Love & Relationship
February 25, 2021

Can you share your feelings, without hurting others?

As a human being, you are wired to have feelings. Expressing those feelings can have long lasting consequences to your relationships. Speaking out has the power to both deepen connection and improve meaningful communication, but can also create hurt, resentment and anger. Knowing how to express your feelings considerately is therefore essential for you to feel close to people, and vice versa. While no-one intentionally says or does anything to hurt someone else’s feelings, you are not in control of anyone else’s experience. It is for this reason you can never be sure of how they will feel or react.…
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Mental & Emotional Health
September 15, 2016

The anatomy of heartbreak

We all thought this couple would never break up. Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce, and soon, there will be no more Brangelina. A heartbreak can feel devastating, but how does it affect your body?  This could be happening to Brad right now: His brain cannot distinguish between emotional and physical hurt If you’ve ever been dumped, you’ll remember that terrible feeling – as if you’d been punched in the stomach! Well, even though no-one’s laid a finger on you, your brain is telling your body that the pain is real! In an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, Naomi…
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Food & nutrition
December 23, 2015

Lose weight by using your emotions

Relationship setbacks, looming deadlines, financial pressures – they all have one thing In common: they cause us stress (among many other emotions)…and how do we deal with it? We immediately seek comfort: anything to give us a way to ‘escape’. For many of us, we find that comfort in food. But is the short-term relief worth it? Or does it create another problem? (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
July 10, 2015

5 Tips to help you fight depression

If you are struggling with depression, it's important to talk to your clinic or doctor. Once you've seen the doctor, there are some things you can do to help your treatment along. Here are some ways to help you cope with depression. 1. Eat right to feel better Choose foods that are better for your body and give you energy for longer - brown bread or rice instead of white, less sugar or fizzy drinks, and more fresh fruit. And choose rooibos tea over coffee! 2. Exercise every day Exercise gets your body to make hormones called endorphins - these…
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January 15, 2015

Feeling depressed?

It’s totally normal to be irritable or sad now and then! But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is: you don’t have to feel this way - there’s plenty of help available and many things you can do to help yourself. (more…)
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August 12, 2014

All about teen depression

Don’t all teenagers lurk in their rooms and moan about getting up for school? Occasional moodiness and a little bit of melancholy is normal for teenagers, but depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional blues - it’s a serious condition. Untreated, teen depression can lead to substance abuse, self-mutilation, violence, pregnancy, and even suicide. It’s not all doom and gloom though, and there are plenty of ways teachers, parents and friends can help. Here, we take a closer look at teen depression. Understanding teen depression (more…)
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