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Perspective

I read a wonderful article which quoted a friend of the legendary Michael Jackson. Michael Jacksons album Thriller was a phenomenon. According to the Guiness Book of World records it sold a whopping 66 million copies and several other records suggest that the album sold over 100 million copies worldwide. It was a phenomenon. So …

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Lessons in Gratitude

Having travelled for almost 20 days a month through a deeply gratifying career spanning two decades, I never once thought about health or immunity because they were never issues. Random hotels, make shift arrangements to rest the night,obscure countries, cities, towns and villages, airports, railway stations, bus depots, boat jetties, crudely arranged transport within a …

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This NO is a YES

We go through life through culturally defined communication patterns that have demonized saying NO in work, in relationships. in parenting and to the self to feed the greed and the fanfare of the hustle culture where having or doing more is valued higher than being moreHowever the two letter word that is more often a …

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Trauma Blocking

Trauma is a word we hear a lot more recently and it still remains a deeply misunderstood concept. Most often it is seen as a diagnostic term within the medical model of trying to understand the complexities of human behaviour and interactions. In a very simple set of terms, trauma is any event or situation …

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Dopamine Detox

Our brain is a biochemical factory. I am sure you have heard me say that often if you have met me in person in therapy or workshop. This post is on dopamine. With more people calling at random hours claiming to have diagnosed yourselves with depression from some nuisance test that popped up online and …

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Authentic Pride

As a psychologist with a satisfying practice spanning almost two decades I have learnt to distinguish between two kinds of pride. Authentic pride arises when we feel good about ourselves, confident, and productive, and is related to socially-desirable personality traits such as being agreeable, conscientious, and emotionally stable. In many ways it comes from the …

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Tantrums – A Child’s response to Inconsistent Parenting

Following up on several parenting webinars since the lockdown, this series of blogs are an attempt to support parents by answering some of their most common and yet essential questions. The three questions in this blog are on behavioural challenges that parents cause or maintain without their knowledge. Behaviour is learnt. Children often observe and …

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