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Insights as a (2 Week) Working Mum

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Insights as a (2 Week) Working Mum

This COVID wave burst my privilege bubble. From being the “work from home kid”, who woke up 1 minute before meetings and was served lunch on my work table, I had to adapt to waking up 2 hours before work to cook some breakfast, feed our pet, heat milk and keep the trash outside … and how I wish that was the end of the loooooong to-do list. The day my mother tested positive, I knew I’d have to work and take care of her and my  family, and with no one else to help, this had to be a...

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Ignoring The Grey : Why We Need To Talk About Thought Polarisation

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Ignoring The Grey : Why We Need To Talk About Thought Polarisation

Have you lectured yourself for always being tardy when you got delayed for an important meeting? When you forgot your friend’s birthday did you call yourself an “oh so terrible person”? Do you find yourself questioning any success you have ever achieved after facing a setback?  

 

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The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness

I am going to tell you about one of my favorite studies that I happened to come across during my Masters degree. The research basically focuses on the spread of happiness and talks about the impact of other people's happiness on us. As social beings, I think that very often we include food, water and shelter as essentials for survival. But we mostly tend to forget another crucial and extremely important facet - human connections! Here’s the thing. Our relationships (and connections with others) play a huge role in determining our mental and physical health, resilience and most importantly, our...

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Dear Therapist: Zahra Diwan on confidence, comparisons and feeling stagnant

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Dear Therapist: Zahra Diwan on confidence, comparisons and feeling stagnant

Psychotherapist Zahra Diwan answers questions about how one can retain their self confidence amidst criticism, how we can stop comparing ourselves to others and how we might be able to deal better with the feeling of stagnancy.

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Gargi's Mental Health Journey

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Gargi's Mental Health Journey

Gargi shares her story about her journey dealing with loneliness- an experience that is all too common but we hesitate to talk about

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