The Empowered Woman Series-2

The Empowered Woman Series-2

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Emotional Empowerment comes from a heightened sense of “being”. Primarily knowing who I am as a person, uncovering the mystery of myself and being comfortable in myself. This comfort in who I am and my beliefs and value systems is a key determinant in forging happy relationships. The word “happy” here primarily means “stress free or low stress” relationships. The process of self-discovery is an ongoing one but celebrating the process and basking in the glory of one self is crucial to one’s interactions with one another. When a man sees a woman who is comfortable with who she is, he does not feel the need to control. If he sees a woman seeking validation for every action or personal preference of hers, one sets a power play in motion.…
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The Empowered Woman Series-1

The Empowered Woman Series-1

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I the Creator As a woman I possess the unique ability to "Create", lives, spaces, experiences, families and much more. We are the "tacky glue" that holds our dear ones together. Be it our aging parents, our demanding babies, the husband aka "man-boy-child", a passive aggressive boss, we have numerous roles that glorify our daily lives. How do we create Happier Times? A simple take on Life to be Happy Start with the BASICS - Sleep on Time - Fill your Tummy, don't skip a meal. Its scientifically proven that a good sleep works wonders for the happy hormones. Sun Set your Angers of the Day - Be the Pupa of your life. Let it go. Talking about anger, amplifies the effect. Being silent has a cathartic effect. Practice "Deafness"…
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Depression in men

Depression in men

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Are you a male? Are you depressed? Have you ever been depressed? Can men depressed? Yes, of course. Depression is a state of mind which happens to all. Men express their feelings differently and there are different ways to cope for them. It is a treatable mental health condition and not a sign of emotional weakness or failing masculinity. Unfortunately, depression in men often gets overlooked as many of us find it difficult to talk about our feelings. Instead, we tend to focus on the physical symptoms that often accompany male depression, such as back pain, headaches, difficulty sleeping, or sexual problems. This can result in the underlying depression going untreated, which can have serious consequences. Men suffering from depression are four times more likely to commit suicide than women,…
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Why didn’t you walk away?

Why didn’t you walk away?

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My name is Monica and as a domestic violence survivor, I have been asked this question innumerable times,” Why didn’t you walk away? Why suffer? How could you allow your dignity to be crushed?”. Generally, domestic violence also involves elements of marital rape. Following talk sheds light on the dilemma a victim of violence and rape faces and what drives her/him to silence, atleast initially. Coming out is generally an after thought when nth victim, a ‘lone tigress’ declares her story of abuse and it gains media traction, others follow like meek sheep in the comfort of her lead. It is this meek herd mentality that we must address. Bigger question remains. Should a victim talk or not? Well, for change to occur and cycle of abuse to end, lot…
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“Till it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel”

“Till it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel”

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“Till it happens to you, you don’t know how I feel”. The first time I heard this on 93.9FM I was on the highway driving on the speedy lane. The line slowed me down. I moved to a slower one. Lady Gaga sings this and I felt it was a personal message from all of us who have suffered any form of abuse. Abuse in any form is degenerative for our souls. Our self esteem , our pride takes a plunge. We feel marginalized, helpless or we totally ignore it. But feeling it or ignoring doesn't make it go away. Neither does #domestic violence. If you are suffering so much, why do you stay? We stay for a multitude of reasons; Fear of the Unknown; Love on the face of it; …
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National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

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National Depression Screening Day Thursday, October 5, 2017  FREE Mental Health Screenings to take place locally  Please join us this National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, October 5 to spread the word to increase awareness of mental health. National Depression Screening Day takes place annually nationwide. This year the focus is on suicide awareness and timely intervention and learning the part that we all can play in recognizing warning signs and take the correct action steps to help a friend or loved one in need. In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, the Association for Individual Development, Centegra Hospital, Community Health Partnership, Greater Elgin Family Care Center, and Mathers Clinic are working together to provide the public with a free mental health screen at the following locations: Thursday, Oct 5, from 9:00 am - 3:00…
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World Autism Day – April 2

World Autism Day – April 2

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Sanjeevani worked with 'Breaking Barriers' group to bring forth talk and information for families who have individuals with developmental disabilities. The talk was provided by Mr. Stephen Joseph from IL state - department of human resources
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