A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 4

In Part 3, I recalled how the temptation of Heroin was too much for my sister to resist. She was arrested over and over again for possession and trafficking, and how the final time the judge locked her up without the ability to be bailed or bonded out.  That was in mid-September of 2017. The … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 4

Reasons Why A Person Becomes Depressed

I find all to often people do not understand the difference between sadness, and depression.  Everyone experiences sadness in life whether they have had the loss of a loved one, or the end of a relationship etc.  This also means that when that something changes, when our emotional hurt fades, when we’ve adjusted or gotten … Continue reading Reasons Why A Person Becomes Depressed

What it’s like to have anxiety in pregnancy and how to cope with it

Anxiety in pregnancy also known as antenatal anxiety is less well known than postnatal depression. Yet 1 in 10 women will experience it.  If you had anxiety before you were pregnant and was on medication your GP may suggest you try to come off your medication and switch to talking therapies or make sure you … Continue reading What it’s like to have anxiety in pregnancy and how to cope with it

Nurturing kindness in young children

Kindness is an important character trait to have as an individual.  Kindness is often considered as all soft and fuzzy, but there can be surprising benefits to being nice and teaching children this such as boosting your children’s health, reducing anxiety, enhancing self esteem and happiness. For others they believe that kindness is innate, that … Continue reading Nurturing kindness in young children

Top 10 signs you’re in a toxic workplace

Toxic workplaces can have an impact on your health: the increased stress of working in a dysfunctional office can lead to job burnout, fatigue, and depression. For many people, the office can feel like a second home. After all, you spend the majority of your waking hours there. You probably spend more time with your … Continue reading Top 10 signs you’re in a toxic workplace

A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 3

In Part 2, I left off with my sister being incarcerated for possession and trafficking of heroin and meth, as well as a DUI from that traffic stop. Jail. Heroin. We had no idea who this little girl posing as our beloved daughter and sister was, and it broke our hearts. I wasn’t in denial … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 3

How friends can help when depression makes you “a hermit”

When I am struggling with depression the last thing I want to do is see, hear or speak to anyone.  I just want to roll up in my comforter and try to pretend that the world doesn’t exist.  I try to ignore the outside world if I hide my existence eventually the world will leave … Continue reading How friends can help when depression makes you “a hermit”

4 Things to add to your morning routine to peak productivity

In an ever-changing world we live in whether it be in politics to how we do our shopping, we are always looking at ways to help ourselves become more efficient in our daily routines and to peak our productivity either within our working lives, within our home environment or with study and extracurricular activities. So … Continue reading 4 Things to add to your morning routine to peak productivity