Freedom in Forgiveness

“As long as we refuse to let go, holding onto our grudge, we choose to hold on to the pain, onto the story of what they did or didn’t do… and how that makes us feel is our own choosing.”   Forgiveness has been shown to lead to a reduction of anger as well as depression and stress. Forgiveness is …

Turning Neglect into Care and Hope

“A community, a society and a nation is judged by the way it treats its weakest members, so nourishment, shelter, love and care should be things that children can take for granted.” Family of Hope Services (FHS) is situated in in Katutura and help over 450 orphans and vulnerable children, providing them with care, education and a meal a day. …

Armed for the Fight Against Depression

“It’s your birth right to live a joyful life. How you’re going to get there is your own personal challenge and life’s journey.” We’ve all felt feelings of sadness or unhappiness but when these feelings move to intense feelings of worthlessness that last for days or weeks it’s important to rule out depression, because depression is a serious condition that …

UNAM Medical Students On a Mission to Empower Others

Their slogan is “dare to care” which is exactly what a group of second year medial students at the UNAM School of Medicine are doing. Feeling personally moved by losing family members to tuberculosis (TB) and at the shocking conditions in which patients are expected to await their recovery within, the Infectious Disease Relief Society was born last year and …

Goodbye to Working Mommy Guilt

  Guilt is an emotional response that serves as a warning sign and emotional regulator.  It signals the need for behavioural modification in order to prevent repeating what we personally regard as wrong more than once.  Guilt should serve a helpful purpose in teaching us about our own behaviour instead of being an emotional and irrational response to encounters. New …

Anger the invisible toxin

Anger is particularly destructive in relationships. When we live in close contact with someone, our personalities, priorities, interests, and ways of doing things frequently clash. Leandre Kurz from the team at Let’s Talk Psychologists gives us some insight into the invisible toxin that lives in relationships. Relationships are ongoing negotiations between individuals trying to live together and mutually meet each …

What is Success?

Success means different things to different people.  Which means that if you want success in your life you need to first figure out what success means to you. More often than not in society we base our measure of success on money and flash, more than on substance. However these are terrible measures of success. So while you consider what …