Keeping Secrets is Bad for You - Here’s Why

A recent study suggests that people are stressed when keeping a secret because they keep thinking about the secret, not because of the act of secret-keeping.

Aug 4

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Happiness, Other


8 Ways to Stop Us from Feeling So Guilty All the Time

Guilt is an emotion that spans the human experience; all of us have felt guilty at some point in our lives. However, many of us are unnecessarily and excessively guilty. Here’s some useful tips on how to cope with guilt and how to make yourself ...

Mar 27

Categories: Adult psychological development, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Women's ...


Singapore: Caregivers taught to manage mental, emotional stress

Increasingly, more people will be involved in the caregiving process for their loved ones. However, many are not mentally prepared to take on this role. Ren Ci and the Brahm Centre, a non-profit centre to educate people on healthy and happy living, ...

Sep 29

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress


How children's ADHD symptoms affect parents' feelings and parenting ...

ADHD in children puts stress on parents. In fact, parents of children with ADHD report greater parenting stress, less satisfaction in their parenting role, and more depressive symptoms than other parents. They also report more negative interactions ...

Jun 7

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress


Talking to someone with dementia: 2 rules

Communication with someone who has dementia can require a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity.

Nov 3

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Dementia


Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight or freeze response kicks in. Your heart starts pounding, your muscles tense and your breath becomes ...

Sep 14

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, ...


Work stress 'damages health as much as secondhand smoke exposure'

Most workers will experience job stress at some point in their lives. But what effect does it have on our health? According to new research, work stress damages our health just as much as exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke.

Sep 9

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Stress Management


Mothers with positive childhood experiences respond better to ...

Previous research has revealed that mothers who respond quickly and warmly to their babies' cries have infants with better emotional development, compared with mothers who are less sensitive. Now, a new study suggests that moms with positive ...

Sep 11

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...


Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to ...

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.

Aug 20

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress


One year on from the Boston Marathon bombing, caregivers still ...

Nearly a year after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, hospital staff, first responders and medical volunteers who cared for the injured and dying were still struggling to put the experience behind them.

Aug 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / ...


Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin

Anyone who's had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and ...

Aug 8

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...


Researchers find potential new predictor of stress-related illnesses

Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity.

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...


Using TV and other media as a stress reducer can lead to feelings of ...

It seems common practice. After a long day at work, sometimes you just want to turn on the TV or play a video game to relax, decompress. This is supposed to make you feel better. But a recent study found that people who had high stress levels after ...

Jul 29

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...


New programme offers weekend respite for caregivers

SINGAPORE — Caregivers now have the option of entrusting their elderly loved ones to selected day or senior centres across the island on weekends.

Jul 17

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress


Why Am I So Tired?

"Tired" is a slippery word. There's physically tired: heavy limbs, moving through metaphorical mud, or drowsy eyes. But there's also emotionally tired: lack of motivation, feeling unable to deal, and the most common: "I just don't feel like it."

Jun 26

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Workplace Issues