The futile pursuit of happiness

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on August 23, 2017

  We all want to be happy. I remember quite vividly that when I was younger all I ever wanted to do was grow up! I associated growing up with all the fun that adults get to have, like working, buying things, having money, living on your own etc. I always assumed that this was what would make me happy, and I assumed all adults were happy. But as I grew up I realised how difficult it was to makeRead More


5 Ways to Deal with Social Anxiety

Posted on March 20, 2017

  Social anxiety or social phobia is the disabling fear of one or more specific social situations, wherein an individual fears that they may be exposed to the scrutiny and negative evaluation of others, or that they may act in a publicly embarrassing or humiliating manner. These situations could include public speaking, meeting new people, eating or writing in public, using public restrooms, being the centre of attention, going on a date or even making phone calls.   Research has shownRead More


Interesting Facts about Stress And Anxiety

Posted on August 24, 2016

The first thing to think about is why, at Silver Oak, we use the term ‘stress’ to relate to problems such as ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’. Well, the books would tell us that these are different problems and, on the face of it, that seems to be true – anxiety is surely when you can’t relax; when you worry about so many things you know you shouldn’t really worry about but can’t stop; when you can’t sit at peace; when yourRead More

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India’s First Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Posted on August 4, 2016

A year back ‘stress’ was just a common word often used by everybody as the default explanation for a wide range of human conditions or when anything out of ordinary would happen or something even slightly overwhelming. Since the time I co-founded Silver Oak Health, I have not only gotten to know what stress means, but also learnt skills to cope with it. Stress is a part of our lives and there’s no getting around it. But as much asRead More