It is amazing how the human mind tends to ruminate and find reasons and explanations for just about anything. At times, when we make decisions, doubt creeps in and the brain would look for ways to prove that our decisions could be wrong. This can result to anxiety, which may either be helpful or disruptive. […]
Doug Leddin, from Dublin, raises awareness of mental health challenges which many young people face, drawing on his own personal experiences with depression.
We all respond to difficult situations and setbacks in unique ways. Some, more than others, seem to “bounce back” from these events quickly. Resilience is the process that allows a person to adapt well in the face of adversity or stress. Adapting well doesn’t mean that a person doesn’t experience the significant emotional responses that […]
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh What were you thinking about as you took your shower today? Were you fully aware […]
It is commonly accepted that our diet has an effect on our physical health. Media and social media are constantly bombarding us with the latest diets we need to try in order to get our bodies in the ‘perfect’ shape. Less talked about, however, is the effect our diet has on our mental health. While […]
The end of December and the beginning of January is a time when we reflect on the previous year and look to the future for the New Year. We try to balance what we have accomplished with what we haven’t achieved and make plans accordingly. This can be about dreaming, making plans and set goals […]
“Oh God. valentine’s Day tomorrow. Why? Why? Why is (the) entire world geared to make people not involved in romance feel stupid when everyone knows romance does not work anyway. Look at (the) Royal Family. Look at Mum and Dad.” ― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary We can fall head over heels in love […]
Changing the stigma related to mental health has been challenging in the past few decades and most experts would agree that using positive language can make a difference. Focusing on wellness and well-being goals and avoiding medical language is a good start. Physical fitness is a popular goal for people who want to get into […]