What is mindfulness? And why is it so important to teach it to our children?

2018-09-12 13:24

Today, 12 September, people around the world are celebrating Mindfulness Day – a day to highlight the health and wellbeing benefits of practicing mindfulness. Co-founder of WISE (Wellbeing in Schools and Education in South Africa), Carol Surya, explains why teaching children mindfulness is so important and how you can do so at home.

"I was the weird person on the Gautrain bus, eyes closed with my hands on my lap, meditating"

2018-09-07 11:29

"I tried using an app to calm my anxiety - here's what worked"

WATCH: Anxiety in teens: what it looks like and strategies to help

2018-08-16 17:34

Anxiety in teens: what it looks like and strategies to help

WATCH: Black Panther star says that she battled with anxiety and depression before she made it big

2018-07-24 14:15

Letitia Wright has spoken out about her struggles with anxiety and depression before she had her big break in Hollywood.

Coping techniques for when you can't get to a therapist

2018-07-19 09:59

It's important to take care of your mental health, even when you can't access a professional's help.

No more smartphones at bedtime! Vamping and why teens are spending more time online than they do sleeping

2018-06-18 15:02

Sleep deprivation has been linked to depression and anxiety, and your smartphone using teen could be at risk.

Do you have the winter blues? Or is it SAD? Here's what to do about it

2018-06-07 16:35

We all feel a little down when it gets cold, but the gloomy mood you feel as the seasons transition may be more serious than you think.

Here's what's really going on in your brain when you experience 'FOMO' — the fear of missing out

2018-04-24 16:10

Nobody can attend everything, but we get FOMO nonetheless.

Tapping: a great way to help kids deal with anxiety

2018-03-14 21:18

The Tapping Solution Foundation explains that by tapping particular points on your body while talking through something that might be causing you to feel anxious, you can restore balance in your body and mind.

How witnessing violence can harm your child's mental health

2018-02-28 15:20

Children who report high levels of exposure to violence, either as witness or victim, report the highest levels of depression, anger and anxiety.

 

Does helping your child with homework hinder their progress?

2018-09-11 17:00

No parent wants to see their child struggling but that's exactly what sets them up for future success, say experts.

Tall Ass Mo nervous about his one man comedy show

2018-08-24 12:39

he is confident that it will be a show to remember

What happens when your friend keeps picking up the restaurant bill?

2018-07-30 17:02

Does it bother you and could it ruin your friendship? You might be suffering from reciprocity anxiety.

How music affects these 4 disorders

2018-07-23 14:17

For most people listening to music is a way to relax and unwind, but in some individuals it can trigger different reactions. We take a look at how people with certain disorders are affected by music.

8 things never to say to a person with anxiety disorder

2018-07-04 08:48

Anxiety disorders and those who suffer from them are often misunderstood. Patience and understanding are key when communicating with a loved one who struggles with anxiety.

I stopped using my phone for 2 hours before bed, and it had a more powerful effect than I expected

2018-05-16 17:14

Phone use right before bed could be negatively impacting our sleep quality. Since I have trouble sleeping, I decided to stop looking at my phone for two hours before bed for a two-week period. As a result, I slept better, spent more quality time with

Here's another reason why you shouldn't marry your cousin

2018-04-09 07:18

A significant percentage of people worldwide are born to parents who are first- or second-cousins, largely in Asia and eastern Africa.

I tried 6 techniques to help ease my anxiety before bedtime

2018-03-06 16:07

A lot of them worked really well.

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