In my last article, I talked about the importance of sleep and gave some tips for healthy sleep habits that we can all follow. If you missed it, pop over to our website and open the Festive Season 2016 newsletter (http://www.elkanahcounselling.com.au/newsletters.html ).
Guilt is an emotional place of accountability. We experience guilt when we realise we are accountable to others or to ourselves for our actions. Guilt truly testifies that no person is an island. We all live in relationship with others, and with relationship comes accountability and with accountability comes guilt.
Wikipedia defines guilt as “.. a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes – accurately or not – that he or she has compromised his or her own standards of conduct or has violated a moral standard and bears significant responsibility for that violation.
There is a new sensation on the block: colouring for adults. While it’s been in existence for several decades, in the last few years its popularity has exploded and shows no signs of slowing for some time.
Have you noticed how often we feel that, “If I am not happy, something is wrong”? I mean, after all, we have never been so well off. We live in an era of affluence, comfort, prosperity and plenty that is unparalleled in human history. Yet, our age is known as the age of anxiety. And we are hearing more and more of the increasing extent of violence, depression, stress and anxiety. Something does not compute....
Having a baby is a major event in your life. Your whole world is turned upside down, your priorities change, your habits change, and your perspective changes. It can be an enormous challenge to adjust to these changes all at once.