The word depression is often used when we are feeling sad, fed up or feeling down.  However, feelings of sadness are normal reactions to situations that we are upset about, and will usually pass after a short time.  But depression is different to feeling down or sad.  It can last for a longer time, or pass and come back again and again, and it effects our ability to feel good […]

Problem sleeping?

When did sleeping become so problematic? How long to sleep, sleep hygiene, effect of lack of sleep on our physical and mental health? One in three people have problems sleeping: either trouble falling asleep, or waking up during the night and not able to go back to sleep. Did you know that before the 18th century, the prevailing view was that a night’s sleep was divided into two stages of […]

How to deal with relationship breakdown

How to deal with relationship breakdown

Breaking up with a loved one can be a painful process. This is a really interesting article that explains the science behind the trauma of relationship breakdown.