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Why is lifestyle change so hard?

We all want to be well, or more well. Perhaps it's more exercise, better sleep, less alcohol, losing weight, coping with stress more effectively, quitting smoking, or something else. But we all have that list in our heads, you know, the "I'd be really well if I could change xxxyyyzzz" list. But we have [...]

When you’re worried about someone…

It might be a friend, a work colleague, a family member, a life-partner, or almost anybody you know fairly well - so what do you do when you're worried about someone's wellbeing? This might be someone who is stressed, anxious, depressed or even suicidal. It could be a health issue like drug-abuse, smoking, obesity, [...]

By |2018-08-30T10:09:20+00:00Aug 27th, 2018|Coping with Life|0 Comments

Office Wellness

We all want to be well, or at least more-well. We all work (well, most of us work). We all work at an office (well, mostly anyway). And here we find challenges: unhealthy food options, sitting, stress, no fresh air, no sunlight, and more. Work life, especially office-based work life, is often seen as [...]

By |2018-06-29T08:44:49+00:00Jun 29th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Comfort eating – moods & food

Do you run for that chocolate whenever you feel the world doesn’t love you? You could be a comfort-eater. What is comfort eating, how do you know you have it and how do you make sure it doesn’t affect your healthy eating goals? What is comfort or stress or emotional eating? Comfort eating or stress eating [...]

Headache: Need to Know

Headache is a universal ailment: we all get headaches at some time. There are many different causes for headache. Common causes are: Tension headache - caused by stress and anxiety and tiredness; can be quite severe and felt over any area of the head & neck (neck stiffness is quite common). Migraine - very [...]

By |2018-03-20T09:24:00+00:00Mar 20th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Decisions Decisions

Making decisions can be hard. The best choice is not always clear. So we delay. Or pause. Or consider. Or reconsider. Or procrastinate. In so many areas of our lives. So often. Does this sound familiar? Is it a problem? What has it got to do with wellness? Uncertainty is the enemy When it comes to stress [...]

By |2018-01-29T10:07:54+00:00Jan 29th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments


Mindfulness is perhaps THE word in wellness right now. Everywhere you look/read/go people are talking about it. There are courses, coaches, books, videos and more. What's it all about? The now, only the now Mindfulness is about being focussed on the present (rather than the past or the future). Meditation and similar techniques can be [...]

By |2018-01-22T11:32:43+00:00Jan 17th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Is cannabis really that bad?

This debate has raged for decades now. Traditional or conservative advice is that cannabis is a dangerous illicit drug that causes impaired judgment, cognitive decline, lung disease, cancer risk, schizophrenia, antisocial behaviour, and more. Cannabis is often seen as a 'gateway drug' that may introduce people to harder drugs such as heroine and cocaine. But [...]

By |2018-06-29T08:05:07+00:00Jan 16th, 2018|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Mental Matters

Mental Matters PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS IN WORKING SOUTH AFRICA     Mental health is a challenge that some 30% of people struggle with at some stage in their lives. The personal, family, business, and social costs are very significant. Stigma, access-to-care, rates of trauma, and other challenges remain. Employers can do much to help, and will [...]

By |2018-02-07T15:59:06+00:00Jul 25th, 2017|Coping with Life, Features, Stress|0 Comments

So What IS Stress?

So, what is stress? Well, the definition is that stress is your response to demands and challenges. This response may be physical or psychological and is nearly always a combination of both. The subtle but crucial thing here is that stress is something we experience due to our own response to things. Stress comes from [...]

By |2018-02-07T15:54:22+00:00Jun 8th, 2017|Coping with Life, Stress|0 Comments