How Do You Deal With Difficult People?

By LYM SocialJan 25, 2018

The liar, the cynic, the needy, the control-freak, the flake, the manipulator, the show-off, the envious, the pretender, the arguer… There’s no easy way to put this across: this article isn’t going to be easy to read. Life is difficult. There is no doubt everyone is going to run into people who will come across […]

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Does Life Get Harder As You Get Older?

By LYM SocialJan 22, 2018

A newborn baby takes its first breath as soon as s/he is born. From that moment forward, s/he will continue to breathe, in order to live in this world. With each milestone, s/he will need to overcome barriers in order to learn new skills, new words, and new behaviors in order to navigate the world […]

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What Do You Do When Everyone Feels Too Difficult?

By LYM SocialJan 20, 2018

    The beauty of life is about the different kinds of people we come across every day whether it is at work, at home or any social setting. Different people color our world, which would be a boring place if all people behaved alike. Humans are social beings and in one way or another, […]

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What are some of the forwarding New Year's resolutions?

By LYM SocialJan 16, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are centered on being a better version of you through creating habits, disciplines, and practices to support the “better” version of you. Physical well-being When we’re focusing on big life goals like job promotions or getting a degree, we might give our physical well-being a back seat. It’s good to remember it […]

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How To Increase Your Chances Of Keeping a New Year’s Resolution

By LYM SocialJan 15, 2018

There is a good chance you’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you have been sticking with it… but inside you, there’s a voice wondering when your new year resolution will be given up. Keeping a New Year’s resolution is far more difficult than making it. Here are some of the best tips I have […]

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Should You Go On A Second Date?

By Purnima BalrajuJun 22, 2017

Second dates are just as important as first dates (just less unnerving). This is when the both of you dive deeper into the conversation. You get to know the other person’s dreams, what their family is like, favorite tv shows and so on. Second dates mean that you found something you liked in the other […]

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The Relationship Trap: You Survived Your First Fight, Now How Do You Keep the Flame Alive?

By Purnima BalrajuJun 07, 2017

Your first fight as a couple was about a misunderstanding, a miscommunication or an offhanded remark that touched a nerve. But you survived it. You both talked it through and the worst is behind you. Congratulations! The worst thing you can do now is to assume that things can go back to the way it […]

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My Secret to Being Happy

By Purnima BalrajuJun 06, 2017

It takes more than just putting a smile on your face. Society places too much focus on being happy, rather the meaning of being happy. When a friend looks sad, we automatically ask “what’s wrong?”. Being happiness has become a natural part of our learned behaviour. So much so that a lot of us do […]

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How Self-Reflection and Embracing Our Flaws Can Change Our Lives

By Purnima BalrajuMay 24, 2017

It is a Friday night and your friend asks you to go along with them to meet their other friends. You’ve never met them before and why would you want to spend your night making small talk? Why catch up with your friend in-person when you can do the same over a Whatsapp? Find yourself […]

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In Under 300 Words: 'Conscious Uncoupling'

By Purnima BalrajuMay 12, 2017

The spotlight in May is on Katherine Woodward Thomas’s book, ‘Conscious Uncoupling’. What does this oxymoron mean? More importantly, why this book can help you. There are divorces and then there are bad divorces. Both parties get caught up drawn out custody battles and communicating only with a lawyer present. It is draining and by the […]

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It’s a Hard Life – Does It Have to be This Way?

By Purnima BalrajuMay 06, 2017

We all experience hardships in life. But why do some of us go through them more often? We find certain things blocking our paths to success, we keep making the wrong choices over and over again, we face problems with letting go.  Perhaps you lie awake at night, unable to sleep, or you can’t seem […]

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Why Your Effort at Self-Improvement is Failing

By Augustine ChuaApr 25, 2017

Self improvement is such a vague term. What would you want to improve on? Your looks – some people go for plastic surgeries to enhance their looks and physique. Your body – people go to the gym to workout. Soft skills is the buzzword when it comes to self-improvement. A lot of us take courses […]

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Humor in the Office – Bad for Productivity?

By Purnima BalrajuApr 24, 2017

Humor and the workplace may be frowned upon. Even the most casual office environments could harbour certain stigmas and uncertainties when allowing humor in the workplace. That is, until recent developments. It’s easy to understand why. Humor is subjective and one bad joke (sexist quip or racist jibe) can easily lead to conflict. You might […]

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Benefits of Coaching That No One Tells You

By Purnima BalrajuApr 20, 2017

If only we knew this sooner, oh the crises we could have avoided! What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘coaching’? Mine is a person. Problem is, a lot of people have a vague idea of life coaching – we know it involves two people having a conversation. […]

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Reset and Relax The Right Way for a High Energy Weekend

By Purnima BalrajuApr 14, 2017

Long weekends and how to maximise it! A lot of us are looking forward to the long weekend. I know I can’t wait! It is a time to catch up with friends and on some much needed sleep. Yes I know many of you agree with me on that point. But wait! The long weekend […]

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