Books for Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health books can be a fantastic resource and entry way into understanding psychology and the way the brain impacts mood, behaviour, and thoughts. Picking up a book can be helpful no matter what your situation — whether you are working through your own mental health journey, brushing up on your self-care, or generally interestedContinue reading “Books for Mental Health Awareness Week”

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?”