Help! I’m experiencing an emotion!

Dear Reader, In the absence of severe injury or affliction, your mind is the only thing in this world over which you have 100% control. Let me say that more clearly — you can only control your mind (i.e. not other people, not the weather, not even your own health completely). The funny thing I... Continue Reading →

Beware of Burnout

Dear Reader, Are you or a loved one suffering from burnout? Yes, this opening was deliberately intended to sound like a commercial for some hard-to-pronounce drug. Jokes aside, burnout is an important issue that a simple pill cannot solve. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized ‘burnout’ as an ‘occupational phenomenon.’ In a Gallup... Continue Reading →

Surreality

Dear Reader, Do you know Salvador Dalí’s famous painting “The Persistence of Memory” with all of the melting clocks? The coronavirus pandemic, much like the artistic masterpiece is surrealist in nature. Surrealism was a 20th century movement in which writers and artists used their work to bring a keen eye to the subconscious and non-rationality... Continue Reading →

Divided We Fall…Ill

Dear Reader, Is the coronavirus pandemic a bigger threat to your physical or mental health? I find this to be an interesting question as many articles have cropped up recently on the lasting psychological damage that prolonged lockdown could cause. How the pandemic is affecting you likely has a lot to do with the current... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Telomere Effect

Dear Reader, How is it that one person can look like a college student and the other middle-aged while both are in their early 30s? Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel get to the bottom of aging in their book The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer. Telomeres are the... Continue Reading →

A Breath of Fresh Air

Dear Reader, Whoever coined the phrase "home sweet home" surely must not have spent 23+ hours at his residence for any significant period of time. My physical world has shrunken as a result of the pandemic, and, at times I feel crippled by the restrictions that prohibit us to move about freely. On the morning... Continue Reading →

Socialization and Social Distancing

Dear Reader, If your life were a set of building blocks, your health would be the foundation. We all know that our physical wellbeing depends on the consumption of nutritious foods (in appropriate quantities), heart pumping and strengthening exercise, and adequate amounts of rest and water. Although sometimes the advice of our doctors falls onto... Continue Reading →

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