Category Archives: Mental Health

Spotting the early signs of depression in children

Depression has grown to become a pressing concern in this time and age especially due to an ever-present digitised network encompassing the globe. Depression is more damaging than you can fathom and should not be left untreated – particularly in case of children. There have been many instances where depression has not been recognised as…

Why solitude is sometimes a good thing

Solitude is imperative for some people—it’s their way of life. It can be when they unwind, regroup, make discoveries, get creative, and even find love—self-love. Others go to great lengths to avoid it. Solitariness has been so negatively stigmatized by the human race that people have developed a fear of being alone—monophobia. Monophobia, sometimes also…

Do you actually take care of yourself?

You take care of yourself, right? I mean, we’re all grown ups. We feed ourselves. We go to sleep at (hopefully) reasonable hours. We go to work so we can afford to live. We pay all those pesky bills. Wait—those are responsibilities. What about self-care? Self-care goes above and beyond responsibility. It means loving yourself and…

Happiness, not endless sacrifice, drives success at work

“I’m working harder than ever before… and I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore.” Hearing these words from my friend “Sian” worried me a lot. As senior vice president of sales at a well-respected company, Sian is smart, emotionally intelligent, and wise — just the kind of person we want leading a company. The…

Awaken to the Sight of YOUR-Self

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Inspired by thoughts of cultivation.  I can’t help but think about what a rush people are in. To be this or that, be here and there. Rushing all over the place without a thought of what it is they might be missing. I know I’ve touched on a similar topic in a past post but…

Catalyst

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All pain serves as a catalyst. Pain is either a catalyst for depression or a catalyst for action. Sorting through my mental file cabinet lead me to this discovery. I noticed a pattern behind many of my past challenges. Climbing out of adversity required a decision. The decision to leave toxic relationships. The decision to…

How creativity can help you be healthier

Have you ever come down with feelings of exhaustion or sickness, like a sore throat, when you’ve felt sad or stressed? It might seem a little hippie-dippy, but your emotions have a ton to do with how you feel physically. We reached out to Dr. Chris Gilbert, the author of The Listening Cure: Healing Secrets of an…