Do you contribute to your own depression?

Millions struggle with depression every year, but more often than not, the majority of those diagnosed unintentionally rob themselves of joy. How many of these six depression-generating factors apply to you?

Jun 13

Categories: Depression, Self-Care / Self Compassion


How Self-Compassion Can Help You Heal Your Inner Critic

Guest writer Dr. Mari Kovanen explains how you can use self-compassion to change your negative self-talk, heal your inner critic, and ultimately create a pathway to a healthier self-image and stronger relationships.

Jun 8

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love, ...


The Essential Guide to Defense Mechanisms

Can you spot your favourite form of self-deception?

Jun 7

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-Care / Self Compassion


How to find more time in your day, no matter how busy you are

As the saying goes, it's not about "having time", it's about making time. All of us have 24 hours in a day - what differs is what you decide to do with them.

Jun 2

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Self-Care / Self Compassion


Can you be depressed without knowing it?

Even when we know what depression looks like, we can easily miss it in ourselves.

Jun 2

Categories: Depression, Self-Care / Self Compassion


Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement

Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we're more determined for self-improvement than the generations calling us such names.

May 31

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love


To find the right person, BE the right person

It is difficult - if not impossible - to find true love and true friendship until we love ourselves and are a friend to ourselves first. Here are five ways to cultivate a relationship with yourself today.

May 22

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Love


Psychology explains the main reason rejection hurts so much

Whether it's being dumped by your significant other or getting turned down for a sought after job, we all know what it feels like to be rejected by someone or something. But why does rejection hurt so much?

May 18

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion


Helping other people with their problems helps you too

You can practise your own self-regulation by helping others.

May 17

Categories: Happiness, Self help groups, Self-Care / Self Compassion


How to Stop Worrying About Things You Cannot Control

At the back of our minds, we do know that there are many things in life that are out of our control. However, we often choose not to believe it, and cause ourselves copious amounts of worry and stress because they try to micromanage everything. Here ...

May 12

Categories: Control Issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion


4 Ways to Validate Yourself

With job insecurity as high as it is, you’d think we’d start teaching millennials self-validation in school.

Jul 12

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Self-Care / Self Compassion


This Is What Self-Acceptance Can Do For Your Mind

Practising self-acceptance is one of the best ways to deal with failure, recent research finds.

Jun 22

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Esteem


What is Self-Care?

To put it succinctly, self-care is the ability to set aside time where you intentionally care for yourself.

Jun 4

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion


To bolster a new year's resolution - ask, don't tell

“Will you exercise this year?” That simple question can be a game-changing technique for people who want to influence their own or others’ behavior, according to a recent study spanning 40 years of research.

Dec 29

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion


How to Be Selfish

This isn’t a how-to guide for narcissists. They don’t need any pointers. This is for all the people who often feel like doormats.

Dec 2

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion