Health buzz – jaewon – Blood types

This issue is something new for me. The first time I heard of it, I was thinking if it was true so I decided to explore more into this topic and also share some facts that people may not know. This is very important because there are two types of blood in my family. My mother, sister, twin, and I have the same blood type, which is “A” while my father has “O”.  I have noticed that my personality is more similar to my mom’s. This made me check the blood type horoscope to see if it is possible. Since I know our blood types, it was easy for me to see the relationship between my personality and mom’s character. I researched on some facts and studies about the topic. I discovered that it in 1930 when Tokeji Furukawa, a Japanese professor, published a paper claiming that the different blood types reflected the personalities  of those had the same types. In Japanese, they call it “ketsueki-gata” or blood type categorization similar to astrological horoscope. Since then, many books have been published and have become bestsellers. The concept of reading personalities through blood type is similar to a tradition common to Chinese and Koreans. Chinese tradition has a way to determine personality through the use of the zodiac signs. It is easy to understand this because the only thing that you need to know is the date of birth. Personality and even some predictions in the future such as luck and marriage can be read through the signs.  I was born on March 15, 2003. My zodiac sign is Pisces and it was during the year of the rooster. I am compassionate, adaptable and acceptable based on my zodiac. Personality is something that fascinates me. It is quite amusing to learn that the chemicals in the blood may have something to do with the way we feel, think, and react.   Further research into the use of blood types to determine personality may help people in the future. It may also determine possible detection of diseases that may affect individuals. This blood type theory affects everyone from children to teenagers. Since they find the blood type as a determinant of personality, teenagers who are having problems coping with the changes in adolescence can be helped and guided by their personality blood type.

Although this is not yet highly proven by science, I have learned that there is a possibility of predicting personality through blood type. I do not look at blood type anymore as a way to help people who need blood transfusion. Blood types can not be used to know more about anyone not just in the family. This can used in office to determine whom the company should hire or promote. Scientists and psychologists should conduct further researched on this trend so that blood types would become an accurate guide to understanding behaviors. According to popular belief in Japan, type As are sensitive perfectionists and good team players, but over-anxious. Type Os are curious and generous but stubborn. ABs are arty but mysterious and unpredictable, and type Bs are cheerful but eccentric, individualistic and selfish. This is one way to understand people to help them improve their talents and their interpersonal communication. The goal of this is not to stereotype people. Many people are afraid that they may be victims of prejudices when they are looking for a job or are closing a deal with a business partner. However, employers can use this as a guide but not an absolute measurement of people’s personalities. For example, a person who is applying for a job that has a particular blood type that the manager of the company has a bias against from previous experience may not hire that person. Some people are a bit pessimistic on the accuracy of the classification. It is not about being accurate; it is more on just possibilities in the future. Maybe one day, we will all be waking up to this new way of classifying people’s personalities. Part of knowing the blood type is the suggestion that each type should have specific diet to make the person healthier.blood-types-blood-group-system

Depression – Joaquin

I chose to research the topic of depression because with all of the problems concerning our grade level, I think that many people are exposed to the causes of depression and therefore are vulnerable to depression. This issue relates to me because I notice that there are many decisions and situations in life that could ruin my family’s relationship, or my own personal interests. I also notice that there are many areas where large amounts of stress are exerted. Being exposed to these types of situations are telltale signs that I am liable to depression. Before I started researching about depression, I knew that depression started off by growing from outside sources(traumatic experiences), but becomes self-sufficient by damaging the person’s self esteem. I also knew that it affects one’s mental and physical health, and that the victim can be left sad and angry. The connections between my past learning and this topic is that I’ve also assumed that cases come from failing to break bad habits, such as procrastination, disorganization, and shyness. This issue is relevant to today’s problems, not only because we are studying self respect now, but also because there are many social problems in our grade level that makes us vulnerable and this is an important issue because of its effects. Depression can tempt teenagers into suicidal actions, could damage their education, and could hurt their relationships.

Depression

Depression

When people are depressed, they seem to lack effort in continuing to live their life, and they waste their time thinking about all their trouble. This picture represents that by using an example. After researching, I’ve learned that not only does this issue have a resounding impact, but many of our population today is at risk of developing depression, and is liable to many of its symptoms. This learning experience reminded me to think about the impact of the concepts we are learning, and how that knowledge can be applied to real life.
In my opinion, I think that this issue should be a top priority for building our society because there is no use is raising a generation that quits at every turn & is not self confident. What surprised me when I was researching depression was how short some cases can be, and how there are different types of depressions that vary for different people. I now think of depression as not a symptom, but a disease on its own, dangerous and capable as a physical disease. The information I give can be used to help others who do have depression. A common misunderstanding is that it is a temporary and minor setback in life, but if not treated, depression can lead to life-changing consequences for the victim. Depression cannot be solved in a simple talk with someone about your problems, it must be resolved over time. Some problems with depressions is that its symptoms can be traumatic and permanent, but people today are focused on resolving these symptoms for others they trust, and their support allows one to gain more purpose in life. I now think that Wellness is taught to not only address many health issues, but also to resolve them and build relationships with the people around you so that you can work together to solve a problem.

Lucid Dreaming – Ye Jin Jang

People always wonder, what is Lucid Dreaming? Lucid dreaming means dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming or allowing the person to control their dreams. “Lucid” is the sense of mental clarity. Lucidity usually begins in the middle of a dream, when the dreamer realizes that the experience is not occurring in the physical reality, but is a dream. This can be often found by the dreamer noticing some impossible or unlikely occurrence, like flying or meeting something that no longer exists. Some techniques of lucid dreaming is to keep a dream journal, it will help you to recall dreams. So every time you wake up, write down what your dream was, write what you remember. You would also need to perform reality checks too.

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I chose this topic because when I first heard about ‘Lucid Dreaming’ I didn’t know a single thing about it, I didn’t even know that Lucid Dreaming existed. But when I started researching about it, I thought that it was very new and unique. Also, lots of people could’ve not known what Lucid Dreaming was, so I wanted to try to introduce this new topic to everyone so that they can also learn about something new that they never heard of. My brother, who is in college, also did a project based on Lucid Dreaming and he tried to do it. I’ve always wanted to learn more about what he was doing and try to research about it. Lucid Dreaming worked for him, he was able to control his dreams too. It took him several days to make the techniques to Lucid Dreaming as a habit. I also had some unusual dreams, where I was flying and meeting deceased people and I wanted to find out more about it.

I learned a lot about Lucid Dreaming and how it’s worked. I never thought of controlling dreams or doing reality checks, it was a really fun topic to learn about and research. Since Lucid Dreaming was a fun topic, I am now more interested in Wellness more than I used to be and I know that there also lots of other topics that are interesting to learn about. I am going to try to follow the steps of Lucid Dreaming and try to see if it can work for me, it can possibly work for everyone!

 

 

Lucid Dreaming By: Mason

Lucid Dreaming By: Mason Dineen

what is lucid dreaming a question that many of you may have well i am here to answer that
lucid dreaming is is a state of dreaming were they person is coherent of dreaming this allows theperson to be able to control there dreams allowing you to do anything you want say you want tofly though London you can and it will fill as real as that sandwich you had for lunch and thebest thing about lucid dreaming is you can taste food if you have eaten enough of that foodyour brain can remember the nuro transmission of the food meaning when you eat that food in yourdream you’ll taste that food now before you grab you pillow

and blanket and head off to sleep
lucid dreaming takes practice to happen without practice lucid dreaming will only happen once in a lifetime so if you want to lucid dream you need to use these dream awareness Techniques first off you need to Keep a dream journal. Keep it close by your bed at night, and write down your dream immediately after waking, or the emotions and sensations you experience right when you wake up. This will train you to remember more of your dreams, which is important for lucid dreaming Plus, there’s not much point in controlling your dreams if you forget the experience before the morning the next Use reality checks frequently. Every few hours during the day, ask yourself “Am I dreaming?”
With enough practice, you’ll start following the habit in your dreams as well, cluing you in to the fact that you’re dreaming also Repeat “I will be aware that I’m dreaming” each time you fall asleep. Each night as you fall asleep, repeat to yourself “I will know I’m dreaming” or a similar phrase until you drift out of consciousness. using a rote phrase to turn the awareness of your dreaming into an automatic habit and

for the last Techniques is Learn to recognize your personal dream signs. Read through your journal regularly and look for recurring “dream signs.” These are recurring situations or events that you may notice in your dreams. Become familiar with these, and you may recognize them while you dream, and therefore notice that you’re dreaming now learning about all of this you may wonder about the benefits of lucid dreaming well here are a few Lucid dreamers explore their inner creative potential and probably the coolest Lucid dreamers meet and interact with their heroes so if you would like to to have a lunch with Albert Einstein or Nikola tesla or play basket ball with Michael Jordan
now thats all i have so you can run off and sleep as much as you want

Megh-Social Anxiety/Phobia

You can never relax. You are paranoid. You are always on edge.

This is textbook for people with social anxiety. They deal with it on a daily basis, and it is at a constant rate. No break, no nothing.

Social anxiety, or otherwise commonly known as social phobia is a chronic condition that deals with immense fear and apprehension. It’s basically when a person has an unnerving fears of social situations. People tend to be self-conscious and have a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. The fear may be procreated or worsened by a lack of social skills or experience. Due to the fear, the person goes through social experience in great anguish, or avoids it all together. Plus, people with social anxiety disorder often suffer “anticipatory” anxiety, which is the fear of a situation before it even happens. Often times the fear is unreasonable, yet the person still is incapable of overcoming it.

I chose this topic for many reasons. For one, several of my family members have dealt with it, and it is certainly not a walk in the park. I always have wondered what exactly makes someone have anxiety, and whether it was a disorder or not. Growing up in a society where mental disorders are romanticized and sought after, I decided to see what it was really all about. In addition, this fits perfectly with our respect unit. It is imperative for us to acknowledge what other people may be going through and their experiences and troubles before we judge them.

This issue is very relevant to our current age. Many teenagers are faced with common things that may drive or create social anxiety. These may include bullying or embarrassing moments, all of which occur several times throughout adolescence. I had never truly known the enormity of the whole situation, but it turns out that about 3.7% of the U.S. population or approximately 11.8 million Americans are affected by anxiety disorder and social phobia per year. This makes us more prone to the disorder, because we are exposed to the causes nearly everyday.

My learning has changed immensely. I am now aware of another problem plaguing society, one with large effects sweeping our globe. Before, I was unaware of mental health and moreover how to respect people with certain disorders. Now, I have been able to walk through their shoes and know what it is truly like to experience this horrible disorder. This helps me gain a better insight on different people in the world, which can be applied to several areas in wellness.How-Social-Anxiety-Feels03

Racism-Matthew Johnson

 

I chose Racism as my topic because a lot of teenagers are effected by racism. I am one of those people that people have been racist to, and it’s very stressful. I makes it hard to do anything at school, and then I also have to deal with loads of tests.

Racism hurts you, it hurts anyone, we all are affected differently depending on where you are in life. Teenagers aren’t immune to the effects of racism.

Every teenager and every family has their own capabilities. So too the reasons and dynamics of every race is different. Therefore it is very hard to predict or prescribe how particular teens will respond to people being racist to them.

However it is slowly decreasing the risk factors for the teens who are being racist over the years.

During racism, teens can become very depressed and distracted, leading to them giving less attention to school and to anyone basically. This results in teens becoming very overwhelmed and/or not go to school and stay in their room for days.

 

 

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Positive Thinkers By Mia

So many people in the world think that to be “healthy” is just to not eat bad food,  to not smoke, etc. But there is more to being healthy than what you can’t do. You can do things to not only live a healthier life but to live a happier life too, which is why I chose this topic. I find it fascinating how you can be happy and healthy at the same time.Positive thinking is one of a fascinating secret to a happy and healthy life. Positive thinking is a mental attitude or personality where your general outcome is to make both yourself and others feel happy.

How can you be a positive thinker? Well, you can start by being open to humor. Giving yourself permission to smile and laugh can decrease your stress levels, especially during hard times. Follow a healthy lifestyle. Exercising three times a week can positively improve your mood and reduce stress. Identifies areas of change. To be more optimistic, identifying areas that you typically are negative about can help If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you typically think negatively about, whether it’s work, sports, or even your extracurricular activities. You can start small by focusing on one area to approach in a more positive way. Positive thinking can reduce your stress level by a ton when you have the right mindset. Positive thinking can also help you because it decreases depression, and can bring your rates of depression down. Another health benefit is that it can outcome to a better psychological and physical well-being.

Helen Keller was and is still one of the most inspiring notables in history. If you don’t know who Helen Keller is, she was a person who was both deaf and blind, but still managed to do things that even people who could see and hear couldn’t do, like write her own book, and earn a degree for the bachelor of arts. She is one of my biggest inspirations because even when she couldn’t see or hear anyone or anything, she stayed positive throughout her life, and always focused on what she had rather than what she didn’t have. Helen Keller once said: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” This inspires us to celebrate what we have done already, rather than mourn over what we haven’t done yet.


OCD By: Heavah Bromley

I decided to write about OCD which stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.I chose this issue because it can be very serious topic and I wanted to know more about what it is and what it can do. This topic relates to me because I personally have it, and since I have it, it is easier for me to understand how it can affect someone’s life and how it causes everything around them to change as well. I wanted to know more about it so that I know better than my prior knowledge of what it is actually capable of. I also know that it can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and many more side effects. It also can be caused by traumatic experiences such as physical or mental abuse and degrading yourself to a lower level. Even though I have gone thorough similar experiences, it is just my thought that I should really understand it and know perfectly well of what is happening so that I can be ready for any future situations and not be caught off guard. This is important to me because I can connect with it and if I know more about it I can help people who have the same problems I have had or went through. This affects teens all around the world because it could possibly lead to a high level of stress over, grades, organization skills, and being perfect in general.

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In my prior knowledge I knew OCD had obsessive and compulsive contribution, but I didn’t know exactly what they were and what they meant. I have learned all about it now, for example: Obsessions can be thoughts like “Did I lock my door?” Or “How many germs do I have right now?” and this will lead to compulsions which are like: cleaning your hands constantly, or locking the door numerous times. My new opinion is that it can be very scary and critical if it is extended to a point in ones life. Extreme OCD can lead to extreme side affects which does not help the process. I found it really interesting that approximately 2.3% of the world population between ages 18- 54 suffers from OCD, about 3.3 million people have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Many times people misunderstand the difference between being OCD and just being a clean, organized person. with all of my research I found that these two things are very different. Overall I think this topic relates to wellness because it deals with mental health and mental health was one of the things we have learnt in wellness. There is a benefit to it though. You set high goals for yourself, you are very cautious and no one will steal anything of yours :). But there is a way to get rid of the bad parts of OCD to keep a positive mindset and dont let it control you.

Pablo – Videogaming

I chose this topic videogaming because me as a person that enjoys “gaming” and puts lots of time into it I wanted to see how it has affected me and how it affects everyone. I looked up some “Pros and Cons”. Some Pros of videogaming are: You can make new friends, Play online with friends,, Improved focus, Sports games can increase physical activity because you might want to try out something you can do in a videogame for example a if in a Football/Soccer game like FIFA you like to do skills you might also want to do them in real life. And finally videogaming improves your decision making.

Yes, There are many Cons to videogaming. An obvious one is Bad eyesight this doesn’t mean that you put your eyes to gaming 1 hour and your blind it is only heavily affected if your a person who plays 12 or so hours a day everyday!  Another Con is violence and agression in children and adults heavily linked to violent games which include: Shooting, Brutal death, Murder, etc. Child obesity is a huge part as children that spend hours gaming have no physical activity and it really affects them because physical activity is a very important thing in your lifestyle and sometimes videogames can prevent you from it. The biggest one is addiction because when playing a videogame you want to play more and more and this creates your cycle of playing and it creates all these bad things for you that affect you.

While researching onto videogames after years of playing them and im sure everyone has played a videogame for a while many times in their life and I don’t see myself any bad. I kinda have changed a little maybe i don’t know but I don’t see videogames a bad thing but neither a good thing. As long as your time on screen playing is regulated fairly everything is perfect!imgres

Introverts and Extroverts- Isabel

Introverts and Extroverts are types of personalities to show what you are most comfortable with. Extroverts are outgoing and have a lot of friends. They love spending their energy with a big groups of friends. Introverts, on the other hand are reserved to themselves and have a few very close friends. Unlike extroverts, they enjoy spending their energy on being alone or in very small groups with people who they are comfortable with. There is also ambivert. This is for if you are sometimes and introvert and sometimes an extrovert.

This relates to me because in 2012, my mom showed me a ted talk on Susan Cain about The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. As well as being my first Ted Talk I watched, this was the first time I found out that I was introverted and what it was. I also realized why I act differently than others.

This is important because you’ll get to know what is best for your Mental and Social Health. For example, introverts usually feel tired when spending time in huge groups for a really long time. Also, you can understand why you or other people act a certain way, like the photo. Can you guys who is who (extrovert and introvert)? By knowing all of this, it can help people, especially teenagers with their personal growth.

We can understand why introverts need to spend time alone sometimes, while extroverts love interacting with people.

We can understand why introverts need to spend time alone sometimes, while extroverts love interacting with people.

I learnt how much knowing about this can help you with understanding why people act differently than others. This has influenced my thinking because I know now not to be so confused or to judge when people socialize in a different way than I do.