March 19, 2015

HAVE you scrolled through your newsfeed on Facebook lately and felt worse for it? I bet you have.

And in most cases, I bet you have been more affected by those people who you perceive to be similar to you, like your mates, or even celebrities who are the same age.

You do...

March 11, 2015

ARE you living your life in black and white terms? Are you seeing life as all or nothing?

“Good” or “bad”, “young” or “old”, “intelligent” or “stupid”, “success” or “failure”, “hot” or “not”, you’re “great” at this or you “suck” at that.

No in-between. No grey area.

Black...

March 10, 2015

A few months ago, on one of my usual hectic mornings to get out of the house, I attempted to heat up porridge in the microwave whilst I faffed about doing kitchen duties. I had a lot going on that day, plus a lot going on in my life at the time.

I shoved the bowl in, sl...

March 8, 2015

FEELING anxious and stressed in some situations is a normal part of life as a human being.

In fact, our stress response (which involves symptoms like sweating and shortage of breath) is actually a useful mechanism to get us prepared for dealing with danger. Unfortunatel...

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