Taking a walk outside is a great way to provide space to unfocus. If you want to think out-of-the-box, it helps to get out of a space that is, essentially, a box. A walk that includes nature is even better. Alternatively, get to the gym or even to the atrium in the lobby. Or find a room away from the EOC where you can engage in visual thinking—drawing the problem and potential solutions—in order to stimulate different parts of your brain than will be engaged through traditional analysis. … [Read more...] about Are You Sabotaging Your Emergency Ops Center?
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Breathe in for a count of five, and then out for a count of ten. Try to do so slowly and deliberately. Make a list of all the things and people you love. Pause to acknowledge all your senses. What do you see? Feel? Smell? Taste? Hear? Being aware in this way fosters a sense of mindfulness. Try a guided meditation, such as metta, where you practice loving-kindness. Formulate positive and healing rituals for your day. Engage in self-care activities such as walking, yoga, massage, facials, coffee with a friend, or whatever makes you feel better about yourself. Here are some ways to become grounded: … [Read more...] about What Is Centering? What Is Grounding?
Social media is, of course, far from being all bad. There are often tangible benefits that follow from social media use. Honest online self-presentation can enhance feelings of wellbeing and perceived online social support, at least in the short term. Facebook communities can help break down the stigma and negative stereotypes of illness, while social media, in general, can“serve as a spring board” for the “more reclusive…into greater social integration.” We can keep in touch across geographical distance and connect with dispersed interest groups. There have been times that social media has been important for my own connection to an Asian American community. I have friends with illness who get significant support from their Facebook posts. … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Destroying Society and Your Mental Health?
So, Sara's fusion ensemble consisted of a kalidar kurta, which was panelled and sleeveless. Her kurta was about the vibrant splash of colours and beautifully accentuated by floral prints. Blue, red, yellow, and many other hues accentuated her kurta. Her V-necked attire featured a metallic touch and was totally eye-catching. She teamed her gorgeous kurta with distressed blue denims, which gave her look a modern touch. Sara also wore sky blue pumps, which absolutely went well her ensemble. … [Read more...] about And We So Want To Sport Sara Ali Khan’s Beautifully-done Kalidar Kurta
There’s more at stake than being able to button your jeans. Having a big belly is associated with serious health risks, even if your body mass index (BMI)—an estimate of overall body fat—stays within the normal range. In particular, women with waistlines larger than 35 inches and men with waistlines larger than 40 inches have an increased risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Things That Expand Your Waistline