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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Signs and Risk Factors for Depression in Teenagers

Depression can affect anyone at any age, from infants to senior citizens and everyone in between. Adolescence is a time when there is added risk for developing depression because of the physiological changes that are happening in the brains and bodies of teens. It is especially important to know the …

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Three Tips to Overcome Resentment

Resentment, colloquially known as bitterness, is a toxic emotion that is primarily induced by feeling as if you are being treated unfairly. Resentment can be felt in any type of relationship including intimate partnerships, friendships and professional relationships. It is an emotion that is built up over a few weeks, …

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Common Causes for Anger Management Issues

Anger is an emotion that children learn to feel within a few months of being born. The emotion itself is a healthy and natural expression of certain experiences. Anger becomes a problem when it becomes out of control and when it hurts people emotionally or even physically. People mistakenly believe …

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Five Things To Never Say To Someone With ADHD

If you know someone with true Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you might have experienced frustration with them at least once. The symptoms of ADHD make it difficult for the person to function easily in certain areas of life, resulting in teachers, parents, friends, siblings, co-workers or even partners to …

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Top Five Dating Mistakes

For many South Asians, entering the dating scene is like stepping onto an entirely different planet. Not built into the culture, young South Asians can rarely rely on their parents’ experiences to provide some familiarity or guidance on how to navigate this new stage of life. In addition, dating is …

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