In recent times, you've probably seen and heard the word resilience a lot. Resilience can be defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events. As Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant explain in their recent book, resilience can be looked at as a sort of muscle that contracts during good times and expands during bad times. But in this quest of being resilient given how highly-sought after it has become as a character tr
Have you ever thought of how often you’ve been asked to be thankful, feel grateful or to count your blessings? We have been told that practicing gratitude is good for our Mental Health and overall wellbeing and we’ve seen this in terms of Social Media challenges, hashtags, making gratitude jars or even having gratitude journals. While Gratitude can be a very grounding experience, we need to be conscious that there is a dark side to it which we need to be vigilant of. The dark
We clapped for them. We sang for them. We put out rainbows and appreciation messages for them. The past year has been nothing short of challenging for our valiant doctors, nurses and frontline workers because not only have they been battling the Covid-19 virus but have also been braving its toll on their Mental Health and wellbeing through this time. There are no masks for Mental Health protection and the pandemic has definitely taken a toll on our Covid-19 warriors as well.
Gratitude has become very trendy for several years and has started cropping up in almost every corner we look, and more so through the times we live in now - the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve been bombarded with ideas like gratitude prompts, tips for practicing gratitude, reminders to feel for challenges and failures, keeping a gratitude journal - and that’s only a few! However, without caution, Gratitude can become problematic too there have been several instances especially thro
How many times this week have you told yourself you should be grateful? We have heard about body shaming, food shaming, and several other kinds of shaming, but have we heard of Gratitude Shaming? Gratitude, as with anything, can be a powerful thing, if wielded with care. But, as they say, with great power comes great responsibility, and often the Gratitude movement can actually make us feel worse and eventually lead to what is known as, Gratitude Shaming. Gratitude is everywh