Living in a world of hashtags

The recent internet sensation; the kiki/keke challenge has got me thinking about social media yet again. It is amazing that a video shot not too long ago by an American comedian has become a global phenomenon with over 500,000 posts (and counting) for #InMyFeelingsChallenge hashtag on ...

Guide To Understanding Your Emotions

From a very early age, many of us are told to not show our emotions for it is ‘considered a sign of weakness.’ We might have heard things like ‘don’t show your tears to anyone,’ ‘man up and stop crying’ ‘good girls don’t get angry’ or ‘don’t get so emotional.’ While these messages from oth ...

Rumination: the broken record of our mind

  Sarah receives feedback from her boss on a project she recently completed and now she can’t stop thinking about it and is worried that her boss wants her fired. Jane meets her friends for drinks and expresses her opinion on a political matter that is not well received and now she f ...

Crushing your Impostor Syndrome

“It was sheer luck that I was promoted last week. I really didn’t deserve it”-- a common confession I have heard from successful professionals. Many high-achieving men and women minimize their successes by attributing it to luck or timing, or telling themselves that they ...

10 positive ways to deal with stress

Since April is National Stress Awareness month, let’s talk STRESS. According to the “Stress in America: The State of our Nation” survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, Americans’ stress levels in 2017 were at 4.8 (on a 1 to 10 scale). Furthermore, the survey also reports tha ...