Millions of people around the world cope with some form of chronic pain. Chronic pain creates insomnia and fatigue, low moods, and even mild depression, and together these things often leave people feeling that it’s not possible to enjoy intimacy with their partner. Just when you need help most, intimacy challenges between you and your partner can
Gratitude has been a catch phrase of the last decade that you might be sick of hearing about, or feel is the domain of do-gooders and not for you. But research by positive psychologists consistently proves gratitude is a worthwhile habit still needing our attention, showing it lessens anxiety and depression, deepens sleep, and leads to better general health.
It’s sad and shocking to think about, but several million people consider suicide each day. And according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), up to one million then die each year by taking their own life. Many of us can’t imagine the pain someone would have to endure to commit suicide. We feel helpless at the very
Whether you grew up with an animal pal, are an avid pet owner, or just enjoy playing with your friend’s dog or cat, for many of us there is a distinct and pure happiness associated with interacting with animals. But are animals just a happy furry distraction, or do they really have the power to substantially
Have you ever met someone you enjoyed great conversations with and thought you’d connected with, only to have them vanish without warning from your life? Someone who seemed very present and available – and then suddenly they are gone, or acting like nothing serious happened between you. There, then not there. You might have assumed
‘Gratitude’ has been a popular catch phrase for some time now. But does paying attention to and being thankful for the good things in your life really work to improve your moods? And if so, how? What is gratitude, really? A dictionary definition would place gratitude as being thankful for what you are given, implying a
What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a common mental health disorder worldwide, with up to 2% of the population seen as exhibiting symptoms. The main factor with schizophrenia is a marked and consistent inability to differentiate between what is real and what isn’t real, generally involving hallucinations (false perceptions like voices) and delusions (a set of