Push the Pause Button on Adrenal Burnout

Healthy Living – The Huffington Post
Push the Pause Button on Adrenal Burnout

Chronic, unremitting stress takes a heavy toll on our health.

Over time, it can lead to burnout of the adrenal glands, making it impossible for your body to respond normally to the stresses of life, leaving you feeling tired and crummy most of the time.

Ask yourself:

Are you feeling tired and wired?

Are you irritable?

Do you have trouble sleeping?

Are you having trouble with low blood pressure or low blood sugar?

Are you craving sweets or salt?

Are you just feeling kind of overwhelmed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might just have adrenal burnout.

We push ourselves with coffee. We push ourselves with stimulants. We push ourselves to feel better using things that don’t really work.

So, what does work? How do you solve this problem?

Watch this week’s edition of House Call with Dr. Hyman below to learn whether you might be suffering from adrenal burnout, and find out how you can find your pause button to reduce the stress in your life that may be causing it.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is a practicing physician, founder of The UltraWellness Center, a six-time New York Times bestselling author, and an international leader in the field of Functional Medicine. You can follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn, watch his videos on YouTube, become a fan on Facebook, and subscribe to his newsletter.

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What I Learned About Dating From Mom and Dad
One fine day in 1963 two people whom I adore went on a date, and shortly thereafter they just knew they’d eventually marry each other. Fifty years later, they are indeed happily married and I am proud to call them my loving parents. Like them, sometimes you “just know” you’ve found the right person and that’s followed by a thoughtful, practical and organic approach towards getting to know each other and planning a life together.

Today though, dating isn’t so simple and many times people complicate it unnecessarily. Rather than following their hearts, they are influenced by societal expectations and their friends’ opinions. All too often people compare themselves to others who are married or partnered and set timelines for themselves. For example, I hear so often from my clients: “My friends are all getting married.” Or, “I have to meet the man of my dreams this year, be engaged within a year, married within two and have kids within three.” This urgency reeks of desperation and is about as appealing to potential partners as ordering cold cuts at the deli. That said, people should forget the fact that their friends are either married or engaged. They aren’t part of their relationship. Nor is there a life script that says you need to adhere to societal norms or rush to get married just because others have done so. Remember, it’s far better to be happily single than unhappily married.

Here’s what to do:

If you’re in love with someone and talking next steps, then move away from the idea of a fairy-tale wedding and focus on marriage and a life together.

Think about the pros and cons of marriage.

If you’re struggling to convince yourself or your partner that you’re doing the right thing, then marriage probably isn’t happening.

Address issues beyond love: things that are major parts of life such as goals, to have kids or not, geographic preference for settling, religion, careers and finances. These are the things that bring couples to see me for counseling much more than a lack of love. All too often, I hear from couples, “I love him but we’re just not on the same page when it comes to… ”

Other things to keep in mind: If there’s volatility while dating, that likely will continue in the marriage. Peoples’ personalities and temperaments usually don’t change just because there’s a marriage certificate.

Finally, if you feel you can’t live without your significant other and you can live with him or her, you have your answer. If you truly feel that you’re each other’s best friend, then you’re in great shape. This stands the tests of time — gray hair and wrinkles not withstanding.

For more tips on love, dating, relationships and other life lessons learned from Mom and Dad, check out my new book BE FEARLESS: Change Your Life in 28 Days.

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Green – The Huffington Post
Keal Pontin’s 23 Goats Were Stolen Using Duct Tape
HONOLULU — More than 20 goats were stolen from a Hawaii farm, and the owner says the thieves used duct tape to keep the animals from making noise.

Farmer Keal Pontin says most of the 23 goats were pregnant and 10 of them were days away from giving birth. He says the goats were taken sometime between Thursday and Friday morning from his farm in Kahuku, on Oahu’s North Shore. The goats were apparently thrown over a 6-foot fence. The missing goats are valued at about $10,000.

Pontin says that ever since KHON-TV first reported the thefts, he’s hearing that they’re being cheaply sold.

Police are investigating, and Pontin is offering a reward.

Staggering Number Of Rhinos Killed In South Africa By Poachers
Nearly 700 rhinos have fallen victim to poaching-related incidents in South Africa. This is the highest figure on record in years, according to a newly released report.

The South African government said that 688 rhinos have been poached so far in 2013. There are still three months left in the year, but the number has already surpassed last year’s total of 668 slain rhinos.

The Environmental Investigation Agency confirms the number of poaching deaths at 663 since January.

In the World Wildlife Fund’s latest “Stop Wildlife Crime” series, released Sunday, experts discuss the “explosion” of rhino poaching in the nation. As WWF Senior Vice President Of Conservation Strategy and Science Ginette Hemley notes, South Africa has seen a 5,000 percent increase in rhino poaching since 2007.

The South African government’s report also showed an increase in rhino poaching year-over-year since 2010.

Rhinos are targeted by poachers for their extremely valuable horns, which are used in some cultures to cure certain maladies. In Vietnam, for example, some believe that the rhino horn can used as a treatment for cancer.

On World Rhino Day Saturday, South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa pledged to protect rhinos from poachers.

“I can assure you that we will not allow rhino to become extinct on our watch,” she said during the event, Times Live reports.

New episodes of “Stop Wildlife Crime” will premiere every Sunday in September at 7 p.m. ET.

But HOW Did The Fox Say? The Untold Story
Every tale has two sides. “Wicked” tells the untold story of the bad witch from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs gives the wolf’s perspective, and now finally …

We bring you the untold story of the fox. You know, the one from the “What Does The Fox Say?” music video by Norwegian comedy duo, YLVIS?

We’ve seen many versions of this viral hit, but we can all rest now that we know how the fox got his sound. And, boy, is it a story worth telling.

Via TwinTrash

Colorado Flooding Before And After Photos
These before-and-after aerial photos of the catastrophic flooding that wreaked havoc in Colorado, affecting at least 1,918 square miles of the state and resulting in the likely deaths of 10 people and nearly $2 billion in property damage, offer a glimpse into the scope of devastation that this 1000-year storm brought down some Colorado communities.

HuffPost matched aerial photos of flooded areas from DigitalGlobe via Getty Images with high definition photos of those same flooded regions on Google Earth. Use the slider bar on each image to see the before and after photos of the affected region.

Boulder, Colorado:

Golden Ponds Park and nearby neighborhood in Longmont, Colorado:

Lyons, Colorado:

Lyons, Colorado:

Twin Peaks Neighborhood and Golf Course in Longmont, Colorado:

Boston Avenue area of Longmont, Colorado:

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 5
Namaste and Aloha! Here we are back together again!

At this point in our cosmic adventure I have one question to ask you… Who are you? Take a moment. Take a deep breath and ask yourself: Who am I really? Am I the story that I have written about myself? Is that my real identity or am I something more? Where and when did I begin? When do I end? Where is my true home? My source?

These questions have been with me since I was a little girl. I remember how close I felt to my St. Bernard dog, Muffy… how I couldn’t understand why she had to sleep in the garage and not with me. Why was she separated from me as if she were less than? Why was I better?

I felt that way about everything: the Atlantic Ocean, the magnificent pine trees, the ever-shifting sky. I knew then that we were all inextricably connected, that these were also my family. I knew this until I got socialized into the misidentification process that appears to rule our world. It was systematic. When I questioned my relationship to nature, to animals, to children who were different colors, it was communicated to me by authority figures again and again that we were all at different, important levels, caught in a caste system that everybody, at least outwardly, believed in. And humans were at the top. What egotistic silliness! Such coyote thinking! What a ruse!

At school I was pretty much an outcast because of my non-competitive nature. I didn’t want to beat anybody at anything! In short I was a freak, a failure, a pariah. I just couldn’t get why white people pretty much ruled our history books. That didn’t feel right. Where was the rest of the world in the scheme of things? What role did the environment play? Where were the women heroes since the beginning of time? What about the spirit that rules this place? How does this magnificence play into everything? Where do all of these energies meet?

Sorry to go off on all of this but this is the challenge we must face. Your story maker (ego) has been promoting this system of comparisons and differences forever. It is fed to you day in and day out by the world view and you have been hypnotized to believe that you are separate and you must separate even more by developing your “specialness” and “better-than-ness” or you will not survive. Nothing could be less true and in order to align yourself with the creator to invoke an extraordinary life you have to see through this story that runs in your brain. Then you have to choose to commune with all of life as your brothers and sisters no matter what form their spirit has chosen (animal, vegetable, etc.), where they come from, what they have or have not accomplished… simply love everyone without judgment or comparison — as a reflection of you.

My dog Muffy taught me this when I was 3. Lying across from her on the faded, braided living-room rug I traveled deep within her eyes. There I found safety, stillness and unwavering love. True family.

To break any hypnosis or false beliefs you have running in your brain, try saying these new invocations several times a day. Notice when you start judging others (about anything) and immediately delete the thought. If that doesn’t work and your mind persists, ask yourself, “What am I afraid of?” Whenever we separate out from anything, it is because of some kind of fear. Name your fears, cast them out, and go deeper. You can do it! Be be devoted to the cause!

Until next week, 10,000 blessings from all directions! And take care of yourself out there…

1. Breathing in, I feel the everlasting spirit of who I am, breathing out I feel joy.

2. I am confident, clear, and attuned to the wisdom of the universe.

3. Who I am is unstoppable, eternal and connected to everything and everyone.

4. When I look into your eyes I see myself.

5. I am a work in process and so is everyone else.

6. We all an expression of the grand source of love.

7. Breathing in I know I am in oneness with all living things, breathing out I am free.

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Carol Simone, simply known as Simone, is a spiritual catalyst in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of The Goddess of 5Th Avenue, Being Quan Yin, Becoming the Energy of Love and Compassion, The Kiss of the Shaman and others. You can write to her at http://www.carolsimone.com.

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Yoga’s Repose On The West Bank
Palestinian women looking for a sense of peace are taking up the ancient practice.

Good News – The Huffington Post
But HOW Did The Fox Say? The Untold Story
Every tale has two sides. “Wicked” tells the untold story of the bad witch from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs gives the wolf’s perspective, and now finally …

We bring you the untold story of the fox. You know, the one from the “What Does The Fox Say?” music video by Norwegian comedy duo, YLVIS?

We’ve seen many versions of this viral hit, but we can all rest now that we know how the fox got his sound. And, boy, is it a story worth telling.

Via TwinTrash

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