Conflict management 101

Conflict management 101

Sometimes we might find ourselves in high-pressure situations with our spouse or co-workers, which can lead to heated arguments and conflict. When we feel under attack, it is easy to become defensive and want to counterattack. Here is a quick guide to managing...
Escaping everyday stress

Escaping everyday stress

Stress is both a blessing and a curse. We need enough stress to motivate us to get out of bed in the morning and accomplish our goals. However, too much pressure can damage our mental and physical health. Finding balance with family, work and other relationships can...
Shame, the darkest emotion

Shame, the darkest emotion

Art work by Kalok Ng Email: thekalokng@gmail.com Shame is the darkest emotion as it makes us feel like everything about us is wrong.  The difference between shame and guilt is that guilt tells us that our behaviour was wrong, where shame tells us that as a person we...
Fitness for Mental Health

Fitness for Mental Health

The mind and the body are connected.  When we are out of sync mentally, our body suffers.  When we are out of sync physically our mental health suffers.  Our central nervous system includes the brain and is wired marvelously to nerve endings through out our entire...
Why am I still single?

Why am I still single?

Many people ask themselves, “Why am I still single?” “Am I unloveable?” Often we ask ourselves these questions because we are putting to much pressure on finding “the one.” Finding the right partner requires confidence, patience and...

Understanding your teenager

Parents and teenagers often get frustrated with one another because they feel as if they are misunderstood and unheard.  As a parent, if you understand some of the developmental needs of a teenager, you may feel less stressed when they act out.   Here are some key...