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Postnatal Depression – how to get through it

Often, Postnatal Depression (PND) goes undetected because the symptoms are explained away as either part of life as a new parent or the “baby blues”.  Yet, PND, also known as Postpartum Depression, is a reality for many mothers. You don’t know when you will have it or if you will experience it. You …

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How Not to Be That Boring Person

Have you ever found yourself in one of the situations described below? You and your friends go out to a local bar for some relaxation time. You are standing at the bar with your buddies whom are all chatting away with people you have never met before. Then it hits …

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How to be successful in every area of your life

Everyone wants to be successful. While success is often associated with fame and fortune, the word more generally means to achieve a desired aim. So success is embedded in every and each of our short- and long-term undertakings. There are several areas in which we can be successful: career, relationships, academia and finances. It’s …

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Self-Compassion is Medicine

Have you ever travelled with children or those needing assistance? Then you are quite familiar with the instructions flight attendants give to passengers: “put the mask on yourself first before helping others” Makes sense right? Perhaps Lama Yeshe said it best: “Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle …

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Life Coaching: is it for you?

Do you want to improve your life? Would you like to reach your full potential? Are you interested in self-development? Or perhaps you want to help others feel more fulfilled, you want to acquire the ability to facilitate transition in other people’s life or you would like to be able to draw out the best in people. In a nutshell, …

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Body Language: Your path to success

Did you know that Emotional Quotient (EQ) is a better predictor of success than IQ? Being able to read people’s body language is one of the aspects encompassed by Emotional Intelligence. The expression “actions speak louder than words” is a bit cliched, but have you ever wondered why the things people do get noticed more than what …

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Art Therapy: Paint a picture of your feelings

You might be familiar with expressions such as “A picture is worth a thousand words” and “Do I have to paint you a picture?” These idioms are rooted in the belief that images can sometimes be more effective than words at capturing and conveying complex ideas, thoughts and feelings. Words are phonetic labels our …

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