How do you cope at Christmas? It is the toughest time of year if you have anxiety or depression. Here are our 12 days of Christmas practical coping techniques that will see you through the season and into the New Year.read more
For someone who specialises in helping people with anxiety you would think that I would know the answer to the question ‘What is the opposite of anxiety? I had to ponder this question for some time before realising I didn’t have a definitive answer, so I asked the expert – Google and this is what I found!read more
When life gets tough, we’re stressed, overwhelmed or just plain miserable we tend to look for things to blame and then the grass starts to become greener the other side. The new job is great, the new relationship is perfect and you love the place you live in – for a while at least, but, inevitably, sooner or later who shows up to spoil the party? You do!read more
When trying to break bad habits the mistake people often make is to try and do it from will power alone – that’s the hard way.
Many unwanted habits are stored in part of our brain called the hippocampus and are often automatic reactions to something else which could be an event, emotion, stress and increased anxiety feelings. Watch the video to discover an easier way of ceasing bad habits.
Today’s article is a no holes barred or punches pulled look at the naked truth about life and how you’re living it. If you believe your life is hard, well quite honestly, it’s probably because that’s how you’re choosing to live it – but you can be forgiven for not knowing why or what to do differently to make it easy. Life is meant to be easy, but your attitude to life will determine whether it actually is or not.read more
When your sex life is suffering, you’ve developed anxiety or depression, you can’t sleep, your children don’t communicate, a family meal is eating in front of a personal device you know its time to make yourself aware of the technology danger zones and set some digital boundaries in your life.read more
Decision fatigue is something that can affect just about everyone at some point, not knowing what to do or worrying about the disastrous potential consequences of the wrong decision can get us stuck in life. The solution is easy but probably the complete opposite of what you are trying to do – take control and force a decision. Understand how you can get unblocked from decision fatigue.read more
Journalists report that more than three quarters of workers don’t take all of their allotted holiday time each year. That’s unfortunate, since time off has numerous mental and physical benefits that can actually increase your productivity and enhance your quality-of-life in the long term.read more
Is it any wonder people are confused about the different therapies available all claiming to help anxiety and or depression and that’s on top of the pills and potions you can now buy or get prescribed by the doctor. How do you know which ones do actually help and which one is right for you?read more
Karen Kerr shares her story of surviving being diagnosed with Chiari Malformation, surviving fifteen plus brain operations, coma, the threat of life support being turned off, meningitis, hydrocephalus and ending up disabled and housebound with depression. Read her amazing courageous story and what helped her turns the corner, beat the depression and get happy again.read more
Just over a year ago Amy was diagnosed with MS, read her touchingly honest account of how she feels about one year on, the ups and downs, how she is coping now and lives with the knowledge she has an incurable disease.read more
We have busy lives. There is no magic cure, no shortcut to accomplishing everything that we need to get done in a day. Having a long to-do list and a time limit on certain items can stress us out. Did you know there is a secret to being more productive and to beat stress?read more