Reasons why your teenager is riddled with procrastination

by Alison Lenehan As a teenager, I often recall sitting at my desk late into the night, attempting to diligently complete my schoolwork. My little desk light (with the old fashioned bulb) was turned on for that many hours that...

Danger and disappointment are parts of life: 4 reasons to stop running from them.

When something deeply troubles you, how do you manage? Are your thoughts about yourself and your life at these times helpful or do they cause greater harm? Does the experience of pain open the floodgates for an onslaught of negative...

Thinking there is perfection is your first imperfection (the first of many)

Hi, my name is Alison and I am a perfectionist. Actually, let me rephrase that. I’m a recovering perfectionist. Take it from me, the road to recovery from perfectionism is a long and difficult one. Why is perfectionism such a...

7 Secrets of the Mentally Strong

No one wants to be the toxic one. The draining one who exhausts all of their mental energy analysing the many different ways life has been unlucky or unkind to them. Or all the reasons they have to feel sorry...

Mental health treatment: 7 truths for the journey towards healing

I came across a pretty inspiring book the other day. The book, Beating Bipolar, by Blake Levine, was located during my search to help a client who seemed to be stuck processing her bipolar disorder diagnosis. Recalling his own story...

5 Ways to Challenge Your Internal Critic

“I can never do anything right” . “I always say the dumbest things”. “Why am I so stupid?”. Have you ever said these things to yourself? If you’re like the rest of us, chances are you have. Often. However, if...

The Me Me Me Generation

I came across an interesting article the other day in TIME magazine’s May 2013 issue called The Me Me Me Generation: Why Millennials Will Save Us All, written by Joel Stein. This article posited that Millennials (or 20-somethings) are narcissistic,...