Healed: How do we heal from adversity?

If you’ve ever been through a highly stressful event or series of events, you’ve been through a traumatic experience. A feeling of helplessness, horror, and in some cases, the challenges of a serious injury (or the threat of one) are common after these events.  So how do we heal from adversity? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Healed: How do we heal from adversity?”

Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?

Freelance journalist Johanna Leggatt says: “Sadness is a reasonable response to the horrors of the world and the absurdities and disappointments of modern life”, and yet we tend to be averse to this notion, running in the opposite direction in a bid to pursue happiness. So why can’t we sit with sadness, and can itContinue reading “Sad: Why can’t we sit with sadness?”

Slow: How do we slow down?

If we could just slow down our lives, they would be a whole lot better. Aspects of modern life like the instant gratification of online shopping and the hyper speed of social media have contributed to burnout, a diagnosable condition that includes exhaustion, negative feelings and reduced effectiveness. So how do we slow down? ThanksContinue reading “Slow: How do we slow down?”

Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?

Being resourceful is the ability to find and use available resources to solve problems and achieve goals. And this is no different in mental health. According to a 2002 British Medical Journal, people living with a mental health issue and clinicians were using new strategies and sources for acquiring health information, including the Internet. PatientsContinue reading “Resourceful: How do we utilise what we already have?”

Hope: How do we stay hopeful?

When it comes to mental health, one thing I found that is incredibly powerful is the potential for hope. In a beautiful quote, American poet Emily Dickinson says: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.” So when timesContinue reading “Hope: How do we stay hopeful?”