These 5 tips are just some of the things we can do to help us deal with overwhelm and chronic stress. Some stress is good for us, it keeps us alert and focused, but when we’re feeling overwhelmed and can’t switch off we need to take action to help ourselves.
As tattoos have become mainstream across Western society, are they only the preserve of the young and cool, or are they open to all ages? Having been inked for the first time at the grand old age of sixty, I ponder this and other questions about tattoos.
There are many paths to wellness, such as yoga, meditation, social interaction, finding meaning and purpose and regular massage. But there is no one method that suits us all. It is up to each of us to find the path or paths that suit us best.
One in every five of us suffers from a mental illness, yet so many of us are afraid to talk about it. But we know that talking not only makes us feel better, it also saves lives. And if so many of us have a mental health issue, why are we still stigmatizing ourselves?
I was asked recently what the word “wellness” means to me. And although I knew the answer in my head, it took a moment to form it into an intelligible sentence. To me, "wellness" is the integration of our physical, mental and spiritual self.
Deep tissue massage targets the deep layers of muscle with gentle, sustained AND firm, intense pressure. Holistic massage uses broad, general strokes with more moderate pressure. Both have benefits.
Stereotype threat is the fear of unintentionally confirming the stereotype of the group we belong to. And most of us belong to several stereotyped groups.
Self-compassion is showing ourselves the same loving kindness that we show our loved ones. One way to do this is to treat yourself regularly to something you enjoy.
Happiness has very little to do with our status, relationship, job or money and more to do with our attitude and thinking. This hub has ten tips on how to get happy now whoever you are.
There are many articles and blogs written on mindfulness meditation for pain relief. This hub discusses some of those articles and tries to come to a conclusion as to whether mindfulness is effective
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (or MBSR) is more than just mindfulness meditation, it is a way of life. This hub outlines the 7 Attitudinal Foundations for mindfulness practice.
As much as we might wish it, we cannot jump forward to the future or back to the past. We must live through each moment in this life. Mindfulness allows us to do that deliberately and with awareness.
Halogen ovens are said to cook food in less time than a conventional oven, preserve more of the juices, and use less energy. This was not exactly my experience with the Andrew James Halogen Oven.
Keeping stress levels down while preparing for an important exam is really down to commons sense. Attend lectures, keep up with course work and stick to the schedule. This hub has 10 top tips
Self-actualization is reaching all of our potentials. Happiness is being fulfilled and contented. But do we reach our potential and achieve happiness? By playing to our character strengths.
There are many popular psychology self-help books which are based on tried and tested facts. But many are based on misinterpretations and misinformation. These are just 5 of the most common myths.
This hub takes a look at Biological, Socialisation, Societal and Community theories on criminal behaviour that were developed from research carried out by psychologists
What is your cat saying? A cat's meow is iconic. Every children's book will tell you that a cat says "meow." But cats have a wide vocabulary, and they don't just employ their voice to use it.
Research has shown that relaxation and meditation techniques can work for managing pain. It also helps reduce stress, which in itself can be the source of pain. So it's a win-win situation.
Some people think that because Positive Psychology is relatively new, it must somehow be different from Clinical Psychology. But Positive is just another complementing area within psychology.
Positive thinking can be habit forming. This Hub discusses how it can benefit us intellectually, socially and physically.
When it comes to a career path in psychology there are plenty of options to choose from. The list is only limited by your interest and dedication.
Training a dog to do tricks is based on methods made famous by Pavlov and B.F Skinner. It takes patience but can be fun and rewarding for both trainer and dog.
If your cat is scratching your furniture, it is possible to train them away from this habit. However, it's important that you provide them with an alternative object to scratch—like a scratching post—in order to redirect the behavior.
The problem of a dog jumping on people is an easy one to correct. This hub gives some reasons why your dog might be jumping and advice on how to cure the problem.
Whether or not you choose to use treats when training your dog is up to you. This hub gives some tips and hints on the use of treats for dog training.
This is a review of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, in my opinion the top self-help book in the industry. Accessible, professional and successful, it's been going strong since 1980.
Living in the mountains has advantages and disadvantages. The wildlife around us are very tame and it is quiet and peaceful. But there is no public transport and the nearest store is over 5 miles away
The 1970's series of Starsky & Hutch was the beginning of a new era of TV Cop Shows. Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul played two undercover cops who were cool, funny and tough.
Some people say that the English Language has been altered forever by computer mediated communication. This Hub argues that it is all a part of the evolution of the English Language.
Our sense of smell is often overlooked in it's importance to our survival and well being. This Hub discusses how essential our sense of smell actually is.
All dogs bark sometimes. But incessant barking can be annoying. More importantly, it can be an indication that your dog is not happy. This Hub discusses some reasons why your dog may be barking.
Sometimes it's difficult to know whether your dog is just a little off form, or whether he or she is very sick. This Hub goes through some of the minor and major illness symptoms in dogs.
Most people love puppies, but owning one is a big responsibility and often a lot of work. This article provides some tips and advice on raising puppies, including potty and crate training.
Motivation is difficult to define and sometimes even more difficult to find. This Hub gives some information and help with finding the motivation trigger.
Worrying is natural, we all do it at times. But when we find ourselves worrying everyday about everything, it's time to take control. This Hub has some hints and tips on controlling excessive worrying
It is possible to train ourselves to change how we think, and therefore what we feel. This Hub gives some advice and information on how our thoughts effect our emotions.
When you're relaxed you're not stressed. It's as simple as that. This Hub has some relaxation tips that have been tried and tested over time.
Your time is precious. If tasks are backing up and there isn't enough time in the day, this Hub provides some hints and tips on time management.
This hub gives some tips from an experienced mum on raising teenagers without the arguments and the stress. This can be a time to enjoy; your kids are growing up and it can be exciting and fun.
It's easy to get distracted by life, but for a healthy and resilient relationship, it's important to make time for one another. This Hub has some hints and tips on how to make that possible.
Whenever we get caught up in our busy lives, it's easy to lose sight of what's really important. This Hub gives a step-by-step guide to finding the way back to our real priorities in life.