The best diet for good health and losing weight

The best diet for good health and losing weight

For the third year in a row, the Mediterranean diet has been named the best diet overall in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings..   There’s NO CALORIE counting. Oilive oil instead of butter. Fish and poultry instead of red meat. Fruit and nuts welcome too (not too many…

Why Harry and Meghan won’t last

Why Harry and Meghan won’t last

I see many couples for therapy and I always wish for them to stay together. I am an idealist and want everyone to work things out but sadly that isn’t realistic. Since Meghan and Harry have announced that they will be withdrawing from royal duties…

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…

You don’t need more stuff

You don’t need more stuff

We live in a world where buying new things makes us feel good…at least initially. Buying things gives us a release of dopamine – a feel good hormone but it doesn’t last long. We buy new clothes, cosmetics, furniture, ornaments, houses, cars…there is always something…

Was the assassination of General Soleimani lawful?

Was the assassination of General Soleimani lawful?

It’s doubtful that the assassination of General Soleimani was lawful, especially considering the fact that, presently, there is no formal war declared between the United States and Iran. Soleimani has apparently been caught up in acts related to the deaths of Americans as well as…

Start dealing with your life instead of avoiding it

Start dealing with your life instead of avoiding it

It’s the easier option to chug along and plaster over the deepening cracks of life if you have them. You might be in a relationship that has lost it’s joy and connection. You may have withdrawn from the world – just existing rather than truly…

Habits To Kick This New Year

Habits To Kick This New Year

  Early January acts as a reminder of the excesses of the Christmas period. We become full of all kinds of good intentions in the new year and this period of time after Christmas is the most popular for starting new resolutions. This may be…

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this…

Keeping the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

Keeping the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

You never know when or where you’ll fall in love. It can happen at the most unexpected times in the most unexpected places. Sometimes, that means that you’ll fall in love with someone, and the circumstances, such as the distance, won’t be ideal. Long-distance relationships…

Getting bitter in old age

Getting bitter in old age

Getting bitter in old age doesn’t have to be inevitable. It does however, take self awareness. You need to be able to notice the ‘slide’ from the carefree non-judgemental person you used to be to the bitter and twisted person you are becoming.   Ask…