Significance Of Lohri Punjab is the bread basket of India. Wheat is the main winter crop in this region which is sown somewhere around October. In January, these crops become ripe and promise a golden harvest. People celebrate Lohri at this time to thank God before gathering or cutting the crops. The earth, farthest from the sun at this point of time, starts its journey towards the sun, thus ending the coldest month of the year, Paush, and announcing the start of the month of Magh and the auspicious period of Uttarayan. … [Read more...] about Lohri 2020: Reasons Behind Celebration Of This Festival
My roommate understandably reacted like I think a lot of people would. He became overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, completely flushed, and started to perspire. You could see the anxiety and fear in his face. He began to stutter; his speech and his hands were shaking. In fact, he dropped his bags of groceries, and with his shaking hands, he nervously reached into his pocket to pull out his wallet and hand it over to the guy. He was really just overwhelmed with emotion, and I remember looking at my roommate and thinking, “Wow, he is really freaking out.” … [Read more...] about Taking It Easy in New Orleans
I can assure you that commitment to consistent kindness can be a powerful life lesson. It has permeated my work since that summer at the Claremont Hotel. Even now, when I feel the need to fight back, I take a deep breath and assert my power to stay in the kindness zone. With this energy, I lead community and scholarly projects with diverse (and sometimes demanding) collaborators. I am not always able to exhibit the amount of kindness I want to, but when I do, a better outcome always results. … [Read more...] about The Lead With Kindness Experiment
Staying the course: People seeking to change a particular behavior usually pick a symbolic moment to make a start, say Monday morning or January 1. But changing the habits of a lifetime requires perseverance and constant attention. As the day, the week or the year progresses it becomes more difficult to keep this up. As soon as they lapse into the behavior they wanted to avoid, many people feel all is lost and give up on even trying. There’s even a name for this phenomenon: it’s called the ‘what the hell’ effect. The tendency to let go of all restraints as soon as firm resolutions are not met, obviously, will not help to achieve the change that was desired. It is important to persevere, especially after the setbacks that will inevitably present themselves. Motivational expert and professor at Stanford University Carol Dweck found that it makes a difference how people explain their unwanted behavior. Those who think this is what they are like … [Read more...] about How Can Pledges to Improve Yourself Be More Effective?
Ghosted in a Romantic Relationship Breakups are always harder during the early stage of a romantic relationship. It’s devastating to be ghosted during this romantic phase, but that’s usually when it occurs. You don’t know your partner that well and are still in a blissful haze of idealization. Yet without warning, your hopes for the future may be abruptly and inexplicably dashed. Normally, a relationship progresses from the romantic “ideal” stage into the “ordeal” period when couples struggle with ambivalence and conflicts. If that ends the relationship, at least you have an understanding of why it didn’t work and perhaps you agree. … [Read more...] about Were You Ghosted? Learn Why—and How to Respond When It Happens