Stigma is defined as a mark or stain of shame. If a birthmark is visible, a stigma is an invisible mark. Simply put, self-stigma is a mark of shame that you put on yourself. It may also be a mark of dishonor with a particular experience. Stigma is created by societal changes that may make … Continue reading What Is Self-Stigma? Breaking Free
“Do I have Impostor Syndrome?” This is such an intriguing question. No one in their minds would want to be called an impostor, a fraud, or a fake. But, what is Impostor Syndrome or Impostor phenomenon? Impostor Syndrome is generally linked to individuals who are high achievers. People with Impostor Syndrome have feelings of inadequacy, … Continue reading When You Feel Like A Fraud: Do I Have Impostor Syndrome?
How wonderful it is to have friends. It is wonderful to enjoy life with people who have the same interests as you and rejoices over your achievements. Life would be meaningless and uneventful without them to share it with. Good friendships will bring you ease of mind, comfort, and happiness. A friend is someone you … Continue reading Friendship Over: How to Cut Off a Toxic Friend
Selective mutism may start during childhood and, if left untreated, can persist until adulthood. The inability to speak in certain situations may affect a person’s social relationships, academic performance, and for adults, work performance. What is selective mutism? It is a severe form of anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain … Continue reading How Do You Get Selective Mutism and How to Deal With It?
Body shaming is rampant nowadays; both men and women experience body shaming. No matter the body size, looks, skin color, and body shape individuals can experience this form of bullying. Even just having stretch marks or a scar can be used to body shame a person. It can be because of a person's height, skin … Continue reading How to Deal With Body-Shaming? Let’s End This!
We all know how delicious junk foods, ice cream, or processed foods are. They are called comfort foods for a reason, and you can easily get addicted to them. But did you know that these comfort food have certain effects on the brain that make it hard for other people to avoid them? Or let … Continue reading The Best Solutions on How to Overcome Food Addiction
Why is mental preparation so important? You may ask yourself, “Will I fail to perform well if I don't plan ahead?”. Maybe yes, maybe not. But what do you have to lose when you're prepared? Most importantly, you can't go to war without weapons. The mental preparation technique helps you reduce your stress. Whether it … Continue reading Mental Preparation Techniques: It’s All in The Mind
"I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” These are the famous words of Charlie Chaplin. The act of crying is an integral part of human nature. This was your natural language when you were a baby. At first thought, you cry because you don’t feel good. So, why … Continue reading Why Does It Feel Good to Cry? The Science of Crying
For hours, you've been lying down on your bed, with your eyes closed and wanting to get a good night’s sleep. Then suddenly, everything that needs to be done comes rushing to your mind; the laundry work, the unwashed dishes, the meal plan for the week, playtime with the kids, the pile of toy mess … Continue reading The Mental Load of Motherhood: A 24/7 Job
It is often normal to feel scared or have doubts when you are about to try something new. It can be committing to a relationship or engaging in unusual situations you're not accustomed to. Fear is a natural human emotion that signals you to be cautious of what you're doing. To some people, fear keeps … Continue reading Atychiphobia, Fear of Failure: How to Overcome It?
Have you ever sat in a concert and felt in awe of the performer? Or how a speaker charismatically carries himself as he wows the crowd with his speech? It's awesome how our voices and how we carry ourselves influence others. What is the voice for? The voice is designed for communication. You use your … Continue reading How to Be Confident and Find Your Voice
Do you feel sad and have a depressed mood lately that it’s starting to affect your everyday life? Do you not go to work anymore, and even taking a shower seems like a hard thing to do? You may be experiencing crippling depression. In the U.S., 7.1% of adults experience at least one episode of … Continue reading What To Do When I Have Crippling Depression
The heart wants what the heart wants. At times, you can’t choose who you fall in love with. And part of being in love means accepting and loving that person in all positive attributes and even their flaws. As much as you want to be loved for who you are, your partner with anxiety would … Continue reading Dating Someone With Anxiety: The Dos and Don’ts
The term 'antipsychotic' especially when it comes to medications, may seem scary. It can cause you to ask yourself, "am I a psycho? am I really out of my mind?", which can be anxiety-provoking. When we're unfamiliar with the term, we take things at face value, and that type of medication is included. The truth … Continue reading What Are FAQs on Antipsychotic Drugs? A Simple Explanation
When was the last time that you had a mental health day off? An actual day off where you completely unplug yourself from work and not checking on emails while at home or answering business calls at the dining table? When the demands of your job are starting to take over your life and you … Continue reading Mental Health Day Off: Why Should Businesses Have One?
Seeing your new born for the first time brings you immense joy as a new parent. A baby is fragile and is very dependent on you. As a new parent, most especially as a mother, you are filled with happiness upon gazing at your baby’s face. At the same time, you also feel doubtful whether … Continue reading Disorganized Attachment: What You Need To Know
At this very moment, can you talk to yourself and ask these questions: “Am I at the lowest point of my life?” “Am I a failure?” “Can this feeling of depression and frustration go any deeper?” Have you reached a point in your life that you ask yourself if you can fail any further? If … Continue reading What To Do When You Hit Rock Bottom? The Climb Is Worth It
We tend to drink during special occasions and social gatherings to let go of our inhibitions and enhance the fun experience of the moment. Drinking alcohol intensifies some of our personal traits that help us communicate and socialize better. It can affect how we think, giving us the feeling of escalating emotions. Also, alcohol is … Continue reading Why Do I Get Emotional When I’m Drunk?
Having a busy schedule and being a workaholic does not mean that you're effective at what you do. A workaholic may complete an assignment in an hour but an effective person can do the job in less than 15 minutes. As they say, you may look like a “busy idiot”. A busy idiot is someone … Continue reading Powerful Tools: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Maintaining a balanced professional and personal life can be challenging for some employees. A healthy work-life balance is essential in maintaining a positive and stress-free life. Despite how common this statement is, unhealthy work habits are still happening. Suppose you have to work longer hours; you may take your personal life for granted. This causes … Continue reading Struggling with Work? Work-Life Balance Tips
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world; Businesses are shutting down, some workers lost their job, healthcare workers are exhausted, hospital health services are overwhelmed, and Anxiety or depression rates are skyrocketing. The saddest part is that loved ones succumb to COVID-19, and for some, the mortality rates since the pandemic has been quite alarming … Continue reading How to Deal With Pandemic-Related Anxiety
Have you experienced feeling bad all day because of a bad hair day? Most teenagers feel bad about themselves when they cannot control having acne. Perhaps you’re feeling so down because your clothes don’t seem to match or fit. These changes in your body can make you feel bad about yourself. There is a connection … Continue reading How Looking Good Makes You Feel Good
"He did it!" "She started it!" Does this sound familiar, mom and dad? As a parent, are you often caught up in the middle of a sibling fight without knowing what happened or what to do next? In early childhood, sibling relationships are considered the earliest and longest of relationships in the family. For a … Continue reading How To Deal With Sibling Rivalry: A Love And Hate Relationship
Do you love playing video games? Or are you getting addicted to it? To play video games for leisure and getting addicted are two different things. However, many gamers are unaware that they are experiencing video game addiction. There are two reasons: you can be in denial or unaware of gaming addiction. With the easy … Continue reading Am I Addicted to Video Games? How Do I Control It?
What you choose to eat and drink enters your body and affects your whole being. Sugary foods contribute to the development of cellulite; a cup of coffee can kickstart your day; chocolate can instantly make you happy. The food we eat affects us physically. But does it also affect your mood and mental health? Certain … Continue reading How Does Food Affect Your Mood and Mental Health?