This is a sweet and heartwarming story of a blind dog found living in the trash. The condition of this poor blind dog was so sad and she was living in the trash without food and water. I can’t even imagine how she survived in this condition. Unfortunately, many dog breeders and dog owners abandon their dogs as soon as these poor creatures have some health issues. Fortunately for this sweet dog, she was rescued, cleaned up and even her eyesight was recovered. She now has a name: her name is Fiona. She was rescued by Hope For Paws organization. Hope for Paws is a 501 C-3 non-profit animal rescue organization, based in Los Angeles, California that rescues abandoned dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters.
Take a look at the pictures taken before and after this dog rescue to see how these angels saved her life:
Here is a very touching video about Fiona. It breaks my heart and I keep crying when I watch the video:
Fiona is so famous now that she’s been to several TV shows including Anderson Cooper’s show.
Post-traumatic Stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that affects many people after a traumatic event that caused intense fear ,hopelessness, or horror. This can happen as a result of personal trauma such as rape, war, natural disaster, abuse, an accident, or witnessing a violent or tragic event. The traumatic event has a serious and profound effect and this creates a perpetual feeling that life or the life of others is in danger, feelings of extreme hopelessness or fear. Its common to experience a brief state of anxiety and depression after such events, people suffering from PTSD suffer from reliving these moments in flashbacks. Flashbacks are as intense as the original trauma and create intense emotions of fear which can lead to phobias toward events, situations, or individuals. A person who suffered $e*[email protected] assault is going through a period of stress and depression and can develop post-traumatic stress, often reliving and remembering what happened. The person may feel hopeless or have terrifying nightmares.
Characteristics: People with this condition will suffer symptoms from one month to several years and this will not allow them to perform the same actions and have the same routine as before. Trauma starts a new page, a new universe, because of the extreme pain and fear it created. The person’s life will be affected and, in many cases cannot function properly without help. Symptoms of PTSD usually appear over a period of 3 months after the traumatic event but can appear months or even years later. With severe trauma there is a significant change in the nervous system creating over-activation of the fight-or-flight response through sympathetic pathways.
PTSD can change the body’s response to stressful events. Usually after a traumatic event the body heals itself and stops production of stress-related hormones. With PTSD the autonomic systems is activated to a constant state of high stress. PTSD can occur at any age.
Symptoms There are three types of symptoms of PTSD :
1. Repetitive flashbacks of the traumatic event that disturb daily activities
Flashback episodes, where the event seems to be happening again and again.
Recurrent distressing memories of the event.
Repeated nightmares of the event.
Strong and uncomfortable physical reactions to situations that remind you of the event.
2. Evasion Emotional indifference.
Feelings of negligence to self.
Inability to recall important aspects of the event.
Lack of interest in normal activities.
Avoiding people, places, or thoughts that recall the event.
Sensations hopelessness and fear
Constant scanning of surroundings for signs of danger ( hyper-vigilance )
Lack of concentration
Feeling irritable or having angry outbursts
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep Feelings of guilt or remorse
Psychotherapy or counseling is the most direct way to control your life and make positive changes. When you talk to mental health professionals in a quiet and cozy environment they can help you manage your symptoms of the disorder. They will guide and calm you. In some treatment you are encouraged to remember the traumatic event and express feelings about it. Over time memories of the event become less frightening. During psychotherapy you will learn relaxation techniques to combat flashbacks. Your doctor may suggest medications which can help relieve depression or anxiety and improve sleep, they will need time to take effect. Don’t stop taking medications or change the dose without consulting your doctor. Ask about possible side-effects and what to do if you experience them. There are support groups where people share similar experiences with PTSD that may be helpful. Ask your doctor about groups in your area.
TIME Moneyland recently published a list of 13 items that we should avoid buying if we like our pockets and the important greenbacks inside them. These items don’t have any advantage to regular stuff, but are more expensive. We’ve selected three items from the list for you:
1. Homeopatic flu remedies:
The pitch: Fight back against the fever, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose and other flu symptoms with herbs or vitamin supplements.
The exception: Chicken soup and fruit juices, especially if they’re homemade and fresh are the best sources to reduce the flu symptoms.
2. Bottled water:
The pitch: Bottled water has minerals and other ingredients from a pristine spring, exotic island or other place that looks nice on the label that purifies the body.
The truth: Where to start? First of all, you’re probably paying more than a dollar per gallon for the stuff. Many brands’ dirty little secret is that they use plain old tap water and treat it with minerals or chemicals. The Natural Resources Defense Council even found that some brands contain contaminants.
Also by 25 Dollars you can bring life-time water for a child in Africa.
Also “Last years the US alone used over 39 billion bottles of water.That’s enough to stretch around the earth over 190 times.” from BRITA.
The exception: If you’re on vacation in a country where the tap water can’t be trusted or even some cities in United States.
3. Super-high-SPF sunscreen
The pitch: If SPF 30 is good, SPF 100 must be three times better.
The truth: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “SPF 15 blocks approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 blocks 97 percent; and SPF 50 blocks 98 percent.” Think that’s confusing? You’re not alone. Consumers are so befuddled by the (often meaningless) claims sunscreen makers use that the FDA is issuing a whole new set of rules to try to clear things up. What’s more, SPF only measures one kind of harmful ultraviolet ray, and all sunscreens need to be reapplied every couple of hours. For more information visit our sunscreen slideshow (adapted from an infographic by informationisbeautiful.net): fb.me/sTz8NwzR
The exception: You’re very fair-skinned and/or your doctor recommended that or have a history of skin cancer.