I don’t know about you, but as an author, I spend a lot of time sitting. More in front of the computer. I would be keying in stories, blogging and so on , so much so that hours together pass in these activities. On top of that is another pastime, that of watching television. Honestly, I haven’t figured just how long I sit every day. I must do that one of these days. Continue reading »
Having been through a coronary bypass graft surgery myself in July 2010, I try in a small way to help others be aware of the risks of cardiovascular disorders. In this context, a news item in the DNA newspaper of March 26 startled me. It said that these were some of the findings of a survey done by SaffolaLife covering over 60,000 respondents across different cities in India :-
The festive season made me choose this topic for today’s post. The holiday and festive season makes people hog more than they normally would or should! Rich dishes, tasty treats and a series of feasts makes us throw caution to the winds as we sink our teeth into the delicacies. ” Calories be damned!” goes the word. It’s only later that the calorie conscious scurry for cover as they check their weights post the festivities!
These findings shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Findings presented at the American Heart Association meeting at Chicago recently indicated that women who reported high job strain faced a 40 % increase in cardiovascular disease and a 88 % increase in heart disease. As Dr. Michelle A. Albert of the Harvard Medical School puts it ” You can’t get rid of stress but you can manage it”.
I guess it’s true that you tend to get more irritable as you get older. At the same time, it’s wise to realize that keeping a check on your anger is essential for your well being- at work or at home. As you look around you, it ‘s amazing how people react differently to the same stimulus. Most common of all see how people react in a huge traffic jam. There are some who have a very sedate nature and never seem to lose their cool. Others look ready to tear their hair apart. They tend to fly off the handle even for minor irritants. Continue reading »
A combination of health issues and a renewed focus on my old passion for writing prompted me to gradually switch off from my earlier work as a talent management specialist, lately engaged in executive coaching and take up writing almost on a full-time basis. When people ask “What do you do?” I haven’t got around to saying ” I am an author” yet as my debut novel “It Can’t Be You” is yet to be published! But I will seriously consider saying this after it hits the stands in December 2010. By then I would have worked in the field of talent management for over 36 years.
The reason I have been off air for the last few months is because I am recovering from a CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery. This was expertly carried out by Dr. Vivek Jawali and his team at Bangalore’s Fortis Hospital on Bannerghatta Road on July 1, 2010. Dr. Jawali is a renowned expert in the field who has done more than 18,000 such operations.
Here’s some good news on the personal front. Delighted to share that a “second opinion” and treatment following that indicates that I may not have to rush for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery after all! It underscored for me the value of getting a second opinion. It really helped me and could help others in such a predicament too. Here are my thoughts:- Continue reading »