Depression. That word we throw around so easily nowadays. That word we use to describe anything from a bad day to an overwhelming inability to live life. But as anyone with depression knows, it is much more than any one word can describe. It slowly takes over a person’s life […]
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Is it possible to eat too healthily? With all the current emphasis on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, you wouldn’t think so. While most of us are doing our utmost to stick to our dietary New Year’s resolutions, it seems bizarre that we could be sticking to them […]
We seem to have an innate ability to find boyfriends, girlfriends, partners or spouses that ultimately drives us crazy! Why do those traits that seemed quirky and cute in the early days turn out to be the things that irritate us the most in later years? Harville Hendrix, co-creator of […]
Teenagers are moving between childhood and adulthood and dealing with all the changes that this brings. It can be a period of fun and excitement but also confusion, anxiety and difficulty. Bereavement at this time can compound and exasperate existing negative emotions or coping styles. It can be difficult for […]
Explore ways to improve your confidence in both your own image of yourself and in how you relate with others. Assertiveness is not about being unkind but is a way of relating to other people whereby you respect them but you also respect yourself. How you communicate with others in […]
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January, typically a time of healthy eating, exercise programmes and good intentions. It’s also a time when many of us look to improve our mental health. Whether it’s because of a new year’s resolution or because of a desperate need after a difficult Christmas, it’s extremely common for people to […]