How to practically improve on your emotional and mental wellbeing

When it comes to our emotional wellbeing, not many of us think we have a definite role to play to influence outcome for our overall good. I think the majority often assumes a victim role of blaming most things and people outside of their control than align with the path of their most control—within—which is […]

What to do when you don’t understand what’s happening to you

“We don’t always have the answers to everything that happens. And that’s okay.” – Joy Iseki, @thekounsellor   In my work as an emotional wellness coach, I’ve been privileged to meet very unique people across borders with peculiar circumstances and experiences. This has also helped me with accepting some of the things I had once […]

How to resolve emotional pain

As long as you are unable to access the power of the now, every emotional pain that you experience leaves behind a residue of pain that lives on in you.  -Eckhart Tolle   When we’re going through pain, whether emotional or physical, we become uncomfortable. This discomfort can make us desperately trying to do whatever […]

HOW TO DEAL WITH ADDICTIONS.

dealing with addictiions

For some weeks now, I have been writing on addictions. Last week, I tried to explain technically how addictions occur in the brain, and how we become addicted over time. Please find it here. Today, I want to briefly write about how we can deal with addictions. If you recall in my first post, I […]

HOW ADDICTION DEVELOPS IN THE BRAIN

How we develop addiction

Last week, I shared on dealing with addictions with emphasis on why addictions happen, and how it’s usually for a reason in the first place. Please find it here. Today, I wish to briefly explain how addiction is developed in the brain to help us understand the process it takes for us to become addicted […]

DEALING WITH ADDICTION

what is addiction

Every day we hear of addicts who after spending some time being clean from particular addiction would return to their old vomits. Sometimes worst the second time around. In the previous post, I shared insights on how addiction develops in the brain. Please find here It can sound unusual to see how a fully grown […]

HOW TO GET HEALED AFTER A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE

healing after a traumatic experience

In the past four weeks, I have been writing on trauma. Find previous post here. Today, I’ll be concluding this topic with the healing process. Dealing with traumatic experiences can be one of the most difficult things to talk about, as there are no one-style-fits-all approach to how we can actually handle some of our […]

HOW TRAUMA AFFECTS THE BRAIN

trauma

In my last post, I shared on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. I tried as I could to explain what it was and reasons it happens. Please find it here. Today, I’d go further to explain the effect of traumatic stress on the brain that results in those severe symptoms in PTSD patients. When people […]

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, PTSD.

post traumatic stress disorder

Last week, we established the definition of trauma and shared what causes it, and symptoms around it. Please find it here Today, my emphasis would be on post-traumatic stress disorder. Basically, trauma is classified into three types to aid differentiation. A trauma could be short or a lasting event reoccurring over a long time, a […]

WHEN SHOULD I STOP GRIEVING?

grief counselling

“We lost him during the time we had needed him the most. It was a week to my wedding. He was the only child of his own parents. So the nearest older relative in the family were his own cousins, who were also seen as our uncles. Dad’s death was the worst of all. We […]

HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF PRACTICALLY

HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF While it is important that you love yourself and be at peace with your being, not everyone easily does this. Some people find it guilty to love themselves, primarily because of some credos they’ve been told about self love. Others subtly walk in self-hate unknownly. Whether you are hating yourself or […]

WHAT IS AN ADDICTION?

I once knew a man who brushed his mouth with bottles of beer in the morning and it was always the last thing he took most night. We knew this because he often boasted with it. This man was an artisan for my late mom and would often stagger in to do his work. This […]