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ICYMI: Best Posts of 2021

In case you missed them, I am posting some of the best posts from Angie’s Health Coaching for 2021 based or reader response and my personal opinion.

Simone Biles at the Olympics all around gold medal podium From Wikimedia Commons
  1. Choose To Be Happy – You may have looked at someone and thought, if I drove the car he/she drives, I would be happy. Or, if I were as pretty/tall/slim as she is, I would be happy. Well, I hate to disappoint you; none of us — rich or poor, black or white, fat or thin–come into this world with a guarantee of happiness. So, how then can you be happy? When you win the lotto? When you marry Mr. Billionaire? Or maybe, when you have a child? Not really.

2. Random Thoughts About Loving Yourself – The apostle Paul said, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” (Philippians 4: 12).

3. 5 Ways To Stop Feeling Like A Victim – Sometimes when things are not going your way you may decide to curl up in a corner and have a good pity-party. Or, you may complain to others how unfair life is, or ruminate on all the hurt you suffered and the many ways you have been victimized. You would most likely stay in victim mode for a while, but it should be a short while. If you follow the tips below, you just may end up feeling like a victor and not a victim. Read more

4. Study Finds Diabetes In Pregnancy Tied To Poor Sleep Quality – Pregnant women, especially those in the second trimester and onward, frequently experience poor sleep quality, but now a new study published in the Journal of The Brazilian Medical Association has found that this is common among type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetic women who are pregnant , with these women having excessive daytime sleepiness and poor sleep at nights. 

5. What We Can Learn From Athletes and Their Mental Health – I had planned to write a post on mental health and type 2 diabetes, but decided to wait on a more opportune time. But with Simone Biles’s shocking exit from the Tokyo Olympics, I thought this was the best time to tackle this important subject. As a therapist who worked with mentally ill patients for many years and who had a family member who suffered from mental illness, I feel a great deal of empathy for the mentally ill. Whether she is a decorated, world-famous athlete or a lowly person struggling to make ends meet, mental illness affects us all.

This is just a small sampling of the posts that may have impacted you (I hope in a positive way) in 2021. If you are reading them for the first time and you enjoy them, I invite you to share them with your friends and leave a comment in the box below. And please sign up for my newsletter so you can receive more posts like this in your inbox.

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