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  • Is Jealousy Tearing Your Relationship Apart?

    All of us at some point in our lives have experienced jealousy, whether we are the jealous ones or someone is jealous of us. Even as children, jealousy is an emotion that is commonly experienced. We may have felt jealous of our siblings getting more attention or our neighbour getting a better toy. As adults, we try to rationalize our jealousy, however, it can grow to the point that it becomes destructive.

  • Stress Prevention with Vitamin F

    Stress is something that all of us go through with varying degrees of intensity. Most of us are aware of the need for a work-life balance, exercise, nutrition and relaxation for stress relief. Let us explore another important factor that can help in coping with stress. 'Vitamin F' it is not a pill that you can pop, but something that all of us can turn to - Family and Friends!

  • The Financial Crisis

    News about the crashing stock market, recession, layoffs, salary cuts and the uncertain financial situation is certainly a cause of great stress to most people. For those who, until recently, were very comfortably off, worries about how to handle day-to-day living as well as long-term financial commitments could become overwhelming upon hearing such news. In the current economic situation the fear of unemployment is also very real. With so much emphasis on the financial crisis it is difficult to avoid feelings of anxiety and distress. This article gives you a low-down on coping in such situations...

  • Divorce and its Impact on Children

    Divorce and separation have become a common occurence today. But the psychological toll that it takes on children grappling with the aftermath continues to be immense and distressing. Research indicates that children do well when they have regular routines, a stable family and parents who are a cohesive team. None of which are likely when the family breaks up.

  • Perfectionism

    Perfectionism is often mistakenly seen as desirable or even necessary for success. However, recent studies have shown that perfectionist attitudes actually interfere with success. Often when we try too hard to succeed, we lay a lot of pressure on ourselves. This pressure in turn affects the way we function, and reduces our chances of success.

  • Why You Need to Save

    Living from pay cheque to pay cheque is frightening for anyone, but especially so for someone with a single income and a family to support. Here are some reasons which may make you consider the importance of building some savings in your account.

  • What is Self Confidence?

    Self-confidence is an attitude which allows us to have positive, yet realistic views of ourselves and our situations. This article looks at ways in which people with high and low confidence differ and how confidence impacts us.

  • Grieving the Loss of a Job

    In India our work often represents who and what we are. In addition to monetary returns a job provides a sense of purpose and self-esteem. Thus when a job ends, part of us seems to end with it. If you or someone you know has lost your job, it is important to remember . . . you have lost a description of what you do, not who and what you are.

     

  • Downsizing

    Previously, the norm was that you had a job for life. Today we are in the transitory phase with global transformations and economic fluctuations requiring speedy adjustments. Most businesses today must continually make changes to remain competitive. Downsizings are almost routine and being laid off does not have to reduce your employability -- unless you let it.

  • Transition from College to the Corporate World

    People join work thinking life in the corporate will be similar to the life in a college and the same rules apply. However that is not the case. As a business school graduate said, "The real world is a big change, more than you can ever imagine when you are sitting in the classroom thinking about the outside world!"

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