Can Even Stress Have a Good Side?

by Cereinyn Ord Imagine a week where your relationship falls apart, you lose your job, and you have to move house. Stressful? Absolutely. All negatives? Not necessarily. There are different types of stress we all deal with. Stress bought on by previous difficult life circumstances can become a long-term serious condition that drains our energy and focus. This

Do You Have the Unemployment Blues?

A few hours ago you were feeling competent and content. Maybe even a bit cocky, wondering if it was time for a new challenge. Suddenly, all that is out the window. You’ve lost your job and your world has changed. Why does joblessness cause such low self-esteem? Part of healthy self-esteem is a realistic appreciation

5 Ways to Make Mindfulness Easier

Mindfulness can seem so exciting when we first begin practising it. But then, like any new learning, the roadblocks start. We get bored, or life gets so challenging we aren’t so sure we want to stay in the present moment after all. Mindfulness can start to feel like hard work, and we can question if we can

Male Depression – How Is It Different?

The misconception still persists that not only is depression something that mostly women suffer, but that if you are depressed, you are faulty and unable to function. And yet many famous and successful men suffered from what Churchill called the “black dog” when he dealt with it. Ernest Hemingway tried to drink his depression away, and

Help! I Want to Fire My Therapist

Have you decided your therapist just isn’t cutting it? You’re no longer comfortable with them, you don’t feel like you are making enough progress, or you are annoyed that they are not noticing the progress you have made. Or maybe you just don’t like them, and it’s as simple as that. Sometimes it’s true that firing