Self-help books: Food for our self-helplessness

Self-help books constitute a multibillion dollar industry. These books blanket the shelves in bookstores and cover a multitude of topics ranging from financial strategies to self-esteem promoters to happiness guides. The idea was spawned by a book of the same name that was authored by Samuel Smiles, a Scottish-born government reformer, and was published in […]

Substance Use / Abuse

Like many college students, my friend likes to go out with her friends and drink alcohol. They have a good time, and everyone knows that my friend is always up for a party. But a few of the people closest to her have started worrying that perhaps she has a drinking problem. Are they right? […]

A tool to train the brain to deal with stress

We’ve all been victims to the challenges of life. These challenges disturb the physical or mental equilibrium which is essential for quality life. This disturbance in equilibrium precipitates what we call stress. Sometimes it manifests as the sensation of all the blood rushing to your heart with your brain in overdrive, motivating you to perform […]

Moving in Childhood, Misery in Adulthood

Moving to a new house can be pretty exciting. It’s a chance to start over, a chance to let go of things that have been holding you back, a chance to de-clutter, both physically and emotionally. It might be stressful, but as adults the decision was probably made as a result of the positives outweighing […]

Eating disorders and discrimination at work

Each year millions of people are clinically diagnosed with eating disorders. Eating disorders are the result of development of an extreme attitude associated with overwhelming emotions which lead to compulsive behavior. These disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other not specified eating disorders (EDNOS).  Basically there is an overconsumption of food […]

Work-Life balance

In today’s busy world, prioritizing between your work and your personal life can be a huge challenge. Research studies have shown that a poor work-life balance can result in unhealthy levels of stress, unhappiness, and even reduced productivity.  A recent survey by a Mental Health Foundation in Britain found some shocking findings of how a […]

Mental health benefits of Pokemon Go

This summer, the young, the old and the in-between, were all consumed by an almost obsessive love for a mobile gaming app based on a beloved animated show. The brand ambassador being a cute, yellow chinchilla with pointy black tipped ears, a lightning bolt shaped tail, and red cheeks that charge up with electricity, it’s […]

Breastfeeding and Mentalhealth

Breastfeeding is an innate characteristic to all lactating species. The significance of breastfeeding in human societies is profound, as reflected by its depiction in mythology, folklore, philosophy, art, and religion. In ancient times, the role of breastfeeding in the well-being of an infant was so marked that if maternal milk was not available for the […]