14 Life Story Quotes to Help You Rock Your Next Chapter | The Health Sessions

14 Life Story Quotes to Rock Your Next Chapter

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“Life is like a story; it unfolds its beauty and tragedy along with your thoughts.” ― Debasish Mridha

You know how you can predict how your typical boy-meets-girl romcom will go and yet you’re still excited to see the movie? That’s because the human brain is hard-wired for stories.

Life rarely goes as planned, and our life story is how we all make sense of an unpredictable world and our place in it. We turn a complex, disjointed situation into a plot with a beginning, middle and an ending – including the occasional twist, cliffhanger, villains and heroes.

Life stories are not a chronological summary of events that occurred, but more a fluid narrative of how you interpret those life events. The messages our parents gave us growing up, the experiences we’ve had, the environment we live in –  they all shape the story we tell ourselves about life, the world around us and our own identity.

In turn, those beliefs shape our daily reality. For example, if deep down you feel that you aren’t good enough, you’ll probably react differently to a comment about your looks than your confident friend. Beliefs about your basic personality tend to create a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you consider yourself a shy person, you’re less likely to apply for that top position you secretly want. That’s why the life story you tell yourself matter much more than you think.

Narrative psychology tries to separate the person from their problems, by framing their story in a larger context. What’s more, the techniques help to create an alternative, more constructive storyline than the one you’re telling yourself right now.

Are you ready for the next chapter? Read how you can turn the page and watch a better story unfold with these 14 life story quotes. 

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How to Know If Hair Loss Is a Sign of Serious Illness | The Health Sessions

How to Know If Hair Loss Is a Sign of Serious Illness

This article is written by Lee Walters.

Besides protecting and insulating our scalp, the hair on our head is mother nature’s organic style accessory, as it also complements our beauty. A voluminous and shiny mane with plenty of movement is what most people consider healthy and find attractive. So, it’s perfectly reasonable for your heart to skip a beat when you find a clump of hair in the drain.

Debilitated, feeble, and fragile hair is often associated with health issues, and hair loss can signal the existence of an underlying medical condition. Other times, it can only be a result of improper hair care.

Read through our article to find out when it’s time to visit your dermatologist or physician, or when to change your favorite shampoo brand.  

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Do-It-Yourself: 10 Home Remedies for Minor Health Problems | The Health Sessions

10 DIY Natural Remedies to Ease Everyday Symptoms

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It’s that time of year again: the start of cold and flu season.

Fortunately, most minor ailments will heal naturally after a few days, especially with the help of enough rest and fluids. But when you find yourself sniffing, sneezing and coughing all day, DIY home remedies can provide some much-needed relief. Natural ingredients like eucalyptus can help you breathe easier, whereas the scent of lavender is known for its relaxing effects.

What’s more, if you’re living with chronic health problems, you probably search for ways to manage common symptoms, like nagging pain and insomnia. And let’s not forget that tonics with health-boosting foods like ginger, ginseng and elderberry can support your immune system.

Obviously, home remedies are only suitable for minor health problems, preferably with a known or obvious cause like a virus or underlying, stable chronic condition.

And please keep in mind that ‘natural’ does not automatically mean a remedy is healthy and safe. Also, don’t diagnose and treat yourself based on online advice alone. When you’re experiencing health problems and/or your symptoms worsen, please always check with your doctor or other medical professionals what the right course of action is for you. 

Having said that; if you’re looking for natural ways to ease a cold, relax your muscles or fall asleep faster, check out these 11 DIY natural remedies from around the web. 

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How the Overuse of Antibiotics Affects Your Gut Health | The Health Sessions

How the Overuse of Antibiotics Affects Your Gut Health

This article is written by Richard Lin. 

Antibiotics are the most effective form of treatment for specific conditions. Unfortunately, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that approximately 30% of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessarily written each year . That’s 47 million in total! While overprescribing antibiotics might seem harmless, the overuse of these medications can have lasting effects on your overall health.

The purpose of antibiotics is to rid your body of bacteria strains that have become overabundant in the body. However, these medications also destroy healthy bacteria. 

Without these microbes, your gut is a wide-open area prone to pathogens. These pathogens can overtake your gut microbiome and compromise your health. Let’s go over the potential dangers of these prescription drugs and how to improve your health using probiotics. 

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6 Tips For Getting Back Into Dating With Health Complications | The Health Sessions

6 Tips For Getting Back Into Dating With Health Complications

This article is written by Simone B. 

Human connection and relationships are something that most individuals crave in life, especially those that are romantics. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin or how to try your hand at love after you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Dating is naturally hard for everyone, but those of you with chronic illness may face additional challenges, like bringing any medications you may need when you’re on a date or worrying if you’ll have any sudden symptoms or pain.

Everyone deserves to find someone who loves them unconditionally and will support them through the positives and negatives in life. Remember that finding the perfect partner takes time as well as trial and error. Keep reading to learn how you can get back into dating with a chronic illness and still keep your health a priority.

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