Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

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The three happiness myths

The three happiness myths

There are three common myths about happiness. The first one is that happiness is the natural state for people to be in. If you give them shelter, food and all the other things they need to survive, they will automatically be happy. The truth is […]

Real versus hypothetical worry

Real versus hypothetical worry

Anxiety comes from worrying about things and focusing on what could go wrong. There is a big difference however between the types of worry that we engage in. This post is about real versus hypothetical worry. Real worry needs to be actioned and hypothetical worry […]

Why am I depressed?

Why am I depressed?

When we feel down and ask ourselves, “Why am I depressed?”, there unfortunately isn’t always a clear answer. Depression is different to sadness. When we feel sad we can often pinpoint why we feel sad. It could be due to losing something we love dearly […]

Common reasons for unhappiness

Common reasons for unhappiness

Evolutionary Psychologists say that our default mode is to be on the lookout for danger. As cave men running around many years ago, we had to be tuned in to threat around us. Being complacent could lead to death very easily. These days, modern threats […]

Why is happiness elusive?

Why is happiness elusive?

Apparently, we have never had it so good. We have a higher standard of living than ever before. More people have access to education and medical treatment that previously. We also have better food, better housing conditions, imporved sanitation, career opportunities etc, yet people today […]

How to choose a partner wisely

How to choose a partner wisely

The way our parents treated us has a huge impact upon the partners we choose later on in adult life. We don’t fall in love with those who care for us in an ideal way, we fall in love with those that care for us […]

Dealing with disappointment

Dealing with disappointment

Disappointment is a part of life so getting used to it and knowing how to deal with it can help immensely. Dealing with disappointment comes in many forms – there’s minor disappointment when your local shop has run out of your favourite item. There’s more […]

Don’t give away your power

Don’t give away your power

Don’t give away your power, it will weaken you over time. How do we give away our power? We do it without even realising it many times. Others want us to do things their way. They try manipulation. This can come in the form of […]


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