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…

Counsellors are human too

Counsellors are human too

It’s one of my pet peeves when someone says, “You shouldn’t have any problems, you’re a counsellor”. Or, if I make a mistake, I am sometimes told, “Well you should know better because you’re a counsellor”. If only life was that simple. If it was,…

The Head-Heart Health Connection

The Head-Heart Health Connection

Mental health conditions and heart conditions—both of which take many forms—have several similarities. For starters, the prevalence of each is particularly high in the U.S., with nearly one in five adults living with a mental illness and one in three adults living with at least…

Why does evil exist?

Why does evil exist?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question but I will do my best to unpack what contributes to people showing anti-social tendencies. There has always been the nature – nurture debate. Are you a product of your genetics (nature) or are you a…

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic

Mental health concerns during the corona virus pandemic have been on my mind constantly over the past week or so. Each day has brought with it stricter measures, imposing further limits to our personal freedom. As we have never experienced something like this before in…

4 Ways To Take Care Of Elderly Relatives

4 Ways To Take Care Of Elderly Relatives

If you have any elderly relatives in your close family, it is important that you look out for them. Elderly people have varied needs, and many will be proud or feel unable to ask for help. It is essential to help them out where you…

Why there is widespread bullying on social media

Why there is widespread bullying on social media

Bullying on social media is rife and it can become so severe that indivuduals commit suicide over the hateful messages they receive. I decided to do some research of my own and spent a few weeks on a social media platform. I engaged with other…

Traits of a narcissist

Traits of a narcissist

The word “narcissist” is overused these days. Narcissism isn’t just selfishness. There are many more sides to this way of thinking and behaving. If you’re unsure, below are common traits of a narcissist: They live by the statement, “What’s in it for me?” Narcissists are…

Loving an Alcoholic: How to Live With an Alcoholic

Loving an Alcoholic: How to Live With an Alcoholic

You may be one of those persons currently living with an alcoholic but do you really know how to live with an alcoholic? It is difficult to try and adjust yourself to accommodate someone you love who has an alcohol addiction. In the back of…

What Is Decision Paralysis and Why Does It Happen?

What Is Decision Paralysis and Why Does It Happen?

by Tariq Gardezi Acute stress is one of the key determinants of decision making. In fact, studies suggest that external stressors can influence individuals to make decisions without considering all possible outcomes. However, while that may be the case for some people, others may find…

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt The truth is that there will always be someone who is trying to tear you down. They may be overt with their belittling behaviour or they may be passive-aggressive. Passive-aggressive behaviour can…

How to snap out of a negative mindset

How to snap out of a negative mindset

Find out ways to snap out of a negative mindset in this blog post.