Photo by Gerome Viavant on Unsplash Our minds tend to think in little boxes. It helps us simplify and make sense of the world. While you were still in nappies, your mom would point to pictures, and have you mouth after her: 'Is this animal a cat, or a dog?' 'Is this colour blue, or red?' 'Have you been a good, or a bad boy?' As you aged, though, life...

Photo by Curate Labs & Magazine on Unsplash What constitutes the "perfect getaway"? This time of year, the promise of a dream holiday is plastered across cheap brochures like flies on a beached whale. All-inclusive packages are punted with every essential ingredient - tropical weather, rolling beaches and long island on-tap. And yet, we often return from these retreats more depleted...

Photo by Alexandru Rotariu on Unsplash Anger is not your enemy. In fact, it may be your best ally. Meet Brutus. Brutus is a watchdog. The Smiths had bought him when he was just a pup, and sent him off to dog-school to train in the art of biting, growling and everything watchdog. His main purpose was to protect the Smiths and...

Stop waffling, and start self-authoring. The pen is mightier than the sword. But it’s also weaker than a jelly-baby. In fact, even if I don’t know how to wield a sword, you could still lose an eye. But if I don’t know how to wield a pen, you’ll only lose interest. You may not think of journaling as ‘wielding’ your pen....

In the late 1930s, the word 'psychosomatic' was added to the medical dictionary. It's purpose was to explain illnesses in the body with psychological causes. It was useful back then, but it's an abstraction - an 'idea'. It's not a concrete fact. It's not quite 1930 anymore, and this little word has become somewhat of a nuisance. However, it's wedged itself...

Disclaimer: This post contains some hard truths. It is less inspiring and comforting than our usual style, but it packs a power-punch of sobriety. So, we invite you to brace yourself, read it all the way to the end, and ask some hard questions. "Mom, Dad, I give up. I know I only have 6 months of government service before...

Change is scary. Whether you’re moving to a new city, different job or in a new relationship, it takes a lot to make a shift. Even when the new city is safer, and the next job pays better - there are still some emotional and mental challenges to face. The most difficult changes, though, are personal: the exercise routine so you...

Before we start, let’s do a short assessment : how do you control your emotions? Choose your most common response from the list below: A : I cry easily, even at something like a puppy on a TV-ad / If you press the wrong button, I will snap in a fit of rage. B : People often say I’m quite emotional. C :...

The idea of ‘Emotional intelligence’ and ‘Emotional resilience’ have been hot topics lately. Studies show that those who are emotionally ’smart’, are headhunted for jobs, great in relationships and more apt at handling life’s curve-balls. So, what exactly does it mean? The Art of Emotional Mastery There is a lot more to harnessing your feelings than simply controlling them; the actress can...

Your brain is the most powerful computer on the planet. It's also squirrel somewhat distractable. For instance, it only takes squirrel you a moment to recognize the word that does not belong. However, you still squirrel cannot stop yourself from: Slowing down, to make sense of the unusual word Actually reading the squirrel word, and creating a mental image of...