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Gayatri Jayaraman

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Healing Space | Best friends, family and bitter rivals: siblings you love to hate

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Healing Space | Best friends, family and bitter rivals: siblings you love to hate

Sibling rivalry hots up whether you have to share socks or business goals. How to hold your own without losing the relationship.

Healing Space | When you’re not in the wrong but they’re coming at you

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Healing Space | When you’re not in the wrong but they’re coming at you

How you cope with unjustified provocation depends on how you deploy your emotional intelligence.

Healing Space | Your debt and your wealth begin in your mind

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Healing Space | Your debt and your wealth begin in your mind

The roots of debt, spending and our relationship to money lie in the mind. Here’s how to untangle your money mindset

Healing Space | Who are we cancelling today?

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Healing Space | Who are we cancelling today?

Is cancel culture just another version of mob justice? What you need to know before you participate.

Healing Space | Our children are struggling

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Healing Space | Our children are struggling

Children have mental health needs too, especially during Covid-19 times when they are as affected by grief, loss, and uncertainty as adults. Signs to watch for and how to help.

Healing Space | Zoom dysmorphia: How overusing your filter is harming you

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Healing Space | Zoom dysmorphia: How overusing your filter is harming you

A new study indicates that with too much webcam use, people are increasingly dissatisfied with how they look and it’s giving rise to body image issues.

Healing Space | Can we become friends with our enemies?

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Healing Space | Can we become friends with our enemies?

Sworn enemies make up and get on the same side. Is it denial or maturity? And how do we achieve it in our lives?

Healing Space | The great resignation: quit or stay?

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Healing Space | The great resignation: quit or stay?

Everyone seems to be on the verge of quitting their jobs. How to use the right technique to evaluate whether it’s the right decision for you.

Healing Space | Why your meditation isn’t helping you cope

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Healing Space | Why your meditation isn’t helping you cope

Whether it’s the pandemic fallout or news of Afghanistan, we take to meditation or mindfulness as a means of coping. However, if you’re not getting calmer; or worse, are getting more agitated, here's why.

Healing Space | When you hate the other, you really hate yourself

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Healing Space | When you hate the other, you really hate yourself

One of the sources of rage directed outwards is rage directed inwards. Projection allows us to see our undesirable emotions in others and blame it on them.

Healing Space | How to exit the rage cycle

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Healing Space | How to exit the rage cycle

Every week it’s a new trigger, something to send us spinning into outrage, anger, anguish, despair. Escape is possible, though, through compassion for oneself and others.

Healing Space | Did Naomi Osaka pave the way for Simone Biles?

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Healing Space | Did Naomi Osaka pave the way for Simone Biles?

Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka prove Albert Bandura’s theory of social learning. It doesn’t matter what the system rewards, it is possible to change human behaviour.

Healing Space | Are we speaking different languages or what?

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Healing Space | Are we speaking different languages or what?

We saw the oxygen shortage, but others say they didn’t. This happens at home too. We see the mess, others don’t. Why the inferential gap means we are not always on the same page.

Healing Space | Of Masterchef paanta bhaat and TopChef upma: why comfort food wins

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Healing Space | Of Masterchef paanta bhaat and TopChef upma: why comfort food wins

The psychology of comfort eating, belongingness, and social surrogacy. Also, comfort food is not equal to junk food.

Healing Space | Goodbye Dilip Saab. Goodbye Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. Why celebrity lives affect us

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Healing Space | Goodbye Dilip Saab. Goodbye Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. Why celebrity lives affect us

How our mourning of Aamir Khan’s divorce and Dilip Kumar’s passing is rooted in our anchoring bias, cultural identity, and social currency.

Healing Space | The domination of out of control parents

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Healing Space | The domination of out of control parents

Parents who try to control everything from their children’s partners to assets, damage their autonomy. Here's how to protect your right to self-determination.

Healing Space | Can’t go back to ‘normal’: Living in a post-lockdown gap

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Healing Space | Can’t go back to ‘normal’: Living in a post-lockdown gap

We are struggling to catch up, while others act like everything is okay. We live in a gap between our emotions and reality. The dissonance of navigating a post-lockdown world.

Healing Space | How violent pandemic sex is destroying marriages

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Healing Space | How violent pandemic sex is destroying marriages

Sexual coercion, marital rape and abuse within relationships is on the rise. But sex by any means won’t make for a healthy relationship.

Healing Space | Wide awake in a nightmare

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Healing Space | Wide awake in a nightmare

Are you battling too much or too little sleep? Are you having nightmares or falling asleep unintentionally. Getting a good night’s rest plays a vital role in your mental health.

Healing Space | No More! Stand up for your mental health like Naomi Osaka

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Healing Space | No More! Stand up for your mental health like Naomi Osaka

For too long we’ve allowed predatory institutions and environments to erode our mental health. If we don’t protect ourselves, nobody will.

Healing Space | Pandemic relationships: Communicating in the dark

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Healing Space | Pandemic relationships: Communicating in the dark

The pandemic has changed the ways in which we connect, relate, flirt, date, trust, in unimaginable ways. Here’s how to navigate the new landscape.

Healing Space | Your positivity is in your way

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Healing Space | Your positivity is in your way

Toxic positivity is a broken pressure gauge. You think the meter reading is fine but it’s going to blow up in your face sooner or later. Read reality now.

Healing Space | The great Indian burn out

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Healing Space | The great Indian burn out

Burn out is a stressor with no known time limit. It consumes your internal resources to the point of depletion. Its effects are lasting because it has eaten into your reserves. And work isn’t its only source.

Healing Space | Mapping loss, nurturing grief

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Healing Space | Mapping loss, nurturing grief

Loss can feel like a punishment, like we are singled out, disconnected from those carrying on as though nothing has changed when everything in our life has.

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