Fear is something we use to protect ourselves. When we enter into an unknown area, our sense of fear increases. We want to survive to live another day. In this way, fear can help us determine whether we should move forward or go somewhere else.Read more
Inner peace, just the sound of those two words suggests the possibility of greater happiness and contentment. Despite the distractions around us, peace of mind is attainable, and with it a state of psychological and spiritual calm. Read more
We’ve become wary and cynical over quick fixes and so it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that not everything needs to be complex and long-winded in order to have a positive effect. But a quick fix for depression? Surely not.Read more
Is mindfulness a bad idea? Well, I was involved in one of those coffee shop moments when you can’t help but eavesdrop into a nearby conversation. It began as a general moan about the state of a particular school, until up popped the observation that mindfulness was now being taught. Read more
What’s the first thing you reach for when you’re feeling a bit low? Lots of people reach for a bag of crisps, or maybe some deep fried chicken, or ice cream. So, what’s wrong with that, if it’s a food that boosts our mood?Read more
Doesn’t it seem sometimes that the only way to survive the life’s pain is to barricade our hearts from all of it? I have created all sorts of walls around my own emotional life in order to protect myself from heartache, but I realized that I actually just created my own prison. Read more
Low moods block positivity. It’s quite normal to feel down from time to time, but symptoms of depression are best dealt with quickly, before they escalate. This simple depression self test, may help to indicate the extent (if any) of your depression, and that professional help could be useful to put your smile back.
To some extent or another we are all drawn towards pleasure and self-gratification. Whether it’s the next party, the next item of clothing, the next drink, meal or must-have gadget, we love the stuff that makes us feel good. Read more