Reduction of our scope of influence down to what can be achieved from home or technological means due to sheltering in place, thereby changing our sense of identity and some of our placeholder roles in the community Loss of independence and freedom in how one’s time is spent A threat to ones’ identity (for those who have not yet come to terms with their mortality, which the virus brings attention to) Loss of any feelings of security that were based on wealth or position Physical Loss: When we experience a change to what our bodies can or cannot do, we experience a unique form of grief. When others respond to these changes with pity or infantilizing behaviors we often stuff or deny our sense of loss, scrambling to compensate and find confidence in the capabilities that remain. This actually hurts us deeply. We need to feel and work with our feelings of limitations in order to move to a place of strength. … [Read more...] about Necessary Self Care During COVID: Working Through Loss
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This is a seductive proposition for someone like me, who has long been arguing that depression can be good for us—for example, in my book, The Meaning of Madness. But here's the rub: People with depression are pessimistic even in situations in which pessimism is unwarranted, suggesting that rather than being more realistic, their thinking is merely "differently biased," and just as rigid and distorted as that of normal people with their positive illusions. … [Read more...] about Positive Illusions and Depressive Realism
Mr. Kaushik has tried his best in getting in touch with over 9000 stranded people from 53 different cities including Haryana, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and many other cities. Out of these, Kamathipura, Mumbai is one of the biggest hubs of these poor migrant workers. The challenge is that most of the workers residing in Kamathipura do not have access to social media and therefore, reaching out to them is challenging as well. Mr. Kaushik said, "The biggest challenge is to get in touch with clusters such as the one in Kamathipura. They are not to be found anywhere on social media so it is difficult to spread the word among them." … [Read more...] about COVID Crisis: Here’s How A Family Is Helping Stranded Migrant Workers During This Lockdown
12. Furious over this, Akbar ordered his men to capture the elephant. It required 7 elephants to capture Ramprasad but the elephant never gave up on his loyalty. He neither drank a single drop of water nor ate anything while being in captivity. Finally, the elephant died on the 18th day of his captivity. … [Read more...] about Maharana Pratap Jayanti: 16 Lesser Known Facts About The Great Rajput King
While choosing the right period product for you, it is essential to choose one that is not only right for you but also right for the environment. A normal sanitary napkin or a tampon contains large amounts of plastic, which can take up to 500-800 years to decompose . With the rampant rise in the levels of global pollution and environmental crisis - time has come to renew your conventional ways and chose sustainable menstruation  . A single person uses 11,000 sanitary pads or napkins in their lifetime and now, multiply that with the number of the female population who are menstruating - that's a lot. … [Read more...] about Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Are Your Period Choices Affecting Your Health?