From time to time, all of us can feel upset, lonely, stressed or down – especially if things have not gone as planned or a person has experienced a difficult event like a bereavement or loss of someone close to them. Having these feelings is quite normal and usually over time, […]
The Wikipedia definition is as follows:-
….. mindfulness is defined as moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, characterized mainly by “acceptance” – attention to thoughts and feelings without judging whether they are right or wrong.
Whether you think that sounds simple or incredibly […]
Journalling? Keeping a diary? It can be a good idea to help you organise your thoughts daily. It can help you give an outlet to your thoughts and feelings like no other. Here are a few ways that it can help up when you keep a regular, daily journal.
Slowing down your thought process. If […]
Every start of the year gives us a great feeling that there is ‘hope’. That’s most probably why we make New Year resolutions. We all want that this year be better or if not, as happy and fortunate as the last. Nevertheless, no matter how we try to start things right, troubles often come our […]
Our bodies and minds can be trained to be fitter and stronger and more resilient. Below are a few ideas to try …..
Don’t take things personally
Are people always making you the target of their conversations? If someone does say something mean it doesn’t make it true. You can take it or leave […]
When we get married we all would like to think that ours will be the one that lasts and with all the stresses of life it is all too easy to let go of the relationship and end up with a separation….. even though both partners […]
Mental Health and Mental Illness You felt something was wrong and you went to see a doctor. It was confirmed you had a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety disorder, or something. What happens next? Telling friends and family? Mental health issues can lead to isolation. The Mental Illness Stigma Despite the flood of […]
Can we carry on 24/7?
Why relax? When you are relaxing, you are allowing your body to regulate its stress hormones properly. When you’re always faced with stressful events or situations, your system releases a cocktail of adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones are necessary to heighten your body’s responses and deal with external threats […]
On our everyday journey through life we sometimes question if we are happy. Being emotionally intelligent (EI) can help us gain a sense of happiness and creativity in our lives. Emotional intelligence is the ‘capacity to reason about emotions and emotional information, and of emotions to enhance thought’. Accordingly people with high emotional intelligence (EI) […]
Dreams or nightmares
When we are asleep we dream. Whether you remember much about them or not, we all do it. Some of the dreams are more like nightmares so can we influence ourselves to have nicer dreams? Below is a list of some stimuli that may […]
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