Peak Performance

If you have already achieved a high level of excellence in your particular field it is natural that your next goal would be to attain peak performance. Peak performance is quite simply the ability to perform to your optimum potential. While we tend to think of peak performance in the context of athletics, it can … Continued


Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder of the central nervous system that is caused by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Its development is gradual, sometimes beginning with a barely-noticeable tremor in one hand. While tremor is often the most conspicuous sign, symptoms can also include slowing of movement, unsteady gait, stiffness, and … Continued

Panic Attacks

A panic attack occurs as a result of an extreme fight/flight response in which your body experiences a sudden onset of intense symptoms. This usually begins with a feeling of extreme fear or panic accompanied by heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and a feeling of disorientation. You might also experience sweating, shaking, and nausea. This … Continued

Pain Management

Pain is something that should be taken very seriously as it is our body’s way of telling us that something needs attention. As such, whether your pain is acute or chronic, it requires first that you seek your doctor’s opinion in order to eliminate a need for medical attention. Only after you’ve been assessed by … Continued

Occupational Burnout

The problem of stress has reached epidemic proportions in our modern world, affecting every area our lives including work. When we are exposed to work-related stress over an extended period of time it can result in what’s commonly known as ‘burnout’. Burnout occurs when the demands that are made upon us over the long-term become … Continued

Negative Thinking

All of our mental activity happens internally in the form of thoughts. Any action or verbalisation is always preceded by a thought. Some of these thoughts are positive, some are negative, and some are neutral. Thankfully we have an ‘inner censor’ that ensures we don’t give voice to our every thought. But unfortunately, our inner … Continued

Mid-Life Change

One day it’s life as normal. The next day we find ourselves arrested in our steps by a powerful need to begin taking stock of our lives thus far. Where has time gone? I haven’t achieved what I wanted to achieve by this age. I’m really not entirely happy with the place I’ve arrived at. … Continued

Lack of Direction

Lack of direction is closely related to lack of motivation. This is because we need a clear sense of direction concerning our desires and our goals before we can become motivated to accomplish them. A lack of direction only leads to uncertainty, confusion, and not surprisingly, a feeling of being immobilised or ‘stuck’.   If … Continued

Interview Nerves

A job interview is a potentially stress-inducing experience that we all have to face at one time or another. No matter how competent and experienced we might be, there’s the knowledge that we’re being judged and evaluated over a very short and intense period of time. And in addition to that, we’re inevitably going to … Continued


Insomnia is a persistent sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep, difficult to stay asleep, or both.   The quality of our sleep relates directly to the quality of our health and to our ability to function at our optimum level in our waking life. When our sleep is disrupted on a regular … Continued


Grief and loss are inevitable in life and therefore unavoidable. We experience loss in many ways throughout our lives. We can lose our pets. We lose our childhood. We lose our youth. We can lose our health. We can lose jobs, careers, and relationships we once depended upon and believed were secure. Marriages can fail, … Continued

Fears and Phobias

A phobia is an irrational fear of a particular situation, creature, or thing. A significant number of us suffer from a fear or phobia of one type or another. For some of us it can be distressing, but we manage to tolerate it with considerable anxiety. For others it can be seriously debilitating, and extreme … Continued