Emotional health and well-being is key to a healthy and happy life. Look here for articles on creating emotional stability in your life.
8 Steps To Loving Yourself
The most important relationship we can have in life is with ourself. The more comfortable we feel with who we are the more confident and accepted we feel in our world.
Coming Out Of Crisis
If you have experienced a mental health 'crisis' you will know only to well how disorienting it can be and the importance of having a good support system in place. Here I offer some steps to help get back on track after experiencing a crisis.
Coping With Loneliness
Most of us have experienced loneliness at some point in our life. If it's forced due to bereavement or health problems it can feel unfair and turn your world upside down. However, there are things you can do to help ease the symptoms when you're ready to go out into the world again.
Dealing With Bereavement
We all experience loss at some time in our life, but knowing this we are still never prepared for it and where it will take us emotionally and mentally. Here I offer some tips to help you through these difficult times.
If your life feels flat; if you struggle with feelings of emptiness and boredom, you may be going through life in autopilot. You may have pushed your emotions away due to lack of emotional validation in childhood. But don't worry, you can fix it! Follow these tips for a more rewarding life.
Do you consider yourself a person of integrity? How about Emotional Integrity? Here's how they're different, how it's possible to have one without the other, and how you can live your life in a way that preserves both.
Four Tips for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
Studies show that Emotional Intelligence is a larger factor in success than IQ. It is vital to teach emotional skills to children. Here are four basic guidelines to follow to raise emotionally intelligent children.
How Do Your Thoughts Affect You
Our thoughts are constant. and we are mostly unaware of them. We become oblivious to how they are affecting us. There is a culture of blame at large that says we should think positively and good things will happen to us, however I feel that can be damaging if experiencing mental health challenges.
How Does Your Self-Image Affect You
How you feel about yourself affects your decisions and your behaviours in accordance with your belief. When you are confident about who you are you have less self-doubt and more confidence.
Is Happiness A Choice
Many people tell us how happiness is a choice, although most of the time it may not seem that way. In this article I explore how making happiness a choice comes with challenges and how it's worth the decision to put your happiness first.
It's Not Too Late To Change
Change is a natural part of life that many people are afraid of. The fear generally comes from the feeling of being out of control and having to make forced changes that can seem impossible to surmount. Change doesn't have to be scary, and it can also add to making us better people.
We put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and to be accepted by others. Perhaps if we just took the pressure off ourselves and accepted who we are we wouldn't need other peoples validation.
The Grieving Process
Grief is a normal response to loss and has many variations. This article outlines stages, emotions, and the need for support in the grieving process.
The Value of Self-Talk
Of all of the possible coping skills, self-talk is the most versatile. It's helpful in almost any high-pressure or difficult situation. It's simple to learn and use. And since it's your own internal voice inside your own head, it goes everywhere you go so it's always available.
Turn Your Weakness Into A Strength
What are your weaknesses? Everybody has them. More important than what your weaknesses actually are, is how you view them. Accepting and owning a weakness puts you in a position to manage it. Here's how to recognize your struggles, accept them and work around them to make yourself more resilient.
Emotions are complex and can be overwhelming at times. Understanding them is the first step to managing them.
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Mental health challenges can be tough, and we all experience some kind of mental health issue at least once in our lives. When you consider stress, anxiety and depression as being fairly 'normal' for most people, it is a wonder we ever find peace of mind.
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