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Tackling emotional related issues with the aim of promoting the social well being of an individual.

SIMPLE STEPS TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

Many a time you have ruffled feathers or better put, rubbed shoulders at home, school or workplaces. Maybe, the raging war is within you as an individual. Do you hence feel like the earth should stop spinning for a moment before you can gather momentum to carry on with life? Things do not have to be this way. There are better ways of ending whatever stalemate you are in. Whatever you are experiencing right now is what is technically referred to as a conflict. CONFLICT- DEFINITION The term conflict can be loosely defined…

DID YOU KNOW YOUTH SUICIDE CAN BE PREVENTED?

We were at the P.N.N. funeral home (Nakuru) to collect the remains of one of our high school comrades who had succumbed to a sudden heart attack. While we were waiting for other mourners at the parlour, there came another family for the same assignment. What else do people do at the morgue? What caught my attention is that they seemed to be deeply wounded by their loss. Most of them could not stand the sight of their loved one’s corpse. They mourned hysterically with deep hue and cry. A few moments later came a frailly…

STRESS: IMPORTANT BUT OVERLOOKED FACTS

Stressed out? Well here are a few facts about stress that can help you out of your quagmire. First, you need to know that the backstops with you. Startled? You need to know that you are your boss. What I mean is that you are in charge of your life. Thus you are the only one who can determine how your body is likely to react to any hardship or demand that it gets subjected to. What is stress? There is no single fixed definition for stress since it encompasses the human body. It can however be loosely defined as your…

TOP 7 CRAZY REASONS FOR DIVORCE

Have you ever asked yourself why couples file for divorce cases? So many grounds have been given but these 10 reasons will make you wonder. 1. Inadequate preparation for marriage This is a very interesting reason for divorcing your spouse. So if you did not set your mind that you are upgrading to a higher level of maturity, why go for it? That is why you are endowed with the ability to make decisions. You are not an animal. Therefore you should not jump into a ‘frying pan’ yet you are not ready to be fried. 2.…

WHAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE

WHAT YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE Are you on the verge of a divorce or separation? You are not alone. So many people have walked down this very path. According to the data collected from the Government’s Survey of Family Growth, more than 20% of first time marriages end in divorce within the first five years. Besides, 48% of marriages end in divorce or separation after the 20- year threshold.

CONTRACEPTION AND ADOLESCENCE

It is general knowledge that most adolescents are embracing contraception as an alternative way of preventing pregnancy. This they do with or without their parents’ or guardians’ knowledge. Furthermore, majority of these adolescents are not fully informed about the types of contraceptives and the risk involved. The most common problem associated with contraception among adolescents is the failure to adhere to the guidelines of the preferred birth control method. Therefore, many adolescent girls are more likely…

ADOLESCENCE- A SEARCH FOR IDENTITY

The rise in the number of suicide cases among adolescents in Kenya is something that the education sector needs to pay close attention to. It is time we sensitized all education stakeholders, especially parents and teachers who spend most of their time with adolescents about what is expected of them so that they cannot blow things out of proportion.  Therefore, it is time we learnt to let go some of the minor mistakes made by adolescents, or at least try to understand them given the face they are going through in…

SELF ESTEEM

Each and every person deserves to feel good, appreciated and loved. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, it is possible to feel inadequate, incompetent and invaluable. This feeling is what can be narrowed down to the term “low self-esteem.” So, how do you feel about yourself? Do you have friends, parents and teachers that belittle you or are you the one who is too hard on yourself? CHARACTERISTICS OF PEOPLE WITH A LOW SELF ESTEEM People with a low self-esteem: Expose themselves to public…

SELF ESTEEM

Naturally, all human beings are endowed with a special ability- the ability to evaluate or judge. It is this special ability that enables one to evaluate himself or herself. So in the process of determining your value, you end up determining your self-esteem level. Self-esteem can thus be defined as a person’s overall sense or feeling of self-worth or the personal value that an individual attaches himself or herself.            FACTS ABOUT SELF ESTEEM Self-esteem is stable and enduring thus it can be easily…