Taking over-the counter medication (i.e., Pamprin, Midol, Aspirin) to reduce cramps and fluid retention. Having at-the-ready feminine hygiene products for home, work, and daily outings. Making sure no DNA gets on clothing articles. Using other products to remain fresh to be near.
These are some of the aspects females deal with on a regular basis during menstruation with healthy periods, not abnormal ones.
Now, there is another concern that may increase anxiety. Craven (2021) talks about whether the COVID vaccines are causing side effects in menstrual cycles. You can read more at, Why We Don’t Know What’s Actually Going on With Periods and COVID Vaccines (msn.com)
Craven, J. (2021). Why We Don’t Know What’s Actually Going On With Periods And COVID Vaccines. Retrieved From Why We Don’t Know What’s Actually Going on With Periods and COVID Vaccines (msn.com)
The results are stunning and tragic in, “Risk Of Suicide Attempt In Patients With Recent Diagnosis Of Mild Cognitive Impairment Or Dementia” (Jama Psychiatry, 2021).
Jama Psychiatry. (2021, March 24). Risk Of Suicide Attempt In Patients With Recent Diagnosis Of Mild Cognitive Impairment Or Dementia. Jama Psychiatry. Retrieved March 24, 2021 From doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0150
The following research talks about why subscribing to self-efficacy is critical before negative events come our way: “Reflecting On Your Own Capabilities Boosts Resilience.”
University of Zurich. (2021, March 10). Reflecting On Your Own Capabilities Boosts Resilience. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 14, 2021 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210310122450.htm
Is there a direct link to cognitive issues and COVID-19? “COVID-19’s Effects On The Brain” (Zimmer, 2021) investigates what numerous patients are dealing with.
Zimmer, K. (2021). COVID-19’s Effects On The Brain. Retrieved From
COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain | The Scientist Magazine® (the-scientist.com)
“Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” is generally considered a “mental health” issue brought on by a traumatic event, creating a number of symptoms the individual may experience soon after that event.
Fortunately, according to the following literature, research is showing the potential to discover early PTSD in those who experienced brain injuries: “Brain Imaging Predicts PTSD After Brain Injury” (Elsevier, 2020).
Elsevier. (2020, December 29). Brain Imaging Predicts PTSD After Brain Injury. Brain Volume Measurement May Provide Early Biomarker. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 9, 2021 From http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201229080248.htm
Honor them by talking about how wonderful they lead their life. Speak of the positive deeds they bestowed upon you and others. Address how they made your life more meaningful with their existence. Speak of their humor. Talk about the numerous events you attended with them. Express how they were a positive role model worth emulating. Describe their talents. Speak of how they encouraged your pursuits. Indicate the many ways they showed humanity towards you and other people. Discuss the celebrations you shared together.
You will do all of this through tears and a heavy heart, of course, but these conversations will keep their spirits alive and show your continued love for them because genuine love never dies. A smile will appear on your face because they were Yours!
Honoring is not a one-off, but a constant for the rest of your life.
These are the people worth bragging about and idolizing. And why shouldn’t you?! Without trying, by merely being themselves, they helped mold you into the good person you are today.
Wishing All Of You A Safe And Meaningful New Year!