Social Support: Support or a Menace?

Posted on November 3, 2016

  Numerous studies have indicated the importance of social support in both physical and mental health. However, it is also the one that is most overlooked. The fact that social support is good is unmistakable and is something we innately know. So I find myself wondering about how many of us find ourselves alone in the midst of a problem with no one to understand it.   When did dealing with things alone become the new ‘strong’ and when didRead More


Stolen Motherhood: The ‘new’ low that mothers are facing

Posted on October 13, 2016

She has spent the last nine months thinking about the baby, planning for his or her arrival, and worrying if everything will go well. On the day of the delivery, she might be anxious, but can’t wait for it all to be over.After being in agonising pain for hours comes the moment when she finally gets to see her daughter/son for the first time. In the days that follow, however, she finds herself sad, constantly worried, irritated and wondering why she isRead More


Stress and the Fundamentals of Caring

Posted on October 6, 2016

The once prominent line between body and mind has become blurred; it is now widely acknowledged amongst clinicians and laymen worldwide that the body affects mental processes, and that the mind has a large influence on the body. You will recognise the truth in this statement if you have ever been extremely tired physically and realised that your mind had stopped working, or if you have gone through a highly emotional experience like a break-up and found that your eating orRead More


Why You Need to Take Care of Yourself at Work

Posted on September 15, 2016

  People cope with problems the best way they know how. The unfortunate truth is that there are millions of people who are facing stress-related problems whether at work, home, or another significant area in their life, while there are thousands of websites that cater to precisely these problems. Life has never been simple but things in today’s world have in some ways become infinitely more complex than before, somehow sprouting the kind of problems that generations in the pastRead More


In the Search for Silence

Posted on September 8, 2016

  ‘The search for meaning, much like the search for pleasure, must be conducted obliquely. Meaning ensues from meaningful activity.’ – Irvin D. Yalom, Psychiatrist     What does silence feel like, look like, sound like? Think not of the eerie kind, but rather the kind that gives you comfort, relief, and pleasure – like standing under a waterfall or your head sinking into your pillow after a hard day’s work, or that special rhythm that beats within your bodyRead More