The Working Woman – Overcoming Stress To Achieve Success

The Working Woman – Overcoming Stress To Achieve Success

As a working woman, your ability and drive to accomplish things allows you to handle complex challenges, run business and manage your family successfully. However, this can also put you at risk to chronic negative stress. This is because your aim for excellence is to focuses, independent and even aggressive, that you fail to care for your own needs, become too serious and inflexible and also over commit. Sadly, you hardly slow down that you do not realize that you are already running near to empty.


Under What Type Of Stress Are You?

Understanding the type of stress you might be experiencing is crucial in determining the proper solution.

  • The Dash And Crash Stress

This type of stress helps you stay focused and motivated to become successful, however once the stress levels decrease, you tend to crash severely.

The Solution

If you keep on pushing, you will collapse eventually as your nervous system crashes from being in high gear. Unfortunately, this crash will leave you drained and spent.

Go on vacation, explore, rejuvenate and rediscover, in order to help you recover from your crash. When you engage in exercise, keep it to a minimum. As your high cortisol levels affect your immune system, give yourself vitamin C boosts.

  • The Life Observer Stress

This type of extreme stress can make you feel as if you are in a bubble just watching life pass you by.

The Solution

This extreme state of stress is often caused by severe imbalance making it hard for you to apply life changes. Sadly, the more stressed out you get, the more withdrawn and severely overwhelmed you become.

To handle this type of stress, you need to start exercising for short periods of time at an easy pace and maintain a daily journal to track and connect how you feel emotionally and physically. You should also increase your positive vibes and self esteem by noting good things that occurred each day, accompanied with a reflection on why they are important.

  • The Constant Overdrive Stress

Your motivation is always on high drive preventing you from actually relaxing or even staying still, prompting you to constantly clench your teeth and tap your feet or hands.

The Solution

You have problems relaxing and falling asleep. You are also emotional, explosive, anxious and very straightforward with how you communicate. Your aggressiveness often fires up when under pressure and it does not simmer down quickly as your entire system is in overdrive.

Considering that you have so much nervous energy to burn off, you need to exercise at an intense pace and stay away from caffeine. When you stick to a regular exercise routine, your mood will improve and gradually protect you from any stress induced brain damages. Consider engaging in yoga or pilates and create a journal to write down whatever bothers you. Sleep is also crucial to eliminate stress, so if you are having trouble sleeping, consider the comfort your mattress offers. According to Parklane Mattresses, “plush models contain individually wrapped Marshall Coils, a spring system where every coil moves independently to conform to your body as you move during the night. The thin gauge wire used in our plush mattresses is piano wire strong but soft and supple enough to provide pillow like comfort.”

  • The Zero To Sixty Stress

Though you are generally calm, stress can put you in complete disarray when it hits you as you are extremely sensitive to stress.

The Solution

Evidently, a small amount of cortisol, which is a stress hormone, is being produced by your body. How you sleep and the state of your energy levels is based on the amount of produced cortisol. Small amount of cortisol can lead to an overactive immune response attacking body tissues leading to pain and inflammation. Sadly, the feeling with discourage you from exercising.

You can deal with this type of stress by exercising at a slow pace, then progressing to moderate intensity to provide relief. Do not forget to do some daily stretching for flexible muscles, and massage body areas that need soothing.

Valerie Collins is a freelance writer specializing in health and well being issues, and offers information about the latest apps and devices used to encourage quality sleep

Dangerous Lee Responds To: R. Kelly – Shut Up!

Dangerous Lee Responds To: R. Kelly – Shut Up!

▶ R. Kelly – Shut Up! [NEW] – YouTube.

No, You Shut Up! Be thankful that you have fans and stop playing the victim. Stop focusing on people who don’t like or respect you because of your illegal and sick ass sexual behavior that you weren’t properly punished for. You’re one Black man that got away with something. Your spirit will be better off if you focus on those who choose to support you because you make great music. It’s a priority and values thing and granted none of us are all good or all bad; I personally cannot and will not support a man that has sexually abused young girls. I was sexually abused as a child and your very existance annoys the hell out of me. You have people in a spell because you make good music, that’s it and that’s fucked up because it means we don’t care about girls/women. If you  made wack ass songs people would not give a shit about you. I am literally shaking my head as a huff escapes my nose while  I slightly twist my lips into a  sarcastic grin. You make me sick. And yet, here I am promoting you for the second time today. I’m sick too. That’s what being sexually molested does to your mind. That’s all.

Female Farm Workers Are Facing Sexual Abuse

Female Farm Workers Are Facing Sexual Abuse

In recent years, a terrible situation has come to light: farm workers across the nation are falling prey to instances of sexual harassment and abuse, and are often subject to these terrible instances with what they believe is little chance of recourse.


Fear Of Deportation

Many of the workers who labor on farms, harvesting crops and performing tasks like irrigation and planting are immigrant workers who accept low paying jobs where they are compensated under the table. Many of these female workers face horrific instances of sexual abuse and harassment but do not report instances to authorities because they fear that blowing the whistle on their abusers may put them at risk for deportation.

Superiors Committing Crimes

In many cases, workers are assaulted or harassed by their boss or other superior. This makes it even more difficult for a victim to report an instance of abuse, because the person who is abusing them may very well be the same person in charge of continuing their employment.

Most farm workers labor for very low wages and are struggling to make enough for themselves and their family. Risking their jobs can often mean risking their livelihoods, so abused workers remain silent for fear of falling into destitution.

Lack of Controls Among Supervisors

Often, instances of crime and abuse are allowed to occur simply because there is a lack of regulation among farm worker supervisors. The employees above supervisors may be quite distanced from life on the fields, and there are often few checks and balances or strict standards for those laboring outdoors.

Supervisors are generally in a position of extreme power because many workers rely on them for things that may even include rides to work or to the market to cash a paycheck. Even if an abuse victim wants to report a crime, it may be unclear to them who they should report to and what exactly reporting procedures are.

An Alarming Number of Instances

The issue of abuse of farm workers is a very pressing matter, as workers are facing victimization at an alarmingly high rate. Across the nation, an estimated 24% of all farm workers are women, and of that 24%, 80% report that they have been subject to sexual abuse or harassment of some kind.

Criminals Should Be Brought to Justice

Victims of sexual harassment and abuse should be aware that under no circumstance should they be subject to this behavior. In many cases, brave workers have reported their abusers to the police, who have in turn investigated and often prosecuted sexual offenders in the agricultural workplace.

Unfortunately, however, many victims still live in constant fear: fear that they will continue to be abused, fear that they may lose their job, fear that they may be sent out of the country.

Workers who have been subject to these terrible occurrences should be aware that they can take action to stop the vicious cycle of continued wrong-doing. Perhaps as this problem continues to be brought to light, more steps will be put in place to help these workers.

Jefffrey R. Lamb, an Associate Lawyer at Martin Stanley Law, is a devoted husband to his wife and in his off time donates his time speaking about Education and the Law.

7 Bizarre Weight Loss Methods To Avoid

7 Bizarre Weight Loss Methods To Avoid

Society puts a tremendous amount of pressure on people to fit into a certain beauty standard. At the same time all efforts to reach this standard are counteracted by the average diet and lifestyle. People are choosing to eat unhealthy for the sake of convenience and cost while exercise is being left in the shadows of a busy lifestyle. In a struggle to attain the ideal image of beauty people often turn to extreme weight loss methods which can have dangerous consequences.


Clenbuterol is a steroid used on horses as a treatment for respiratory illnesses. It also promotes muscle gain and weight loss, making it very popular among anyone under pressure to quickly and effectively shed some pounds. The use of this steroid by humans is illegal and can lead to severe heart problems. Clenbuterol has been linked to numerous horse deaths and can also be fatal to humans.


Using a diuretic for weight loss doesn’t help anyone achieve their goal of long-term skinniness. People who use diuretics to shed pounds do so for its fast, although fleeting, results. This substance promotes urination and drops water weight which can eventually lead to dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, vomiting, liver damage, interrupted heart rhythms, kidney strain, and toxic buildup due to improperly functioning kidneys.


Sometimes natural is safer. Other times it can lead to death. That has been the case with ephedra, an Asian herb that naturally promotes a loss of appetite and has been the key ingredient for a number of all-natural weight loss remedies. It has also been the key ingredient linked to more than 100 deaths since its appearance on the market.

Ipecac Syrup

Ipecac syrup can save lives in cases involving poison ingestion because it induces vomiting which also makes it alluring to people suffering from bulimia. Using Ipecac syrup habitually can lead to dehydration, rupturing of the esophagus, potassium deficiencies, strain on the kidneys, malnutrition, brittle bones, rupturing of the stomach, ulcers, and can even lead to death due to severe cardiac problems.

The K-E Diet

This weight loss method involves the insertion of a feeding tube into the patients nose and down into the stomach. While the tube is in place the patient will not eat any food at all, leading to tremendous weight loss. The dangers of this method include infection and ketosis, which can potentially harm the kidneys and the liver.


Unless you require immediate weight loss results to save your health, stomach stapling should be avoided. This procedure creates a pocket in the stomach that can hold a very small amount of food, forcing partial starvation by making the patient feel fuller faster. In many cases, the procedure leads to infection which, if not discovered in time, can carry toxins into the bloodstream and lead to illness.

Tongue Patch

The tongue patch isn’t quite as dangerous as stomach stapling but it can have unfavorable effects. The tongue patch is attached to the tongue by a surgeon. Its purpose is to cause pain during the consumption of solid foods, forcing the patient into a liquid diet. Risks include the loss of essential lean mass and nutritional deficiencies. An extremely low-calorie liquid diet will slow down the metabolism, making it difficult to keep the weight off once the patch is gone.


George Mayer is currently blogging for Bariatrx, a medical weight loss facility located in northern New Jersey. He enjoys blogging about weight loss, different diet fads, and helping people through their medical weight loss process.