I believe it is time for all of us to deal with this horrible plague in a more direct way. Our most valuable resource is our people, yet as a society we often turn our backs when they are mistreated. The home, a place that should be safe, is often a battleground.
As smokers though, we learn to effectively tune out the particulars in the damage reports about smoking-related disease. Looking too closely can cause a head on collision with realities of the damage we’re inflicting on our bodies and turns smoking ‘enjoyment’ into a guilty, fearful experience.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. And with 87% of all lung cancer cases involving tobacco, it is one form of cancer that is preventable, by and large.
Life at times can be very stressful and many of us feel we are at the end of our ropes. It is so easy to go off on the ones we love perhaps thinking because they love us we can treat them however we want. I argue that the opposite is true. Because we do love them we should treat them with respect and kindness. Walk away from the fight before it gets out of control. Find healthy ways to deal with your anger. Domestic situations are always wrapped in so much emotion but there has to be other ways to deal with our negative feelings. When we strike out in anger against another person, the physical pain is great but it is the emotional pain that eats away at your self confidence.
OWhat industries are likely to be tolerant? Surprisingly, the health and human services sector can be among the most discriminatory towards their staff. Try to find out what the organization culture is like before you go for an interview.
Sam came home at four and knew instantly that I was in trouble. He convinced me to take Mia and lay down on the bed for a little while. It helped a great deal. Now, I feel more able to cope. My nerves are not as raw and frayed as they were and I’m not as fragile emotionally.
Third, try to avoid as much stress as possible – especially during the earliest stages of a diet. Eating binges are often the result of high stress levels.