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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.



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Saturday, 7 May 2011


Stress can damage your health its well documented and generally it results in high blood pressure, with resulting heart disease and strokes. I came across this article today.

You will find more on stress on my blog here on the tab at the top of this site. As for how to deal with stress well all Holistic Therapies are great for alleviating stress

Stress causes businessman's brain to 'blow a fuse' and wipes his entire memory

A businessman has lost his entire memory because he was so stressed his brain 'blew a fuse'.
Self-employed Billy Wallace, 53, was under so much pressure to make his timber haulage firm a success that his body could not cope.
Stress caused Billy's brain to 'shut down', wiping his memory in one life-changing blackout.
Blown a fuse: Billy Wallace was put under so much pressure by work that his brain shut down and wiped his memory
Blown a fuse: Billy Wallace was put under so much pressure by work that his brain shut down and wiped his memory
The devastating occurrence left the father unable to recognise his children, forcing him to relearn the simplest of tasks, even using a knife and fork.
His memories have never fully returned and doctors cannot offer answers to his nightmare ordeal.
'I was always on the go,' said Mr Wallace. 
'The work pressure built-up so much it had an effect on my personal life and I asked too much of myself at times.
'The doctor told me my brain overloaded and blew a fuse, like a safety mechanism.
'It's bizarre to think work did that to me. I've learned big lessons.
Forgotten: Mr Wallace (right) with his children Stephen and Rachel - he couldn't recognise them after his blackout
Forgotten: Mr Wallace (right) with his children Stephen and Rachel - he couldn't recognise them after his blackout
'I wish I could turn the clock back and do it differently.'
The former lorry driver decided to go it alone in 1989 and became a self-employed timber haulier.
But he found himself working 16 hours a day, six days a week and put in more time on the seventh.
He rarely had the chance to relax with his wife and children Stephen and Rachel, now 25 and 20.
But while waiting for his son Stephen to finish a music lesson in 1998, Billy became unwell and went to his car where he collapsed and suffered a total blackout - losing consciousness.
Mr Wallace, from Tynron near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, was taken to hospital where specialists told him his brain had overloaded.

I've said to myself, just worry about todays and tomorrows, leave the past be

He said: 'I was petrified. I was so alone. It was like a horror movie.
'I would wake up in the morning and it was a matter of, what do I do and how do I do it?
'All my friends and work colleagues came to visit but it just frustrated me because I didn't know them. It made me really depressed.'
Mr Wallace spent six months in hospital where he was shown how to tell the time, tie his shoes and use cutlery again.
The former forester used to be able to identify every tree but suddenly found himself seeing them as if for the first time.
Experts used stories of past events and smells to trigger memories until eventually some began returning.
However, Mr Wallace's illness clouded his life and his family broke up.
On being discharged from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary he moved in with friends and relearned how to play the guitar and sing.
But there was never a time when the memories came flooding back.
Some recollections - like his childhood home, playing school sports and the births of his children - remain, but the rest is patchy.
Dr John Higgon, a clinical psychologist at Dumfries and Galloway NHS, said the condition could be dissociative amnesia - a form of memory loss which occurs after a stressful event.
He said: 'It is extremely rare.
'It is a very traumatic experience to feel that a lot of your memories from early life have disappeared and you can't access them again.'
Now Mr Wallace is helping the organisation which was instrumental in piecing his life back together - Support In Mind Scotland.
He will cycle from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise cash for the charity next month.
'I don't remember much but I've said to myself, don't worry about it Billy, just worry about todays and tomorrows, leave the past be,' he said.
'The new memories are always good, because now I'm developing as an individual again.
'I've learned the good times of the future can drown out the bad times from the past.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1383501/Stress-causes-businessmans-brain-blow-fuse-wipes-entire-memory.html#ixzz1LgebIJpw

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I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.


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