We are slowly approaching that time of year when we reach for the tissues and dig out our allergy remedies. But have you considered how flowers can affect your overall wellbeing? This wonderful infographic highlights how flowers can affect our mood in general and impact both our mental and physical health.
Although the data shared here relates most specifically to the US, we can draw many parallels anywhere in the western world. I think one of the most shocking aspects is that statement about nomophobia! What do you agree with, and equally interesting, agree less on? Continue reading “Anxiety in a Digital World” »
There can be various underlying issues that may affect our sleep; issues such as anxiety, depression and stress being the most common. However, there can also be specific things that can affect our sleep such as worry, grief, trauma, lifestyle, sleep routine, mental health disorders, physical health conditions and even side-effects from taking medication.
If you are having trouble sleeping, why not try out some of these natural remedies?
This interesting piece was contributed by Jackie Edwards who is a freelance writer. Here, she discusses baby blues, postnatal depression (postpartum depression) and the differences.
If you have recently welcomed a new addition to the family, then you don’t need to be told what a life changing experience it is. In fact, there are not really any words to describe the effect that it has on your physical, mental and emotional state. The subjects of postnatal depression and the baby blues are topics that are often mentioned, but seldom really understood. Here we discuss both conditions and talk about coping strategies such as counselling and accepting assistance to help you adjust to life as a parent. Continue reading “Emotional and Physical Wellbeing for New Mums” »
Anxiety affects the majority of us at some point in our lives and suffering from symptoms of anxiety does not indicate a weakness or a failing on our part. Anxiety can affect us intermittently or can be ongoing – but we CAN always do something to help reduce the effects and even remove that ‘sense of dread’ associated with anxiety. Continue reading “10 Steps to Conquering Your Anxiety – Infographic” »
In today’s uncertain world we often find ourselves off-kilter, emotionally. We may recognise these times by way of our increased judgemental (negative) thoughts, our feelings (anger, anxiety), and our behaviours, (rage, intolerance, substance abuse, and more).
So, what’s to do? Continue reading “Why You Might Like a Reality Check” »
The world we inhabit today is very different from that of our ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago. Much of the human brain has also evolved – and some has not evolved enough!
Because we have the same (or similar) primal emotions, we have a mismatch in terms of our beliefs and perceptions arising out of societal conditioning and modern living, resulting for so many of us in chronic stress and anxiety. Continue reading “Chronic Anxiety: The Cost to Health – and the Benefits of Present Moment Living” »
A short vlog with private counsellor, Bob Brotchie, about the subject of felt guilt. Consider the following:
- Does guilt serve us or make us grow?
- How can we dissipate the associated emotions of guilt?
- Do we need to feel guilt?
Living the same day over and over again will not just make you an ideal replacement for Bill Murray in a modern remake of the 1993 film Groundhog Day, but also get you into a time loop where everything seems to be repeating without ever wanting to stop. Guest author Neil Adams is an Australian based entrepreneur and aspiring writer who’s been running his own online business for four years now. When not in his home office he loves adventuring around Australia and beyond and shares his thoughts on travel. Continue reading “How Travelling Can Help You Find Peace of Mind” »
There are no places, or people, less open and available to consider mindfulness – than the place of work! Yet, at a time of global insecurity, for finance and resilience, mindfulness provides clarity – and with our attention where it needs to be, we can achieve the desired outcomes.