Poem: The Journey

Poem: The Journey

‘THE JOURNEY’ BY MARY OLIVER 28 JUNE, 2016 Mindfulness Poem CBT Therapy ‘THE JOURNEY’ BY MARY OLIVER One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice though the whole house began to tremble and you...
What is OCD?

What is OCD?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder of the brain in which an individual has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts [obsessions] and behaviours [compulsions] that he or she feels the urge to repeat. Obsessive-Compulsive...
What Is Low Self Esteem?

What Is Low Self Esteem?

What Is Low Self Esteem? We are all guilty of perhaps not looking at ourselves in a constant positive light. Often, we self criticise, be it with a focus on the way we look, dress, our character, intelligence, or skill sets. People with low self esteem have a tendency...
The Signs and Symptoms of Depression

The Signs and Symptoms of Depression

The Symptoms of Depression One of the most common questions we ask ourselves when it comes to depression  is ‘how do I know if I or a loved one is depressed’. It’s true that we are all prone to mood swings and feeling low at times when things just...
Poem: Brief for The Defense

Poem: Brief for The Defense

Brief for the Defense: Jack Gilbert   Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils. But we enjoy our lives because that’s what God wants. Otherwise the mornings...
Poem: Kindness

Poem: Kindness

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye (Apr 19, 2011)     Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must...