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The Unbearable Pressure of Feeling Happy

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The Unbearable Pressure of Feeling Happy

If you’ve been active on any form of social media or your phones, you have most probably seen a photo of someone, clad in winter clothes, posing in front of snow-capped mountains in Leh, Manali or Switzerland. Or you have seen someone rafting in a river, trekking in the mountains, dancing to a TikTok song in front of a monument, brunching or munching on street food in any place that’s not the city they were stuck in for the past 4 months.  I saw it too and it made me pick up my phone and make plans with everyone I...

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Adult ADHD

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Adult ADHD

I’ve recently come across multiple reels on Instagram that talk about Adult ADHD - people describing its symptoms, experiences of diagnosis (and misdiagnosis), and its various coping skills.  This got me wondering. Is this content actually helping people? Is it increasing awareness so that people can get diagnosed or is it instead creating unnecessary panic over symptoms we might be experiencing simply because of the pandemic?  Turns out there isn’t a simple answer to this. What’s the connection between the Pandemic and ADHD? The Attention Deficit Disorder Association, an organization founded in 1990 for adults with ADHD, saw its membership...

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Desensitisation To (And In) The Pandemic

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Desensitisation To (And In) The Pandemic

Do you remember the time when the Covid-19 pandemic started? Remember when the daily death toll would actually frighten us? When going out for groceries felt like a battle on its own? When all everyone could talk about was the virus?  When the pandemic began in Feb 2020, most of us were on the edge of their seats, waiting for any news that would make us feel more prepared for the next day. We were concerned for their co-workers, friends, family and ourselves. We followed all the safety protocols to the T, because following them before we stepped out of our home...

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The Gym Gaze

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The Gym Gaze

As someone who has been a chubby child and has been constantly told how “golu” she was, talking about ‘health’ was always stressful for me. Add PCOS with a lot of anxious thoughts to that mix, and physical training becomes a nightmare!The gym was actually a space of extreme stress and restlessness for me. I perpetually felt (or thought I felt) people’s eyes on me. And here’s the thing, I know our society is fat-phobic and I know the microaggressions that come with being fat in India, but seeing gym trainers have the same perception toward me as society did...

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Increasing Mental Health Support In The Pandemic

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Increasing Mental Health Support In The Pandemic

Have you ever wondered how different the pandemic would have been if active and engaging conversations around mental health had not taken place? This year as the world shut down physically, online platforms were flooded with people coming out in support of one another. A  topic of conversation that was quite prominent was about mental health. Today, as COVID-19 has impacted all of us in different ways, discussions around mental health are becoming increasingly common, and more people are reaching out for help. Being in a lockdown and pandemic, there was a sense of isolation that was felt by all,...

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