Author Archives: Bhatia Maneet

The Self-Compassion Guide

The Self-Compassion Guide

All of us face struggles, disappointments and losses. We all experience sadness, regrets, and failures. After all, it is these experiences that make us human. Hopefully, we can use these experiences to help us grow and adapt. Unfortunately, many individuals allow these experiences to bring them down. They begin to punish themselves; viewing themselves in a negative light and are unable to feel empathy for themselves, forgive themselves, and accept and love themselves

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Can’t Sleep? 10 Tips to Sleep Better

Can’t Sleep? 10 Tips to Sleep Better

I have a confession to make: I am not a morning person. On top of that, I have been a graduate student for a very long time (grey hairs are increasing), so I am not so accustomed to the whole Monday to Friday nine to five life. I know, I know, I’ve had it easy. All of that is now changing (I expect zero sympathy from any of you).

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Top 3 Most Popular Articles on Psych State of Mind in 2011

Top 3 Most Popular Articles on Psych State of Mind in 2011

Before we put an end to this year, I decided to take a look back at which articles caught most of your attention in 2011. Topics on the PSOM varied from sports to relationships to parenting to technology (you get what varied means), so I was interested to see which articles garnered that most attention.

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Trending Now: #Social Media and Being a #Man: Is it Good or Bad?

Trending Now: #Social Media and Being a #Man: Is it Good or Bad?

As seen in The Good Men Project Magazine read my thoughts on social media and its impact on being a man.

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DeviateMinds2011: Ready to Change Your Perspective on Mental Health?

DeviateMinds2011: Ready to Change Your Perspective on Mental Health?

Mental health is an important part of all our lives. It affects every aspect of our existence. Most of us appreciate the importance of our mental health only when things go “wrong” in our lives. We may seek help only after the fact-either not recognizing the problem in time or because we do not have access to appropriate resources. Others unfortunately never seek treatment at all. In many cases, these individuals are the ones that need it most.

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Mental illness in Sports: The Wade Belak Tragedy

Mental illness in Sports: The Wade Belak Tragedy

Learn about the psychological factors that may have contributed to Wade Belak’s suicide and my perspective regarding the intersections between mental health and sports culture, and the need for increased awareness of these issues.

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A “Fashion Faux Pas”: The Unacceptable Sexualization of Girls

A “Fashion Faux Pas”: The Unacceptable Sexualization of Girls

While checking my e-mails, I came across a shocking, and quite honestly, disturbing link to a  Today Show segment that covered a story regarding a French women’s lingerie company, Jours Après Lunes, and their latest clothing line and marketing tactics. If you were not aware Jours Après Lunes has created an entire lingerie collection for girls as young as four years old!

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7 Reasons Why We Share Our Emotions

7 Reasons Why We Share Our Emotions

When we get a promotion at work, get engaged, or buy ourselves a new outfit we are quick to share the exciting and happy news with our loved ones and friends. Conversely, we share life events that cause us sadness or make us upset. Whether we share negative or positive emotions, as social beings we have a need to share our feelings and stories with those around us.

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Change your lens: How “prescriptions” impact the way we see the world.

Change your lens: How “prescriptions” impact the way we see the world.

As human beings it is inevitable that we will face difficult and upsetting situations. Some are not in our control (e.g. losing a loved one), some we do not ever expect or can ever prepare for (e.g. natural disasters), and some of them are inevitable (e.g. job loss, relationship problems, etc.). In many cases what differentiates those who overcome these obstacles from those who are overwhelmed by them is how we interpret life events.

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“I’m sorry, it’s over.” Men and women’s reactions to romantic breakups

“I’m sorry, it’s over.” Men and women’s reactions to romantic breakups

How often do we hear that “men are from Mars” and “women are from Venus?” Societal and popular culture messages definitely push the pervasive narrative that significant differences between men and women exist. And we sure love to focus on these differences even though research strongly suggests that men and women are more similar than they are different.

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