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The 10 Most Common Phobias

By Dr Martina Paglia | 15 January 2021
The 10 Most Common Phobias

Fear is a common human emotion and happens to the strongest of us. But, if this fear turns into a debilitating and overwhelming panic related to anything, then it can take the form of a phobia. Your fear could be an object, a place, a situation, a feeling, an animal or anything. In comparison to...

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Polyvagal Theory Explained: Why it’s a Game Changer

By Dr Martina Paglia | 11 January 2021
Polyvagal theory explained_ What is it and why is it a gamechanger

Have you ever felt that vague feeling of uncertainty and fear in a situation but don’t know why you feel it? Even when everyone seems to be completely fine, but you can sense that something is wrong. We may not be conscious about it but our mind reads hundreds of social cues every day in...

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The Psychology of Online Scams

By Dr Martina Paglia | 07 January 2021
The Psychology of Online Scams

Technology has made our lives increasingly efficient and easier. Everything seems just a click away. But this instant and incognito access to everything can have its perks. Especially when it comes to cybersecurity and online scams. Con artists, manipulators, hackers, and scammers have also shifted online making use of the technology to their advantage. Many...

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The Psychology Behind Falling in Love

By Dr Martina Paglia | 31 December 2020
The psychology behind falling in love

Ever wonder why everything is so colourful when you are in love? Love is one of the most ecstatic experiences a person can have in life. The bliss and euphoria of romance and the satisfaction of having an intimate bond with the person you love can turn your life upside down. Love is not just...

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How to Deal with Loneliness during Covid

By Dr Martina Paglia | 15 December 2020
How to deal with loneliness during Covid

Because of the pandemic going on, almost everyone is confined to the four walls of their room. Although this isolation is for our own good, this increased social distancing can have its effects, especially on our psychological wellbeing. Loneliness is likely to follow under such circumstances, and it can lead to stress and a decrease...

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Why Christmas Holiday Traditions Might Be More Important Than You Think This Year

By Dr Martina Paglia | 03 December 2020
Why Christmas Holiday Traditions Might Be More Important Than You Think This Year

From a pandemic that suddenly gripped the world with its fear and made people completely change their lifestyles, to forest fires and protests against the injustice that affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. A number of significant events took place this year that negatively affected a wide majority of people. It’s safe...

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5 Tips on Managing Christmas Holiday Stress During a Pandemic

By Dr Martina Paglia | 26 November 2020
5 Tips for managing Christmas holiday stress during pandemic

We look forward to Christmas because it is a time of celebration, warm traditions, a good cheer and being with family and friends. It is a well awaited time for relaxation, joy and gratitude for all we have. Despite Christmas being a holiday full of positivity, it is often accompanied by preparations and even busier...

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5 Tips on How to Manage Coronavirus Stress

By Dr Martina Paglia | 19 November 2020
5 Tips on how to manage coronavirus stress

The current pandemic is a testing time for all of us. The strict quarantine and social distancing rules may help to contain the spread of the virus, but these unusual deviations from our natural lifestyle may introduce us to higher levels of stress. During this period, it’s highly important to maintain a strong state of...

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5 Tips on How To Stay Focused On Your Fitness Goals During The Pandemic

By Dr Martina Paglia | 12 November 2020
5 Tips on how to stay focused on your fitness goals during the pandemic

As many of our regular routines are restricted during quarantine, it can be difficult to find the motivation to concentrate on exercise. With repetitive days, working from home and a lack of proper fitness facilities it can be hard to stick to your workout routine. With everything going on, staying active might seem like the...

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Lockdown: 5 Tips on How To Cope If You Are Flat-Sharing

By Dr Martina Paglia | 05 November 2020
lockdown 5 tips on how to cope if you are flat-sharing

Living with flatmates can provide the benefits of social connections and decreased costs. But as the COVID-19 spreads through close human interaction, and another lockdown is in place this winter, socializing is now again at a halt. Instead of spending the majority of the time at their jobs/school, those living in shared flats might now...

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