How Can I Control My Emotions?

Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way. -Mavis Mazhura Our Emotions are diverse and basically motors us through life. Most individuals, act, react and behave as … Read More

Dealing with loss

Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. … Read More
sad or depressed

Am I Sad or Depressed?

Many experience sadness but feel that they are in depression, and many who are actually clinically depressed infer that they are just terribly sad or unhappy. Or are made to … Read More

How To Overcome Anxiety

Anxiety is a worry, nervousness or unease about future events and uncertainties. We all have been wracked with anxiety at some point or the other in our life and it is a … Read More
Are You a love addict

Are You Addicted To Love?

The strongest drug that exists for a human is another human being “Oh my god, my heart is pounding”, Reshma whispered to herself excitedly. “I think he finally is the …

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The Voice Inside ME

Do you have those nagging thoughts that tell you that you just cannot clear this job interview? You will not be able sustain in a long lasting relationship! You will … Read More
fear of failure

Fear of Failure

I asked my client why don’t you try? He said- “If I fail, it will bring more disappointments, shame and embarrassment” Well, do all successful people never face failure? The … Read More
how to emotionally heal yourself

How To Emotionally Heal Yourself

Trauma and emotional pain are relative in terms of the effect on people. While death and dying may be the ultimate trauma, people can and do experience similar upsets when … Read More

Who am I

“I would often tell my friends that it was okay if their girlfriend had a male friend, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are too close or that their friendship … Read More

My Struggles With Loneliness

The first few months of college were the loneliest months of my life. I was so nervous and at some points excited to start my college experience. The first few … Read More

How being grateful can make you happy

Positive psychologists contend that gratitude is more than feeling thankful for something, it is more like a deeper appreciation for someone (or something,) which produces longer lasting positivity. Gratitude is … Read More

How to deal with stress

The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life—giving you … Read More

How to forgive yourself?

In this fast pacing life we often forget, that in order to move forward peacefully, we must give us that one big gift of Forgiveness. What stops us from forgiving … Read More

Challenges in Counselling

The concept of counselling struggles to gain recognition by the masses even today. People either choose to ignore the signs and symptoms of stress and depression, or live with the … Read More

8 Myths about Counselling

Counseling is treated like a taboo, although it should be treated like a blessing. There are people, counselors, who can actually help you in putting an end to your misery.

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Happiness

Happiness is characterised by the experience of more frequent positive affective states than negative ones as well as a perception that one is progressing toward important life goals. Certain kinds of … Read More

Benefits of Counselling

Life, as we see it, is a salad of emotions. We all have our moments of highs and lows, and of pride and plight. While most of us often have … Read More
Discrimination

Kinds of Discrimination

People who face severe discrimination for a long period of time are often left with some deep wounds. Only a good counselor like the ones at BetterLYF can help them.

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Five Benefits of Diary Writing

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, a record of her personal life amidst the Holocaust, is the most famous diary and a renowned book, read widely across the … Read More

How to overcome negative aspects of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is defined as a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards. Perfectionism is accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations. … Read More

Ways to be Happy

“Wealth can be found in its most natural form inside the heart and mind of a happy person.”- Anon         The concept of ‘happiness’ finds its roots … Read More

Men Dont Cry

Men in our society are portrayed as physically strong, dominant, stoic, and always in control. Women on the other hand are considered to be fragile, sensitive and expressive. Throughout the … Read More

How To Deal With Loneliness

The desire to be around people, being heard and understood is a very natural one and when unfulfilled, it results in a feeling of loneliness. Loneliness is an emotional response … Read More
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Talking To My Daughter But Looking At My Phone

There are many times that I have even noticed myself nodding my head at my daughter with my eyes fixed on the mobile phone screen. It startles me and soon after which, I consciously put the device aside and establish eye contact.

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Master The Art of Self Compassion

In order to survive in this high-pressure world, we must accustom ourselves to the practice of what is called Self-Compassion. We often learn to blame ourselves for not working too …

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Am I Stressed or Anxious?

While it can be difficult to differentiate between stress and anxiety due to similarities in how they both may manifest themselves (physical symptoms), it can be important to understand whether …

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making others happy

One Proven Way To Make Others Happy

New research showed the recipients of an emailed expression of gratitude (thank you mail) felt much more “ecstatic” than writers expected. Two psychologists- Dr Amit Kumar and Nicholas Epley attempted …

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Why you could be feeling lonely

It only takes one sleepless night to ruin social interactions and make people feel lonely, a new study showed. -originally appeared on abcnews.go.com “Mother nature took millions of years to …

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Therapy Helped Me Accept Myself The Way I Was

Client P, 22 years,  was feeling depressed, anxious which was triggered from smoking, drinking and consumption of marijuana, had a disturbed sleep cycle. He was struggling with various concerns like experiencing …

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how to deal with regret

How To Deal With Regrets?

We all have that buried feelings of giving up our dream job, not conveying our true feelings to someone we loved, not taking that risk in life, not spending time …

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