Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

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

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 […]

How your thinking holds you back

How your thinking holds you back

When life throws us a curve ball, it’s normal to feel fed up and/or annoyed. Have you ever wondered though how your thinking holds you back? We often think that it’s life events around us that hold us back but this isn’t entirely true. Sure, […]

Train your brain to focus

Train your brain to focus

No one wants to be a passive receptacle for all their crazy thoughts 24/7 but that seems to be what happens to many of us. Our brain sends us between 60 000-80 000 thoughts each day and 80 – 90% of these are pure nonsense. […]

Real versus hypothetical worry

Real versus hypothetical worry

Anxiety comes from worrying about things and focusing on what could go wrong. There is a big difference however between the types of worry that we engage in. This post is about real versus hypothetical worry. Real worry needs to be actioned and hypothetical worry […]