Social Anxiety Disorder: Shyness in its Extreme

During early childhood, we parents would closely observe our kids to monitor their growth and development.  It is also during this stage that we learn about our children’s personalities.  Some are friendly and highly sociable while others turn out to be shy and need some coaxing before interacting with other kids.  As our children grow,…

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Laugh Your Way to Good Health

It boosts immunity, lowers stress hormones, decreases pain, relaxes muscles, and prevents heart diseases.  It also relieves stress, improves moods, enhances resilience, eases anxiety and fear, and adds zest to life.  Aside from that, it can also strengthen relationships, enhance teamwork, help defuse conflict, and promote group bonding.  Lest you think that pharmaceuticals have manufactured…

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Insights for the Stressed Out Mom

With so many activities happening all around us, we often hear our friends or colleagues sigh and exclaim “I’m so stressed today!”.  Stress is a common concept nowadays that even kindergarten kids experience stress at home or in school.   You’d sometimes wish that you were back in time when life was a lot simpler and…

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