Mental Health Tips
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We usually treat ourselves poorly. We work too hard, eat too little, and hate our bodies. Body Kindness proposes a revolutionary new approach to loving ourselves by rebuilding our relationship with our physical self. It does not promote diets or exercise but instead a compassionate way of treating one’s body and building a new life.
The New York Times bestseller “Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman is a thought-provoking and insightful book that explores our relationship with time. I often recommend it to my online counselling clients and colleagues who struggle with time management. It can benefit anyone who is looking to gain a deeper understanding of time, productivity and fulfilment in life.
The Tyranny of Choice Our society promotes a view of freedom of choice as an essential element of a happy life, but the author of this book has other things to say. Salecl suggests that the idea that we are rational beings who always make intelligent choices is flawed and might lead us to a social disaster.
Burnout is a must-read for every woman who is tired and overwhelmed and can ’t seem to stop feeling this way. While the book focuses on the experiences of women and the structural issues they face especially, it addresses burnout in a way that can really benefit anyone. With a solid scientific foundation and practical solutions, it can help you understand and manage your burnout, as well as prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change This book by therapist Robin Norwood is quintessential reading for those women who do so much and get back nothing, and it showcases the patterns that these women are likely to fall into. It has helped thousands over the past decades, giving them a better understanding of their current situation and allowing them to give up on destructive partners.
The climate crisis not only threatens the habitats of plants and animals, but also our own existence, making it one of the great challenges of our time. Emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, despair and resignation are common reactions and these feelings, also referred to as climate anxiety, are particularly widespread among young people. In this article, I’m sharing five helpful tips to help you care for your mental health and stay strong and resilient in the face of global warming.
Emily Nagoski is one of the leading researchers on the topic of female sexuality, something that has been traditionally ignored by the scientific community. In Come As You Are, Nagoski offers an evidence-based discussion of female sexuality, exploring how women are different in their sexual desires. For more book recommendations on sexual issues, head over to my blog!
Sexual issues actually come up a lot in my online counselling sessions. The distance the screen provides (and the fact that my clients and I are usually in very different parts of the world) really helps to open up about difficult topics. In this post, I'm sharing some of the resources I frequently recommend to my clients who would like to know more about their own sexual issues, about what is “normal” or not and who would like to work on addressing those issues in a more constructive manner.
Andy Puddicombe, former Monk and co-founder of Headspace, shows you how just 10 minutes of meditation each day can change your life.
Sex Gets Real is a weekly podcast about all things sex and relationships. The host, Dawn Serra, is someone who has specialized in teaching sex to others and coaching people on how to develop their sexualities. Dawn wants her listeners to experience their own pleasure and develop a strong connection to their own bodies, making sex a rich and varied experience. Head over to the blog of my online counselling practice to discover many more resources, on the topic of sex and relationship troubles
This audio series by psychotherapist and bestselling author Esther Perel boldly explores intimate and taboo topics in a respectful way, talking to the couples who have offered their experiences to help others. For more resources on the topic of sexuality and sexual issues, read the full post on my blog where I'm sharing a variety of other recommendations!
Many marriages suffer from the lack of sex or, rather, the lack of passion. Millions of women find that their sex life is not what it used to be, that there is something missing. Wanting Sex Again is a book by sex specialist Laurie Watson, who offers proven methods to spark passion again. Click to read my full review of the book and to discover more book tips on the subject of sexual problems.
Which areas of your life are particularly important to you? And how much time and energy do you actually spend with these things? In this blog post, I'm going to introduce you to an exercise that I use in my work as an online psychologist that encourages us to look at our lives and examine the different “life areas” that are important to us.
This blog posts examines parasocial relationships, which can develop when we view online personalities, such as influencers and celebrities as friends. It looks at the dangers of these one-sided relationships and provides guidance on how these online connections can add to your social life, rather than take away from it.