Articles in the category General

Lessons I Learned From My Father About Parenting

Now that I have kids of my own, I have come to appreciate the delicate balance of discipline and affection that my father had to maintain in handling us, his own children. Fathers have their special parenting challenges that are different from mothers.

A Helping Hand to Overcome Adversity

In the US we regularly celebrate those who have achieved great things, from business to the world of sports, but too often we overlook the contribution of people whose success lies in the improvements they bring to other people’s lives. It is tempting to believe that all of our achievements are permanent and durable and […]

Gifts That Are Actually Useful for New Parents

Being a new parent is challenging on so many levels. Physically, you have to be up and with the baby all the time, and if you’re the mom, you’re still recovering from childbirth. Mentally, you need to be stable under stress and adjust to the idea of having a kid. Financially, you have to buy […]

Spring Cleaning the Mind in 3 Steps

The busy mind gets bogged down with so many things that thinking becomes a chore. When you don’t spring clean your mind, you can almost visualize the clutter of thoughts that compete for space in your head. This often leads to frustration and burnout at home or at work resulting in doing too many things […]

How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Maintaining mind and body wellness after getting laid off is of utmost importance. Easier said than done, of course, because getting laid off often provokes feelings of embarrassment, disappointment, and failure.

Tips for Starting That Job You’ve Been Putting Off

It’s very easy to convince yourself to put difficult jobs to one side, and much more difficult to actually get started on them. This might seem like a good short term solution, but in the long run, you’re setting yourself up for trouble. So here are some tips to help you get started on those […]

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers [Infographic]

Caregivers, by their nature, will tend to the needs of others before looking after themselves. However, it’s important that caregivers don’t neglect their own health and wellbeing, or else they are likely to experience burnout and this would impact negatively on the quality of care they provide to patients.

Do You Have IED? Getting a Grip on Your Anger

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) may not be as widely known as obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, and bipolar disorder, but it is just as destructive – to other people and yourself, properties, relationships, careers and studies. Today, about 16 million Americans, or 7% of the adult population, experience IED at some point in their lives.

Things You Can Do to Help You Manage Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder which is characterised by abrupt onset of intense fear, terror, or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes, in addition to feelings of apprehensiveness with regards to the episode of future panic attacks. In fact, about 2 to 3 per cent of people in the United States experience panic […]