Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Behavioral Addictions and Relationships

Behavioral addictions consist of doing something as an impulse. These addictions are repeated every day and can severely hurt a relationship. One behavioral addiction is exercising too much. When one partner exercises more than the other partner, the relationship is neglected. Additionally, their partner might feel left out and feel their needs are not fulfilled.

Another behavioral addiction is food addiction. Having a food addiction affects a person emotionally and physically. When one partner eats more than the other partner, the intimate aspect of the relationship might be difficult. Also, the compulsive eater might lose their desire for intimacy in the relationship. Food becomes a fixation for a temporary solution and for avoiding certain issues in the relationship.

Behavioral addictions are complex and difficult to comprehend. When addictions are developed, a person withdraws from their general activities and repeatedly does actions that are harmful for them. Addictions can begin after a traumatic event, too much negativity in their environment, and as an unconscious effect. Additionally, some addictions are genetically unloaded when stress levels are too high and as an emotional response.

For example, a shopping addiction can occur when a person is emotionally distressed from their relationship. He or she will have an impulsive need to purchase items that might be unnecessary. Sometimes, a person is not satisfied in their relationship with their partner. Depending on the type of behavioral addiction the person might have, he or she can be treated with individual counseling, individual therapy, hypnotherapy, or couple therapy. Often meditation is incorporated into the treatment to help the person recover from their addiction.

Meditation is used to end the cravings and to control the emotions that make the person activate the addiction. Practice loving kindness meditation by yourself and with your partner. If your partner has a behavioral addiction, you must give them support with your patience. Accompany them to their therapy sessions with a professional therapist or psychologist. Here are more resources about behavioral addictions. 

Effective Step to Help Your Partner Overcome their Shopping Addiction and Deal with Your Relationship Issues:

Effective step to help your partner overcome their shopping addiction and deal with your relationship issues. (professional-counselling.com)

Exercise Addiction-Pushing the Limits of Healthy Behavior:

Exercise Addiction: Pushing the Limits of Healthy Behavior - Recovery.org

How to Overcome Food Addictions-5 Step Plan:

How To Overcome Food Addictions - 5 Step Plan - Habitual (tryhabitual.com)

Types of Addiction 


Meditation for Addiction-Does it Help?

Meditation for Addiction: Does it Help? | The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Body Image & Mental Health

About seventy percent of adult women abandon their activities due to body image. More people feel unsure of themselves because of their body dissatisfaction and not having the body image that they want to have. Mental health affects body image by making more anxiety and depressive thoughts about how one looks physically. Social media, bullying, and negative comments from people make people more aware of one’s body image.

When you do not have good mental health, your body image is distorted making you have negative thoughts and making you change your appearance. Depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues impact your body image. When you look at yourself in the mirror, you might want to change your negative thinking. Positively look at yourself with acceptance and not with disgust. See your whole body as a beautiful part of yourself.

Accept the way your body looks physically. Do not avoid seeing yourself in the mirror because of low self-esteem and lack of body confidence. Instead, appreciate and give gratitude for how your body looks. Exercise and do self-care for your body. Be thankful for how your body works. Feel comfortable with your body.

Do not avoid taking family pictures because of having a bad body image. Accept yourself and do not compare yourself to your family members. Skip weighing yourself on the scale if it causes you to feel anxiety or more self-conscious about your weight. Seek professional help for more guidance and in building self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. Below are more links about body image and mental health.

Body Image Statistics 2022-47 + Shocking Facts and Stats-Break Binge Eating:

Body Image Statistics 2022: 47+ Shocking Facts & Stats (breakbingeeating.com)

Summertime Swimsuits and Body Image Issues: 


Body Image and Male Mental Health:


7 Tips for Building a Better Body Image as an Adult-Cleveland Clinic:

7 Tips for Building a Better Body Image as an Adult – Cleveland Clinic

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

National Chamber Music Month


Since the sixteenth century, chamber music began to be played in large rooms and palaces. This type of classical music uses fewer instruments in its compositions. Chamber music consists of a quartet that has four musicians playing different instruments. For example, one of the classical composers that composed chamber music was Joseph Haydn who composed string quartets. Yet, chamber music was also created for other instruments in addition to string instruments.

Other classical composers began to create chamber music for the piano and the clarinet. Now, chamber music can be found in concert halls and online. Some famous classical composers who made chamber music are Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Felix Mendelssohn. If you listen to chamber music, you will find it easier to study and feel relaxed. Some people find chamber music to be so relaxing that it helps them fall asleep quicker.

Chamber music can also be romantic which began in 1825. Classical composers such as Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Claude Debussy made romantic chamber music. Chamber music can be a learning and educational tool for children. No matter what the reasons for listening to classical music, you will find that chamber music very soothing to listen to at any time of the day. Here are links to the best chamber music. 

100 Greatest Classical Chamber Music Works-Digital Dream Door:

100 Greatest Classical Chamber Music Works (digitaldreamdoor.com)

The Top 20 Chamber Pieces-Your Classical Organization:

The top 20 chamber pieces (yourclassical.org)

Greatest Chamber Music Works of All Time-Classical Music Only

Greatest Chamber Music Works of All Time - Classical Music Only

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Friday, May 13, 2022

DIY Mini Three Piece Painting in a Frame

Three-piece paintings make a fun way to decorate your walls. Usually, a three-piece painting has a theme and the same color scheme. If you have a photo frame to add three pictures, you can make a mini three-piece painting in a frame. In today's painting tutorial, you can make a monogram and a simple painting to add to your frame. Here is the painting tutorial. 


Acrylic paint


One frame to add three pictures

Xerox paper

Photo paper (optional) 

Stencil (optional)

Pencil or ballpoint pen

Glue or double-sided tape



On xerox paper trace the squares and the frame with a pencil or a ballpoint pen. Then, draw the design and a letter. Dip the paintbrush in acrylic paint and begin painting your monogram. Then, paint your flowers or any other design. Wait for the paint to dry. 

Cut the three painted squares with scissors. In another xerox paper trace the squares and the frame.  Glue or use double-sided tape on the paintings. Make sure the squares are placed vertically or horizontally depending on your frame. After that make a copy of your paintings with photo paper. 

You can add your photocopy painting to the frame. If you prefer to add the original paintings, make sure the squares line up. After that, you can hang your frame in your office, living room, or any other room. Also, clean the frame before adding your mini paintings. This project only takes about fifty minutes or less depending on your drawing or your stencil design. 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sally Hansen Sheer Argan Oil Nail Polish Review

Using Argan oil keeps your nails looking healthy and strong. Argan oil strengthens your nails so it does not get weak. Applying this oil moisturizes your nails and cuticles. Additionally, this oil can prevent hangnails. Argan oil can be found inside nail polishes such as Sally Hansen Sheer nail polish with Argan Oil. 

This oil has vitamin A and vitamin E. Vitamin A helps grow your nails. While vitamin E protects your cuticles and nails. The Sally Hansen nail polish makes it easy to apply to your nails. The nail polish brush is thick enough to apply the nail polish with argan oil. 

The sheer nail polishes from Sally Hansen come in a variety of colors. This Sally Hansen nail polish is numbered 538 and is called "Unveiled". I like this light shade of peach nail polish. This nail polish needs to be applied twice to the nails. However, you can also apply the color therapy nail and cuticle oil by Sally Hansen. 

The sheer nail polishes give a shiny appearance to your natural nails. Overall, you will like using these argan oil sheer nail polishes. It can be easily removed with cotton balls and nail polish remover. These nail polishes can be purchased online or in the shops. Below is a link to the Sally Hansen nail and cuticle oil. 

Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail and Cuticle Oil: 


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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

How to Improve your Posture with Yoga? (Posture Month)

Several health issues can linger due to having poor posture. Yet, doing exercise specifically for your back can improve your posture. One form of exercise is yoga. Yoga helps stretch your muscles and gives relief from back pain. Many yoga poses are good for the back such as the Half Frog Pose.

The Half Frog Pose makes you stretch your thighs and ankles while it improves your back. If you can not touch your toes to do this pose, you can use a strap. If you want to do a more advanced frog pose, you can do the Downward-Facing Frog Pose. This pose also is good for strengthening the lower portion of your back. Also, you can release the tension from all your muscles by doing this pose.

Another yoga pose that improves your neck and back is the Fish Pose. The Fish Pose stretches the muscles from your neck, shoulders, and thighs. This pose can also be done with two-blocks for your shoulder and neck. Before you try yoga for improving your posture, consult with your doctor especially if you have injuries, migraines, or if you are pregnant. Below are links with more information about yoga and improving your posture. 

Posture Month-Posture Month Organization: 

Posture Month | PostureMonth.org

Get it Straight-7 Yoga Poses to Improve Posture-Yoga Bullet:

Get it straight: 7 Yoga poses to improve posture (yogabullet.com)

5 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture-Chopra:

5 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture (chopra.com)

Frog Pose Yoga-Benefits and How to Do It:

Frog Pose Yoga (Mandukasana): Benefits And How To Do It (yogabear.org)

Half Frog Pose-Yoga Journal:

Half Frog Pose (Ardha Bhekasana) (yogajournal.com)

Fish Pose-Steps, Benefits, and Precautions-E Yoga for Beginners:

Fish pose (Matsyasana) steps, benefits and precautions (eyogaforbeginners.com)

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Monday, May 9, 2022

National Salad Month 2022

Now that the summer season is almost here, it is the best time to make salads. The entire month of May is dedicated to making salads. There are a variety of ways to make a nutritional salad for lunch or as a side dish. You can add protein to your salads such as chicken, hard-boiled eggs, or imitation crab meat. Add a variety of green leaves, vegetables, or fruits depending on what type of salad you want to make.

A crab meat salad is quick and easy to make. All you need is a few ingredients to make a delicious salad. Salads can help you lose weight. However, salads can also make you feel full. Here is the recipe to make this salad. 






Baby Spinach 

Olives with pimientos (optional)

Imitation Crab Meat

Italian Salad Dressing or Vinaigrette


Wash and rinse the baby spinach leaves. In one salad bowl, add the spinach leaves. Peel and slice the cucumbers and tomatoes. Slice the celery sticks and the radishes. Add the sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, sliced radishes, and sliced celery to the salad bowl. 

Then add the imitation crab meat. Last, add the olives. This salad serves one person. Then pour Italian salad dressing or vinaigrette dressing onto the salad. Below are links about imitation crab meat for weight loss. 


Is Imitation Crab Meat Healthy?:  


Is Imitation Crab Meat Good for Losing Weight:


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