Blog on emotional well being and personal development

mental health

How narcissists think

How narcissists think

  We often hear the term “narcissist,” but in reality, what does that mean? Does it merely describe someone who likes to be the center of attention or likes the way he or she looks, or is there more to it? A narcissist can be […]

Depression – the black dog

Depression – the black dog

    Depression – the black dog Depression is sometimes referred to as the “black dog” and I wanted to share a very good video clip on this subject. It explains depression well and shows just how debilitating it can be for someone who is […]

Anxiety and unhelpful behaviours

Anxiety and unhelpful behaviours

  Anxiety and unhealthy behaviour   Suffering from anxiety or any emotional disorder doesn’t make you a bad person. The negative thoughts and emotions can lead us to engaging in unhelpful behaviours that end up maintaining the anxiety instead of diminishing it. Our unhealthy behaviour […]

How to help ease symptoms of depression

How to help ease symptoms of depression

How to help ease symptoms of depression Behavioural Activation and the Cycle of Depression When people are depressed they can feel physically tired and lack motivation which might make them stop doing things they used to enjoy. They may also end up neglecting their daily […]

How a Structured Routine Can Help Depression

How a Structured Routine Can Help Depression

  How a Structured Routine Can Help Depression   The Benefits of a Structured Routine to People with Depression Depression can affect anyone: whether someone has lost a loved one, guilt from addictions, or even not caused by any event or one thing. It can […]

What is experiential avoidance?

What is experiential avoidance?

  What is experiential avoidance? Photo by tropical.pete Experiential avoidance is an attempt to avoid situations that make us feel stressed or anxious. The problem with avoidance is that the threat remains ‘untouched’ and we never learn the skills needed to work through the problem. […]

What is mental wealth?

What is mental wealth?

What is mental wealth? Mental wealth is just as important as mental health. Mental health is the physiological functioning of the brain and nervous system. Mental wealth is how successful you are at managing the content of your mind. I’m going to share a few […]

Your thoughts aren’t real

Your thoughts aren’t real

“The quality of your life is determined solely by the relationship you have to your own thinking” – R.Carlson Your thoughts aren’t real Okay, hear me out. The idea that your thoughts aren’t real may seem bizarre but once I have finished explaining you will […]