Passive Aggressive Behaviour

Origins of the term The term passive aggressive first originated at the end of World War II, when a Colonel from the U.S War Department used it to describe the immature and difficult behaviour of some of the young soldiers. These soldiers would become intentionally unresponsive and carry out tasks they didn’t want to do … Read more

Stress

What is stress? Stress is an innate reaction embedded from our caveman days. Back then humans had to deal with threatening situations, which caused our brains to release a range of stress chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline to provoke what is known as the fight-or-flight reaction. The fight reaction would give us a burst … Read more

Life after Covid

Anxiety about returning to work after the pandemic. Lockdown affected us all differently, social isolation, financial and work-related worries, the concerns about infecting oneself or others, and uncertainty about returning to normal have led to a significant increase in depression, anxiety, stress, sleep disorders and other mental health conditions.  It’s completely normal to feel uncertain … Read more

Mothers day

  Mother’s Day falls in March along with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Therefore, there are three big celebrations of womanhood in the same month. Why is the British date for Mother’s Day, 25th March, different to the date celebrated everywhere else in the world? It is because apparently, 25th March is not … Read more

Valentines and Self Love

There are many myths about the origins of Valentine’s Day. In reality, Romans may be responsible for the name of this modern day of love. Emperor Claudius 11 executed two men – both named Valentine – on February 14 in the 3rd century AD. Their martyrdom was honoured by the Catholic church with a celebration … Read more

The effects of an extended lockdown

Covid masks 2021

The start of a new year usually evokes enthusiasm and positivity in us. However, this year has started out on a bad note with the COVID-19 pandemic taking over news headlines. It’s hard to stay upbeat when we are constantly reminded of the death rates rising exponentially. Not to mention with forever changing restrictions, all … Read more

Christmas

Christmas can be a very difficult time of year for many people. There is so much going on around Christmas time from office parties to family gatherings. Please don’t assume that everyone is merry as some people will be suffering for different reasons. To name a few grief is more prominent at this time of … Read more

Mothers Day

Mothering Sunday is portrayed in the media as a happy joyous occasion & for a lot of people it is indeed a day to celebrate the love & appreciation we have for our mothers, step mothers & grandmothers. It can feel good to spend time with & buy presents for loved ones. It can also … Read more

Divorce Statistics

Divorce statistics Divorce can be a very traumatic experience for the couple & nuclear family. Divorce can cause pain to the extended family also. It is usually the extended family members & children that are the silent victims. In fact the massive ripple affect on the whole family during & after divorce is too big … Read more

Being Single on Valentines…

The media has a tendency to portray being single as something to commiserate. However finding yourself single could be something to celebrate. What is there to celebrate about being single you might ask yourself? Well it can be a time where you learn to love yourself. As a nation we tend to not know how … Read more