Every time you pick up your keys and put on your coat your pooch will start becoming uncontrollable. While your gone your dog will chew on the furniture, pee on your carpet, poop in your shoes, destroy your indoor plants, tear your drapes, dig holes in the back yard – the list goes on and on and on.

Not only is this frustrating, it can affect your life immensely. You may not be able to go on vacation or leave the house unattended except during work hours without worrying about your dog tearing up the place or being lonely. Unless you can find someone to dog-sit, then your life is literally revolving around your pet and that is unacceptable.

So, what do you do about separation anxiety in your dog? The first step is to understand the two primary manifestations of separation anxiety.

1) Anxiousness: This behavior manifests itself through whining, howling, fast-paced breathing and snorting as well as uncontrollable spinning. Another key trait of anxiousness is excessive chewing – on EVERYTHING. Pacing along a fence line or up and down a hallway or near your windows are other good examples of anxiousness.

2) Insecurity: This kind of separation anxiety in dogs usually manifests itself through peeing and pooping on the floor while you’re gone – although this behavior is not reserved purely for the insecure dog with separation anxiety (as in the case with a dominant dog, who will continually “mark” its territory through urination) it is the primary trait. For example, if you are putting on your coat and getting ready to leave and your dog automatically pees on the floor – it’s insecure. Another sign of this is when your dog curls its head around to its behind while your getting ready to walk out the door so it looks like a ‘U’ shape.

Now that you understand these two primary factors of separation anxiety in dogs, the next step is to fix it, but how do you do that?

First of all – dogs are not initially prone to separation anxiety. Instead, they become anxious and insecure due to how you as the owner treat your dog. The worst mistake you can make as an owner is to consider your dog as your best friend, your baby or your equal companion. No matter what breed of dog you own, even mutts, the fact remains that dogs are Man’s best friend because they perform a service for humans and humans reward the dogs with food, shelter and survival.

Because of this simple fact, dogs have developed an amazing ability to observe us humans. They know how we are feeling due to our tone of voice and our body language and the energy that we project. By simply observing us they learn how to control us. In order to get what they want – which is food, attention and exercise they will manipulate us. They’re very good at it. The problem is that you, as the owner, too easily gives in to your dog because of your feelings, but when it comes to dogs feelings are irrelevant – there is only leader and follower.

You cannot attribute human feelings to dogs – dogs don’t feel anything. Dogs want to be told what to do and how to do it. Your dog is the follower. You are the leader. When you begin catering to the dog, then the dog takes on an unwanted role – the leader.

Many people, when they get a puppy or even an adult dog, are more concerned with how cute the dog is. Most people, when they get a dog, want some kind of companion, something to fill a void. However, dogs only see humans as weak when they are thinking, “you’re so cute” or “I feel sorry for you”.

What does this have to do with separation anxiety in dogs? Everything. Here are a few scenarios that can cause separation anxiety in dogs:

– You let your dog sleep with you at night

– When you get home, you immediately pet your dog, greet it, feed it and cuddle with it

– You never correct your dog because you think it’s “mean”, because you think you’re going to hurt your dog physically or hurt your dog’s feelings or because your dog is just so “cute”. Also, even though you may attempt to control your dog, you do it inconsistently and in a weak manner.

– You don’t exercise your dog for at least 45 minutes a day

These simple actions on behalf of you as the owner can cause your dog extreme separation anxiety. The only way to solve it is to be the leader. Never let your dog sleep with you at night, instead buy your dog a doggie bed or crate and let it sleep in the hallway.

When you get home from work or from being out for the day and your dog comes bounding up to you excitedly, do not pet your dog, pick it up, feed it and cuddle with it. Instead, make your dog sit and calm down. Ignore your dog completely until it has retreated away in a calm manner. Then, and only then, are you allowed to give affection. This makes your dog less attached to you and more dependent upon itself.

Whenever your dog exhibits what you deem as bad behavior, correct it EVERY TIME, not just sometimes and not just when you get annoyed. You need to remain calm whenever you correct your dog and never do it when you’re angry or tired.

Above all – exercise your dog. Exercise is the most important part of decreasing separation anxiety in your dog, especially with chewing, peeing, pooping and barking. Dogs need to walk just like fish need to swim and birds need fly. The problem with many dog owners is that they just don’t feel like exercising their dog properly. And, unlike people, dogs can’t turn to cigarettes, drugs and alcohol to quench their desires, so they start chewing, barking, howling and developing separation anxiety in order to get out their pent-up energy.

No matter what kind of dog you have, a brisk 45-minute walk every day, without one day missed, will help cure your dog of separation anxiety. As Caesar Milan “The Dog Whisperer” always stresses, “Exercise, discipline and affection – in THAT order”. You have to exercise your dog, and then you have to make your dog do something in order to deserve your affection which can be food, petting, cuddling or anything else. If your dog is tired and disciplined and doesn’t have any excess energy built up, then it will not have separation anxiety.

Instead of wondering whether or not your dog is suffering from separation anxiety and what to do about it, start looking at yourself. Chances are, you’re paying too much attention to your dog, not giving your dog enough exercise and rewarding your dog for bad behavior without any discipline.

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Home Remedies For Impotence – How to Cure Impotence and Ensure Rock Hard Erections

Impotence is something that all men dread and hate. This is because it relates to your manhood. It can have a devastating effect on your confidence and self esteem and I know this very well because I have suffered with this highly intimate sexual problem at a young age of 21.

Though there are drugs like Viagra and Cialis, most men shy away form them since they require embarrassing visits to the doctor. Not only this, they can also have some serious side effects as well.

Here are some simple home remedies and simple tips that can ensure hard and firm erections:

One of the major factors that can lead to erectile problems is your lifestyle. Lack of physical activity, excessive smoking and drinking and sleep deprivation are some of common habits that can wreak havoc on your sexual health.

Regular exercise not only helps boost blood circulation throughout the body and to the genitals. Good blood flow is the most crucial factor that helps you get harder erections. Not only this, exercise also helps boost your testosterone production. This is the hormone that controls sex drive and sexual function in men.

Smoking is not just bad for your overall health but is also a big hazard for your sexual function. It affects blood flow to the penis and also impairs the valve mechanism that is used to store blood into the penis. As such you must quit smoking for the sake of better overall and sexual health.

You should also take care of your diet and have foods that boost blood circulation. Moreover, you should avoid fast or junk food that can build plaque into the arteries and restrict blood circulation.

There are some medications as well that can lead to erectile problems in men. Examples include those medicines that are used to treat high blood pressure, ulcers, depression etc., Though it is unavoidable to stop such medications, you can consult your doctor and he might consider changing them.

Another great step towards a healthier sex drive and erectile function is that you must try to reduce stress in your life. You must relax and take things easy. Exercise helps reduce stress and so does adequate sleep. Meditation is another highly effective way to reduce stress.

Medications to Treat Impotence

There are many other medicines and drugs that can help cure impotence in men. Some common names include Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. However, they cannot be procured without a prescription and neither should you have them without consulting a doctor. Besides, these drugs can have side effects like dizziness, nausea, mild vision changes etc., Not only this, men with heart condition are advised not to take these medications.

There are some generic versions of thee drugs as well. Though these drugs do not require a prescription they can be dangerous. For example, Kamagra is a generic version of Viagra. This drug can help you get hard erections but the problem is that the ingredients are not mixed properly. So while one pill can have very low content of active ingredients, the other might have excess dosage and can prove dangerous for you.

Herbal Supplements

There are some highly effective herbal or natural pills that are made with potent herbs that have been used to enhance male sexual function for centuries.

These herbal pills increase blood flow to the penis and ensure rock hard erections.

But this is not all.

Such pills also improve your sex drive and ejaculatory control so that you can enjoy more satisfying and fulfilling sex.

More importantly, these herbal supplements do not have any kind of side effects.

Check out more on Herbal Remedies for Impotence and the best penis pills that are all natural and clinically approved as well.

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How Anxiety Can Be Caused By Holding In Your Emotions

There is nothing wrong with feeling too emotional, but holding back your emotions out of fear of rejection is a bad move. You need a healthy outlet for all your emotions, do not let petty matters beat you down and there is no harm in talking to yourself. Just know that you are not alone.

Feeling emotional is only natural; the intensity of emotion varies however from individual to individual, from sadness to happiness, anger and even feeling low. Emotions are your mind’s natural way of responding to daily life, and expression of your emotions is a healthy practice. Though some people tend to abuse anger and be angry for inappropriate reasons, anger is sometimes a bare necessity. All your emotions are key contributors in your well-being but the urge to cry for no reason is a sign of anxiety.

The leading cause of this kind of anxiety is holding back your emotions, it is only wise not to bottle up and refrain from over thinking. Fear of conflict should not push you into suppressing your emotions for it will lead to anxiety and related negative emotions.

What to do?

Instead of bottling up your real feelings and emotions, which will leave you feeling hopeless and play the role as a key contributor for both depression and anxiety, express your true emotions. Research suggests that people commonly keep from expressing their emotions in order to be liked and be accepted, and be able to get along with people all the time. To be able to get along with everyone and or be cheerful all the time in an unrealistic expectation, and none of your emotions are unacceptable though it is great to be conscious of your reactions this will have you think through your reactions and if they are justified enough to be expressed or not. Though putting yourself down all the time even when your reaction is called for will not only lead you to anxiety but also push you towards a more crumbling role in life.

However, putting others first is a great thing to do but ignoring yourself in the process of pleasing others, putting your needs and feelings last in an attempt to achieve the impossible has its own consequences. Avoiding conflict out of fear of upsetting others is self-defeating, as you will be constantly pushed into believing that you are not allowed to have negative emotions. There are a few natural remedies to soothe your anxiety, but the best way to deal with this problem is to find healthy outlets of expressing your emotions. You will find that sometimes talking to yourself is one of the greatest way to understand your emotions more clearly and hence express them better, but in case you have been holding them back for too long it is not going to be easy, but one step at a time and you are getting there.

Here are 5 simple tips to a healthier, less anxious life:

1. Express yourself, when needed. Do not over express and don’t under express yourself.

2. Laugh it off. You need to look at the brighter side of things, take life sunny side up!

3. Schedule relaxation and sometime to think over clearly on how you should have reacted and how you really feel and if it is justified or not, if not you can relax and look into how you can fix this for yourself. Remember when you are an honest judge of your own feelings, there is no way you cannot express yourself correctly.

4. Try some lavender essential oil.

5. And most importantly, man up to face your fears and the consequences of doing what you believe is right and always be open to finding out if you were truly right or wrong.

Life is uncertain, plan but do not let anxiety hit you if your plans fail. Sometimes things go wrong, but life will always go right. Your high sensitivity to emotions and situations can both be a gift and a curse, with some practice you can make a gift out of it.

There is nothing wrong with feeling too emotional, but holding back your emotions out of fear of rejection is a bad move, the right people will accept you for who you are and all you will need to be is yourself with them. And mind you, everyone is the right people it depends on how you choose to express yourself that matters the most.

You need a healthy outlet for all your emotions, do not let petty matters beat you down and there is no harm in talking to yourself. Just know that you are not alone. Take a deep breath and rest assured it’s totally normal to have emotional reactions but it is not okay to bottle them up.

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