Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Many of us find ways to deal with daily stress. Some of our coping strategies are effective and some aren’t. This blog post will help you to identify whether your coping strategies are helpful or not. Signs that you are stressed out Constant stress left…

Why gambling is so addictive and bad for mental health

Why gambling is so addictive and bad for mental health

Gambling offers the brain a reward in the form of a dopamine hit. This repeated reward is short lived and trains the brain to want more. Many people gamble to feel good. It can help to relieve anxiety and acts as a distraction from the…

How mental health affects every aspect of life

How mental health affects every aspect of life

Think about it, your mental health affects every aspect of your life. If you aren’t coping and feeling overhwelmed, you can’t do your job as efficiently as normal, you may not be interacting with your partner/boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse as well as you could and you may generally…

How to Make Your Workplace Mental-Health Friendly

How to Make Your Workplace Mental-Health Friendly

Managing to go to work can be an important step for those suffering a mental illness or a period of poor mental health. It can help to forge a beneficial pattern, stability, and sense of purpose and identity. Put simply, it can keep the mind and hands busy,…

5 Ways to Feel Your Best Every Day

5 Ways to Feel Your Best Every Day

We all want to look and feel our best, but we often put others first and neglect our own self-care. When you take the time to look after yourself, it will help you feel more confident while giving you a positive outlook on life. You…

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

Three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety

There are three simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re anything like me, I find life stressful to varying degree but it’s rare that I have days on end with no stress or anxiety. Knowing simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety is…

The simplest ways to boost your mood

The simplest ways to boost your mood

Sometime we all get bogged down by chores in life and we end up focusing on grocery shopping, making it to the hairdresser on time and wondering why someone we care about seems to be ignoring us. We get sucked into the worries of life…

Learn how to chill out

Learn how to chill out

Sometimes I find myself getting too sucked into life events around me. It might be an argument at work or an event on the news that riles me. I find myself getting quite irate and it’s usually about something that doesn’t affect me directly or…

The “me too” movement and mental health

The “me too” movement and mental health

Most women know what it’s like to feel harrassed by a man in a sexual way. I grew up in South Africa where men were quite forward and flirty. It happened a few times where i would be in a bar and the bar man…

Climate change and its impact on mental health worldwide

Climate change and its impact on mental health worldwide

There is enough for us to worry about without adding climate change to the mix. As we move forward and ‘progress’ (moot point), we diagnose and understand more mental health disorders. I can already see that there will, in the future, be a disorder linked…