Does avoidance lead to anxiety or anxiety is the effect of avoidance? Many people deal with anxiety by avoiding situations that frightens them. Public speaking is identified as one of the situations that people avoid the most. Many of us will remember the first time we had to give a speech or make a presentation […]
Understand your anxiety. Anxiety comes from fear of someone or fear of something. It is a very powerful emotion and when is experienced can lead to extreme distress. While a little level of anxiety can help us focus and motivates us to do well (for example you may be nervous before a presentation you give […]
Self-esteem  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that is stupid” – Albert Einstein We are all so different and we see each-other in so many ways. We make judgments and we form opinions about people we meet. […]
What do we tell teenagers when a parent dies? Death is a fact of life. Adolescents, just like younger children, need honesty; they have the ability to choose what is best for them in order to cope with the death of their mum or dad. They can model adult behavior and go through the tasks […]
Coping with the death of a parent. I went through a very worrying time in my life recently. That got me to reflect on death, dying and what happens with the children when a parent dies. We expect our parents to always be there. Many adults still look for their parents’ guidance and seek their […]