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My Difficult Decision

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be”‘It all started with a call from a friend.. ‘I was busy and happy with my routine life.And then I got a call from a friend asking me to be a part of a women’s drive in the coastal […]

Coastal Diaries Day – 12

Vishakapatnam to Odissa (Gopalpur) January 22. We left from Vizag around 9:00-9:30a.m. for Gopalpur which is around 300kms today’s drive was bit longer as compared to other days. While leaving Vishakapatnam I wasn’t feeling so good, I think it was the city I felt in love with or may be the place we visited last night. I will definitely come […]

Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

The Thomas–Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument is a conflict style inventory, which is a tool developed to measure an individual’s response to conflict situations. The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is a tool for assessing how individuals handle conflicts, categorising behaviour into five modes, each with practical examples: 1. Competing: Assertive and uncooperative. Example: A manager insists on implementing their own […]

How To Smile A Genuine Smile

A smile is powerful. It can lift moods, inspire empathy, or calm nerves, even without perfect teeth. Researchers who study the effects of human smiles know that the Duchenne smile is among the most influential of human expressions. A Duchenne smile is a genuine smile that engages the muscles around both the mouth and the eyes. This type of smile […]

Consistency Is The Key

Consistency serves as the foundation for a life filled with balance and fulfilment, especially during the morning time when cortisol levels are high. By consistently engaging in positive habits and activities, such as daily exercise, journaling, or spending quality time with loved ones, you create a framework for sustained well-being. These regular practices contribute to your mental, physical, and emotional […]

Stay Calm and Control Anger.

Staying calm and controlling anger often involves deep breaths, taking a moment to assess the situation, and consciously choosing a response rather than reacting impulsively. Avoiding impulsivity during anger requires consciously slowing down your reactions and giving yourself time to think before acting. Here are some tips with examples: Reach out to a trusted friend or therapist for support when […]

Pause For A Moment

It’s not always easy to break free from old habits, especially when it comes to our thought patterns. Sometimes, our minds may default to using the same strategies that we’ve relied on in the past, even if those strategies haven’t worked out for us. It’s important to be patient and compassionate with ourselves as we work to overcome these patterns […]

10 Ways to Calm your Anxiety.

When anxiety or anger becomes overwhelming, it can be challenging to calm down. That’s why having familiar strategies can help. Consider adding these calming techniques to your toolbox. 1. Humming: Find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, and start humming a simple tune or sound. Focus on the vibration in your chest and throat as you hum. You can […]

8 Things Parents Need To Avoid Doing.

Understanding children’s behaviour is key in parenting. Here are some ineffective approaches and better alternatives- 1. Instead of correcting without connecting, empathise with your child’s emotions before addressing behaviour. 2. Use positive reinforcement instead of punishments to encourage better behaviour. 3. Try calming techniques instead of time-outs to help your child regulate emotions. 4. Avoid shaming or embarrassing your child; […]

Take the Beck’s Anxiety Inventory test

One valuable tool for understanding and assessing anxiety levels is the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) test. The BAI  test is a self-assessment tool designed to measure the severity of anxiety symptoms. It consists of 21 questions that assess common anxiety symptoms such as nervousness, fear, and restlessness. By taking the BAI test, individuals can gain valuable insight into their anxiety […]

5 Ways To Enhance Communication Skills.

In today’s fast-paced world, being a good communicator is crucial. Whether it’s at work, with friends, or in your personal life, better communication can make a big difference. Here are five easy tips to help you get better at it! 1. Practise Active Listening:  Engage in conversations attentively, demonstrating understanding and interest. For example, when speaking with a colleague, paraphrase […]