Category Archives: Therapy

Friends & Social Media

Dealing With Social Media Toxicity

Recent Studies on Dealing With Social Media Toxicity  Many people’s lives revolve around social media. In today’s new normal, it’s hard to get away from social media. Every little thing we do finds its place on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter spaces. While global spaces have merged, connecting lifestyles and making the world smaller than it has ever been, social media does have its faults. It also doesn’t come as a surprise if we tell you that social media thrives on toxic elements.   Learning how to deal with social media toxicity addresses unseen mental and emotional issues.   Why […]

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Work From Home

How to Stay Healthy While Working from Home

How to Stay Healthy While Working from Home (Self-Awareness) Staying healthy (both physically and emotionally) while working from home is not only recommended but something that is integral in order to maintain productivity and happiness. The new working reality in the US, and many other countries, confronts us with a virtual office, a list of perks, and possibly, a new set of problems. It has never been more apparent than in today’s Coronavirus pandemic. While a home-based job may seem to provide a harmless, comfortable atmosphere, it does not go without challenges. Research reveals that the amount of mental or […]

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Six Ways to Cope with a Quarter-Life or Mid-Life Crisis

Is your middle-aged friend or loved one buying expensive accessories and sports cars despite being out of budget, getting fancy bling, and Botox injections all of a sudden? What do these behaviors have in common? These may be the signs of someone going through a midlife crisis. It is a psychological phase and happens to many men and women in their middle ages between 35 and 55. A quarter-life crisis can dig a huge hole in people’s retirement accounts and savings, and the process can be excruciating for many people. Most people manage to deal with a midlife crisis effectively […]

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Take Charge of Your Happiness to Build Self-Esteem

Is self-esteem the foundation of happiness? Or vice versa? Could the road to strong self-esteem be persuaded by deliberate efforts to shift to thoughts that bring happiness? No wonder getting to what gives you pleasure can be so elusive. Whereas, happiness is complex. Add self-esteem struggles to this complicated mix, and it makes it even more daunting. It is okay to have days where you do not feel as confident as usual, where you do not feel as good about yourself. All of us have those days. But when this becomes a recurring cycle, it is problematic. You may be […]

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How the Fear of Mental Health Stigma Impacts Day-to-Day Life?

What do you mean you feel low? If you only tried, you won’t be having such issues. Oh, come on! It’s just a phase; it will pass. All these remarks sound insensitive, Right? But what if you have to hear such comments over and over again by different people? Your confidence would be shattered. These are just some of the comments most people with mental health issues get to hear in their everyday life. Stigmatization ruins confidence and self-esteem. Living with the fear of mental health stigma can have severe consequences on everyday life. Most people with psychological issues fear […]

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How Body Image Affects Self-Esteem?

Have you ever found yourself comparing your physique to the TV models and felt sad about your appearance? Do you ever feel like you require shedding some pounds to appear more attractive? People are often not happy with their appearance. Being uneasy in your skin may be the sign of low self-esteem due to negative body image. Many factors are responsible for making people feel this way. From television shows to social media platforms, having a perfect body is idealized and considered a standard of beauty. However, the truth is, everyone is different. Each person has a unique body and […]

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Does Therapy Increase Self-Esteem? 

You’re not good enough! You are not worth it! You’re so unlovable! Would you like to say these lines to someone else? Of course not! These words are harsh and can destroy anyone’s self-esteem. Being a human, it is our responsibility to be kind to one another. While trying to be kind to others, don’t forget to treat yourself well too. Imagine being positive about everyone but yourself. Well, this is the case with most people having low self-esteem. People who suffer from a lack of self-esteem perceive themselves and the world around them negatively. They focus more on their […]

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Social Anxiety: Navigating Social Situations With Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety: Navigating Social Situations With Social Anxiety

The human mind works in mysterious yet fascinating ways. It allows you to think, feel, remember, and analyze. Without it, the beauty of life can’t be enjoyed. People’s personality is based on their psychology. However, many people face psychological problems, but these issues don’t define them as a whole. Getting help from professional psychotherapists can help with managing the symptoms of these issues. One of the most common psychological issues is social anxiety. Imagine you’re about to meet new people or go to a conference, but your heart starts racing. This may be normal for some, but what if the […]

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Black Lives Matter: Racism and Discrimination Can Inflict Mental Trauma

Black Lives Matter: Racism and Discrimination Can Inflict Mental Trauma The Black Lives Matter movement was initiated in 2013, by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi to show resilience against the violence and oppression that black people experience, due to racism and discrimination. A dear friend of mine had the pleasure of speaking to Patrisse Cullors at an event in 2016, she explained to my friend her personal reason for starting the movement.  She continued on, that as a single mother to a son, the death of Trayvon Martin hit her hard, she saw Trayvon in her own son.  […]

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Psychological Effects Of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Psychological Effects Of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak The recent coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone worldwide. While some countries like China and New Zealand claim to have overcome the situation, many still suffer from the havoc spread by this virus. The initial outbreak of Covid-19 was reported in Wuhan in December 2019 and progressed to a global pandemic soon after. It has been affecting human lives ever since. To protect people and limit the spread of this highly infectious virus, many governments imposed strict country-wide lockdown, advised the public to live in Quarantine, and suggested practicing social distancing. While Quarantine […]

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