By MySahana on 30 Jan 2015
Anger is an emotion that children learn to feel within a few months of being born. The emotion itself is a healthy and natural expression of certain experiences. Anger becomes a problem when it becomes out of control and when it hurts people emotionally or even physically.
By MySahana on 25 Nov 2014
It is the end of a stressful week, and you reward yourself for a job well done by eating your favorite dessert. You are unaware of the delicious food disappearing as you continue to browse the net or watch TV. Suddenly, you look down. Where did that dessert go? Disappointment and dissatisfaction set in. “That one just vanished!
By MySahana on 28 Oct 2014
Sometimes when we experience a trauma such as a car accident, witnessing violence or abuse, our minds protect ourselves by shutting off our emotions. The same way our pain receptors shut off to manage intense pain, our mind suppresses strong, negative emotions during times of crises to protect our well-being.
By MySahana on 10 Oct 2014
Purva and Ashok were absolutely in love. They were caught up in their romance for the two years they were dating and after Ashok proposed, they became consumed with wedding planning.
By MySahana on 16 Sep 2014
Some relationships, whether they be parent-child, spouse, sibling or friendships, can be emotionally abusive in nature. An emotionally abusive relationship is more than just a collection of emotionally abusive behaviors. In an emotionally abusive relationship, one person consistently controls the other through fear, humiliation, manipulation, fear or shame.
By MySahana on 19 Aug 2014
Wanting to protect your children is an innate and biological urge for all parents. It is essential in keeping your child emotionally and physically safe in a dangerous world. However, when parents become overprotective, the child is more likely to develop anxiety or an anxiety disorder when older. This is especially true for children who have an anxious temperament.
By MySahana on 01 Jul 2014
Feeling nervous is part of a normal, healthy life. It is an adaptive emotion that helps us know when we are safe, when we are in physical or emotional danger, and when we should feel afraid.
By MySahana on 03 Jan 2013
For over one month prior to a new year, people begin to think about new years resolutions and what goals they wish to achieve. Most of these people had failed to follow through with their resolutions in the previous year and thus attempt to try again. The problem is, most resolutions are inherently flawed and are destined to not be completed.
By MySahana on 14 Oct 2012
With the pace of life increasing for South Asians of all ages, there has been a decline on good quality sleep. Adults with countless personal and professional responsibilities often deprioritize sleep.
By MySahana on 08 Jun 2012
People of all ages, including children, are prone to experiencing stress. While it’s important to recognize the difference between good stress ( http://www.mysahana.org/2010/11/good-stress-bad-stress/ ) and bad stress, some level of both types of stress is essential for a healthy life.