Anxiety is a normal human response to stressful situations. However, if you feel anxious all or most of the time, you may have an anxiety disorder. The good news is you can recover from an anxiety disorder with proper anxiety treatment and support. Let’s look at the symptoms, treatments and best way to manage an...
Do you constantly feel tired? Not just physically tired but a crushing exhaustion that threatens to derail your life? Like you just don’t have the energy to keep going? Your mind is foggy, you’re forgetful, short-tempered, feel overwhelmed, overeating or not eating at all and you don’t sleep well even though you’re desperately tired. These...
We have all had to adjust to situations, and things we never imagined were possible this year with Coronavirus the culprit for many of these unforeseen changes.
Think of well-known musicians such as Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison, who died way too young from addiction-related causes. Then there are writers, like Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, and Earnest Hemingway. The “Master of Horror,” Stephen King, lived through alcoholism but is sober today: King is the author of 65 novels and approximately 200 short stories (and writing!)
Growing up in a household where one or both parents suffered some form of substance addiction not only breeds chaos in the moment but can have a lifelong impact on the children involved once they reach adulthood.
Anxiety is defined as the feeling of being threatened or in danger. It's a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that ranges from mild to severe. Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life.
Research and anecdotal experience show the power of storytelling in recovery can teach, entertain, comfort, and heal both the storyteller and the audience.
Resilience is ‘’the strength and speed of our response to adversity’’. In essence, emotional stability (such as Resilience) is the ability to bounce back quickly after tragedy has occurred.
Learning how to identify our needs is an essential step in understanding human motivation, thought, and in some cases, any challenging and unhelpful behaviours someone might be displaying.
It was Karl Barth who once quoted that: ‘’Joy is the simplest form of gratitude’’, and he wasn’t wrong.Numerous studies show that having gratitude leads to gratefulness and fullness of life. Those who practise gratitude daily often have better health, a satisfaction of life and tend to be far happier in general.
The term “codependency” is often thrown around loosely, and it always brings with it a negative stigma. This term may seem straightforward, but it’s actually more complex than it appears.
Since the beginning of humankind, it seems that people have been using drugs to change the way they feel. Perhaps it was to keep away tiredness on hunting expeditions or as part of spiritual or coming of age rituals.