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Positive psychology has become quite popular in the past decade and its methods and interventions have been largely studied by scientists, researchers, and mental health practitioners (Seligman, Steen, Park & Peterson, 2005). It is a scientific approach to counseling that focuses on people’s strengths instead of their weaknesses (Peterson, 2008). Positive psychology has its roots in humanistic psychology and is largely influenced by the ideas of Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Jahoda, Frankl, and Erich Fromm who believed that humans are “active, creative beings concerned with growth and self-actualization” (Schultz & Schultz, 2017). Positive psychology studies positive emotions and positive personality…

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Feminism has made women’s problems extensively studied and their voices widely heard but a few are noticing that many men have been “drowning”. In this emancipated world where traditional masculine ideology has been challenged, men might need help more than ever. Empowering women is great but so is empowering men and that can be done by encouraging the healthy aspects of masculinity such as self-reliance, courage, their own way of caring, and many more. In this article, I have tried to summon some basic ideas about an issue that needs immediate attention, in my opinion. …

Vanya Malixi

Counselor, Mental Health Advocate, Psychology Nerd

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