To The One Who Got Away

To The One Who Got Away Meeting you was serendipity at its best. Suddenly, the clichés about everything being “written in the stars” didn’t seem so corny anymore. From Peter Andre’s “Mysterious Girl” when you waltz into my life to Maroon 5’s “She will be loved”, you were like a whirlwind who showered me with…

Your Feelings Are Valid

No one will ever fully be able to understand the internal battles you had to endure just to heal, just to grow, just to make it here today. You should be proud of the way you fought to save yourself. You should be proud of the way you survived. In this generation there is so…

Window of Tolerance

Every individual has what is known as a ‘window of tolerance’. This means that there is a state of physical and emotional arousal that is tolerable and bearable, and when a person is within his or her window of tolerance, she or he can think, learn, love and relax. Most people can identify times when…

EMDR Therapy

What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a non-traditional psychotherapy approach developed in the late 1980s by Francine Shapiro, PhD, an American psychologist. What is EMDR Therapy used for? EMDR walks an individual through traumatic memories while focusing on an external stimulus so that the individual may be able…

Things Mentally Strong People Do

Turbulent times surround us. There are no guarantees and more uncertainty than ever before. Learning to tolerate uncertainty and regulate our emotions is key to facing this troubled world. Mentally strong people have learned how to cultivate these things : They move on. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves. They embrace change. They…

Mental Health Commandments Part 1

Let’s get straight to it…This post does not need a preamble Prioritise growth, learn, ask questions, go to museums, visit libraries, watch old films, listen to good music, take your vitamins, sing in the shower, try journalling, talk to yourself, learn to soothe yourself, talk to people, discuss intelligently, reassess yourself, reexamine your life and…

The Anatomy of First Episode Psychosis

Most people think of psychosis as a break with reality. In a way it is. Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. These disruptions are often experienced as seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real or…

Want To Raise a Kid With Grit?

Kids are more likely to persist at hard tasks if they have a growth mindset. Grit is all about diligence, self control, perseverance, purpose, passion, tenacity, optimism and stick-to-itiveness. If you want to raise a kid with grit? Make sure they: Play – Exploring lets kinds discover what they’re passionate about; they’re more likely to…

Daily Dose of Affirmation

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.  It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for…

To Teens Worldwide

Here’s what I wish I could go back and tell my younger self : Take care of your face. Don’t be lazy shit that falls asleep with your makeup on or skips the spa and moisturiser. Your mama was right getting on to you, cause in your later 20’s not it starts to show. So…