Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

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The mountain of should

The mountain of should

Are you climbing the ‘mountain of should’? How many “shoulds” do you have in your life? “Musts” and “shoulds” create anxiety and place unnecessary strains and stresses on us. Replace “should” with “could” and always challenge your “musts and shoulds”. Why must you? Why should […]

Feeling trapped

Feeling trapped

There are ways to stop feeling trapped. It takes a bit of bravery but it’s doable. Let me explain. Often when we are feeling trapped, the perceptions comes from the way we are thinking about the situation rather than the situation itself. This is when […]

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 […]

The best ways to fight depression

The best ways to fight depression

Depression isn’t the same as feeling sad or unhappy. It’s more akin to living in a dark black hole where there is no light and no chance of light either. Everything seems hopeless to a depressed person. They feel useless and worthless and they often […]

How to cope with loneliness

How to cope with loneliness

It doesn’t make sense that in a world so populated, there are so many people who feel lonely. Perhaps it says a lot about how society has developed from small communities to larger, more impersonal ones. It’s a sad indictment of life nowadays that people […]

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 […]

A personal story of depression

A personal story of depression

My story-   We’re all familiar with harrowing portrayals of Victorian lunatic asylums, I’m just lucky they’re a thing of the past. My Great grandmother wasn’t quite so lucky.  In 1920’s my maternal Great grandmother, was detained in an asylum with what today we would call Post Natal depression. Back then it was […]


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