‘Ghosting’ ‘Zombieing’ & ‘Breadcrumbing’ – How to Survive Modern Dating Culture

Whether it's OkCupid, Tinder, Bumble or just the local bar, modern dating culture is complicated with plenty of opportunity for miscommunication. This is mainly due to our heavy reliance on technology to establish and maintain contact. Research undertaken by the Pew Research Centre found that 27% of young adults report to using online dating sites, today's figure … Continue reading ‘Ghosting’ ‘Zombieing’ & ‘Breadcrumbing’ – How to Survive Modern Dating Culture

6 Habits that Cultivate Confidence & Happiness

Happiness is often associated with immediate gratification, for example winning the lottery, the beginning of a new romance or even indulging in your favorite comfort food. According to research, however, happiness is influenced by your lifestyle choices and genetic disposition.  This happiness 'set-point' that largely determines your well-being will fluctuate when something positive happens or the … Continue reading 6 Habits that Cultivate Confidence & Happiness

5 steps to Reawaken your Joy within the Next 30 Days

Are you bored with your life? Or feeling as though you are stuck in a rut? Perhaps you have just returned from a summer trip, feeling less comfortable in your now tight clothes and feeling a little guilty about all those impulse purchases and expensive cocktails that you enjoyed? You may have even taken a fearful step … Continue reading 5 steps to Reawaken your Joy within the Next 30 Days

13 Steps to Mastering the Art of a Peaceful Slumber

Sleep allows the brain to recover from the rigors of the day.  Not getting enough sleep has been found to increase the risk of obesity, heart disease and depression. According to the 2017 Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult requires 8 hours sleep (that is one third of your day).  If you live, … Continue reading 13 Steps to Mastering the Art of a Peaceful Slumber

The Game of Shame (Shame, Shame) and How to Play It

We have all experienced it but shame is a painful emotion that is rarely spoken about. Most of you may feel compelled to suppress this emotion or deny its very existence. That was until Dr. Brené Brown  opened up a global discussion emphasizing the importance of embracing shame and vulnerability. Dr Brené Brown has spent … Continue reading The Game of Shame (Shame, Shame) and How to Play It

Coping with Overstimulation in a Society Addicted to Technology

In light of World Emoji Day, it feels only appropriate to ponder how our addiction to technology is adversely impacting on our mental health. If you find yourself spending your working day glancing from your phone to your computer and back again, you may have experienced overstimulation. Balancing phone calls, screen time, text messages and other stimuli can alter one's thought … Continue reading Coping with Overstimulation in a Society Addicted to Technology

The Act of ‘Googling’: A Gateway to your Subconscious Thought Process

Psychoanalysts and psychotherapists such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung,  Marion Milner and Ira Progoff have all used journalling as a tool to gain a personal insight into their client's subconscious. Writing a journal is a form of expressive therapy allowing one to process his or her emotions and most importantly decompress.  The purpose of writing … Continue reading The Act of ‘Googling’: A Gateway to your Subconscious Thought Process