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5 strategies for managing anxiety

April 15th, 2021|

To be anxious is highly human according to the existentialists. Have you experienced a racing heart, sweating hands, not thinking straight and a stomach that is giving you all sorts of uncomfortable signals? So much so that you feel paralysed? That’s really unpleasant and can feel unmanageable and scary. Many things can trigger anxiety for

5 Reasons why Everyone Benefits from Art

April 15th, 2021|

Wonder about the connection between Arts & Well-being? The arts tell something that words alone can’t reach. However the language of imagery can seem quite daunting to some people because it is not logical or linear and there are lots of misconceptions about ART and ARTISTS. Some of the thoughts float along the lines of:

Thriving in a VUCA World

March 30th, 2021|

Last week, in an online symposium run by my University for its MAPP-CP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology) students, I had the incredible opportunity to listen to and engage with multiple academics and practitioners from around the world in the fields of positive psychology, social science and medicine. These experts delivered lectures

Not Enough Time?

March 30th, 2021|

“You don’t build the life you want by saving time. You build the life you want, and then time saves itself. Recognizing that is what makes success possible.” ― Laura Vanderkam, American author Not enough time? Ask yourself, “What are my priorities?” In my Purposeful Women of Faith Circle meeting last month, we shared openly

5 ways to handle your time so that it pays you back

March 30th, 2021|

So, you’re a serial procrastinator, a perfectionist who finds it difficult to start tasks, your massive to-do list is growing every day and you’re always racing against the clock and running out of time. Well you’re certainly not alone. We fall victim to these tendencies when we convince ourselves that poor time management is a

Tapping into the GROW Model

March 30th, 2021|

I saw a meme the other day that said – “2020, I would like to speak to your manager.” I thought that was funny and I even laughed, but isn’t this what we all want now? Somebody to tell us what is going on and when this will end. As we all prepare for the

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

March 29th, 2021|

When talking about wellbeing, it's common to use the word "balance" to describe optimal state of mind and body. When we experience an imbalance, we might start experiencing discomfort and find coping with daily challenges difficult. Often, our mood can impact the way we perceive the world around us and how we interact with people.

A Different Perspective on Giving Feedback

March 5th, 2021|

Many people may feel reluctant to give constructive feedback as words may come out wrong. This happens to everyone and I mean everyone because we generally have emotions accompanied with it. We tend to focus on what we should say however, having some awareness on what happens to us before and during our conversation may

Water Off A Duck’s Back

March 5th, 2021|

“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.” - Elvis Presley, American singer Water off a duck’s back. What does this idiom mean? Cambridge Dictionary explained that if criticisms and insults are like water off a duck’s back to you, these hurtful words will have no effect on you.

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