How to be with sadness

Our friends, family members, and colleagues get sad from time to time. That is part of life. Here are some helpful guidelines for how to be there for someone in the midst of sadness or grief.

May 23

Categories: Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Bereavement


Introverts use more concrete language than extraverts

Do you know that the use of language can reveal information about your personality type?

May 23

Categories: Other


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


Four elements of Forgiveness

What does it take to forgive?

May 20

Categories: Forgiveness


The 5 stages of grieving

The grieving process takes time.

May 20

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement


6 Ways to Stay Grounded in Times of Overwhelm

Here are six strategies that can help you find moments of peace and centredness when you find yourself overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle that life may brings.

May 20

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


Keep Your Cool! How to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks

For some, a meltdown means bursting into tears. For others, it's an out-of-control expression of anger. For still others, it's being a sarcastic jerk. In any case, it's not pleasant to realise that you've just had an adult temper tantrum. So how do ...

May 19

Categories: Anger Management, Mindfulness


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


People who have experienced more adversity show more compassion

The more adversity in life a person has experienced, the more compassion they tend to feel and show toward others.

May 17

Categories: Positive Psychology


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


Boredom proneness is largely about what you do

Findings have shown that boredom is largely attributed to the choices of activities that we engage in.

May 17

Categories: Emptiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self help groups


3 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn't Getting It Right

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" follows high-school student Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes that explain 13 reasons she took her own life. The show has garnered mass attention amongst teens, but not necessarily ...

May 16

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Suicide ...


New evidence shows the calming power of reminiscing about happy times

The next time you feel stressed up, or wish to improve your mood, remember to take a little walk down your happy memory lane. There are research evidence indicating that recalling happy memories can help you to combat stress and improve your mood

May 15

Categories: Happiness


5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them

As the saying goes, it's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Life is all about how we interpret and think about the experiences that we encounter. But many of us can fall victim to unhealthy or problematic thought patterns ...

May 13

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


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

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