Mental & Emotional Health

Mental & Emotional Health
September 6, 2020

Overcoming a Needle Phobia

“Oh, I can’t donate blood – I am terrified of needles!” You are not alone. In fact, trypanophobia, or fear of needles is one of the top 10 most common phobias. But, sooner or later, you may end up in a situation where you really need to get an injection. Then what?
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 31, 2020

Why boredom is good for you

We’re all busy and constantly on the go; so, it’s a strange experience when you’re suddenly at a loose end with nothing on your list. This is when boredom kicks in. But did you know that boredom is good for you?
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August 11, 2020

Is worrying about being sick making you sick?

A close family member has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend's dad passed away from COVID. The news is littered with the worst-case-scenarios, and suddenly every mole, headache and rash seems like a death sentence!  All the frightening news this year can make you hyper-aware: before, you weren’t even conscious of your body, but now you feel everything - and you worry. Everyone has health concerns now and then, but for some of us, stressing about health becomes overwhelming and turns into its own problem. Hypochondria, also known as health anxiety, is worrying about your health to the point where…
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July 20, 2020

Are you depressed or just under pressure?

Let's face it - life can be pretty tough sometimes. Especially when 'sometimes' is the year 2020! Not all of us cope in the same way, and that is okay. Some of us take the crises in our stride. For others, the uncertainty, stress, uncertainty, and fear-driven headlines get too much, and they start developing symptoms of depression. Are you just going through a temporary struggle, or should you consult a doctor? about depression? In most instances, those hard-to-shake symptoms of fatigue, forgetfulness and feeling flustered are more likely to be signs of a burn-out, which can still be serious…
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July 19, 2020

This is how stress affects your skin!

A little bit of stress keeps you on your toes and actually helps keep you motivated. But when stress gets too much and is persistent, it starts messing with your sleep patterns, metabolism and general health – and it also starts showing on your skin. Yikes!
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June 5, 2020

Could you be suffering from burnout?

Your alarm rings; it’s time to get ready for work. But that’s the last thing you feel like doing. You’re strung out and even the thought of facing your day is just too much. Is this just normal stress, or could it be burnout?
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June 2, 2020

The difference between anxiety, stress and tension

Stress has been linked to up to 75% of disease, but that doesn’t mean all stress is negative or bad for you. In fact, a certain amount of stress helps motivate you and keeps you on your toes. It’s when stress reaches high levels or is persistent that it becomes dangerous! Here's how you can deal with it effectively.
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