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👉WHO releases important updates to its Family Planning Handbook 🔖

⏭providing health workers and policymakers with the most updated information on contraceptive options.

Know more:🔗
The updated manual contains 👇

📍practical measures that support the continuity of family planning services during epidemics

👉including wider access to self-administered contraceptives, & direct distribution of contraceptives through pharmacies.

🔗 One woman handed another woman contraceptive pills. Close-up
👍For the first time, this edition of the Handbook includes a dedicated chapter to guide family planning services for women & adolescents at high risk of HIV.

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SLEEP is not the only way to REST.

6 ways to recover your body and energy.

How to recharge your body and mind!

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#selfcare #mentalhealth #body #mind #recharge
1. Physical rest, which can be passive or active, i.e. sleeping, napping, yoga or work out to improve your body circulation and flexibility.

Hence, even at night when you do not fall asleep immediately you are resting and recharging.
2. Mental rest to shut down your monkey mind and to slow down your mind.

It can be walks in nature or just sitting and self-reflecting!
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1) Are you a Yes-person? "Yes-people" identify strongly with always being there for everyone else. Our default answer is Yes, even if inside we are screaming "Nooooooo!". There are all kinds of reasons for this. #selfcare #mentalhealth (see thread) Image
2) Maybe throughout your life you have been praised and rewarded for ignoring your own needs and putting everyone else first. Maybe you're afraid of what will happen if you start saying no. You don't like feeling guilty, or fear people getting angry or not liking you as much.
3) This isn't about becoming a selfish person either (most people who worry intensely about being selfish are usually not being overtly selfish, it's a pretty good litmus test). It's good to want to help people, and it's important to be there for others.
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Comfort breeds Fear.

Comfort bring peace of mind to you, either through physical sensation, or through a mental relief.

But it can become a prison or a trap, particularly if you are there because of fear and avoidance.

Fear stays as you stay in Your Comfort. When you step out of your box, your willpower heightens. Your confidence climbs. Your brilliance soars.

You don’t have to worry about your things being taken away if you're not attached to it. That’s a really nice feeling.

Appreciate it, but don't NEED it.

It is always a personal choice to deny reality due to lack of self-interest.

Don't use your freedom to chain you in comfort.

Don't let comfort to chain you in fear.

Follow ➡️ @thinkinginsight
For more inspiring insights ✨
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I used to get paid $20k/day to advise early stage #startups. Average revenue growth of the startups I advised was 10x over two years.

I gave the #founders the same advice every time.

Pre-product-market-fit founders should organize their schedules like this.

A short thread 🧵
1) You have lots of great ideas about how your company can make money.

Figure out which ONE is most promising and spend 70% of your time executing on it.

If someone is buying one of your products, learn everything you can about them and find more people like them to buy it.
2) Choose one or two other ideas that are promising and allow yourself 5% of your time to begin laying the groundwork for them.

Having conversations with people who can help you build the idea later, or speaking with target customers about their interest in the idea.
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Hot #phdtip for the super driven goal-oriented type-a perfectionists to GET MORE REST & loosen your grip:

Set goals or a mini 'challenge' for your fun/leisure/social life

Examples in thread below


#phdchat #phdlife @PhDVoice @OpenAcademics #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter
* meet/call/zoom non PhD friends/family at least once a week
* try a new recipe/bake once a week
* see one art exhibition a month
* Set a leisure reading challenge (like @goodreads annual book challenge)
* knit a blanket for a friend's new baby before their birth
* do your fave workout 3 x a week
* set a daily step goal ('bonus points' for getting those steps away from your lab/dept eg in nature/gym/neighbourhood walk)
* get to bed every night before 10pm
* get 8 hours sleep a night
* do one 5-min meditation (e.g. @Headspace or @calm)
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1/10 The market is in turmoil, $LUNA went to zero and $UST has de-pegged, we hope everyone is okay.

Financial health is important, but so is your mental health.

Here's a checklist of things you should do to keep yourself calm. 🧵👇🏻

#mentalhealth #wellness #selfcare
2/10 Money comes and goes, but you can always earn it back.

What's important is our survival. We just need to survive so that we can fight another day!

Let's take it one step at a time.
3/10 Firstly, you want to assess your financial situation.

Do you have 6 months of cash to survive? This includes rent and debt payments.

If you don't, you should try to achieve this asap for peace of mind, even if it means selling at a loss until you have enough cash. #NFA
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This is a good time to redirect frustration and pain onto creative outlets and prayer.

By all means, do your online activism.

But balance that out with self-care Address your mental, spiritual and emotional needs.

Self-neglect will not solve the problem.

Some Tips ⬇️

Look for signs of burnout (use Google) and assess yourself honestly

Whilst your voice matters, so too does your spirit.

Take a break from Twitter to recharge for a few days.

You can continue supporting your cause in other ways.
Redirect the brain to different activities for a change. Art, games on your phone, deep breathing, music.

This isn't escapism. Some of the best ideas come when we're in the middle of doing something unrelated. (Like Archimedes shouting EUREKA! In his bathtub)
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Eine der (wenigen!) traurigen Dinge am Prof-Dasein:
Die Schulferien passen quasi NIE zum Semester.
Und natürlich wird da nirgendwo im Hochschulsystem auf solche Belange von Familien Rücksicht genommen - selbst nicht @UniLuebeck als #FamiliengerechteHochschule. Als Prof ...
@UniLuebeck ... kann man nämlich nicht einfach "Urlaub nehmen" - SH gehört hier wie Bayern zu #TeamAbgegolten - also:…
@UniLuebeck "In den Landesgesetzen wird durchgehend bestimmt, dass der Erholungsurlaub in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit zu nehmen (z. B. Berlin) oder durch die vorlesungsfreie Zeit abgegolten ist (z. B. Bayern)." Super Sache das!
Aber hey: Das ist Nörgeln auf SEHR,
Sehr hohem Niveau!
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"The @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

▪Charities that help the war effort, children, elderly, animals... for blood donation and more.

All are linked in post. Please RT.

#UkraineWar #UkraineInvasion…
This list was published by Forbes Magazine

10 Ways To Help The People Of Ukraine Right Now via @Forbes…
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦 : guided by evidence, jurisdictions are easing restrictions. This next phase is good news, but as with all change, uncertainties can make us feel uneasy. It’s okay to proceed at your own pace, with #VaccinesPlus.
2/4 What won’t change is our ability to use tools and supports to assess risks for ourselves/our family that allow us to make informed decisions and take measures to reduce the risks when, where and how works best for us. #AtYourOwnPace ➡️…
3/4 There are also free tools that can help you assess and track your well-being + find free #MentalHealth resources to help you go your pace through these times of change, e.g. #PocketWell, a free companion app to @WellnessCdn ➡️
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Looking forward to hearing more about the latest research on how those in the UK that experience #PeriodPoverty have been impacted by the #Coronavirus pandemic #PeriodsInAPandemic
First @EmmaCraddock89 & @bloody_spoonie give a brief overview of the "Periods In A Pandemic" project- focusing on how women, girls & people who menstruate have managed their menstrual health during the pandemic #PeriodsInAPandemic
Williams says that the project sought not only to inform how #PeriodPoverty initiatives have adapted and could improve during the pandemic, as well as centre the voices & experiences of those affected in the policymaking debate #PeriodsInAPandemic
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Weil Herr #Lanz gerade so große Probleme mit den "besorgten Bürgern" hat, die ja irgendwie nicht so richtig verstehen, was gerade vor sich geht.
Ein Thread aus meiner anwaltlichen Beratungspraxis. 1/x
Ich berate u.a. Arbeitgeber im Gesundheitsbereich. Also diejenigen, die gerade von der Impfpflicht tatsächlich betroffen sind und die im Heilmittelbereich das Problem haben, dass sie eine hohe Quote an nichtgeimpften Mitarbeitern haben. 2/x
zB Therapeuten, die Behandlungen über 15-30 Minuten am Stück in einem 8 qm großen Raum, oft ohne Außenlüftung am Patienten durchführen. Die also sehr nah dran sind. An Menschen, die nicht "nur" einen Hexenschuss haben u sonst pumperlgsund sind. 3/x
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It's #UHCDay!

The #COVID19 pandemic emphasized and exacerbated health inequities around the 🌍 . WHO calls on governments, donors and leaders to prioritize 👇

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On #UHCDay, we must remind everyone that it's not just #COVID19 that’s killing people. It's:
-lack of access
-years of living with health conditions that haven't been properly managed because of their skin colour, ethnicity, or social group
We all have different health needs, but our right to health is the same. Health systems must be ready to provide the full spectrum of
services based on our needs, not our ability to pay.
That means #HealthForAll! Image
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#BlackFriday2021 still going strong. We are here to help you find what's worth your money and what isn't. Follow this thread for the best Black Friday deals: #BlackFriday
LG Dual Inverter Air Conditioner for $339 ($40 off) It might be a strange time to buy an air conditioner in most parts of the US, but this is the lowest price ever on this #WIREDRecommends AC unit. #BlackFriday
📷: LG Image
★ Burrow Nomad Sofa from $1,345 (15 percent off)
Burrow's #BlackFriday sale offers up to 15 percent off, with additional savings based on how much you spend. The Arch Nomad Sectional includes a chaise lounge and therefore costs a bit more.
📷: Burrow Image
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We want to share some tips and reminders on how to deal with climate anxiety and grief. We also want to remind you that you're not alone. 🫂🌎❤️

#ClimateCrisis #Anxiety #MentalHealth #SelfCare

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Whether you witness it from your window or from your computer, the #ClimateCrisis can feel overwhelming.

Although the most common phrase to describe this is ‘climate anxiety’, @Carolinehickma from @ClimatePsychol thinks we should be saying ‘climate empathy’ instead.

Being ‘climate empathetic’ is actually a good thing.

Being empathetic with the Earth means we understand the problem and want to help. It can drive us to take action. It's esp. useful when a critical mass of people is needed to have an impact, like in a campaign group.

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In the spirit of normalizing burnout and encouraging breaks in #academia and #parenting, I’m happy to share that my husband and I have taken 4 days off to escape all of our responsibilities. We’re doing a hotel staycation and it has been bliss. But reactions have been…mixed. 🧵
For the most part people have been cool, but there have also been a lot of passive-aggressive, guilt-inducing comments like, “How do you have the time for that”, “My kids would lose their shit if I left for that long”, “I wish I could do that but I have way too much work”.
These kinds of thoughts and comments are what has sustained a culture of performative overwork in both of these domains for way too long. Breaks and rest boost productivity over the long term, and you can’t do quality scholarship or parenting if you’re exhausted and checked out.
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Starting #AAP2021 #COCM #CNACH session w @LanreFalusi on overcoming communication barriers
1) Look within: admit/ID biases, raise awareness
- don’t just ask BIPOC friends “to teach you”
- reflect on your own experiences
- intentionally diversify network
- question everything!
2) Use inclusive language
- It’s not them, it’s us: focus on collective orientation rather than labeling (shoutout @DrOmolara!)
- Strength-based language: focus on assets (vs deficits) and recognize disparities eg underserved ➡️ under-resourced

Humanizing stories: provide emotional appeal, counter-narrative for neg stereotypes (shoutout @juliemlinton)
- ppl remember narratives, not stats/facts
- portray ppl in hopeful terms eg victim ➡️ survivor
- AVOID centering our perspective, blind spots, etc
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Here’s something I’d like to try. Below are a list of workshop ideas that I have ready to go but wonder about interest. These would be first Live on Instagram and Facebook but then published to my website for free viewing & my YouTube channel. Like or comment. Here they are:
Autistic bug out bag: how to prepare yourself for sensory inputs while enjoying the adventure of life

Like or comment to support this video creation by The unLibrarian.

#autism #neurodiverse #neurodiversity #ConstructiveAdaptation #EverydayMagic #SelfCare
The link between self advocacy and confidence: removing the aggressive narrative

Like or comment to support this video creation by The unLibrarian.

#advocacy #disability #SelfCare
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#mindfulmonday THREAD & we're all about gratitude! It starts with us as parents, carers, caregivers, grown ups. Show up for your little one's by helping them appreciate the small things in life. The things that make the 🌎 beautiful, sparkle, shine.
We know it's been a tough year. We've been #homeschooling, #parentinginapandemic and working. It's been rough, full stop. But remember the clapping, the rainbows, the neighbourly kindnesses. That's the human in us all shining through.
This week, try to focus on #gratitude. 🙏

Here's some ideas! 👇👇 What works for you?

🏺Make a gratitude jar together
👀 Spend some time appreciating your surroundings together
💬 Talk about what makes your little ones happy. Tell them.
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1/🧵 Giving & Receiving Advice:

My medical advice is not infallible. Maybe I’m wrong and maybe my patient knows it? Maybe that’s one reason she/he is non-compliant. Even if I am right, it might not be the time in that person‘s life to hear the message.

#selfcare #medtwitter
2/ A pt may seem to be listening & carefully taking it all in. But later that morning she/he may leave against medical advice (AMA). What are we to think when we give our best #advice and others don’t take it? Especially in the medical field?
#tipsfornewinterns #tipsfornewdocs
3/ First of all, of course, unsolicited advice is #criticism. Especially when I’m not with a patient, I try to resist all urges to give unsolicited advice.
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🆕 recommendations for screening and treatment to prevent #CervicalCancer will help countries take the next step towards elimination. Cervical #cancer is the 4th most common cancer among women worldwide 🌎🌍🌏

#CervicalCancer is almost entirely preventable and treatable with the HPV vaccine, screening and treatment - but in 2020, more than half a million women 👩‍🦰👵🧕 contracted the disease, and over 340 000 women died as a result.
This must change.

The 🆕 recommendations have 🔑 updates for countries working to meet the life-saving targets set out in the WHO Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of #CervicalCancer by 2030:
🎯70% of women are regularly screened
🎯90% of women with the disease receive treatment
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Quit porn today/Quit masturbating. Live a life your were destined to live.

#Lifegoeson #selfcare #Motivation
Before judging, these are tested and agreed upon by many people.
1. Testosterone levels increase at around day 7 of abstaining. This increases motivation and confidence.
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How do you show up for yourself? Inspire me! Tell us in the comments 👇
We've been talking about rest + how you look after yourself. How do you do that? Sometimes I struggle. As a self-employed entrepreneur, a parent, and a 'Doer', I find it hard to rest.
But being diagnosed with a life changing #chronicillness six years ago meant I had to find a way to rest. In part that fuelled my decision to start meditation practice. Then more recently, I've had another health diagnosis, and even my consultant mentioned last week...
...that I might want to think about paring back what I do everyday. It's tiring managing your health, looking after a child, cooking dinners, washings, working two jobs, keeping up with the school emails (is it dress down, or dress up day!!!?).....etc....etc.....etc!
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