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Allergy Awareness Allergies occur when the immune system becomes unusually sensitive and overreacts to common substances that are normally harmless, such as pollens, molds, dust or food. Genetic tendency plays a role since allergies tend to run in families. An allergy develops when exposure to certain substances leads to sensitivity. These substances that cause allergic reactions are called allergens. One of the main culprits to trigger symptoms in the workplace may be strong scents circulating in their environment. Allergy Producing Odours Can Include: Perfume, colognes, aftershave Hairsprays Lotions, creams Soaps Cosmetics and deodorants Shampoos and conditioners Laundry detergents and fabric softeners Air fresheners, pot pourri Scented candles Cleaning products An allergy develops when exposure to certain substances...Read More
Mental Health: Powerful Reminder Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness. Inscription on Mental Health Bell The Story – The Mental Health Bell During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped. In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1956, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Md., Mental Health America melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them...Read More
I’m putting so many hours into my business and I’m beginning to feel burned out. Help! How can I keep my company afloat but still lead a normal life? Burnout is a state of fatigue while feeling frustrated, overworked, and unappreciated. Burnout can be a serious consequence of an unbalanced life. This occurs when a person persists with a way of life that doesn’t meet their expectations or exerts too many demands on their energy. Often this is the case for a new entrepreneur or a small business owner. Some of the other signs of burnout include: needing more hours to get your work done, lack of focus, decreased creativity, sleep problems, forgetfulness, substance abuse, becoming cynical, distrusting, complaining more,...Read More
A Necessity In Maintaining Mental Health Water is vital to life and it is often overlooked as a stress reliever. Every cell and every system in the body is dependent on water for healthy functioning. Normal daily activity causes the loss of about 2 litres (6-8 cups) of water, which must be replaced throughout the day. Our brains are composed of approximately 70% water and our blood is more than 85% water and according to research, a 5% drop in body fluids will cause a 25% to 30% loss of energy in the average person and a 15% drop in body fluids causes death. It can be quite dangerous to rely on thirst alone in determining your body’s need for...Read More