|Posted on 11 June, 2018 at 6:35|
Today we are facing an epidemic of anxiety, affecting everyone from those as young as our infants with feeding and sleeping difficulties and our very young children with school refusal and behavioral difficulties.
Anxiety has multiple contributing factors that lead to its development. We know that there is a genetic component, that is, the children of either one or both anxious parents are more likely to experience anxiety.
Then there is our individual temperament or personality, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 10 June, 2018 at 7:10|
What does it mean and how can we work towards living a more authentic life?
Authenticity is simply to live genuinely, honestly and in alignment with our true characteristics and self. It may seem like an easy principle, however in reality is much more difficult to put into practice. This is often because we can go for many years not knowing who we really are and what we stand for as a person. When we aren’t quite sure of ourselves and our place in the world, it is difficult...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 10 June, 2018 at 7:05|
Stigma is related to the shameful feelings we develop when experiencing difficulty with an issue in our lives. It is what alienates us from others when we feel that what we are going through cannot be spoken about.
Stigma brings us experiences and feelings of self-blame, secrecy, hopelessness and distress. For many years mental health issues have been misrepresented in the media contributing to many people’s reluctance to seek help, causing us to feel isolated and more alone.Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 June, 2018 at 20:15|
Always have HOPE.....
We learn our biggest lessons from the challenges and adversities we face, which we may not enjoy or even like, but if we can ACCEPT things as they are now and RIDE the wave as they flow through our life, we lessen the struggle and enable them to pass more easily.