Personal Growth Articles

Here at RUBY magazine we strive to offer resources for your spiritual growth and encouragement for your walk with the LORD. Some of our writers also provide advice for personal growth and development, and we want to share that information with you here.

How To Help A Family Member With Their Anxieties 

by Stanley Popovich

 What do you do when someone you know has to deal with persistent fears, anxieties, or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to get the person to seek the services of a professional who can lead them in the right direction and give them the help they need. In addition, here are some other techniques you can use to help the person cope.

Learn as much as you can in managing anxiety and depression. There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with fear and anxiety.

Be understanding and patient with the person struggling with their fears. Dealing with depression and anxiety can be difficult for the person so do not add more problems than what is already there.

In every anxiety-related situation you experience, begin to learn what works, what doesn’t work, and what you need to improve on in managing your fears and anxieties.

When your fears and anxieties have the best of you, seek help from a professional. The key is to be patient, take it slow, and not to give up. In time, you will be able to find those resources that will help you with your problems.

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. Stan’s managing fear book has become very popular with over 300 positive book reviews and counting. Please read the many book reviews of Stan’s popular book by going to Stan’s website at



What Is Type 2 Diabetes And How To Recover From It

by Trudy Seeger

There are various stages of diabetes. Not all people who know that they have diabetes are actually the patient of diabetes mellitus. The modernization in foods and drinks has given the birth to another type of diabetes through the recent few decades. It is the Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is also considered a pre-diabetic stage, where the body goes into a state that diabetes may culminate anytime.

What is the difference between diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is that stage, when the body can no more produce the much needed insulin due to the inactive pancreas. Due to lack of enough insulin or no insulin at all, the body cannot convert the glucose obtained from foods into energy which the cells need to live, grow and stay active. What happens is that all that glucose pools into the blood stream which is thus called the high blood sugar condition. This is a lifelong problem, and is non-curable.

Type 2 diabetes is not that serious. Here insulin is sill produced. But the power of the pancreas is not in full. It diminishes everyday. As a result not allof the blood sugar is transformed into energy, and a high portion of it stays in the blood. This partial diabetic condition is referred to as Type 2 Diabetes. It is curable, and completely reversible. That’s because the pancreas is still active. If lifestyle changes, diet changes, enough medication, and exercises are done, thenthe pancreas can again be brought to full action, thus creating requires levels of insulin.

What causes Type 2 Diabetes?

Genetics affects it highly. Many people are pre diabetic just because they have inherited the wrong genes which have slowed down their insulin production. Another reason is obesity or over weight. Some people are obese and have excess fat. Some are simply over weight, and in both conditions that can’t make enough insulin as the pancreases cannot provide for all the extra weight you carry. There are many more medical conditions which can bring on Type 2 diabetes.

How to detect Type 2 diabetes

There are a few symptoms which tell that you may have type 2 diabetes. These are similar to those of diabetes. Frequent urination, cold sweats, lack of control on eating, excessive hunger obesity, overweight, growing pot belly are some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. You can do a few blood tests to confirm if you are really having this condition. The A1C test, random blood glucose test, fasting glucose test are some of the tests that can tell if you have this condition or not.

How to fight Type 2 diabetes?

If you find out, that you have this condition, you simply need medical care and a good lifestyle. A good lifestyle does most of the job. And you need medical help like a few supplements and medications to control the body during the recovery phase, so that you may get out of this condition. A  constant healthy lifestyle maintenance, and exercising is required to get back the healthy life and maintain that forever.

Author Bio: Trudy Seeger is an expert in guiding patients who have Diabetes Mellitus and Type 2 Diabetes. He has written a lot of helpful articles on these, and his writings and the authors choice are great resources to find help and make a healthy start for a diabetes free life.


Here at RUBY magazine we strive to offer resources for your spiritual growth and encouragement for your walk with the LORD. Some of our writers also provide advice for personal growth and development, and we want to share that information with you here. All information posted here has been submitted to RUBY magazine and blog as a resource, but does not in any way claim to offer professional advice in any area of physical or mental well-being. For additional information on any of these topics, please contact the individual writers. RUBY magazine and blog cannot assume any responsibility for the results of any individual implementing these suggestions in their life.

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