The next time you go back to your workplace after being quarantined for a while, imagine you have entered it for the first time. Notice the entrance-way, the architecture of the outside and inside of the building, and the people at their work stations or lack thereof. Look at your coworkers as if you’ve never seen them before, seeing and appreciating them with renewed interest. Notice what hangs on the walls and the textures and colors of the walls, ceiling, and floor. Smell the flowers on someone’s desk. Be aware of how your colleagues are dressed and the colors of a blouse or jacket a colleague is wearing. Pay attention to who conforms to rules and who marches to the beat of their own drum. Who is wearing masks and gloves and keeping six feet of distance? And who isn’t? What sounds do you hear, and what smells (such as cologne or freshly brewed coffee from the break room) permeate the air? … [Read more...] about The 5-Minute Microchillers That Boost Your Resilience
Mass identities—national, religious, ethnic, political—are so diverse that they are defined less by the in-group than by the out-group. Being Black can mean not being White or Hispanic; being Jewish can mean not being Muslim or Christian; being a Democrat can mean not being a Republican. “Us versus them” is the simplest way to mark a mass identity. Symbols, in their abstract simplicity, are uniquely suited for this. Highlighting the divide between the in-group and the out-group, us-versus-them, symbols set the stage for mass radicalization. … [Read more...] about What Do a Red Triangle, 14 Words, and 88 Ads Have in Common?
It is also believed that a newly married woman must not stay with her mother-in-law during the Ashada month. Therefore, the newly married woman is sent to her mother's place for a month. This way the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law can work on their relationship and resolve their differences. This month allows both the women to reconsider their attitude towards each other and foster a healthy mother-daughter kind of relationship. … [Read more...] about Ashada Masam 2020: Here’s Why Newly-Married Couples Are Separated During This Month
The Power of "Sighing:" Often when a situation comes up in parenting, such as the kids fighting, it's easy to react to the emotions of the situation. This only increases the tension. Moreover, it stops the child from being able to make their own decisions. Instead, the parent storms in and forces a "should" on the situation. Instead of reacting, take a deep sigh. The slow inhalation immediately pulls you from the fight-or-flight response. You calm your system and can think (and feel) much more clearly. … [Read more...] about Three Steps to Becoming a Mindful Parent