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Five Ways Travelling Can Boost Your Mental Health and Relationship

All those who love to travel, the days we spend exploring are just about as meaningful and fulfilling as they come. Traveling help us to escape from city chaos, disconnect from the daily problems, relieve from the work stress, experience the way other cultures live, try new variants and ideally, witness and experience a new natural wonder. More than anything else, traveling has a number of benefits to our mental health, rejuvenates our relationship and strengthens our family bond. Renowned psychologist, marriage counselor, and relationship expert Shivani Misri Sadhoo reveals 5 ways which state traveling can boost your mental health and relationship.
1. Travelling Is a Kind Of Behavioral Activation Dejected individuals tend to isolate themselves and ignore things that can bring pleasure, which only makes their dejection or depression worse. Increased involvement in activities that have been shown to improve mood, like travel, can help. It could be as easy as going for a walk, but somethin…


Generally, in today’s lifestyle, couples find their mornings chaotic; there is a pressure to send kids to schools, getting themselves ready for office, finishing household chores and so on. Similarly, on weekends they get up late to supplement their weekday tiredness & sleep. According to eminent relationship expert and marriage counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo, it is essential for couples to find few minutes every morning to connect with each other. Otherwise, day to day professional and household pressure may weaken their romantic bond.  Counselor Shivani suggests that to connect with your partner in every morning does not need much efforts and time rather it can be done by the following 6 things that happiest couples do every morning.
1.Happy couples try to get up at the same time (if they don’t work on different or odd work shifts): The first step to find a few minutes with your spouse is to get up together at the same time. To achieve this goal, a couple should try to bring a disc…

Reasons Why Indians Avoid Treatment for Depression?

Do you know according to Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) 42.5% of employees in the private sector suffers from depression or general anxiety disorder? Delhi ranks first in terms of employees suffering from depression or general anxiety disorder followed by Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Pune. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 6.5% of India’s population suffers from some form of mental illness. However, the most concerning fact are that almost 80% of people diagnosed with mental sickness who do not seek any treatment.
Talking on this matter renowned psychologist and counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo shares that with proper treatment (like counselling, psychotherapy, and medication), 90% of mental illness sufferers can benefit and up to 75% can recover completely. However, the most common reasons why Indian doesn’t get treatment for depression are:
1.  Fear and Shame The most common reason to avoid Counselor or Psyc…

Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist - By Relationship Counselor Shivani Sadhoo

The narcissism is a personality disorder where a person builds an exaggerated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. A narcissist believes that they're exceptional and they have little regard for other people's feelings. However, behind this mask of ultra-confidence, lies a weak self-esteem and a vulnerable to the slightest criticism personality.  One of the aspects of a narcissist person is they often have a sixth sense about winning the heart of a partner at the same time they lack the ability to maintain a normal relationship over the long term. They can be extremely attractive and endearing in the earliest stages of a relationship and in later stages of relationship they can turn suppressive and abusive. Romantic involvement with a narcissist can damage your self-esteem, and it may also put you in an extremely difficult/painful relationship and marriage. Remember you, as a separate person with unique thoughts, feelings, and needs, do not exist for them…

5 Secrets of Handling Criticism Well

In our professional, educational, social and family life, we keep listening to criticism from time to time from our spouses, parents, friends, relatives, co-workers, bosses, teachers and even sometimes from strangers. Generally, criticism causes a mild disturbance in us or it sparks anger, cross criticism, ignorance, arguments or it can even make us sad. In reality, listening to criticism or criticizing is a natural phenomenon, after all, we all are unique and while staying or working together, clashes and disapprovals are bound to happen. However, if criticism comes from a dysfunctional relationship or from political motives – then it can surely cause some damage to a person. For example, if a criticism is used as a tool to demotivate or to suppress a person by an insecure senior in the office or constant criticism used by a depressed spouse – then chances are high that criticism in such circumstances severely harms the mental and physical well-being of the person.
So the question is h…