Everyone seems to be privy these days to the fact that pets help keep us young, active and are great company. Studies have shown that domesticated animals can significantly contribute to longevity as well as to help increase immunity and therefore minimise illness and allergies, especially if you grow up with pets in the home. Pets can give their owners a deeper sense of purpose and responsibility as well as endless rewards and love.
I have been taught that animals are her
Having previously written about gratitude and gratefulness, for me this encompasses another passion of mine which is volunteering.
Brought up in a household with parents that readily volunteered and donated both their time and money, it was vital for them to teach me the importance of giving back.
When so many of us living in this country are blessed enough to have all that we need and often more, I believe it is invaluable to understand that there are others less fortu
Today the term "mental illness" gets thrown around a lot. That being said I also have the belief that a lot of mental illness goes undiagnosed as well. However I want to pose the concept of emotional illness and more specifically how I have come to understand that a lot of emotional illness has been incorrectly diagnosed as mental illness.
Without wanting to quote the dictionary meaning of mental illness, my belief is that essentially mental illnesses are as a result of ma
It's fair to say we live in a world of over stimulation...surrounded by 24 hour shops, television, emails, demanding jobs and families...if we didn't "need" sleep, some of us wouldn't stop at all. Most of us are operating in survival mode.
We also have rising rates of anxiety, with people always on edge and permanently functioning in fight or flight mode. I don't know about you, but I haven't seen any wild lions or tigers roaming around the streets, which might actually po