Category Archives: Health & Culture

Inclusionism: The Only Viable Diversity Initiative!

Inclusionism [not to be confused with the Christian concept of “universal reconciliation”], is a paradigm of thought, which recognizes that major societal conflicts, imbalances and injustices are not situations that can be resolved by catering just to the “majority”; all ethnic perspectives have to be considered to solve societal problems. Inclusionism, as an academic, sociological theory focuses only on ethnic diversity. In this article however, the scope is broadened beyond ethnic groups to include all “socially labeled” groups and communities in modern society. In this context,  inclusionism acknowledges that societal injustices may affect different people unequally, based on race, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education level, and other factors. However, even though the effects of social injustice are unequally dealt out to different segments of society, they are nonetheless felt by all segments of society. Continue reading Inclusionism: The Only Viable Diversity Initiative!

Marriage: FIVE Questions to Prepare YOU for It.

Am I ready for Marriage? How do I know? How did all the people who got married figure it out?

Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Continue reading Marriage: FIVE Questions to Prepare YOU for It.

FOUR Characteristics of Game Changers

There is already a plethora of literature describing what it takes to be a game changer out there. Some of the literature even guarantees that every single one of us can become a game changer. All we have to do is put our minds and our wallets to good use, and follow a special, secret formula!

Is it really a secret?

Continue reading FOUR Characteristics of Game Changers

Silence in the Self – Science and Health

Hello again! In my earlier post, SilencING the Self: Religion and Spirituality, I talked about the idea of contemplative or meditative silence as a powerful tool that adds insight and wisdom. It allows us to feel a connection with the Present/Universe/Divine and it protects our Self.  In this post I will give you evidence from science, which shows that adding silence to our lives is beneficial to our physical and mental health. Continue reading Silence in the Self – Science and Health

SilencING the Self: Religion and Spirituality

Hello! In this post, I would like to talk about Silence in the self. In my earlier post, The Power of Silence – An Introduction, I introduced the idea of silence and its power to you. In this post I will talk about the spiritual advantages that silencing our self adds to our lives. This post will be a little longer than normal, because there is so much that religion and spirituality can teach us about the power of silence. So, please be patient with me on this journey. Continue reading SilencING the Self: Religion and Spirituality

The Power of Silence – An Introduction

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More than a week ago, I was thinking about the very famous phrase “Silence is Golden” I don’t know why this thought stayed in the forefront of my mind since then, but it did.Who said it? Where did it come from? When was its first occurrence in human history?

Did it originate in a single culture and then spread across the human population? Or is it one of those human universals that the great philosophers and thinkers from across the globe serendipitously came upon the same realization around the same time in history? It got me thinking about the undeniable power of silence in almost every aspect of our lives. Continue reading The Power of Silence – An Introduction

Identity Crisis: 6 Epiphanies I wish I had sooner!

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The question of “Who am I?” is something that a lot of us grapple with in life.  We  try to think of our Identity through the things we might be remembered by, through the trinkets we collect because they represent some part of our characters, or maybe through the stories that our social networks relish in rehashing. Through it all, it is during the moment of that identity crisis that several of us even think about how much more secure our footing in life might be if we had all the answers to life! Continue reading Identity Crisis: 6 Epiphanies I wish I had sooner!