Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Tips for managing anxiety

Tips for managing anxiety

Anxiety is a part of life, get used to it. Instead of resisting it, learn to work with it and you will find managing anxiety far easier: Anxiety is normal and not harmful (unless excessive). Worry is not a predictor of outcome. Do you have […]

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

People pleasing People pleasing often comes from low self esteem. We don’t like ourselves enough and this increases our need for external validation. We end up running ourselves ragged in an attempt to  feel better about ourselves. Not very clever is it? You will never […]

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is often a result of an inability to form close attachment bonds with a primary caregiver (often a parent) during childhood. This lack of attachment is often caused by a neglectful or dysfunctional relationship between the infant/child and the parent. The […]

How to alleviate worry

How to alleviate worry

Let’s face it, we all have a lot to worry about. There are so many “What if…” possibilities in life and no one enjoys living with uncertainty. We worry that something bad might happen, we resist uncertainty (this is the reality we live in) and we […]

Testing your mettle

Testing your mettle

What was the worst time in your life? I can think of two in my life. I am currently going through the second one (both involving relationships..sigh) …and it got me thinking about testing your mettle. How did you fare? Did you crawl up in […]

Why pets can be a natural aid for stress and anxiety

Why pets can be a natural aid for stress and anxiety

Often, it can seem like we simply have too much stress and worry in our lives and not enough time to prioritise wellness. One way to introduce some joy into your life is to get a pet – the positive impact of bringing an animal […]

Going through a rough patch

Going through a rough patch

 Sometimes the only thing we can do is sit tight and tell ourselves that things will improve. One thing that is guaranteed is change. Each day focus on what you can control. Focus is so important when you feel anxious/depressed. Make a list of things […]

When you feel despondent

When you feel despondent

When you feel despondent, life can seem very bleak. I have been there. It is usually triggered for me when my health deteriorates and I have to place ‘life on hold’ and get myself well again. As I have been in this hopeless place many […]