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Srini Pillay

The Imposter Syndrome: A Clue To Why People Stop Living Long Before They Die

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Have you ever wondered why your achievements in life reached a plateau when they did - how you were on the path of your dream before something got in the way and stopped the surge?

Keeping Life Fresh And Alive: Things To Consider

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

As children we are introduced to new experiences and possibilities in life, and there is a freshness to life's experiences. Why is it that in adulthood, we find ourselves desperately making up ways to feel alive?

Methods Man: How Do You Become What You Want?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Method manuals, when they are written from the heart, convey the power of authenticity. They move us to greater heights because they allow us to tap into our own power.

Why Does Visualization Not Work For You?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

In the "new age" culture, visualization is a powerful tool that is recommended to bring people to realize their dreams in their lives. In recent reviews, I have also recommended visualization as a tool to help get people to their imagined goals.

Making the Move: From Paralysis to Action in Leaving Your Job (Or Anything)

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

So you've realized that you hate your current job. You're committed to leaving. And you have drawn up the list of why the current job is bad and a move would be good. But you still can't make that move and you're daunted by the task of doing something. Why is this happening and what else can you do about this?

Why Is It So Hard To Make That Job Change?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

In order for change to occur, cognitive dissonance is essential. What is cognitive dissonance? Cognitive dissonance is a conflict between two ideas that one holds at the same time in one's mind.

Career Transitions: 'I Hate My Job. Now What?'

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

People run into problems because they often feel as though they cannot be committed until they find a new and better job. However, this very thought may be standing in the way of the change.

Why Life Does Not Make Sense: Overcoming The Attentional Blink Through Meditation

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When we are watching something with our eyes open, even if our eyes do not blink, our attention does. Either way, eye-blinks and "attentional blinks" mean that there is some period of time when we are missing seeing something.

Lessons to Learn from 'Julie and Julia'

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I was surprised that a movie about an American chef whose famous French cuisine was cooked in her Cambridge home, was one of the most moving movies I have ever seen.

Can You Order A Person Not To Be Racist?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I have not only come to understand that racial prejudice exists, but I have also come to expect and observe it more than react to it.

Is Health Care Reform Possible Without Caring For The Providers?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The current mentality of socialized medicine will usher in a new kind of doctor and usher out many talented, gifted and important physicians who could have made contributions to health care.

Should Physicians Participate in the Death Penalty?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I submit that delaying the death penalty is an indication that our own brains are in conflict about killing people in the first place.

How Our Minds Play Tricks On Us In Relationships

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

These studies show that regardless of our intentions or how we think we want to act, we are strongly influenced by what is on our minds when we are acting in the world.

Sushi - Fresh or Frozen? The Answer May Surprise You

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

I am not a sushi fan. However, since many of my friends are, I have been more open to trying it out.

New Ways to Think About Guilt: Inside the Human Brain

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The message here is that although we may be fixed in the ways in which we handle guilt, we can teach our brains to become smarter about how we handle our desires.

The Cirque du Soleil of Marriage presents "The Mask of Viagra"

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

While organic causes of erectile dysfunction may be valid indications for Viagra, couples may need to join forces on other real issues that compromise long-term relationships.

The Recession Vacation: Should You Take It or Not?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Working with your financial limitations rather than subjecting yourself to "no vacation torture" may be worth considering in the short and long-term.