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
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Glimpsing the flag may not only increase out-group discrimination but also increase unity within the in-group. A study in Israel assessed participants’ political positions before subliminally exposing some participants to the Israeli flag. Those exposed to the flag voted more alike than those who hadn’t glimpsed the flag. A study in New Zealand found that New Zealanders subliminally exposed to the national flag were more mindful of the national values and norms, while no such effect was observed in foreigners. … [Read more...] about What Do a Red Triangle, 14 Words, and 88 Ads Have in Common?
Husband And Wife Are Separated In This Month Newly-wedded couples are often separated in this month as it is believed that during the initial years of their marriage, couples must not stay together during the Ashada month. You may get to hear some vague reasons behind it. However, the truth is, during ancient days people used to believe that if newly married couples stay together in the month of Ashada and if the girl conceives a child, then she may deliver the child during Chaitra month. Chaitra is the month of the Hindu year and it marks the arrival of the Summer season. It was believed that the newborn and the mother may face some difficulties during the chilly summer days. Therefore, it was suggested that the newly wedded couples must stay separate for the entire Ashada month. … [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