How to make authentic connections with others

How to make authentic connections with others

Making authentic connections with others enables a rich, fulfilling life. When you’re engaged with others, it gives you a sense of belonging and feeling alive. So how do you make authentic connections with others? There are many ways to forge deep and meaningful relationships and…

Mind Matters

Mind Matters

After what seemed like the open of a normal new year (if such a thing exists) in March  this quickly and unexpectedly changed. We were all forced to live under special conditions we never could have imagined, in the confinement of our own homes. One of the…

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure. It alleviates destructive behavioral patterns and helps you think differently but it won’t cure or completely eradicate your issues. Think about counseling as the drug that helps you manage symptoms of a disease, the disease being life. Think about it…

What to do when you feel depressed

What to do when you feel depressed

When you feel depressed it feels like nothing is going right. I’ve experienced depression in the past and I know the warning signs. Self-criticism increases and my thinking takes on a negative hue. Withdrawing from others and hunker down for the ‘storm’ ahead is another…

Manage anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Manage anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You can manage anxiety with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Anxiety is a part of life and even a useful addition but too much anxiety can destabilise and overwhelm you. It’s not possible to eradicate anxiety completely. Many of my clients expect that Cognitive behavioral therapy will…

Am I being emotionally abused?

Am I being emotionally abused?

It can be difficult to identify whether you are being emotionally abused. This is because emotional abuse becomes normalised over time. Often, emotional abuse starts slowly. It’a ‘drip-drip’ process that gradually limits your sense of self and leaves you wondering what’s wrong with you. Self-doubt…

Anxiety, Nausea and Vision – How It All Relates

Anxiety, Nausea and Vision – How It All Relates

Anxiety is a terrible state of being. You feel fearful and panicked without knowing exactly the reason why. This uncertainty piles up and can sometimes take its turn for the worst. Its effects are far-reaching and can start hampering you from functioning properly if left…

How Do Stress and Anxiety Stain Relationships?

How Do Stress and Anxiety Stain Relationships?

Dealing with stress and anxiety can adversely affect many aspects of your life. This is among the most overlooked topic as most individuals do not like talking about their mental stability. Among the most affected areas when dealing with stress and anxiety are relationships. This gets even worse when you…

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault It’s certainly true for me – “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”. In the past, I rarely appreciated what I had.…

I’m terrified of getting ill

I’m terrified of getting ill

Health anxiety has increased since Covid-19 emerged. Find out ways to effectively reduce your health anxiety if you are terrified of getting ill

Negative effects of movies on children

Negative effects of movies on children

“TV repeatedly triggers our orienting response—the instinctive reaction to pay attention to any sudden, changing, or novel stimulus. This orienting response evolved in the species because it helps us identify potential threats and react to them. Media producers use features such as edits, cuts, zooms,…

Suicide statistics

Suicide statistics

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. Effective and evidence-based interventions can be implemented at…