Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

mental health

Find out what’s good for your mental health. How to stay sane in a crazy world and protect your mental health

Hounds of love: How dogs can help you deal with anxiety

Hounds of love: How dogs can help you deal with anxiety

Panic attacks and anxiety disorders are running rampant nowadays. It seems every other person deals with some sort of anxiety issue. There are many ways people tried to get this under control – therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication. And of course, to each his own […]

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

I have always been intrigued by the reasons for people’s behaviour. I knew from an early age that Psychology was a major interest of mine but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up doing in that field. In South Africa, I went down […]

Fine tune your focus

Fine tune your focus

There are many good reasons to fine tune your focus. Think about it, for a large part of the day we are ‘passive receptacles’ to the random onslaught of thoughts that enter our minds. Did I take the clothes out of the washing machine? Why […]

Why Suppressing Emotion is bad for you

Why Suppressing Emotion is bad for you

There are many reasons why we suppress emotions. It is a coping strategy that many people use to avoid pain and unpleasant feelings in life. That negative energy has to go somewhere though and it is akin to filling your body with poison when you […]

Loving a narcissist

Loving a narcissist

  Loving a narcissist Loving a narcissist is a major challenge, relationships require expert navigation to succeed and loving a narcissist requires strong will and self awareness to survive. Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder where a person has an inflated sense of their […]

Tips for mood management

Tips for mood management

Moods fluctuate and sometimes we may wish we could be more in control of our emotions. I have put together some great tips to help with mood management. Mood management Be more aware of your ‘mental diet’. What are you telling yourself on a regular […]

4 Ways to Help Your Teen Cope with Anxiety

4 Ways to Help Your Teen Cope with Anxiety

Any mental health issue in a young person is difficult, and anxiety is particularly upsetting to deal with as a parent. Your teen may suffer many mood swings, bad habits and poor sleeping patterns, and you may feel as though there is no solution. However, […]

Signs that you don’t value yourself enough

Signs that you don’t value yourself enough

Have you ever asked yourself whether you value yourself enough? When we value ourselves we tend to have increased happiness levels, we maintain clear boundaries and we have no problem speaking up for ourselves. We are born blank slates, as we grow older we begin […]