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As Rust is to iron: tobacco is to health

As Rust is to iron: tobacco is to health

The usage of tobacco is among one of the biggest public health issue which have killed up to half of its users. According to WHO, more than 6 million of the deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

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Work- life balance as a couple

Work- life balance as a couple

In today’s time and age, with technology, social obligations, need for personal space, and pressures from work, couples have somehow been drawn apart. Managing and multitasking, work with personal affairs is the need today, where most couples struggle. In this article we look into certain tricks and tips that co- habiting and married couple can use, where either of the partner is working. Couple can apply these tools and change their relationship dynamics for the better. The intent is to help you as a couple in maintaining an effective and sustained work life balance.

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Signs that you are in an abusive relationship

Signs that you are in an abusive relationship

Abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, spiritual and/or religious in nature. All forms of abuse occur as a combination. Example, financial abuse may be about controlling your finances but it’s also emotional or verbal in nature. However, physical abuse may be easier to notice as compared to other forms, because of its apparent nature. Let’s discuss today certain markers, which must raise red flags of abuse, other than physical, in your relationship. One important aspect to understand is that the need for love, respect, acceptance and support remain common across cultures with all genders.

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Hosting a pity party

Even injustice has its good points. It gives me the challenge of being, as happy as I can in an unfair world.

We all experience unfortunate situations and undergo sorrow in life. In a bad situation, its normal and healthy to feel upset. However, dwelling on misfortune and sorrow most of the time keeps you trapped in a cycle of self destruction.

Do you see yourself doing the following?
You often say:

  • Why does this happen to me all the time
  • The world and/ or people are there to get me
  • I am always the only one this happens to

Find yourself:
*Complaining about your day most often
*Find faults in your life and how bad it is
*find it difficult to be grateful for things in life
If you’ve said Yes to most if the statements above, you’re hosting yourself a pity party. You are suffering from “the poor- me syndrome”.

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Welcome to Life Surfers

We wish to shift focus from, only Mental Illness to emotional and behavioural skill development, when we speak of mental health. Our aim is to open dialogues about learning these skills, as part of mental health and mental hygiene, in maintaining a good quality of life.

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