Wellness: Anger And Emotions Management
We will be continuing our short story series, “Adele’s Pattern: A Journey To Redemption,” in our afternoon post. This story came about as Contributor, Alexis Ali, and I thought the issue of violence perpetuated by women is one that is hardly discussed with frankness and openness. We wish to support women who find themselves behind the fists, punching something or someone, not judge them.
Unless we first acknowledge that there is a problem and then actively provide options or find them for ourselves to solve the issue, this first insidious risk to a woman’s wellness will spiral and the cycle of violence will continue.
Covering The Taboos
The same is true for any challenge we face, including the other three risks to women’s health and wellness that we are highlighting. Our morning post Mondays through Thursdays usually serve that purpose – bringing to the table an item or stories of interest and concern to women and those who love them. I search for conversation starters to engage you and your friends with whom you share our posts. The intention is that you will read them and look in your corner to see:
- Is this real in my life or in a friend’s or family member’s experience?
- What can I do with this information?
Here is another topic that is right up there with violence in women that remains in the closet – abortion. People get very emotional about this one, even extremely violent responses have been reported. What might be seen by some as an act of “mercy,” and creating a more “relevant” Catholic Church, Pope Francis a couple of days ago opened a dirty, stinking, rotting can of worms for others even more widely with this statement. Watch:
What do you think about this move? Does it or will it fundamentally change the Catholic Church? Is this finally justice for women in a faith tradition that has long been seen by women as restrictive and anti-women? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
That “M” Word Again
Another women’s health and wellness risk – and no doubt about it, unplanned pregnancy and abortion are risks – that continues to ‘plague’ many is the challenge of menopause. Katelyn Roth several weeks ago shared a post targetted to young women in their 20’s, suggesting that they begin preparing for menopause.
I am one of those Peri-menopausal women who did not prepare back when I was 20 years old. Thankfully, knock wood, my symptoms have not been severe. As I watch my girlfriends literally suffer during this transitional period, my heart goes out to them and all women who either by themselves or with the help of their doctors just cannot seem to find a “comfortable” way of easing into the change.
Read this article on Fox News online of an interview with medical professionals on menopause and the seeming lack of treatment for women. One of the doctors interviewed made this comment:
There is also …a complete lack of understanding that for most women, these symptoms are not fleeting.
It isn’t ‘grin and bear it for a few months’ and it will all pass, as many women suffer severe symptoms for five-plus years…Women and doctors simply are not aware that symptoms can last this long.” (Read full article)
Have you already passed through the menopausal changes? How did you fare and what helped you the most? Share with readers your experience and the strategies that worked best for you in the comments below.
The Most Insidious Risk
Wrapping things up this morning with another suggestion – one that is very relevant as we learn that the late Spiritual Teacher, Motivational Speaker and Author, Dr. Wayne Dyer, made his transition a couple of days ago after experiencing a heart attack. Now, while we cannot live forever we can take steps that will help us be here for as long as is naturally possible.
One in three women succumb to heart disease each year, and while public education has largely focused on heart attacks and strokes, heart failure also has a sizable impact, affecting more than 2.5 million women and serving as the leading reason for hospitalization in women over 65.
Its prevalence is rising as women live longer and more often survive the precursors to heart failure.
That is the statistics from the United States and published yesterday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read the full article here and then schedule an appointment to have your heart checked. [tweetthis]1 in 3 women has a heart attack each year! Get yours checked! Read why in this blog post![/tweetthis]
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