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Babita October 2, 2020
Loving Yourself: What It Is and How to Do It

Loving Yourself: What It Is and How to Do It

We hear it all the time – you have to love yourself. Sounds a little self-centered, doesn’t it? We’re bombarded with images and posts on social media and hear the chatter about loving yourself before you can love someone else, loving yourself so that you can feel good about who you are, and other platitudes

Babita September 30, 2020
11 Everyday Habits Of The Happiest Couples That Anybody Can Do

11 Everyday Habits Of The Happiest Couples That Anybody Can Do

Right now, the divorce rate in the United States is hovering around 50 percent. That means that approximately half of the couples in the U.S. were probably pretty unhappy and did something about it (i.e. got a divorce). But if you’re a glass half full kind of gal like myself, then you might realize that […]

Babita September 28, 2020
What Is A Twin Flame? 11 Signs You’ve Found Your “Mirror Soul”

What Is A Twin Flame? 11 Signs You’ve Found Your “Mirror Soul”

Every relationship has something to teach us—and twin flames are often considered the ones that will teach us the most. Meeting your twin flame is considered the most powerful soul encounter a person can experience. So, we asked experts how to know when you’ve found your twin flame, plus what to know about navigating the […]

Babita September 24, 2020
10 Steps for Making a Successful Career Change After 40

10 Steps for Making a Successful Career Change After 40

Christine O’Neill was 48 years old when she turned her life upside down. Leaving behind a career in medicine and hospital leadership, she set out on her own to start an executive coaching practice. Like so many considering midlife career changes, O’Neill dealt with a fear of failure and the negative opinions of others trying [...]

admin September 18, 2020
How Do You Divorce A Narcissist During the Pandemic?

How Do You Divorce A Narcissist During the Pandemic?

Let’s be honest, being married to a narcissistic person is hard on a good day. Divorcing one is even harder and having an “amicable” divorce isn’t likely to happen. As if divorcing a narcissistic partner wasn’t already hard enough, you now have the added complication of trying to navigate a divorce during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Babita September 23, 2020
7 physical symptoms that can be caused by loneliness

7 physical symptoms that can be caused by loneliness

Experts say the coronavirus pandemic is leading to a loneliness epidemic with serious health consequences of its own. But it’s not always easy to identify loneliness in yourself or others, since it’s not the same as being alone and can come with a stigma. Physical signs of loneliness can include cold and flu symptoms, and […]

Babita August 28, 2020
How to Set Boundaries to Protect Your Mental Health

How to Set Boundaries to Protect Your Mental Health

Psychotherapists explain how to set boundaries with other people to empower yourself, improve your relationships, and protect your mental health. Back in the fall, I came across a hot discussion on Twitter about setting boundaries with friends. The original poster referenced a text, in which a friend first asked if she had the emotional/mental capacity [...]

Babita August 23, 2020
What Is Love-Bombing? 4 Signs To Spot It In A New Partner

What Is Love-Bombing? 4 Signs To Spot It In A New Partner

While some enter new relationships with caution, others jump in quickly. A fast-moving relationship can be exhilarating and passionate, but in some cases it can be a sign of something more sinister—like love-bombing, a common tactic used by narcissists and in other toxic relationships.

Babita August 19, 2020
You’re an Employer, Not a Psychologist

You’re an Employer, Not a Psychologist

As we move further and further into the COVID-19 pandemic, mental strain is certainly piling up. With so much uncertainty, it’s no secret that workers have a lot to worry about. As a result, companies across the world are taking steps to put employees at ease. But are companies actually addressing employees’ mental health? Or [...]

Babita August 12, 2020
Stop the vacation guilt. If you’re not being reckless, you shouldn’t feel bad about getting away.

Stop the vacation guilt. If you’re not being reckless, you shouldn’t feel bad about getting away.

Kyle Wright felt like a hypocrite. Just a month or so earlier, he’d been shaking his head at how reckless some of his friends on social media appeared to be for traveling — some internationally — for pleasure. “Like, maybe you could choose not to travel during an emerging pandemic,” he remembered thinking.

Babita August 7, 2020
This Wild 2020 Has Changed Our Social Media Habits, Research Finds

This Wild 2020 Has Changed Our Social Media Habits, Research Finds

Browsing social media feels a little different these days. Next to the photos of our friends’ cute kids are heated debates about masks and COVID-19 safety protocols, stories of racial injustice and violence against Black Americans, and other difficult conversations. With everything that’s been going on, many people seem to be adjusting their social media […]

Babita August 4, 2020
Miss the Ocean? Bring the Beach to You

Miss the Ocean? Bring the Beach to You

up in the sand as saltwater mists your cheeks. There’s something transcendent about the sea. That’s partly because staring at the ocean alters your brainwaves and transports you into a mild meditative state, according to Babita Spinelli, Licensed Psychotherapist, and Certified Relationship Coach.

Babita July 30, 2020
Compassion & Selfless Service – Ways to Help Right Now

Compassion & Selfless Service – Ways to Help Right Now

Sheltering in place for months has illustrated interconnectedness in action. Now is not the time to retreat by turning a blind eye to those in need. Actions have power. And perhaps nothing illustrates that more than the recent #BLM protests, where in the midst of a life-threatening pandemic, brave souls took to the streets to […]

Babita July 29, 2020
How Female Narcissists Differ From Male Narcissists + 4 Signs To Spot One

How Female Narcissists Differ From Male Narcissists + 4 Signs To Spot One

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a clinically diagnosed personality disorder characterized by a grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy toward other people. Though people of all genders can have narcissistic personality disorder, studies have shown men tend to display more narcissistic behaviors. So how can someone spot narcissism in a woman? [...]

Babita July 21, 2020
How To Stop The Cycle of “Doomscrolling”

How To Stop The Cycle of “Doomscrolling”

Slipping into a “doomscrolling” spiral is something you’re probably familiar with. It is described by Merriam-Webster as the “tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing.” You probably participated in a little doomscrolling in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when there was […]

Babita July 18, 2020
Why we grieve the deaths of celebrities like Naya Rivera, and how to cope

Why we grieve the deaths of celebrities like Naya Rivera, and how to cope

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the "Step Up: High Water" panel during the YouTube Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. The search to find “Glee" TV show star Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday, July 11, 2020, without any results, authorities said. [...]

Babita July 14, 2020
We Are All A Little Guilty of It, Some More Than Others: Doomscrolling.

We Are All A Little Guilty of It, Some More Than Others: Doomscrolling.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have days where I feel like I am spending hour(s) scrolling through social media and the news, even just as a little break from work or responsibilities – the time spent on it stacks up! However, what is it that you’re reading? Is it a lot of […]

Babita July 14, 2020
65 Ways to Be a Better Spouse After 40

65 Ways to Be a Better Spouse After 40

Great relationships don’t get that way overnight. In fact, it takes years of practice—and countless missteps—to build the kind of marriage that looks effortless from the outside. However, the longer you’re together, the easier it can be to take your spouse for granted, and the things you once did to maintain a healthy and romantic […]

Babita July 11, 2020
Ideas To Cease Doomscrolling And Defend Your Psychological Wellbeing

Ideas To Cease Doomscrolling And Defend Your Psychological Wellbeing

Checking your Fb or Twitter feed for hours could appear to be a great way to clear your thoughts off work and different obligations in life. Nonetheless, relying on what’s popping up in your feed, which will take a toll in your psychological well being in the long term. And there’s a phrase for that […]

Babita July 10, 2020
I learned a new word today

I learned a new word today

I get excited by learning new words. Apparently, with all the possible varieties and combinations we can utilise in all the ways we communicate, the majority of us around the world only choose to use a total of 500 words. Isn’t that something?!

admin July 9, 2020
So, Your Boss Is A Narcissist… Now What?

So, Your Boss Is A Narcissist… Now What?

When your boss is a strong leader, they can boost your confidence, help you to feel fulfilled in your role, validate your contribution to the organization and ensure your professional trajectory. On the other hand, when your boss is a narcissist, you may feel confused, like your walking on egg shells, insecure, burnt-out and overwhelmingly […]

Babita July 9, 2020
What Is Doomscrolling? Why It's Harmful & How To Stop, From A Psychoanalyst

What Is Doomscrolling? Why It's Harmful & How To Stop, From A Psychoanalyst

Spending hours scrolling through social media and the news might seem like a reprieve from work or other responsibilities. Depending on the content being consumed, though, that scrolling may actually be harmful to mental health. And yes, there's a name for this proclivity—doomscrolling. Doomscrolling, also called doomsurfing, was placed on Merriam-Webster dictionary's "Words We're Watching" [...]

Babita July 6, 2020
Lessons for Companies With Workers Combating Survivor’s Guilt

Lessons for Companies With Workers Combating Survivor’s Guilt

Throughout the pandemic, the mental well-being of employees has been an important part of maintaining organizational success. But the survivor’s guilt felt by workers who make it through layoffs and furloughs can be hard on them and detrimental to productivity. In addition to saying goodbye to comrades—and wondering who’s next—workers often face more responsibility, which [...]

Babita July 5, 2020
Zoom Burnout Is Real—Here Are 7 Therapist Tips For Making Hangouts Better

Zoom Burnout Is Real—Here Are 7 Therapist Tips For Making Hangouts Better

Coronavirus updates: Moderna vaccinations set to begin Monday; New York…Bleak midwinter in UK as mutant virus leads to travel bans The Healthy logoZoom Burnout Is Real—Here Are 7 Therapist Tips For Making Hangouts Better When stay-at-home orders were first announced, my friends and I enthusiastically put weekly Zoom meetings on the calendar. I had a […]

Babita July 2, 2020
How Narcissism & Racism Are Connected, According To Research

How Narcissism & Racism Are Connected, According To Research

Racism is not only feeling bias or prejudice toward Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. It's a system of oppression that maintains and inflicts power over them, through schools, police departments, court systems, and health care. But in a 1980 paper published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, the late psychiatrist Carl C. Bell, M.D., CCHP, [...]

admin June 23, 2020
11 Ways To Inspire Positivity During The Pandemic

11 Ways To Inspire Positivity During The Pandemic

At first, it seemed pretty awesome. A spontaneous staycation, if you will. A couple of weeks off from school—and with no schoolwork to boot. But then, homeschooling kicked in, and the reality of having your child with you 24/7 started to sink in. Days are starting to blur together, snacks are being served nonstop, and […]

Babita June 18, 2020
How To Celebrate Grandpa From A Distance This Father's Day

How To Celebrate Grandpa From A Distance This Father's Day

Father’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to celebrate dad; it's a reason to honor the patriarch of the pack, too: Grandpa. That's going to be a little bit trickier than usual this year for most families — but you can still celebrate Grandpa this Father’s Day from a distance. With a little creativity and a [...]

Babita June 16, 2020
15 Signs Your Marriage Will Survive Infidelity

15 Signs Your Marriage Will Survive Infidelity

When a spouse strays, both parties in the relationship are likely to feel like their world has been shattered. An affair — whether emotional, physical, or any other variation on "cheating" — is a betrayal to your relationship. But that doesn't necessarily have to lead to divorce. If you're not sure which way you and [...]

Babita June 13, 2020
What To Do If You & Your Partner Don’t Agree On What’s Safe Post-Quarantine

What To Do If You & Your Partner Don’t Agree On What’s Safe Post-Quarantine

Even if you and your partner have both spent the past several months desperately wishing for things to get back to “normal,” now that restrictions are beginning to lift, you might not be seeing eye-to-eye on what your family’s next steps should be. Maybe you’re still too worried to send your kid on a playdate […]

Babita June 9, 2020
14 Things The Best Partners Do On Father’s Day That He’ll Genuinely Appreciate

14 Things The Best Partners Do On Father’s Day That He’ll Genuinely Appreciate

With all the tear-jerking commercials and ads telling you to send your mom flowers, Mother’s Day is hard to forget. The same can’t always be said for Father’s Day, unfortunately, which is why there’s so much last-minute scrambling for cheesy mugs and ties. But what does the father of your children really want this year? […]

Babita June 5, 2020
Zoom Burnout Is Real—Here Are 7 Therapist Tips For Making Hangouts Better

Zoom Burnout Is Real—Here Are 7 Therapist Tips For Making Hangouts Better

When stay-at-home orders were first announced, my friends and I enthusiastically put weekly Zoom meetings on the calendar. I had a few set up with different groups of people. At the time, it seemed like a genius idea to make sure we had plans to check-in and "hang out" at least once a week. But [...]

Babita June 3, 2020
8 Tips for Having a Meaningful Money Talk in Your Marriage

8 Tips for Having a Meaningful Money Talk in Your Marriage

Of all the issues couples face, there is probably none more sensitive and more potentially divisive than ‘money talk in your marriage.’ Your money. My money. How it becomes “our money.”