We sometimes fall into the trap, myself included, of addressing single aspects of depression to the exclusion of others. It’s unavoidable in blogs and that’s why a well-rounded and coherent book is so much more informative. Sometimes however a post merely reflects a strand of interest and sometimes it reflects some personal bias.... Read more
As the benefits of mindfulness meditation become better known it was really only a matter of time before a controlled study was carried out in schools in order to assess the effects.
Adolescence is one of the more unsettled periods of life and moodiness is commonplace. Unfortunately this can sometimes cause adults to dismiss important signs... Read more
People with health anxiety are preoccupied with unhelpful thoughts about bodily symptoms and they will often seek out medical information that appears to confirm their worst fears. In a previous Sharepost I outlined some of the common signs and symptoms of health anxiety whereas the focus of this post it to consider some ways of... Read more
Get out your diary because today has been designated the first ever International Day of Happiness. Yes, the United Nations has settled on March 20 to remind the world that the pursuit of happiness is universal. This morning, over my toast and coffee, I watched a bleary-eyed news reporter inform people of the fact on their way to work. Almost... Read more
In a recent Sharepost I suggested that the time we spend on particular activities (maybe a two-week vacation) is sometimes much less influential than the intensity of certain peak experiences (say a brief meeting with an old friend). This was in the context of obstacles to happiness and contentment. What I perhaps could have gone on to say is that... Read more