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10 ways to get through a break-up fast

The aftermath of a breakup can shake you right to your core. You feel cold & empty, and despair disguises itself as a sinking feeling in your stomach that just won’t go away, nor will the many unanswered questions floating around in your head: Why me? What did I do wrong? Why doesn’t he love me anymore? Maybe you saw it coming; maybe you didn’t. So the breakup has happened. Now it’s time for the break-over! Here are 10 ways to get through a break-up: 1) Hope = no recovery from breakups The main reason people accept the death of…

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Starting a New Job? Here’s 5 hacks to come out a champion

As exciting as a new job is, it comes with it’s fair share of overwhelm (with a collateral shift in environment & people) and stress to prove yourself worthy. Stress is an undeniable fact of life for millions of people across the globe. While most colleagues and family may beguile you to limit the stress inducers in your life, such advice may seem like a meaningless cliché when faced with the reality of a new job. When you’re exiting an old job and entering a new company, you’ll be faced with a gush of problems that can rather seem daunting.…

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5 Tips For Dealing With A Loved One Experiencing Depression

Nearly everyone experiences nervousness, a sense of worry or sadness at times, but for some people these feelings become a part of day-to-day life and can really affect one’s daily functioning. Anxiety disorders affect around 14% of the adult population every year, while depression affects around six percent of the adult population annually. As troubling as anxiety and depression can be for its sufferers, sometimes it’s not easy watching a loved one go through it, while you sit on the outside, feeling somewhat helpless. You might feel tempted to dig until you uncover the truth so you can help, but…

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5 Simple Techniques To Overcome Loneliness

In a world where terms such as FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and YOLO (You Only Live Once) have become of major importance, there’s an expectation that you constantly need to be doing something: shopping, travelling, partying, socialising – the list is never ending. This invisible layer of social expectations can make anyone feel overwhelmed. They become the untold definition of how to live life the right way, which puts pressure on anyone who isn’t following these unspoken rules. Fail to follow these expectations, and you find yourself feeling lonely. However, these expectations aren’t always meaningful ones. Doing things that…

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Importance of listening in counseling

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” -Bryant H McGill As counselors, listening intently is the first step towards understanding, assessing and guiding the client. They know that listening is not about understanding the words of the questions asked, but to understand why the question was asked in the first place. It shows a genuine desire to be with someone, which in turn both heals and builds trust in your client. We are aware about the ‘healing’ ability of just talking to someone who listens without judgment. Even if they…

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The One-Stop Guide to Understanding Social Anxiety

For people suffering from social anxiety, everyday social interactions can cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment. Social anxiety can take any form, may it be dating, making friends, networking, public speaking, work relationships or socializing, Social anxiety is a condition in which a person has an excessive fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized in social situations. Understanding social anxiety is the most important step towards not feeling lost or unaware of why and when it happens. So, where do you start? In this post, we will answer a few common questions pertaining to social anxiety. What is…

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10 Ways to (Re)connect with Your Spouse and Build a Strong Marriage

Unless you’re still in the honeymoon phase, it’s not always easy to feel strongly connected to your partner. Life gets in the way, work keeps you really busy, and before you know it, you haven’t had a tender moment with them in a while. It happens to the best of us. It’s different for everyone, but there are definitely some little things you can do more on a daily basis proven to help keep your relationship strong & sustaining. It’s the smallest gestures that close the distance between ourselves and the people we love. While the big signals, like surprising…

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