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The Stress Factor

 

GOOD MORNING STRESSI’ve found myself in a different state of mind the past few months, or the whole year really if I look back. My career is changing which inevitably means that my whole life is changing, even though a career is only a small part of ones life it does influence and affect your life in many ways; on top of that I have an upcoming holiday planned to Italy which I am not prepared for… then there are bills to be paid, a fridge to be filled with groceries and a house that needs cleaning, laundry to be done and so the list goes on! You know what I’m talking about, general life stress. I’ve found that it is really frazzling my nerves out to no end. Constant worrying, struggling to sleep, literally losing my hair, anxiousness, constantly tired and just stressed in every sense of the word. Stress can be paralyzing and doing things within your power to cope is empowering and makes you feel better in the long run.

I have done a bit of reading on how to cope with stress and the basic consensus is that stress is unavoidable, it will always barge into your life uninvited and its easy to let it bully you into feeling helpless but there are many things one can do in order to cope with various stresses. Here is a short guide from me on how I try to cope with everyday stress…

Identify the cause of the stress.STRESS

Sometimes when we are stressed our entire existance seems to be one huge stress factor and every corner you look there are different stressors staring you in the face and you end up taking the defensive position which is not the best solution. Stop spinning in stress. Identiy what you are actually stressed about. Is it a specific project at work, an exam, a fight with a friend, dirty dishes or laundry which are piled up? By enabling yourself to learn to identify the main culprit of stress will enable you to feel one small step towards getting organised and taking action.

You cannot control everything.

You will never be able to be in charge of what your in laws say or the sad state of affair that our country is in, you can learn to control how you react, how you accomplish work and how you spend your own time and what you spend your money on. The worst thing to stress about is things beyond your control as this makes you even MORE stressed and makes you feel helpless.

Spend time doing what you love.

If working your passion is not possible then take another approach and think about life. It is much easier when you manage various bundles of stress in between doing activities you love. If this is not possibly all the time make sure you spend time doing the hobbies you are passionate about. If you haven’t found a passion yet spend some time experimenting with different hobbies. Write, paint, sing, dance, go for a walk. The possibilities for finding a passion are endless and don’t give up if you have yet to find yours.

Time management is key.

One of the biggest stresses in my life is what I perceive to be a lack of time to get stuff done. I never wanted to be one of those people who have to schedule everything into a diary but if I didnt, I wouldnt get time to spend with friends or family. Family and friend time to me is one of the biggest and most enjoyable times to have and it makes me sad that I feel like I have to schedule time for it but in order to give my all to these people whom I love so much, I really do have to schedule them in between all the other stuff that needs to get done.

If all else fails, just book yourself into a salon and have a massage to try and destress your body and try even harder to de-stress your mind. Remember, someone busier than you is having a massage right now!!

x flea143

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All Scorned Women Could Learn from Liberty Ross

Hiya Poutlings

So, everyone else covered it, and, it was very over rated. The Kirsten Stewart/Rupert Sanders cheating scandal. I thought we didn’t need to, because it was everywhere, IN YOUR FACE everywhere… so we only posted a few times on our Facebook page about it… but no where near as much as anyone else.

However, the one couple I have felt sorry for through this was Rupert Sanders’ wife Liberty and undoubtly, their two children. So that brings me to my post today: Kirsten Stewart could learn a lot from her former friend-turned-love-rival, the beautiful Liberty Ross who has spoken very eloquently on her attitude to life in the past year

“… sometimes, when things seem really bad, you have to be able to see the good and learn from it, and just move forward as graciously as possible.”

Liberty, who is now 32 years old was talking as she was being filmed backstage as she prepared to walk in ALEXANDER WANG’s show at New York Fashion Week last month.

There was no pointed fingers at the press or paparazzi or anyone else, no staring at the floor as Kirsten does, simply, an honest appraisal of how she managed to get out of bed and get on with things in face of a very public humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have her back and she should be able to count on at any time, not just when the going gets tough.

Liberty and her husband, Rupert Sanders, who is 41, were snapped leaving marriage counselling at the weekend, which, whilst being huge in the states, is a step rarely taken by Brits who’d rather have their toenails pulled out than talk about their feelings when in a relationship.

Meanwhile, I do not give a flying fuck whether Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart are back together, I do hope that Rupert and Liberty iron out their problems – given the fact that they have two kids – be it together or apart but at least for the sanity of their kids, hopefully its not an uncomfortable home environment.

Liberty’s a case book study in how a woman should act in public when dealing with a cheating husband: put on your makeup, your best clothes, hold your head high, your mouth shut and remind him at every turn that he risked throwing it away.

Do people deserve second chances? Yes, in certain cases.

He’s a very lucky man, I’m not sure if I were in the situation I’d give him such a generous second (or is it more than that??) chance.

All he’d have got from me would have been a carefully-aimed Christian Louboutin right in the nuts and an expressive-worded letter in post from a divorce lawyer.

Liberty, is a lady on the hand, and like her, I probably would of forgiven him eventually. The kiss/kafoofle/whateverthefuckhappened with K-Stew was no doubt more sexually satisfying for Rupert than an afternoon in a IVF doctors office toilet with a plastic beaker and some dirty magazines…. but it was also 100 times more humiliating.

What are your thoughts?

I think – GO LIBERTY ROSS!

*missfitzz

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Celeb Spotlight : Jack Osbourne on Having MS

Hi Poutlings

At the beginning of the week it was announced that Jack Osbourne has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an autoimmune diesease that destroys the myelin sheath of the nerves, causing all sorts of neurological problems in sufferers.

MS  has severy different types which vary in severity. In his Hello! interview, Jack revealed that he has “relapsing remitting” MS, which is considered the “mildest” form of the disease, relatively, and is characterized by doctors as “very treatable“. On the interview and in some of his tweets after the news came out, Jack sounded like he was keeping positive about the diagnosis. MS is one those diseases where people may look “fine”, but may be very tired, dizzy or having problems with vision or balance.

I’ve got too many resonsibilities now to dwell on the fact that, in 40 years, I could be in a wheelchair. You have to take it a day at a time.”

My uncle on her side has MS and, the way mum is, she thinks that somehow it’s her fault. Both my parents were handling it way worse than I was; they were pretty shaken up about the whole thing. They felt upset for me more than anything, and with the timing being so horrible, so soon after [his daughter] Pearl’s birth.”

In a recent TV appearance on The Talk, Sharon couldnt keep it all together and when talking about Jack’s MS. He received the diagnosis about a month ago and it’s obviously still hitting her hard. She thanked everyone for their well wishes for Jack.

Thank you to everyone for all their good wishes. It’s been amazing… for Jack ’cause I really believe that vibes of prayer help.” “What I’m doing is not helping anyone because I’m just feeling sorry for myself. So we have to think positively.”

I have loads of respect for Sharon as a business woman, but this made me have respect for her as a mother, and for anyone that loves to say the Osbournes are rude so-and-so’s who love to pick fight with people, you cannot deny that they sure are a super closefamily.

Jack also tweeted thanks to the people who have supported him throughout this. He also wrote in his new motto #adaptandovercome

For those of you who know about MS, Jack revealed his treatment plan in Hello!. He said he’s about to start a medication called Copaxone, which is a daily injection – a huge amount of fluid he’ll have to self inject. It helps control inflammation. He also said a big part of treating MS is the lifestyle you live, eating heathily, not drinking or smoking, excerise and minimize stress… He added that “everyone should be doing this.” Good advice Jack.

I’m moved by Jack’s story and his attitude, and I know he will go a long way toward educating people about this disease. I hope his health continues to improve. It’s clear he has a lot of family and support around him.

In lighter news, Jack got the chance to promote his new show on the Syfy network, HAUNTED HIGHWAY, which premieres in the States on 3 July. It’s a paranormal reality TV show, where “Jack Osbourne & Dana Workman and Jael de Pardo & Devin Marble do their own first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads.” It looks like a reality show version of the Blair Witch Project, I love these shows even though they creep me out.

**missfitzz

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Winter Blues

Heya Poutlings!

Winter hasn’t even started and I’ve already got flu!!!!
I HATE having flu with a passion, nothing worse than feeling horrible due to some flu bug!
So I did a little research on the top tips to prevent the horrible flu bugs from attacking our amazing pouters!
The flu is a virus that is transmitted through contact with someone who is infected, by droplets through a cough or a sneeze, or through contaminated items, such as pens or any other daily items.
Preventing the flu!!!

1. Take your vitamins
Firstly I’m not one for taking multi-vitamins, personally they don’t work for me. However taking vitamins in different forms is essential to fighting the flu and also for staying healthy all year round. My best bet would be the vitamin B12 shot, and vitamin C and vitamin D.
2. Eat flu-fighting, anti-oxidant rich foods

An overall healthy diet will boost your immune system, but the following foods are rich in anti-oxidants and are essential in fighting against various viral infections. The presence of antioxidants in your body will ensure you stay healthy, longer.

– Spinach – High in iron and antioxidants
Spinach is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

– Broccoli – High in Vitamins A and C
Broccoli is low in saturated fat, and very low in cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese.

– Garlic – High in minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium
Garlic stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white blood cells and also contains the phyto-chemical allicin, which has anti-bacterial properties.
Garlic is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of Calcium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.

– Blueberries – Packed with Vitamins C and E, and disease-fighting antioxidants
Blueberries are a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Blueberries are also strong sources of dietary fibre. Each half cup serving of blueberries provides a full two grams of dietary fibre which is as much as in one slice of whole wheat bread.
Blueberries are among the richest sources of antioxidants and other important nutrients. Blueberries are also delicious, versatile, high in fibre, and low in calories.
The health benefits associated with blueberries include improved eyesight, stronger blood vessels, reduced risk of heart disease, reduced risk of urinary tract infections, better memory performance, and promoting and maintaining

– Oats – High in soluble fibre, which absorbs cholesterol and helps establish a healthy environment in your digestive tract.

– Water – Drink six to eight glasses of water a day to stay well hydrated. Water keeps the mucous membranes in your upper respiratory tract moist and resistant to infection.

– Cold-water fish – The omega-3 fats in cold-water fish, such as salmon and tuna, create high blood levels of flu-fighting T cells and interferon.

– Pumpkin – High in Carotenoids, Vitamin A and B-Group Vitamins
Pumpkins are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Pumpkins are high in beta carotene, vitamin A and other carotenoids that are powerful antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of healthy polyunsaturated oils.

Garlic stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white blood cells and also contains the phyto-chemical allicin, which has anti-bacterial properties.

3. Sleep more, stress less
Sleep rejuvenates and revitalises your body, and helps your immune system function at its best. 
Deep sleep stimulates the thymus gland to produce T-cells, which are a type of white blood cell that helps reject foreign substances, and controls the production of antibodies to fight infection. 
Sleep also helps your body deal with stress, which has a strong influence on your immune system. Stress triggers the release of adrenaline and cortisol—hormones that reduce your body’s ability to produce antibodies. 
That’s why people who are highly stressed get more colds, suffer more digestive tract problems and are more frequent bouts of fatigue. Aim to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night, and practice relaxation techniques to help prevent stress.

4. Wash your hands frequently
With good old-fashioned soap and water (60 seconds).  Antibacterial soap, contrary to public belief, does not to a better job and in fact could be aiding more resistant strains of bacteria.

Some quick tips to keeping healthy ladies and gents, hope you don’t get attacked by the flu bug like me!

XoXo
Megs 

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