Tips On How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed

Seeing a loved one depressed can make you feel helpless and frustrated because you want to help but you don’t know how. When someone is depressed, due to clinical depression, postpartum depression or winter blues, most of the time they want help but do not know where to begin. As …

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Six Common Reasons for Lack of Motivation

Motivation is a process that controls and maintains certain behaviors. Eating chocolate, exercising, studying, and avoiding triggers to prevent an alcoholic relapse all require motivation. Everyone experiences lack of motivation from time to time. Staring at a stack of books not wanting to study, seeing a pile of dishes in …

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Signs of Perfectionism

Many believe perfectionism means “being perfect” or “doing things perfectly”. However, perfectionism is actually the pressure we put on ourselves to reach unattainable standards. These standards are almost never reached because they are unrealistic, leaving the person feeling like a failure. Many South Asians believe perfectionism is a strong and …

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South Asian Marriage: Blaming Everything On One Spouse

Some couples who have an unhealthy marriage or an invisible divorce blame each other for their marital problems. Yet other couples avoid the problems entirely, choosing to believe there is nothing wrong despite the signs that their marriage is showing unhealthy patterns. A third type of couple, has one spouse …

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Mental Health Symptoms or Nutritional Deficits?

Tejal’s teacher had become worried of about the 6 year old. By lunch time, Tejal looked exhausted. When the teacher would ask Tejal if she was feeling ok, the young girl often complained of feeling dizzy. When asked if she ate lunch, Tejal would say yes, leaving out the detail …

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South Asian Parents: Eleven Tips to Increase Happiness

It is safe to say that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs someone can have in a lifetime. The demands exist around the clock, the appreciation comes years later and the stress of being a good parent can take a toll on physical and emotional health. While most …

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