Dr. Kaushik Sridhar

wellbeing

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every person’s “Emotional Style” is unique, like fingerprints or snowflakes. Your style determines how you react  (mental health) to what life throws at you. Developing areas of expertise by repetition – such as playing the piano or navigating city streets as a taxi driver – increases activity and patterns in corresponding areas of the brain. …

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Reality plus Response equals Result

Reading Time: < 1 minute You can make major changes in your life with minor changes in your thinking and behavior. To understand how this works, consider the three Rs model: “Reality plus response equals result.” Say that one of your colleagues criticises your work (that’s reality). Your response creates a particular result. If you ask your colleague why he …

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What can I do in 90 seconds that will be useful for the rest of my life?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Think about the last time you were angry? If you’re like most, it probably went something like this… That’s not right, how can they do that? You begin thinking about it. It makes you angry. You feel slighted, irritated and mad. Your heart rate rises, you begin feeling an impulse to yell or argue; you …

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Though We Are Oceans Apart, Our Hearts Are Connected

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 affects every aspect of life. Even if you haven’t lost your job or taken a pay cut, your personal life is still affected in one way or another. Long distance relationships and globalisation go hand-in-hand. A married couple might be divided by jobs in two different countries. Parents and their child/children might be divided …

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Surrender to the experience: 14 emotions during 14 days in quarantine

Reading Time: 5 minutes Quarantine is often an unpleasant experience for those who undergo it. Separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, uncertainty over disease status, and boredom can, on occasion, create dramatic effects. Suicide has been reported, substantial anger generated, and lawsuits brought following the imposition of quarantine in previous outbreaks. The potential benefits of mandatory mass …

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What was it like travelling overseas during the pandemic – Part 2

Reading Time: 8 minutes Seriously, what are these tennis players whingeing about?! If you read Part 1, you would know about my recent trip to India. Doesn’t look that bad, does it? So, how was the return back to a country with one of the most tightly guarded borders (following the pandemic)? Chaos prevails After a couple of weeks, …

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What was it like travelling overseas during the pandemic – Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Anyone who knows me will tell you that travelling is what I live for…it’s been my passion, since I was 2 years old (yes, that young!) visiting over 40 countries since coming into this world. My passion for travel happily ‘affected’ my wife who, along with me, have been to six continents since getting married …

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