Is ‘I am busy’ your typical answer to the question ‘How are you’? Our society puts a high value on being busy. If you work in an environment where you constantly need to achieve something under challenging circumstances, there is a chance that your chronically stressed out brain can become dependent on dopamine. By activating … More Is busyness an addiction?
Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day lover or hater, would you agree that relationships could be equally joyful and challenging? These challenges can bring about feelings of anxiety and stress that you can befriend and use for your advantages. The first and most important is to develop a friendly relationship with yourself. This entails practicing acceptance … More De-stress your relationships
Change your mind about stress and your body’s response will change too! Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who has rethought her whole approach to stress. She says that people who view their stress response as helpful can deal with physical, emotional and mental challenges better. https://embed.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend
IF WE DO NOT CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, WE ARE LIKELY TO END UP WHERE WE ARE HEADED. Chinese proverb How to find the right direction in life? I am not sure I discovered the ultimate answer to this question, but like to think that I am not the only person exploring this topic. Have you … More If we do not change our direction…
This month we explore the change process. Come and join this journey and learn how to create long lasting change. … More Topic of the month: CHANGE
Backache is a surprisingly common condition that often requires complete bed rest. This affects both the individual sufferer, and the country as a whole – working days lost due to back pain damage the British economy by an estimated £12.3 billion a year. Men are more likely to suffer back pain than women but both … More B for Backache
On 1 May 2012 it is World Asthma Day. Asthma (sometimes called bronchial asthma) is characterised by difficulty breathing. Its symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, are common when sufferers experience an “asthma attack”, but with proper treatment asthmatics (of whom there are more than five million in the UK) can live well. … More A for Allergy and Asthma
It’s funny how little things can throw us off course. Our body gets so used to its rhythms and patterns that any changes to our daily routine can have a big impact. I really noticed the phenomenon after the clocks went back at the weekend. Just the difference of an hour can affect how we … More Sleepless in the City