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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 [...]

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

Does Stress Do Any Harm?

Does stress do me any harm? Yes. But not always. Let’s explain: stress can be seen as “normal” and even healthy is some situations. Some stress & nerves ahead of a job interview, for example, can keep us alert and on our toes, which is a good thing. Stress can stimulate and even drive us [...]

By |2018-02-07T15:55:37+00:00Jun 8th, 2017|Coping with Life, Features, Stress|0 Comments

Coping with Stress

Stress!!! It's such a little word that means so very much to so many of us. Stress means different things to people but it is really the uncomfortable feeling of not coping with the pressures of life. The "not coping" is key here because we all experience the pressures of life and we often cope [...]

By |2019-01-15T12:29:44+00:00May 25th, 2016|Coping with Life, Features, Stress|0 Comments