Being an Intentional Parent
The happiest and most content are those who make the choice to be intentional in their decisions and approach to life. One such decision is how you would want to parent your little one. This article aims to help you be more intentional in your approach to parenting so that you can make the most of every moment in your new journey and stage in life.
“In the first several months of life, a baby’s wants are a baby’s needs”, William Sears. The principle of Attachment Parenting is an intuitive style of parenting where the mother is sensitive and responsive to the baby’s needs and demands rather than following a set of rules of right and wrong or specific pointers. Lean more about Attachment Parenting from this article.
Building a Healthy Self- Image
Self-image can be defined as one’s perception of oneself in the context of their relationships, performance, and appearance. One evaluates his/her strengths and weaknesses in these areas to form an image of himself/ herself. Based on the positive and negative attributes, one ascribes certain labels to his/ her identity which either encourages one to work towards success or discourages one from even trying. This article aims to help you develop a healthy self image which is an important aspect of your overall sense of wellbeing.
Turning your dreams into your child?s reality?
Research indicates that some parents think of their children as extensions of themselves. Parents are sometimes unaware that the hopes they have for their children may be coming from their own unfulfilled dreams. The article aims to differenciate between healthy yearning for positive growth and behaviors which parents engage in that put undue pressure on children.
Shifting Away From Fear-Driven Ideas About Being Single in Your 30s
It is very common for people to feel that being single in your 30s is something that is not okay. Due to this notion, the urgency and focus to change status quo cause a lot of unnecessary pain and struggle. This article looks at a few ways in which we can re-frame the narrative around being single. As one that isn't fear-driven but also taking into account the many different positives in a person's life.
This Valentine's Day, Remember: Love Is A Verb
"If you could accept that your partner would never change, how would you feel about that?" (Alain de Botton, 2017)
The wonderful writer-philosopher Alain de Botton proposes that our notion of love is flawed – that we expect love to be like in the movies – romance, passion and excitement. But the movies only show us the process of falling in love – what next? Does romance and passion keep the dishes washed, the clothes ironed and the bills paid? What sustains good long-term relationships and keeps the love alive?
More Than A Colleague
Nowadays men and women are working side by side, thus providing much more opportunity for extra-marital affairs to occur. Even people who have a good marriage and value monogamy may find themselves in an affair if they do not uphold strong boundaries with work colleagues.
Wedding Bells or Warning Bells?
People feel anxious when it comes to getting married. Tying the knot, envisioning a new stage of life with another person can make both men and women feel tense and get ‘cold feet' prior to the wedding. How do you handle this?
Am I in Love?
Have you ever been crazy about someone, felt weak in the knees, been head over heels in love? Your heart stops, you feel tingly and you cannot wait for the next message about when you will next meet. You spend hours remembering every conversation you've had. It is an exciting and warm feeling and you wonder... is this what love feels like? Could this be true love?
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!