Tag: happiness

Why happiness is elusive

Why happiness is elusive

We’re all taught to believe that happiness is this attainable thing – almost a lifestyle. We tell ourselves that when we are thinner, richer or in love that we will be happy. This misconception is the reason why happiness is elusive. Happiness isn’t a consistent 

Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

When we feel unhappy, our emotional disturbances come from our thoughts. Dr Albert Ellis identified 11 irrational beliefs that cause us to feel emotions such as anger, hate, worry, panic, insecurity, jealousy, passivity, procrastination, and other forms of escape. To reduce these unwelcome emotions involves 

What do you want?

What do you want?

  Believe it or not, most people do not know what they really want. I have asked my clients many times what it is that would make them happy and more often than not, they have no answer. Why is this? Surely we should all 

Mental health maintenance kit

Mental health maintenance kit

Life is so challenging and day to day challenges can leave us feeling drained and exhausted. I have created a mental health maintenance kit to help maintain emotional wellbeing. It’s a quick and easy way to keep yourself balanced and can assist in coping with 

Never give up on hope

Never give up on hope

  Never give up on hope Hope is an old friend of mine. Every time I thought she’d given up on me, she would surprise me and show her friendly face again. She’d give me a big hug and remind me that having her in 

Acceptance and distress tolerance

Acceptance and distress tolerance

Acceptance and distress tolerance Life’s not fair. I can think of many things that seem unjust. I just have to watch the news or listen to people’s stories to confirm this. If you’ve ever found yourself saying “Why me?” or “It’s not fair”, you may 

10 Things Aromatherapy Can Be Used For

10 Things Aromatherapy Can Be Used For

Did you know that almost every single ailment known to man is treatable with a natural remedy? What if we told you that all the copious amounts of money spent on doctor’s appointments and medication could be invested in cheaper alternatives?     We want to 

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 

Be in the Moment: 5 Fun Hobbies to Try This Weekend

Be in the Moment: 5 Fun Hobbies to Try This Weekend

The boredom bug is real and it can hit you when you least expect it. During the week, you’re busy with work and social activities, but as soon as the weekend rolls around, you’re suddenly out of ideas on what to do.  If you want 

Eight Insightful Tips for Consistent Positivity and Happiness

Eight Insightful Tips for Consistent Positivity and Happiness

Positivity and Happiness “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”-Eleanor Roosevelt I love the above quote as it suggests that no matter what negativity is aimed your way, you still get to choose whether to acknowledge the negativity and believe it, take