Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

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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 […]

Common problems that millenials bring to therapy

Common problems that millenials bring to therapy

Life is bloody hard at times. It can take effort to stay chipper and see the good stuff at times. At least we can take some consolation in knowing that we aren’t alone. In many ways, we are all in the “crazy soup of life” […]

Feeling bothered

Feeling bothered

For the past few days I was feeling bothered. It was one of those annoying experiences because I couldn’t quite put my finger on exactly why I was feeling bothered. Yet, this persistent nagging feeling wouldn’t leave me alone. Has that ever happened to you? […]

Depression – the black dog

Depression – the black dog

    Depression – the black dog Depression is sometimes referred to as the “black dog” and I wanted to share a very good video clip on this subject. It explains depression well and shows just how debilitating it can be for someone who is […]

Habits of highly miserable people

Habits of highly miserable people

  Photo by CJS*64 Habits of highly miserable people There are a few things that most highly miserable people do that leaves them bitter and twisted. If you have any of these habits, work at undoing them if you don’t want to become a bitter […]

When you feel downtrodden

When you feel downtrodden

When you feel downtrodden Ohhh …what to do when you’re having a bad day. Ever feel downtrodden? I know I certainly do. I usually feel this way when I think about the injustice in the world or I feel I have been unfairly treated by […]

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

    7 tips for coping with modern day stress Stress is unavoidable in today’s world. There are bills to pay, debt, traffic jams. difficult people, relationship issues – the list is infinite. Finding ways to cope with modern day stress will put you ahead […]