Why the power of gratitude raises your spirits

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher If you’re not currently practising gratitude in your daily routine, you’re missing out on the untapped potential that could make you happier and lift your spirits. It […]

3 ways to cope with fearfulness when returning to work after a bereavement

For some, the return to work after experiencing the loss of a loved one is a welcome distraction. But for others, going back to ‘normal’ can fill you with dread. Whether it’s the well-meaning questions from colleagues, lack of concentration or worries about being judged, it can be challenging to think about dealing with your […]

Ups and downs: The positives and negatives of neurotic personalities

Do you have trouble controlling your emotions? Are you prone to emotional outbursts? Are your intense feelings, like anxiety or anger, getting in the way of your connections and relationships with those close to you? Those with a neurotic personality commonly experience emotional instability, mood swings, insecurity and low-self esteem. You may feel anxious, pessimistic […]

Diminish critical thoughts by harnessing inner warmth and self-compassion

The voice inside our head that’s filled with doubts, criticism and negative thoughts can often plague our view on certain scenarios and experiences. Maybe we don’t go for a promotion because our inner critic doesn’t think we’re up to the challenge, or perhaps we ruminate on negative social experiences, constantly replaying what happened.  Self-criticism affects […]

Returning to work after a close bereavement

Throwing yourself into work is a common reaction to bereavement, as it can be an effective distraction to keep you functioning. It’s an easy way to feel productive in spite of a tragedy and gives you a break from grieving. However, with your attention on ticking the next task off your to-do list, there’s less […]

How to journal your worries away

Although most of us think of ‘dear diary…’ when it comes to keeping a journal, putting pen to paper has many therapeutic benefits and can be an effective way for you to decompress and feel less anxious.  We’ll look at the benefits of journaling, share tips for including it in your routine and give you […]