Divorce is one of the most traumatic events we go through, and once we have dealt with all the legal issues (this process can drag on for years in Ireland) we may begin to consider dating again. We may also consider dating while going through a divorce but make sure you know all the legal… Read More Relationships After Divorce: Are You Ready To Date Again?
What is generalized anxiety disorder? (GAD for short) Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worries about everyday life events for no obvious reasons. People with symptoms tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, children, other family members, friends, work etc. This type of worry is often unrealistic or out of… Read More Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder
You don’t have to adopt the mindset that I have to be positive all the time; this can be detrimental to our mental health. Remember what we consider negative emotions are natural too and these can’t be denied or they will just become trapped in the body. Operating with a negative mindset is different from… Read More How to Raise Your Positivity
What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged, and this causes a range of symptoms. Source( https://www.mssociety.org.uk ) In MS, your immune system mistakes the myelin for a foreign body and attacks it causing problems… Read More Helping Yourself When You Have Multiple Sclerosis
What are healthy boundaries? Healthy boundaries are made up of psychological, emotional or physical boundaries and are a crucial component of self-care in all aspects of our lives. The two main types, physical and emotional, need to be strong in order to protect you from harm and protect your sense of self-esteem and your ability to separate… Read More Setting Healthy Boundaries In A Relationship
What is Chronic Illness? In short, Chronic illness is any disorder that persists over a long period and affects the body, for example, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis, osteoporosis, ALS, disabilities; cystic fibrosis, asthma, fibromyalgia, MS, the list goes on. How does it affect your mental health? When first diagnosed it most likely… Read More Chronic Illness: Being Proactive To Help Your Your Mental Health.
In Ireland around 60% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep, in fact, there are over 80 described sleep disorders and around 1 in 5 road deaths occur due to sleep deprivation (source: RSA) and it has been classed as worse than alcohol when it comes to road accidents. There are multiple reasons for the lack of sleep… Read More Sleep: How To Help Yourself
As I said in previous blogs in this series (start here) it’s the teen’s job now to move away from you and become independent adults. They can present with bizarre and sometimes unpredictable behaviour, some of this will be normal (and I hate this word “normal” as there is no such thing as normal) and some will… Read More Parenting Teens Part 4 Behaviour: What typical & what’s not?
Please note that the previous blogs in this series already give you some techniques that you will find useful here I didn’t want to repeat them below but check the out Week 1 Week 2 for more details. The negative mindset. To help with dealing with and helping teens deal with negativity we need to… Read More Parenting Teens Part 3 Dealing With Negativity
We talked last week about anger management in some small detail and modelling good anger management for your teen, this is hugely important if you wish your teen to be able to manage not just anger but all their emotions. I’ll talk today about firstly understanding how the teen’s brain is different from the adult… Read More Parenting Teens Part 2 Dealing With Anger