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Do you worry about what other people think?
Do you find yourself changing your behaviors based on what other people might think? Do you rush off to put make-up on just because someone has phoned to say they're coming over? Do you decide to get the "good" cups out for an unexpected visitor or do you just use the regular ones in the cupboard? (Read more)

Anxious? Depressed? Get That Right Brain Working!
While medication has its place in alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression, there are many more practical ways in which you can take control of your own thoughts and therefore much of the mood fluctuations that you may experience... (Read More)

Cleaning up our act
Not too many of us made it through childhood and adolescence without being told on numerous occasions to clean up our room. Most of us hated it! But, in hindsight, when our mothers hounded us to "clean up our act" they were unknowingly giving us a gift... (Read more)

Liking What You See in the Mirror
We all need to work consistently on maintaining a positive image of ourselves. We need to train our brains just as much as our bodies... (Read more)

Uplifting Quotes to Inspire You
We all need some inspiration from time to time and who better to get us thinking than the great thinkers of the world? Here are some thought-provoking and life-enhancing thoughts for those who have given life some thought... (Read More)

Your Beliefs and How They Can Make You Unhappy (1)
Ever wondered just why you don’t seem to enjoy life as much as other people around you? Perhaps you think they have just got better lives than you and therefore suffer less stress and worries. While we each have differing degrees of stressors in our lives, it is not necessary to become a victim of every negative event that happens to you... (Read More)

Your Beliefs and How They Can Make You Unhappy (2)
Ever wondered why some people are happier than others? Most of us tend to put it down to the fact that these happy people have more money, better jobs, better behaved children, no children, close family, etc, etc... (Read More)

Something Positive to Think About
With so much doom and gloom about, sometimes we have to make a concerted effort to think of the positive things in our lives. Alternatively, we can also find it useful to read another person’s take on life that we have never thought if before... (Read More)

More Positive Thoughts to Ponder
Need a shot of positivism in your life? Thinking positive thoughts makes you feel lighter and the world seems a happier place. Thinking negatively is guaranteed to bring you down, both emotionally and physically. How we feel is largely a perception of our environment, so why not think positively and enjoy your day? (Read More)

Have a Mentally Healthy New Year!
Another year has come, bringing new hope and endless possibilities. What will you achieve this year? New Year is the typical time of that solemn process of Making Resolutions. We decide to stop smoking, or lose weight, or do that course, or relate better to our teenage children... (Read more)

How Ann dealt with Julie (or How to Stop Being a Doormat)
Remember Ann? She got dumped by Julie just days before Julie had agreed to accompany Ann to the doctors. Ann had given her six weeks notice of the impending appointment yet Julie phoned to cancel three days before the Big Day... (Read more)

9-11 and Other Traumas
That morning in 2001 will go down in history as being a morning that truly changed the world. Despite the horror of the events of that day, it was also a day of world solidarity, as people of all races and creeds came together to stand in awe and disbelief at the magnitude of what had occurred. But this event was much more than the death of a relative handful of people and the destruction of mere bricks and mortar… (Read more)

New Year's Mental Health Resolutions
Whether you suffer from a pre-existing mental health condition or just plain-old garden variety stress, why not try a different type of New Year's resolution this year? The resolution to improve your mental health… (Read more)

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