Cognitive Biases and How to Avoid them – Guest Blog by Dinesh Damodaran

Are you aware of the way your mind works? Many people aren’t. Most of us are unaware of how our cognitive biases affect what we perceive, think, and do. To be human is to experience bias. We all have biases, and yet many of us don’t even realize that they influence our thoughts, feelings and … Continue reading Cognitive Biases and How to Avoid them – Guest Blog by Dinesh Damodaran

30 Days of Gratitude (Chennai Edition)

This Thanksgiving was different just like this year was. I spent it away from my kids and family in the US. I didn't cook a Thanksgiving meal with mashed potatoes and pie (both regularly feature in my Thanksgiving feast). It's not a holiday in India although Wednesday was a public holiday thanks to cyclone Nivar … Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude (Chennai Edition)

7 Tools to Deal with Stress

Years ago when I was in India without a job and without my own place, I was under a lot of stress. I was eating and sleeping well and generally healthy. But I was losing weight. An aunt suggested that I start drinking Ensure to improve my health and increase my weight. I consumed bottle … Continue reading 7 Tools to Deal with Stress

Ganga, My Third Grandma – Guest Blog by Dinesh Damodaran

They say you can choose your friends but not your family. It is also normal to have two grandmas. In my case both are exceptions. I have a third grandma who isn't related by blood but chose us as her family. Her name is Thankam or as my sister fondly christened her Ganga (alluding to … Continue reading Ganga, My Third Grandma – Guest Blog by Dinesh Damodaran

Energy Healing 101

For most people the body is a solid tangible entity and the core reality of their existence. They forget that everything in this universe and beyond is energy and besides what is visible to the naked eye is a whole other subtle world that influences our reality. Without this energy or life force (chi or … Continue reading Energy Healing 101