Trying to get rid of all your worries is like a game of whack-a-mole. Even when you bash one down, more will pop up. Therefore, to live well with anxiety, you need a strategy other than convincing yourself that bad things won’t happen. To help you find that, here are five questions to think aboutContinue reading “5 Questions for Your Anxiety”
Approximately 5 percent of children lose a parent early on in life, making it rare amongst their peers and, thus, socially challenging. Children with early parental loss are more likely to experience a variety of problems, including a greater risk for depression and anxiety, difficulty with self-regulation with food, alcohol, and substances, and problems within their relationships. Early loss is a majorContinue reading “Supporting Grief”
All of us go through times of transition, challenges, and difficulties. We may have faced or will face times of loss, confusion, or heartbreak, when we realise we cannot control the way our life is unfolding, whether in our personal lives or in the world around us. With mindfulness, we can learn to move throughContinue reading “Coming Home to Yourself”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines intimacy as the “inmost thoughts or feelings; proceeding from, concerning, or affecting one’s inmost self: closely personal.” While intimacy can undoubtedly exist outside of romantic relationships, it most commonly associated with romance. Intimacy allows people to bond with each other on many levels. Therefore, it is a necessary component of healthyContinue reading “Cultivating Intimacy in Relationships”
Anger is an emotion, same as happiness and sadness. And this means that anger in itself is not a problem, but rather what we can do when we are angry. This is the same as happiness and sadness… after all, if I get so happy that I start spending all my money, then that’s anContinue reading “Letting Go…of Anger”
Exams are one of the main stressors for young people, and this stress can really affect our productivity. Here are some tips and ideas which can help you this exam season. Create the right working environment Have comfortable furniture to sit on. Get a larger desk, giving you more comfort when spreading out notes andContinue reading “Exam Season – ready for this?”
Getting to know yourself, and loving yourself, can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, experiences. After all, you’re stuck with yourself for a lifetime, might as well enjoy the ride.
There are many forms of self-harm (also known as non-suicidal self-harm). These can come in the form of cutting, hitting, pulling of hair, and so on. In another blog I will go into harm reduction when it comes to self-harm, but now I want to explore how to take care of your injuries, specifically afterContinue reading “First Aid for Self-Injuries”