The best wellness and mental health articles written for you, by professionals.
Defining spirituality and religion
Today, there is a raging debate about the ebbing tides of religion and the prolific interest in spirituality in a post-Christian and post-modern world. However, today, I am focusing on the terms ‘spirituality’ and ‘religion’ without engaging in polemics or arguments. So,...
Sadness, loss, traumatic or hurtful experiences are common to all of us, that is a given. The reaction, or response to such material varies as much as DNA produces differences in each living being. It has been my experience that certain individuals “toughen up” against...
Moving beyond depression
Mental health professionals categorise depression or melancholia, a term coined by Hippocrates, as a mood order is extremely debilitating emotionally, physically, socially and economically (England & Sim, 2012; Gilbert, 2000). Individuals who are depressed tend to manifest beha
Protecting your energy
It is your duty, a necessity for self, to protect your mental energy.
It is so important that we all invest in ourselves by using the word "no." This word alone will protect your mental energy. I use the word necessity because that is exactly what...
Getting to know Dom.
Post-Christian Australia - reality or fiction? (1)
The TV programme, ‘The Secrets of the Vatican’ sums up in one word the crisis of the Church (Lennan, 2010). Firstly, it vividly captures the disillusionment of committed...
Blogs are fun
The fear of change can be our biggest block in life. Do not fear change, embrace it.
Spirituality is seeing connections
Years ago I was travelling through India. It was summer and the heat was oppressive. Our train rolled into a station and I decided to get out for a stretch. As I alighted the train, I turned to my left and I saw a blind boy get of the train. I watched him and I...