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Welcome to my webpage!  I am honored to have you look at my information and articles.  My articles are below and include information mostly on health, society, people, and religion, but I will try to write on a larger variety of topics to diversify my portfolio.  Thanks for visiting and come again soon to check up on any new articles I might have recently written!

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Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Clinical Depression

Everyone feels depressed now and then.  It is normal to feel depressed if you experience a significant loss or failure.  For example, you would expect to feel depressed if someone you loved moved away or if you didn't make a team you tried out for.  Usually, however, the feeling...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Building Resilience

Strategies for coping with stress may not be sufficient for dealing with all types of stresses.  You need to build your resilience to help you deal with extreme or prolonged stress.  The strategies listed below can help you increase your resilience.  Pick the approaches that you think will work...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Changing Your Mentality

Do you tend to overreact to unexpected events or worry a lot about your own future?  Sometimes you can reduce your level of stress by slightly changing the way you think about the stressors that are constantly around you.  One simple way of changing your thinking is by replacing the negative thoughts with...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
A More Healthy You

You, too, can set your goals to eliminate you own personal health risk factors.  Some common goals, such as wearing a seat belt when you are either driving or riding in, are easy to do.  Others, like cutting down on the amount fat in your diet, may be more...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Evaluating Health Risks

One way to think about making a decision is in terms of its risk factors.  A risk factor is any action or condition that increases the likelihood of injury, disease, or any other negative outcome.  There are three ways you can usually identify and evaluate a risk factor.  You need...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Primary Aspects of Health

To achieve a very high-caliber quality of life, a person cannot concentrate on only one aspect of their health.  Instead, the person must work a lot to improve in all the different aspects of their health in order to become trully "healthy".  These different variegated aspects of health that are extremely important...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Health Advertising and its Methods

Businesses throughout the world spend millions of dollars every year just on advertising because they want to attract more customers to their products.  Advertising is the public promotion of a product or service.  Ads always appear on television and on the radio, in the newspapers and magazines, on billboards,...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Health Fraud

Telling lies to other people about a certain product is an illegal act called fraud.  People who sell worthless medical treatments or products (that are falsely attributed to great health and/or recovery from a certain, or all sickness) are engaged in health fraud, which is also known today as quackery.  These...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Reduce Tension

Even when a stressor is not under your control, there are things you can do to reduce that stress.  When you recognize warning signs of stress, such as muscle tension or restlessness, you need to find a way to relieve the tension.  Three strategies that can help you to...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Take Control of Stress

Many people tend to think that all stress is out of their control.  This is not true.  You can do many thind to keep stress under control.  In a sense, everything you do to maintain your health is a way to manage stress.  It is important to distinguish...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Recognizing Signs of Stress

If you ever tried to concentrate on a task after a stressful day, then you know that stress can interfere with your ability to focus and think clearly.  When people are distracted, they risk injuring themselves and others.  A driver may not notice that a pedestrian has stepped onto...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
The Many Causes of Stress

Four general types of stressors are major life changes, catastrophes, everyday problems, and environmental problems. Major Life Changes - Do you remember how you felt on your first day of high school?  Were you excited?  Were you nervous?  Perhaps you experienced both emotions at the same time.  You...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
What is Stress?

It is early in the morning and you are fast asleep in your bed.  Suddenly, your alarm clock rings very loudly.  You sit up immediately and jump out of your bed.  As you react to the loud, ringing alarm, you experience stress.  Stress is the response of your body...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Common Eating Disorders

What image comes to mind when you hear the word thanksgiving?  Do you think of a turkey dinner with all the trimmings?  In most cultures, people celebrate holidays and other important occasions by preparing traditional foods.  But for some people food can be a source of anxiety. An...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Other Mental Disorders

Young people can have mental disorders other than anxiety disorders.  Some teens and young adults have mood disorders or schizophrenia.  Others have impulse-control disorders or personality disorders.  Mood Disorders - People who have a mood disorder experience extreme emotions that make it difficult to function well in their...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Stress and Personality

Your personality also has a lot to do with how you respond to stressors.  For example, a friend invites you to a party.  The only person that you will know at the party is your friend.  How you respond to the situation depends on your own personality.  If you...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Stress and Illness

Severe or prolonged stress can affect your health.  Stress can trigger certain illnesses, reduce the body's ability to fight an illness, and make some diseases harder to control.  Stomachaches - A "stomachache"can occur in your stomach, small intestine, or large intestine.  Stress disrupts the movement of food through...

Entertainment
by Francis
5 years ago
Mental Defense Mechanisms

You often use many coping strategies without being aware that you are actually using them.  Defense mechanisms are coping strategies that help you protect yourself from hard and emotional feelings.  You may possibly be able to recognize some of the common defense mechanisms listed below.  Notice that they all involve quite...

Entertainment
by Francis
5 years ago
Stages of Personality Development

By the age twenty, your main personality traits should be well established.  However, this does not mean that you will not continue to change.  According to the psychologist, Erik Erikson, personality develops throughout life as people meet a series of challenges.  He divided life into eight stages.  Each stage presents a...

Health
by Francis
5 years ago
Self-Esteem and Your Health

Everyone, including you, has opinions and ideas - about movies, music, clothing, food, and about other people.  You may not be aware of it often , but you also always have an opinion about yourself. One term psychologists use to describe your opinion of yourself is self-esteem.  Self-esteem...

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