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Feel Overly Anxious? Watch out for these 5 signs of Anxiety Disorder!

Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.   Anxiety Disorder: A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.   Anxiety is good in very small doses. However, the distinction between anxiety disorders and “normal” anxiety isn’t always clear, which misleads us into thinking “It’s okay, it’s just normal human behavior”. No, it isn’t.   How can you tell if your ‘normal’ anxiety has crossed the line to  become a disorder? It’s not easy. Anxiety comes in many forms—panic attacks,…

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A list of the ‘Not-so-usual’ New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

For years, our New Year’s resolutions have been themed around ‘I’m going to lose weight and get that perfect swimsuit body’, or ‘I’m going to write a bestseller and become rich’. It’s about time we calm down a bit, and make our resolutions not only more achievable, but also easier on us. Our goals should make us feel good when we manage them, not sad and ashamed when we mess them up.   One thing that’s absolutely worth committing to this year is YOURSELF – your wellbeing, your happiness, and your mental health. Not only is this resolution extremely helpful,…

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10 signs of stress in children

A child’s life may seem very simple – no pressure to maintain work/life balance, no bills to pay, no insecurities towards stability & future. Just because such problems/situations don’t exist in their life at the moment, doesn’t mean kids don’t get stressed.   When kids learn new skills, or have fresh experiences, they feel a certain amount of stress. This is normal and is a part of learning, also called as the ‘Good Stress’. But other aspects of a child’s life, like coping up, can cause anxiety among them.   At times, a child’s anxiety can be debilitating. The everyday…

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5 ways in which Pre Marital Counselling helps build a sustaining marriage

Too many little digs send a marriage to an early grave.   ‘Early Grave’. How early can it be? For some, it can be a few years. For some, a few weeks. Only the lucky ones make it through a lifetime.   So, what is the reason for these ‘early graves’? Conflicts, Misunderstandings, Distrust, to name a few. On the surface, it seems like a situational issue, but the reality lies in the emotional compatibility of the married pair.   How can these ‘early graves’ be avoided? Premarital Counselling.   Essentially, the goal of premarital counseling is to identify and…

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10 Factors You Should Consider before Tying the Knot

Let’s face it: Getting married is scary. No matter how beautiful the feeling is, the butterflies in your stomach are at an all-time high. The gravity of the situation increases manifold when you realise that your decision is going to influence the rest of your life and the people around you. Here are the factors you need to take into account before taking the big step are: Values: How will we handle conflict? What are the things that are ‘allowable’ and things that ‘cross the limits’? What are the most important values that we’ll sustain in our relationship? Career: What…

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5 ways to deal with Bullying

Bullying is an act of a coward, yet it exists in every other setting around us – school, college, office, or public places. It doesn’t matter whether it’s physical, psychological or even cyber, bullying is a concern we all need to take very seriously! Here are 5 ways to deal with bullying.   Don’t let the bully intimidate you or get to your head.   Bullies thrive on making others feel weak and inferior. They love to see the fear in your eyes, because that somehow makes them feel superior, giving them an instant confidence boost. This simply translates to…

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