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We have all experienced heartbreak at some point in our life. Betrayal, rejection and abandonment might have been among the reasons behind it and at those times, it’s tempting to question our commitment and promise ourselves that we will never allow ourselves to get hurt again. When we do that, we hold on to the anger, unconsciously wanting those who hurt us to feel the same pain. A the same time, we use that anger...

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We all have disagreements in our lives, whether with colleagues, with spouses, with children, with parents and everyone else we come across. But how do these disagreements affect our mental health? How should we be handling them for the best outcome? And how can we learn from people who think in different ways? Dr Haseeb Rohilla, specialist psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre, Dubai, has some insight, plus top tips for resolving disagreements in the healthiest...

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If you have found yourself lamenting why your parents or older people in your life can’t be more open to new things, it’s time to learn about cognitive dissonance. And if you are on the receiving end of this sort of sentiment, please do not take this to mean you’ve got   carte blanche to get away with being stubborn.  What we are talking about here is how we can try to find a harmonious way...

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For many of us, Ramadan extends beyond abstaining from pleasures like food and drink. It’s also a time of giving, a month aimed at mindful practices like Zakat, the Arabic word for purifying or cleansing, which is a top priority for Muslims during this time. What is Zakat? Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It requires Muslims to donate 2.5 percent of their wealth. This should be done once a year, and...

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While many enjoy the reflective, spiritual and community aspects that are part of this month, they struggle with moodiness and fatigue, which they attribute to lack of food or water during the day. The truth is that being “moody” and “tired” probably is the result of people experiencing withdrawals from addictive substances, dehydration, poor sleep, lack of exercise and eating poorly at sunset.  The research is conclusive:  fasting, when done right, is healing and restorative...

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Whether it’s a “Zoom boom,” more time on their hands or the increasing availability and accessibility of procedures, the pandemic has created more interest in cosmetic surgery. According to a new study published in the journal Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine, when researchers surveyed 130 dermatologists around the world, they found that 85 percent of their patients named Zoom as the inspiration for their cosmetic consultation. Patients citing Zoom for their interest in cosmetic surgery were particularly concerned...

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The world we live in today is not conducive to mental health or wellbeing. We are constantly bombarded with images and information through our numerous devices and the divide between work and life seems to be a thing of the past. Just when we thought we could not take any more stress or cope with any more demands, we found ourselves in a global pandemic. We were expected to change how we worked, how we...

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Living in such a fast-paced, diverse region – not to mention the disruption caused by Covid-19 –has left many young people feeling exhausted and uncertain. Whether they are just graduating from high school or at university or trying to launch a career, or just in need of some sage advice from someone in their own age group,  Dubai-based life coach Mohammed Sweidan offers support and wisdom via TikTok. His short videos have proved such a hit that...