Wellness

Looking after yourself during the coronavirus outbreak

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The vivid mind clinic comprehends and perceives the sentiments of nervousness, pain and worry that individuals might be encountering in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic. This is a short article that should ease things a bit. Infectious disease outbreaks can be alarming and can influence our emotional well-being. While it is essential to remain…

Resilient.

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Resilience has been most frequently described as a positive adaptation despite adversity. It is that ability to get up after you get knocked down. Resilience may be interpreted as the ability to keep moving forward irrespective of circumstances, failure or disappointments. "Resilience is not positive thinking, resilience does not equate to optimism. Resilient people also…

How to always have a great day, every day !

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  How old are you? How did you get to be this old ? I am sure you didn't time travel from the day you were born to today. Most people have to live through seconds, minutes and hours, consciously or unconsciously making decisions and acting in ways that provides direction to life(the rest have…

5 easy steps to keep your new year resolution

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Yet another year has passed. 365 days since we last made up our mind to change something. If you are one of the select few who managed to uphold their new year's resolution, congratulations ! To those like me who have forgotten what their resolution was, or had a difficult time sticking to their decisions,…

Cartoonist’s awesome depiction of anxiety

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    This voice never leads to anything good, "you wont succeed", "people will judge you" and "do not go there/do not do that, you will end up hurt". Anxiety  isn't your friend, and you do not have to listen to what it tells you. Avoidance is anxiety's best buddy. You avoid the things that…

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Self esteem and social media – An important lesson

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Social media is all pervasive, omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient.Β  Would you believe me if I told you, a group of scientists have used "likes" to explain what makes one's self-esteem go up and down. A number of factors contribute to one's self-esteem ranging from academic success to the size of one's tummy.Β  Despite the infinite…

What does #me too mean?

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Have you noticed a lot of #me too's on facebook, twitter and almost every other form of social media? Here we delve into what it means and what got it started. What is the #MeToo hashtag and why is it so popular? It started with an audio clip with a distressed Ambra Guitterez. Producer Harvey Weinstein was…

Women have a more active brain – Proven !

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The differences between male and female brains were studied by comparing 46,000 SPECT imaging studies, from 9 different service providers. The study revealed significant differences between the male and the female brain. This study was conducted by Dr. Daniel G Amen, the founder of Amen Clinics. SPECT (single photon emission computerized tomography) is a neuroimaging technique…

World mental health day – Superhero contest – Best Essay

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The need to promote mental health It should first start with the areas which are kept at dark about mental health. I hail from a southern district of Tamilnadu , right from my teenage I have seen plenty of psychiatric patients. Only a couple of years back I got to understand that what exactly was…

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6 easy to follow tips to set goals and reach them

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Want to buy a car ? Want to quit drinking ? Want to crack an exam ? Setting specific goals for ourselves help us make life much simpler. It helps in effectively managing our time and allocating resources. The the road toward goals may may be filled with distractions and disturbances, but often gives us direction and…

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You would be surprised to know how unhappy India is !

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For those of you who aren't aware, a few people out there  keep a constant eye on your happiness. They record it, study it and even propose ways to improve it. Those people at the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network publish a world happiness report, every year. Can you guess where India ranked in…

Stressed? You need to read this now !

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She was a worrier, a description she used on herself. "I worry about everything and sometimes I worry that I have nothing to worry about." This worry defines her, starting from the moment she wakes up, to the moment she falls asleep, she lives exclusively in the future. Will I wake up on time, Will…

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Provoked ! The story of modern man.

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As I was furiously rubbing my fingers on the glass screen of my magic window, I noticed that almost every alternate post on a major social media platform was from someone who was “triggerd”.

There was a beautiful young woman triggered by collective male behavior, a fiery politician provoked by charges of corruption, a journalist provoking a guest on a talk show, and there are always rants about race, language and religion. Every other meme or  video is a directed insult aimed at provoking someone else !

I have fallen into this pit multiple times, angered by people thinking in ways I did not agree with,  climbing out with a plethora of feelings ranging from pride to poverty. But why ?

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Intuition explained

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Most people have deep questions about intuition and judgement. Quite often one's gut feelings turn out to be true. Do you remember that time when you predicted future events in a fit of ingenious intuitive thinking ? For example when a certain question you predicted appeared on the exam ? Or when your prediction about…

Stigma in the brain

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People find it difficult to believe that depression or any other mental illness for that matter has any biological basis. Its commonly seen as a weakness of Character or as an unwarranted reaction to stress. Ones needs to understand that all behavior, thoughts and beliefs have a biological basis. Your brain deciphers what your sense…