The Benefits of Talking to Yourself

How you feel about everything that happens in your life depends on how you think about it. The key factor in this thought process is how you conduct an internal monologue about it. Self-dialogue is all those times when we think to ourselves. It is those times when we have conversations with the devil and…

Feminism, Therapy and Social Change

As a therapist, I’ve always believed that we play a key role in being agents of social change. There’s quite a paradox in the way we function honestly. On one hand, we have been trained to remain neutral and unbiased regardless of the belief, ideology and background of the client, but at the same time,…

The Truth Behind Self-care

What is self-care and why does it seem so vague and mysterious? Self- care is a highly misunderstood term. A lot of times people think self-care is a selfish act, some think that it’s just a new facade that has been picked up to keep the selfish word away. Self-care is one of the most…

To Forgive or To Avenge?

Whenever we have been wronged by someone that we trusted, there’s always a flurry of emotions ranging from disbelief to hurt to anger eventually we find ourselves at a crossroad- forgiveness or revenge? Often the emotion that’s readily available is anger, and in the heat of the moment we recall the saying, “give them a…

The Digital Detox

How often have you decided to keep your phone away? Tried to put the phone on ‘do not disturb’ or maybe keep it in another room? Our houses and workplaces are filled with gadgets and they are more like companions to us than just another luxury or aid for our work or entertainment.  If we…

Episode 4 Let’s Discuss: The Role Of Psychology in Conservation

Hello everyone, and welcome back to our 4th episode of Let’s Discuss- a video series in which The Psychology Nook explores the vast world of psychology. Today we have Prachi Paranjpye, one of India’s FIRST conservation psychologists! Prachi presently works with the Wildlife Conservation Trust, India, which is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and has done…

The Fraud, The Imposter and The Syndrome

Probably one of the worst things that could happen is people finding out and declaring to the world that you are not what you seem-you are a fraud. You’ll be the laughing stock and your reputation will be torn apart. They’ll throw around labels like untrustworthy and undeserving, and pick apart at every achievement in…

Who Decides Our Destiny?

“Maybe it’s just not meant to be. Time and again I have tried to make it work out for me. But success seems to be my enemy.” I have felt this a lot of times in my life, and I am sure that this is not an unfamiliar feeling to many of you as well.…

Procrastination Nation

I’ll do it later. I’ll start in five minutes. I think I’ll have a snack and then start working. I’m tired, I’ll do it tomorrow. The stress I get when I keep things towards the last minute actually really motivates me. Sounds familiar? I’m sure it does! Most people aren’t strangers to this issue called…

My Determination, My Motivation

“I absolutely do not feel like doing anything at all. It’s not like I can get out of bed and go see a friend these days. So I have no reason to get up.” Sounds familiar? What is this feeling? This is nothing but the lack of motivation unless of course there are other deeper…

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