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How to Regain Confidence After Someone Puts You Down

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All of us have at some time or other experienced an unpleasant put down. While a well-timed compliment can do wonders for our confidence, a put down can have an even more profound impact on our self-esteem. This is especially true if the put down comes from someone whose opinion we value, or someone that we really like. And it can be especially devastating when the put down is referring to...

Addiction – How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

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Once you have found yourself in a relationship with an addict it can seem like there is no way to define your relationship without referring to the addiction like it is a third party. You can see no way of walking away from the relationship without your addict partner starting on a downward spiral towards self-destruction. Without you by his side to keep him going he would be in danger of losing...

How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think

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Life can be hard enough without always worrying about what other people think. How can you ever expect to relax if you are constantly concerned about how others are viewing you? It’s time to take a step back and look at how much the opinions of other people or your perceived ideas of how they are viewing you are affecting your daily life and your overall standard of living. If you are living your...

Why Kids Curse – How to Stop Kids From Cursing and Swearing

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One day your sweet and innocent little child is going to open its mouth and instead of the language of a child, you will hear a profanity. Your child will not understand the meaning of the word, but they will know that it is a word that they have heard and feel confident in repeating. It is how you react to your child using adult language that sets the tone for how things will continue. In years...

Facing Serious Illness When You Have No One to Support You

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At the back of most people’s mind lurks a dark fear: that of being both seriously ill and totally alone. Indeed, we spend much of our lives trying to avoid such a fate. It explains why people rush into bad marriages, for example, have children they may not really want and put up with friends they no longer like. Abandonment People who never married, or never had children, assume that those...

What Is PTSD?

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PTSD is the acronym for post-traumatic stress disorder – a condition triggered by exposure to extreme traumatic situations and resulting in numerous symptoms such as heightened arousal, difficulty sleeping, nightmares, jumpiness, increased heart rate and more. You’ve probably heard about PTSD on the news or seen it portrayed in films, but what is PTSD really? What actually happens in the...

What Is the Definition of Stress?

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Most of us would probably say that we know what stress is. Unfortunately we would often probably claim to be intimately familiar with the concept, especially if we hold down a 9-5 job that has us constantly under pressure, or if we have a boss that we perhaps don’t always get on with like a house on fire. But how do you actually define stress? Are there different kinds? And what causes it...

Spiritual Stress Symptoms

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If the following symptoms occur on a regular basis then they could be stress related and it is advisable to seek medical advice: Experience a sense of inner emptiness. Life has no meaning. The future looks bleak. You are unforgiving. See very few positive things in life. Often a martyr. Frequently cynical. Feel apathetic. Have self-doubts about your work. Constantly need to prove yourself. Feel...

Can You Die From a Panic Attack?

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The symptoms of a panic attack can often feel rather extreme and intense and many people find them painful and frightening. This leads many to ask the question: can you die from a panic attack? Unfortunately, the fact that people worry about dying when they are having a panic attack is actually one of the things that makes them more likely to get the panic attacks in the first place and is also...

Caffeine and Panic Attacks

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Do you suffer for panic attacks? Then one of the very best things you can do to address this issue and to start suffering less is to cut the caffeine out of your diet and routine. Here we will look at why caffeine and panic attacks are intimately linked and at why removing that morning coffee might just be the best decision you ever made. What Are Panic Attacks? Panic attacks are essentially just...

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