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The stress we live with today sucks at our very soul and saps us of our valuable energy. It is time to take stock, breathe and live realistically in order to avoid total burnout.
The term ‘burnout’ was first coined in the 1970s by Herbert Freudenberg, an American psychologist who used the term to describe a set of symptoms centred around lack of motivation, cynicism and disillusionment, often seen in health care workers. More recently it has been used synonymously with the term adrenal fatigue. While there is still no clear definition for burnout, it implies that the body’s internal energy system or ‘fire’ is not being sufficiently attended to and is literally ‘burning out’.
No one really knows why dogs eat grass. Theories range from behaviour to nutrient deficiencies to illness or simply because they like it. Read on to find out more about why your pooch prefers the green stuff.
Speak to most dog owners and they’ll tell you that their dogs eat grass. Both my dogs, a Labrador and small terrier-type mutt, do. Some dogs even have a preference for the type of grass they eat.
‘Being touched and caressed, being massaged is food for the infant. Food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins.’ ~ Dr Frederick Leboyer
Touch is the first sense to develop in utero and it is the last sense to leave us before we die. Research shows us that our sense of touch develops in the time frame of as early as six to nine weeks’ gestation. During infant massage, parents rhythmically stroke their baby, forging the bonds of trust and security that are so important to their future development. A well-known anthropologist Dr Ashley Montagu wrote: ‘Human beings cannot survive without touch; it is a basic behavioural need. With healthy touch, the human infant not only survives, but thrives.’
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