Source: (c) Bialasiewicz/fotosearch Many Americans—and in fact, many people in many countries around the globe—tend to be in relatively good health. COVID brought a sudden and shocking awareness to many of that people that perhaps health cannot be taken for granted. "If I should get sick, who would take care of me?" My husband and I certainly experienced this question. In the first weeks of COVID, we happened to be visiting our daughter and her family in a faraway city. At one point, we suddenly turned to each other to face that tough question: Who would take care of us if we got COVID, or an illness of any kind? On the spot, we made a decision. We both had suddenly realized that instead of flying back to our home in Denver—home of our family for multiple generations but far away from any of our adult children or our many grandchildren—we needed to live closer to our kids. "Let's stay here," we decided. "Let's find a place to live that's within a few minutes' walking … [Read more...] about On Whom Can I Depend? What Makes Secure Relationships?
Whether it comes on strong or unfolds gradually to a point of realization, acknowledging love as love isn't always easy. How do you know if what you're experiencing is actually love? Love and sexual attraction have shared qualities: they can both be strong emotions and we can experience sexual attraction to people we love. But we can also feel sexual attraction towards people we don't love. Whereas sexual attraction's end goal is sex, love is oriented towards maintaining a relationship, to keeping a strong connection defined by closeness and shared lives. Here are some other key distinctions between love and lust: Love fulfills our need for support. Culturally, we often conflate sexual attraction and love, but there's good reason to suspect there are actually three distinct motivating systems. Lust may be the driver that encourages our pursuit of relationships, attraction may help us differentiate between more or less desirable partners, and love may be what keeps us close to … [Read more...] about Is It Love or Sexual Attraction?
Home Lgbtq Lgbtq oi-Staff By Staff on February 7, 2021 The KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, joins hands with the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, one of the oldest festivals in India, to bring an exciting line-up of gay, lesbian and transgender focus short films as well as a panel discussion. Sridhar Rangayan, festival director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival said, "This is the third year in succession that KASHISH is collaborating with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, this time virtually. As one of the leading platforms in India curating and programming LGBTQIA+ content, we try to create a year-round slate of programming with other film festivals in India and across the world and also with organizations and corporates. We want to spread the message of rainbow love!" "The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival has been synonymous with Mumbai city for over two decades now. The festival has always echoed the plurality of … [Read more...] about Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival Waves Rainbow Flag at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
"We are all much more simply human than otherwise, be we happy and successful, contented and detached, miserable and mentally disordered, or whatever." Interpersonal psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan, MD, wrote these words in 1947 while working with people who experienced chronic psychosis . He was able to look beyond the delusions and hallucinations to see the human being who lay behind the symptoms. Once Sullivan got to know his patients and was able to see the world as they did, he came to understand them better. Their otherwise incomprehensible behavior began to make sense and he was able to experience their humanness. Early in the pandemic, it became clear to many of us that the psychological repercussions would be considerable. After all, we were becoming immersed in a world-wide health catastrophe—a medical natural disaster of global proportions certain to lay the groundwork for psychological trauma . Ten months later, the research bears this out. COVID-19 … [Read more...] about America Needs a Psychologist-in-Chief
Home Relationship Love and romance Love And Romance oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on February 10, 2021 How will you feel if someone gives you a soft, cute and beautiful teddy bear? We are sure that you won't be able to resist the cuteness of the soft toy. Even if you are grown up and do not believe in playing with a soft toy, you will definitely find the teddy bear adorable. Now if you are wondering why we are talking about teddy bears, then you need to know that it is Teddy Day i.e., the fourth day of Valentine's Week. Every year, Teddy Day is observed on 10 February to celebrate the cute and lovely moments of one relationship. On this day, couples usually give each other teddy bears to express their affection and love. When it comes to giving teddy bears to one's partner, people are often confused between teddy bears of different colours. Well, if you can also relate to this, then fret no more as we are here to help you. Scroll down the article … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Week 2021: Meaning Of Teddy Bears Of Different Colours On Teddy Day