How your childhood affects you forever

How your childhood affects you forever

Your childhood affects you forever – have you ever given this much thought? Not many people do. Your childhood explains a lot about you. If you find that you tend to end up in the same relationship patterns, your childhood might be to blame. Parents…

Lockdown gave me suicidal thoughts

Lockdown gave me suicidal thoughts

Nicholas Fearn describes how enforced social distancing led him to reflect on what he really wanted out of life. Lockdown has been an uphill battle for many people. It’s easy to feel depressed and anxious when you’re living in a state of social isolation, pretty much confined…

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

I was sectioned and lost my freedom

What is sectioning? Being sectioned means being detained under a ‘section’ (paragraph) of the Mental Health Act 1983 because doctors are worried you’re going to hurt yourself or other people. You’ll only be sectioned if you’re too unwell to make decisions or understand that you need help.…

How to Reuse Waste in your Home

How to Reuse Waste in your Home

Sometimes you may find junk in your home that still has a purpose and can be reused for something else. While home waste is usually beyond usage, there are ways you can easily reuse it.  However, don’t forget to have the right allies by your…

The psychology behind racial discrimination

The psychology behind racial discrimination

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible” – Maya Angelou   It would be wonderful to believe that humans have evolved and that we understand the value of equality, justice and respect for each other. The…

The World of Work – Have We Got It All Wrong?

The World of Work – Have We Got It All Wrong?

  We spend most of our time at work, so it goes without saying that we should enjoy what we do. The sad reality is that most people don’t enjoy their work. The logical conclusion to that suggests most of us spend a large portion…

Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

When we feel unhappy, our emotional disturbances come from our thoughts. Dr Albert Ellis identified 11 irrational beliefs that cause us to feel emotions such as anger, hate, worry, panic, insecurity, jealousy, passivity, procrastination, and other forms of escape. To reduce these unwelcome emotions involves…

The Myth of Power and Wealth

The Myth of Power and Wealth

It is often said that power corrupts. This is true in some cases and it is because of this reason that some people refuse to seek power. Some people believe that if they were powerful it would force them to be cruel and greedy. It…

Let go of seeking approval

Let go of seeking approval

Seeking approval makes you a slave to others. If you do things with external validation in mind, your essence is diluted. Let me explain… If you set out to do something purely because YOU want it, that endeavour is the essence of you. Ideally, your…

Seeking Out a Counselor Who Specializes in LGBTQ+ Care

Seeking Out a Counselor Who Specializes in LGBTQ+ Care

Mental health disorders aren’t uncommon for the general population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 6.7% of adults in the U.S. have at least one episode of depression per year.   Meanwhile, those in the LGBTQ+ community are often at a greater…

How to Navigate a Conflict with Your Boss

How to Navigate a Conflict with Your Boss

Workers and bosses have had conflicts and disagreements for as long as workplaces have existed. If you find yourself in the middle of one of these disputes, it’s essential to resolve the situation wherever possible. You may find yourself of the position that you feel you are unfairly…

The rise of perfectionism

The rise of perfectionism

The rise of perfectionism is easy to see. We live in a meritocracy where you gain validation and acceptance for your achievements. Behaviours associated with competition and the attainment of social standing have risen. In recent years, data suggests that individuals across the industrialized world…