29 September 2015

Are you emotionally healthy?


Mental or emotional health refers to your overall psychological well-being. It includes the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relatio...
22 September 2015

Parenting teens


Parenting extends way beyond the ability to conceive and give birth to a baby. It is the ultimate long-term emotional, financial, spiritual and psyc...
15 September 2015

Cultivating inner strengths


Inner strengths (power) are the supplies you’ve got within as you make your way down the twisting and often hard road of life. They include a p...
08 September 2015

‘He refuses to go to the doctor’ – The Psychology of Men’s Health


It is a general rule that men avoid going to the doctor at all costs, and only when brought to their knees by an illness would the consideration be ...
01 September 2015

‘I am not my breast’…. offering support through breast cancer


Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour in women, and amidst the great progress in its early detection and treatment, as well as improveme...
25 August 2015

Dealing with bad news


We all have at some point or the other in our lives, waited with bated breath, sweated profusely, became totally agitated and unnerved, about the poss...
18 August 2015

Emotional support for cancer patients – What really do patients need?


by Dr Jozelle Miller President SCORCH Cancer Support Foundation http://scorchcancerfounda.wix.com/scorch For many cancer patients and their famil...

Are you having an identity crisis?


We have all heard about this concept before (identity crisis), but not many truly fully understand what is meant by this. Identity crisis is a psych...
11 August 2015

Why is it so hard to take medicine?


As a child I was considered by many to be a sickly child; I visited the doctor regularly where I was poked and prodded repeatedly. I was given from ...
04 August 2015

Understanding chronic pain


Most people think of pain as resulting from physical injury or disease, but psychological factors play a huge role in pain perception. Our expectati...