• Are emotions playing havoc with your health? – A Different Perspective

    Ever heard of old sayings like 'vent your spleen' or 'have the gall to do something' and wondered what they mean? 'To vent your spleen' is an idiom to describe someone who is angry and to 'have the gall to do something' means to have courage. So what do body parts have to do with emotions?

    Have you ever wondered why people lose control of their bladder when they have a sudden fright? Do people who experience a broken heart end up getting heart disease? Western medicine struggles to explain some of these phenomena but complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can offer some viable answers.

  • Practising Mindfulness – Try It!

    I came across one of my positive psychology assignments recently on practising mindfulness. We hear a lot about mindfulness these days and being in the present moment but how do you do it? I thought I would share some of my experiences. You might like to give them a go yourself and see how it can benefit your life. In a nutshell, mindfulness is "the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment"1.

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