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How to help an unhappy teenager

Do you know an unhappy teenager? It’s a well known fact that being a teenager is quite a challenge. Being around teenagers can be quite a challenge too! A teenager is not yet an adult but neither are they a child. Their hormones are racing around uncontrollably which results in many teenagers being moody and irritable. Half the time they …

mentally healthy

10 ways that your mental health affects your daily life

Decision making When you are engaged in healthy functioning, your decisions tend to be based on reasonable and realistic variables. If you are depressed or anxious, it is highly likely that your thought processes are unhealthy and possibly even dysfunctional. At times when I have felt depressed, I have avoided making long-term decisions that would have a substantial impact on …

depression

8 Signs That Scream That It’s Time To Get Help For Depression

When it comes to our mental health, depression is probably the worst disorder imaginable. Depression is a very devastating condition that can take a toll on every aspect of your life, but the problem is that many people don’t take it seriously. However, the truth of the matter is that it is quite challenging to truly understand what depression truly …

emotional abuse

Examples of emotional abuse in relationships

Compatibility Questionnaire Download: Discover how well suited you are… [purchase_link id=”36550″ style=”button” color=”” text=”[purchase_link id=”36550″ text=”Buy now” style=”button” color=”orange”]     Emotional abuse isn’t physical abuse but it is a form of abuse against a person’s spirit and soul. Emotional abuse is far more subtle than physical abuse and causes added anxiety for the victim as there is room for …

vision and anxiety

6 signs that confirm you are suppressing emotions

There are many reasons why we end up suppressing emotions. Negative emotions are threatening and don’t make us feel good. Sometimes, suppressing emotion is easier than confronting the true source of our problems – be that an unhappy relationship, trying to please others in general or feeling frightened and scared about life. When we confront emotions, it feels uncomfortable and …

anger

The dynamics of controlled anger in relationships

Controlled anger is common, especially in relationships where there is emotional abuse. Are you in a relationship with a partner that gets angry? If you are in a relationship with an angry person they can leave you on tenterhooks. You spend your time tiptoeing around so as not to annoy them or trigger their anger. The nature of anger There …

swearing

The psychological benefits of swearing

Believe it or not, the psychological benefits of swearing are numerous. Because of the taboo surrounding swearing, you get the added bonus of feeling that you are a rebel who doesn’t care about what others think. It feels liberating to go against the grain of acceptability at times. The history of curse words and profanity was part of spoken words …

emotional overload

Tips to manage emotional overload

Times of emotional overload aren’t pleasant. We can feel completely out of control and find it difficult not to act without thinking. When we are highly emotional, we aren’t using our rational minds. Here are tips to help you when you experience emotional overload. Opposite Action The first skill is Opposite Action, which can help you stop an intense or …

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is often a result of an inability to form close attachment bonds with a primary caregiver (often a parent) during childhood. This lack of attachment is often caused by a neglectful or dysfunctional relationship between the infant/child and the parent. The child can often feel abandoned or ignored. Children with RAD are presumed to have grossly …

be yourself

Be yourself in a world full of haters

Be yourself in a world full of haters. It’s the tougher option for sure. It’s so much easier to give in to peer pressure, to want to people please and be liked by everyone. We all know though, you can’t please everyone all of the time – it’s impossible. So, the only logical thing to do is be who you …