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January 20, 2022 . Healthy Mind .

Emotional Regulation Explained

In the world today especially on social media the message we see reiterated time and time again is that of positivism. This is not always a bad thing, but it has reached a point that…

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January 20, 2022 . Healthy Meal .

Eat Right Keep Fit

Our diet and our overall fitness levels go hand-in-hand. Before I elaborate more, let me ask you this question: Keeping fit – What does it mean? The dictionary meaning for this adjective is “in good…

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March 27, 2022 . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Mental Health Awareness For Men

This article talks about the gender-specific challenges that create stigma for men when it comes to addressing mental health issues. When talking about Men’s mental health we need to address the barriers they face when…

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April 10, 2022 . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How To Give And Accept Support

It is a common human struggle to accept any form of help. For most of us, it is almost second nature to shoot down any form of assistance that is offered to us. “It’s fine,”…

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May 22, 2022 . Newsroom .

Why Is Self Esteem So Important?

Self-esteem is a word that probably gets thrown around A LOT. So firstly, let us look at defining and understanding what self-esteem really is. To put it simply Self-esteem is the level at which we…

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April 24, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Make Time for Family and Friends

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi As we navigate ourselves through today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to get caught up with studies, work, social media and various other commitments. Often, we do not realise that…

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May 7, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Keep Stress at Bay!

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Let’s talk about stress! Stress is a psychological and physiological reaction to a perceived or real threat. It is an automatic survival mechanism designed to protect us from danger. This means…

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May 14, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Learn to Be at Peace with Yourself

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga From the relentless demands of work and relationships to the constant baggage of social media, it can feel like we are constantly being pulled in a million different directions in today’s…

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May 21, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Social Media and the Fear of Missing Out

Written by Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa In our digitally connected society, social media has seamlessly integrated itself into our daily lives, offering a multitude of benefits while carrying its fair share of drawbacks. Among these concerns,…

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May 28, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Active Listening – The Secret Ingredient to Successful Communication

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Do you often feel yourself nodding to a conversation but realise later that you don’t actually remember what was being said? This is because, although we utilise the skill of listening…

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June 5, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How Does Social Media Affect Women’s Body Image and Mental Health? And What Can We Do About It?

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat have changed the way we live our lives, don't you think?  They have become such an integral part of our daily routines,…

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June 12, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Sri Lankan Education: Overcoming Taboos and Prioritising Mental Well-being

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa In recent years, there has been a discernible global recognition of the crucial significance of mental health, an issue that has not spared Sri Lanka. Regrettably, the education system in…

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June 19, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Sleep and Mental Health: The Importance of Quality Rest

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Oftentimes, within the hustle and bustle of our lives, sleep tends to take a backseat. We prioritise work responsibilities, social commitments, family obligations and our never ending piles of to do…

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June 25, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

A Guide to Understanding and Managing Your Moods

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga We all go through different moods every day, don't we?  Like riding a rollercoaster, in the morning, we might wake up feeling happy and energised, ready to take on the world.…

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July 3, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Significance of Empathy in Fostering Mental Well-being 

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali Individuals around the world have various ways of coping with their struggles pertaining to their mental health. Some people manage to face and resolve their struggles by themselves, while others…

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July 10, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Importance of Self-Care for Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  In today's fast-paced and demanding world, taking care of one's mental health has become more crucial than ever. As of present new challenges and opportunities are making it essential for…

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July 17, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Eco-anxiety: A Look into Environmental Concerns

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  An increasing number of individuals around the world have been experiencing a relatively new type of distress referred to as eco-anxiety. This is a unique phenomenon that can be described as…

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July 24, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Recognising Signs of Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga  Have you seen how sometimes adults struggle to recognize signs of mental health challenges related to children and adolescents?  There are a few reasons for this, like not having enough knowledge…

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July 31, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Mental Health

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  Out of the many functions carried out by the human brain, the generation of emotions is one of the most remarkable functions that plays a crucial role in maintaining a…

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August 7, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Breaking the Taboo: Unravelling Misconceptions and Myths Surrounding Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  In the realm of health, few topics have been as misunderstood and stigmatised as mental health. Despite its undeniable significance in shaping overall well-being, mental health remains shrouded in a…

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August 15, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Bridging Differences: A Guide to Finding a Middle Ground for Effective Conflict Resolution

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  Conflict is an unavoidable part of life, as people have unique and different opinions, needs, values, and goals. Conflicts may arise in various situations within various relationships such as personal relationships,…

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August 21, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Unravelling the Link Between Stress, Mental Health and Physical Well-being

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga  Life is like a wild roller coaster – with lots of ups and downs, especially when we are stressed! But have you ever wondered about the link between stress, your mental…

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August 28, 2023 . Healthy Meal . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Impact of Diet and Nutritional Choices on Mood, Cognitive Function, and Overall Mental Well-Being

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  In this current, bustling era, learning about the type of food we consume and how it has an impact on our well-being has become of utmost importance. Specifically, the pieces…

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September 4, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Intersection of Financial Stress and Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  The relationship between financial stress and mental health is undeniably intricate, often an underestimated phenomenon that wields significant influence over our lives. It forms a dynamic interplay where the stability…

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September 11, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

A Canvas for Healing: The Impact of Art on Mental Health

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Communicating emotions and experiences through art has always been a powerful platform for human expression. Art transcends the boundaries of language and culture and propels creativity and freedom. Along with the…

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September 18, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How to Navigate the Psychological Challenges of Moving Abroad?

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Are you planning to move abroad soon for higher education, a new job, or for another personal reason? If you said yes, this post is for you! Moving abroad can be…

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September 25, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Parenting with a Focus on Children’s Mental Health

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  Parenting is a responsibility like no other, combining both joyous and overwhelming experiences. Parents always wish the best for their children intending to raise healthy and happy children. However, certain…

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October 2, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Success or Failure? Academic Pressure

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  In a world that's relentlessly on the move, where productivity is praised above all else, the pressure to excel in academics has never been higher. Students find themselves navigating a…

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October 9, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Geriatric Well-being: Addressing the Needs of the Ageing Population

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi With an ageing population worldwide, geriatric mental well-being is an interesting and important area on the rise. The well-being of older adults deserves awareness, attention, and care as it affects their…

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October 19, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

7 Reasons Why Going to Therapy is Beneficial

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga In today's hectic world, going to therapy has become a popular option for those seeking to enhance their mental health. However, you should know that therapy isn't just necessary for those…

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October 27, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Understanding Empty Nest Syndrome: What Is It and Why Does It Happen? 

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali   To become a parent, one must be prepared to face a series of challenges specifically that relate to their children because of many significant life events associated with them.…

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October 31, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Intersection of Mental Health and Activism: Empowering Minds for Change

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  As we progress through the years, society’s understanding of mental health continues to experience a transformative shift. Topics surrounding mental health and well-being are no longer hushed and whispered within shadows…

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November 8, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How Acts of Kindness Influence Mental Health

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga  Every year, on November 13th, we celebrate World Kindness Day. The purpose of this unique day is to remind ourselves to treat people with more kindness and consideration. So, have you…

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November 16, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Boosting Confidence and Mental Health

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  When you think of your achievements, do you feel proud of yourself, or do you feel like you just got lucky? If you feel the latter, then you are not…

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November 22, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Beyond the Blackboard: The Silent Struggle of Educators and Mental Health

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi In the active and lively world of education, where the focus is often shined on shaping the minds of the next generation, the mental health and well-being of educators are easily…

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December 1, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Self-Care Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Being a stay-at-home mom is a journey full of love, happiness, and many rewarding moments. It's no secret, however, that such a job comes with its own set of problems, leaving…

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December 8, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Psychology of Gift-Giving – How Thoughtful Gifts Impact Mental Health

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Gift giving becomes a major topic in many cultures as the Christmas season approaches. But did you know that giving gifts is much more than just a chance to enjoy the…

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December 17, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

New Year, New You: How to Set Realistic New Year Resolutions

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga As the new year approaches, many of us gladly embrace the practice of setting resolutions. The challenge, however, is not only in setting these resolutions but also in seeing them as…

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December 20, 2023 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Unwrapping Mental Health during the Christmas Season

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa  The holiday season is a mesmerising dance of glittering lights, festive melodies, and exotic decorations. It's the time when even the grumpiest Scrooge can't help but crack a smile. Beneath…

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January 1, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Setting Boundaries in the Holiday Season

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa As we transition into the New Year, we tend to reflect on our past and set out resolutions for the New Year. While common resolutions cycle among personal achievements and…

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January 7, 2024 . Healthy Meal . Healthy Mind . Newsroom .

Paws and Peace: The Impact of Pets on Mental Health and Emotional Balance

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  As the world we live in today is often fast-paced and stressful, maintaining one's mental health and well-being is quite important. As we scour the internet, we are met with a…

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January 23, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Importance of Work-Life Balance and Ways to Achieve It

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga The world is more demanding than ever, so it is very important to find a delicate balance between our work and personal lives. This is because a good work-life balance is…

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February 12, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Influence of Exercise on Mental Health

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa In today’s society, prioritising mental well-being has become immensely vital. With the relentless demands of daily life, it's common to overlook our mental well-being. Yet, it is proven that exercise…

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February 14, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

The Impact of Nature on Mental Health: Exploring Ecotherapy and Healing

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali  In the current, technological era, we often yearn for a connection with nature. However, this modern lifestyle can hinder us from experiencing it. According to research, spending oneself in natural…

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February 19, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Embracing Vulnerability: Unlocking Strength through Sharing Personal Mental Health Journeys

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi  We live in a world and society that often gives priority to strength and resilience and therefore, it can be quite daunting to acknowledge and recognize vulnerability. The beauty, however, in…

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February 19, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Cultivating Emotional Resilience: Strategies for Thriving in an Uncertain World

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga  We all face life's unpredictable circumstances from time to time. So how can you develop the ability to recover and thrive in the face of obstacles?  Well, cultivating emotional resilience is…

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February 26, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Cultivating and Sustaining Self-Esteem

Written by: Pansiluni Hasanjana Weerawansa Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash Lord Buddha once said, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” It leaves us pondering over…

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February 27, 2024 . Featured . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Laughter Therapy: The Healing Power of Humour on Mental Health

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali Photo by Sithamshu Manoj on Unsplash There is a famous saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”, and it primarily is true. Out of many factors that contribute to our well-being,…

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February 27, 2024 . Featured . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Complementary and Alternative Therapy Methods to Improve Mental Health

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash Do you know that complementary and alternative therapeutic methods have recently gained popularity all over the world? This is because they help in lowering stress…

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March 7, 2024 . Featured . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Nourishing the Mind, Body and Soul: A Journey through RESET 2024, a Holistic Wellness Fair Organised by Kalyana Sri Lanka

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi The beginning of the year marked a refreshing start for health enthusiasts and wellness seekers as they gathered at the annual holistic Wellness Fair hosted by Kalyana Sri Lanka, held on…

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March 20, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

How Making and Maintaining Meaningful Connections Enhances Mental Well-being

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Today’s society is frequently dominated by digital interactions and short-lived relationships. But it is very important for us to have at least one meaningful…

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March 27, 2024 . Mental Health . Newsroom .

Understanding Neurodivergent Disorders: Fostering Inclusion in the Community.

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Neurodivergent disorders encompass a diverse spectrum of conditions that affect the way individuals process information, interact with others, and navigate the world around them. These conditions can vary in their presentation…

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April 2, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health . Newsroom .

“I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me”– Maya Angelou

Written by: Pansiluni Weerawansa Photo by Berru Doğa Nas on Canva International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call…

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April 10, 2024 . Blogs . Healthy Mind . Mental Health .

Understanding the Connection Between Alcohol Use and Mental Health

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Photo by Canva Create Studio Did you know that alcohol is one of the most extensively used addictive substances in the world? Its availability and acceptance within society are what lead…

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April 19, 2024 . Healthy Meal . Mental Health .

From Awareness to Action: Insights on World Bipolar Day

Written by: Sabeeha Azmi Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash World Bipolar Day is commemorated annually on March 30th, to raise awareness and advocate for bipolar disorder. It presents a great opportunity to educate the…

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April 26, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health .

Alcohol Addiction: Supporting a loved one and prioritising self-care

Written by: Pansiluni Weerawansa Photo by the National Cancer Institute on Unsplash Alcohol addiction is a complex and pervasive issue that not only affects the individual struggling with it, but also reverberates throughout their circle…

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May 3, 2024 . Healthy Meal . Mental Health .

Stress and Relationships: Navigating Conflict and Communication

Written by: Zafra Aswar Ali Photo by Khamkéo Vilaysing on Unsplash Among the many inevitable matters in our lives, stress is known to have a major influence on relationships. The reasons may vary from experiencing…

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May 15, 2024 . Healthy Mind . Mental Health .

A Note on Reconnecting with Yourself During Motherhood

Written by: Thrishala Gunathunga Photo by DisobeyArt on iStock Being a mother is an amazing journey full of joy, laughter, and countless memorable moments. From the excitement of holding your newborn for the first time…

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