Celebrating Mental Health Week 2016 – A personal story

Ilze GroblerMental Health Week, Uncategorized

If you’re reading this you’ve probably been there – self doubt, lethargy, maybe full blown depression.  I’m writing this to celebrate mental health week, and hopefully explain to people that it can happen to anyone.   Five years ago I was a confident, optimistic person with a young family and dreams. My life took a downward turn with a failed … Read More

The Psychology Behind Happiness

Ilze GroblerMindfulness Meditation, positive psychology

Clients often tell me in therapy: “I just want to be happy…” But is happiness really attainable? The term happiness captures an emotion in which one experience a range of positive responses often expressed as an outward feeling of elation. Philosophers, poets, religious writers, psychologists and the like have researched happiness throughout history. But is it really attainable? Taking a … Read More