• Anxiety and depression
    Mental health

    Anxiety in young adults: Helpful ways to manage your triggers

    Anxiety is a crippling condition at any age. And as a young adult, suffering from chronic anxiety can lead to serious mental health issues, which in turn can impact your life, your future and your wellbeing. An anxiety attack is so much more than experiencing sweaty palms or butterflies in your stomach – young adults confronted with an anxiety disorder can have symptoms manifest in all kinds of ways, including:       A sudden sense of impending doom.    Extreme sweating.  Shaking and trembling.  Feeling hot or incredibly cold.    Chest pain and difficulty breathing.    Dizziness and nausea.    Even a sense of complete detachment from reality.   You can…

  • Self-development

    How I turned my triggers into treasures!

    People often wonder how I lived through the days when I was a quadriplegic, without caving into the dark lands of depression! I’m not going to sit here and tell you it was easy and that I survived because I had it all figured out, neither am I here to dole out some step by step guide on how to deal with difficult situations like that, because, it was simply grace that kept me. However, I just want to share my story with you and hope that you draw some comfort and encouragement from it.     Let’s face it, Bad things happen to everyone, it doesn’t matter if you…

  • lifestyle

    Coping with Loss: Grief and Grieving

    As is often mentioned by therapists, grief counselors and psychiatrists, the way we grieve is our own, but grieve we must. What this means is that if someone close to you has passed away recently, and it has affected you emotionally, there must be a grieving period. However, the statement also indicates that different people grieve in different ways. Therefore, the idea is that as long as there is a definite grieving period, it will help you get over the initial and intense melancholy of losing someone close. What is Grief? Grief is a combination of negative emotions that originate from a sense of true loss. In this particular context,…

  • Health

    Why You’ll Always Want To Take Extra Special Care Of Your Hearing’

    When it comes to our health, we have so many different facets. There isn’t one particular area that should be catered for. If we do that, then we’ll likely neglect an important area elsewhere. We like to focus on our bodies and how they look. In recent years, fitness has become a big part of society and life in general. Mental health has also become a huge talking point due to the awareness it has caused. Things like your teeth are also important in the majority of people’s eyes and minds.    There are other significant aspects of your being that need to be sorted out, too. For instance, your…

  • Self-development

    Limitation Lives Only In Our Minds

    I can still hear his voice echoing in the distance, “it’s all in your head ify, you can do it”   i thought he was a joker and completely oblivious of the chaos that was going on in my body. How can my inability to walk be attributed to my mind,   “dude I can’t move a muscle”! On another occasion he told me “you are alive because you had the will to win”   Time has passed and i think i understand a lot better how powerful the mind is in determining the trajectory of our lives.   The way you see yourself on the inside largely determines your…