The Challenges of the Hospitality Sector on Mental Health
April 19th, 2022
Although so many people have struggled or are still struggling with mental health problems – and mental health has been a topic of continuous conversation, especially for the last two years – we are still choosing to overlook or ignore the pressures...
LODESTAR LORE – The Story Behind eQuoo
February 20th, 2022
Greetings from the 359th century! The planet Earth of the far future is a beautiful place. Wish you could see it. An entire planet of people living and working in harmony. A global community of folks who’ve managed to increase their emotional...
How Anxiety affects Productivity in the Workplace
November 10th, 2021
eQuoo is trying to paint a picture for people who do not struggle with general or severe anxiety, what it may feel like, and how it can impact people on a typical workday. We want to allow them to try to walk in your shoes so that they can make...
The Fine Line between Kindness and People Pleasing
October 26th, 2021
Kind people may communicate their love language differently – but they are consistently genuine, authentic and supportive in their relationships with others. People pleasing, on the other hand, is devoid of choice.
Finding Closure after Ghosting
October 12th, 2021
Ghosting is when somebody unexpectedly stops communicating with us - and just like that, vanishes into thin air.
Mental Health Day Awareness Challenge
October 1st, 2021
World Mental Health Day is internationally celebrated on October 10 to raise global awareness of mental health issues and promote support for all people who struggle with their mental health. Although positive discussions around mental health are...
September 29th, 2021
In a poll we did with Unidays Students, 67% said they were super-anxious about going back to Uni and making new friends – or not making new friends. On a walk the other day, a friend nonchalantly said that she didn’t know a single person who hadn’t...
Coping with Work-Life Challenges
September 14th, 2021
Recently our CEO, Silja Litvin, recognised how much work calls contributed to her anxiety – specifically when she started to feel like it was eating up time that she could have otherwise spent on “actual work”. She didn’t understand why work calls...
How to Build Trust after Gaslighting
August 31st, 2021
Gaslighting is a form of mental and emotional abuse often designed to manipulate a person into doubting themselves and their reality. Gaslighting is not always easy to detect – it is the subtle art of manipulation whereby a person’s reality is...
Unlocking the Gems of Introversion
August 1st, 2021
Extroversion and introversion fall at opposite ends of a spectrum. Extroversion is when people like to be involved in a world surrounded by people, busy places and activities – so naturally, they learn best when they are actively communicating with...
Why Talking About Emotional Health is so Important
July 14th, 2021
Mental Health is finally starting to get the attention it deserves, yet we’re seeing increasing numbers of people requiring initial or additional support. Here we look at why emotional health might be the key to stemming the growing number of people...
Are We Doing Everything We Can for Student’s Mental Health?
April 6th, 2021
We are in the middle of our third clinical trial with eQuoo, and even we were shocked at what we found… It’s clear that mental health is an issue which is universally crucial to each and every one of us. You would have to live under a rock to miss how...
Empowering Women with Resilience
March 7th, 2021
We all want to take the time to invest in our mental health, but we need access to the right support and appropriate tools to take care of our own wellbeing. Developing our emotional resilience can help us manage the pressure of today’s world...
When your Mind Rivals a Horror Movie – Catastrophizing
March 1st, 2021
We’ve all been there: stayed up all night worrying about your partner’s cryptic text message, considered all the different ways you could die after signing up for a skydiving lesson, or stopped yourself from going to dinner with your family after losing...
Things We Don’t Want to See – Confirmation Bias
February 24th, 2021
We’ve all been there: judged the family member with different political opinions, based an argument off of one article you read on Google. Or joined a Facebook group supporting all your beliefs. Or rejected an applicant’s file because they simply didn’t...
The Most Important Relationship Skill – Emotional Bids
February 24th, 2021
There is one very essential skill – you can consider it the glue that keeps relationships together – Emotional Bids. We’ve all been extended an emotional bid or two throughout the day: a smile from the barista at your local coffee shop behind a mask...
Why “Always” isn’t Always Good – Generalisation
February 14th, 2021
We’ve all been there: expected rejection letters from every company after receiving one rejection letter, believed you weren’t worthy of a placement because two schools rejected you, or refused to drive after a car accident. We just don’t want to relive...
How mHealth programmes can treat depression: A randomised controlled trial.
September 3rd, 2020
How mHealth programmes can treat depression: A randomised controlled trial - Litvin, Silja & Markus, Maier (2019)
Mental Health Tips for Self-Isolation: Boundaries
March 29th, 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced millions of people around the world to stay at home and self-isolate. The process of self-isolation is becoming commonplace these days. What we know so far about COVID-19 is that limiting social contact is ...
How Emotional Fitness Can Get You through the Holidays
March 19th, 2020
During the holidays, emotional fitness is especially important! Some people think of holiday season as of time of joy, family and togetherness. They’re a lucky bunch, and bless them! However, most people do dread one or the other aspect of about their ...
Student Mental Health
March 18th, 2020
Research has incontestably reported a rise in mental illness in the student population as well as an above-population average of prevalence: 1 in 3 opposed to the 1 in 4 of the general population, some studies even indicate a 50% prevalence of a...
TechCrunch covered our eQuoo Pre-Launch
March 19th, 2019
Mental health is one of the biggest issues of recent times, with Kendall Jenner, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga and even The Rock opening up about their mental health issues. Even the royal family has got in on the act, setting up the Heads Together charity...
What is Emotional Intelligence?
December 10th, 2017
And when people start abbreviating, things get confusing quick. We are not in the business of confusing – we’re in the business of playful teaching. Everyone knows IQ and why it’s so important, but what is EQ (emotional quotient), and what is it good ...