Stress

As October – the month we honor mental health – draws to a close, let us remember that acknowledging and respecting our mental wellbeing is imperative all year round. All too often, we focus on the physical being, spending our time and resources to keep our bodies fit, healthy and strong, and we overlook our mental health. However as David R Hamilton, PhD, shares in his book “It’s the thought that counts”, medical research shows that body and mind are intertwined. Every thought, feeling, and intention you have sends ripples throughout your...

It’s that time of year again – the time when major family shifts typically take place. Relocation, redundancy, retirement, a new job, a new boss, changing schools, puberty, menopause, or the break of a relationship all pose huge transitions in our lives as we change from one state or condition to another. Even when - deep in our hearts and minds - we know the change we’re experiencing is positive, resistance, fear, uncertainty and feelings of vulnerability can wreak havoc with our emotional, mental and physical states. What is it about how our...

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”   A tough medical diagnosis, loss of a loved one, family relocation, a stressful boss at work, heart-breaking animal welfare and environmental issues may shake us to the very core, creating a sense of despair and impotence far greater than what we can cope with. How do we navigate life’s choppy waters? When we’re toppled off balance and life as we know it drastically changes, what can we do to regain our power?   Accepting or...