Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

mental health

“It’s okay not to be okay” – 2020 in 6 words!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Like many others, I’ve spent the past months thinking over scenarios that were previously considered unnecessary. But the most gut-wrenching moment I’ve faced, by far, is to hear that my dad, who is 10,000 kms away, has gone back into ICU (as at December 2020) and could potentially not come out…and trying to travel to …

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May the Shift Be with You

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Eeyore Syndrome” is named after the famously sad little donkey, Eeyore, in the popular Winnie-the-Pooh children’s books. Eeyore walked around with his head hanging down, feeling sorry for himself. Those suffering the Eeyore Syndrome expect the worst and find shifting their attitude difficult. A lack of confidence fuels this pessimism. Positively Persevering Laughter relieves …

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“Lives or Livelihoods” – The social cost of COVID-19

Reading Time: 4 minutes Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a moral crisis for policy-makers struggling to choose between “lives” and “livelihoods”, “mortality or poverty” i.e. between mitigating the public health fallout and averting an economic depression. This article is …

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Is there a recipe for a stress-free life?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stress is a part of life. Some stress is beneficial, but prolonged chronic stress is harmful. Take a holistic approach to changing the basis of your stress, not its symptoms. Rather than “managing” stress, you can identify its causes and reframe your thinking. Your thought patterns may be winding you up and stressing you out. …

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Shift Paradigms and Eliminate Stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Reactive to Proactive” Shifting this paradigm means taking control of your stress instead of reacting to it. You can’t avoid stress, but you can minimize it. For example, proactive people avoid having to worry about their finances by saving money and following a budget. They exercise, eat right and get regular check-ups to ease their …

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