Stress Management

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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

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Building Resilience at the Workplace

Posted on November 18, 2016

  Have you ever wondered how some of your colleagues have always responded well to demands of daily life, both at work and outside work, while others panic and withdraw into themselves? What makes them stand apart from the rest? I am sure all of us would love to see ourselves becoming more resilient to thrive through turbulent times. Let’s take a look at what is resilience and how can one develop resilience. What is Resilience? Resilience is that remarkable qualityRead More

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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

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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

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Life Begins Where Fear Ends: An article about courage

Posted on September 29, 2016

  “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ― Nelson Mandela   If there is something natural and instinctual in the realm of the mind that can stop us from living the way we desire, it is the emotion of fear. From an evolutionary perspective fear can save our lives; for instance, our fear of snakesRead More