For the first time in three decades, nearly 1 in 4 Americans have not had sex in the past year! As it turns out, according to an article found in the Salt Lake Tribune, age is a major predictor - those who were more likely to abstain from sex were older than 60 or under 30! On this episode we discuss some of the potential reasons for this trend.
According to a Gallup poll, 8 in 10 Americans report they “frequently” or “sometimes” experience stress in their daily lives, compared to about 21 percent who say they “rarely” or “never” do. It’s no question that stress, has always been prevalent here in America, and that many Americans don’t seek therapy or counseling, be it for personal reasons, because they’re just too busy, or because of social stigma associated with therapy. On today’s episode, we’re joined by virtual counselor, Aida Vazin, licensed therapist who provides therapy online and helps people overcome the stressors of everyday life!
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that nearly 45,000 Americans commit suicide each year. The average rate of suicide in 2015 was 13.26 per 100,000 in the population. In the same year, the states of Montana, Wyoming and Alaska were the top 3 states for suicide attempts, way above the national average, and the state of New Jersey was the state with the least amount of suicides per 100,000 residents. On today's episode, in light of the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we wanted to have a conversation about trends, motivations and facts around this public health and social issue, as well as share some ideas on how to prevent or reduce suicide in the population.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 1 of every 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness during any given year. In 1949, Mental Health America started a yearly observation which elevates the importance of addressing mental health, along with media campaigns, events and screenings. On this episode, the team at Ology Research Group wanted to acknowledge the national observance and talk about this relevant topic and its applicability in today’s time.
In previous episodes of our show, we have touched on the themes such as happiness, stress, trauma and its broader social implications. On today’s episode, we are accompanied by Greg Prasker, a modern-day shaman, who is dedicated to working with clients who opt to pursue more, alternative, approaches to overcoming traumatic life events and toxic stress by employing a combination of hypnosis, sound healing, energy work, Buddhist mantras and other modalities to help his clients empower themselves to live life on their own terms.
Stress is a normal part of our usual routines. Stress can often be perceived as a motivator, but it can also be considered toxic. One of the main sources of stress, is stress in the workplace. According to stress.org, the 2000 Integra Survey revealed that 65% of workers stated that workplace stress had caused difficulties and more than 10 percent described these as having major effects in their lives. The question that we came to discuss today is - how do we maintain a work-life balance?