Society has long held stereotypical perceptions of how men handle their emotions. Men suffer from antiquated ideas of burying feelings, using alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism, and even becoming physically abusive to avoid tackling the problem. Obviously, none of these methods are healthy. And perpetuating these stereotypes does nothing to help men find […]
"We are not born with abilities. This comes from practice, persistence and perseverance." – Debasish Mridha, American physician and author About This Week's Chat We moved into a new house recently, after having lived in an apartment for nine years. Long before the move took place, I told my husband that as soon as the […]
Even the smallest efforts to get going create momentum. It might be hard at the beginning, but you know what they say about getting balls rolling, and hard work paying off.
A friend of mine recently told me that she was thinking of quitting her job. I was astounded; she's one of those people who actually does (or did) bound out of bed, and looks forward to her days at work. She's always loved her job, and she fought tooth and nail to get it. Yet […]
Peak hour traffic is terrible where I live. It takes me an hour to drive 20km. I rely on Maps on my iPhone to guide me to and through the least clogged routes to get home in the shortest possible time. On the last day of work before holidays, I was on my phone the […]
"A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well." – Anonymous About This Week's Chat What "Resilience" Represents I've often thought about the word "resilience" during the past few days. What exactly is it? What does it mean to different people? Where do you get it? I don't have all the answers, […]
Coping under pressure. What a topic for me to post about - today of all days! I've just returned to work after a nasty two-week stint of tonsillitis. I have an overflowing inbox, five or six pieces of work at varying stages of completeness to catch up with, and this blog post, which is due […]