Life 101 Tips

How about a December Resolution? | Developing a good habit or breaking a bad habit?

The holiday season is a great time of the year to relax, recharge or catch up with things that have piled up on our “to do lists”. But the holidays also gives us the opportunity to develop a good habit or break a bad habit. Every year, I teach two courses during the winter quarter; [...]

How about a December Resolution? | Developing a good habit or breaking a bad habit?2018-12-21T08:35:40+00:00

Want to do great on your finals? Sleep!!!

Here is a scientifically proven recommendation to help you do better on your final exams: According to Dr. Matthew Walker, the director of Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at Berkeley, sleep can improve learning and memory. He came up with this conclusion after conducting scientific studies for a couple of decades. Since I know you are [...]

Want to do great on your finals? Sleep!!!2018-12-10T11:30:09+00:00

Deep Breathing to Relax

Did you take any deep breaths today? If you normally do not take deep breaths during the day, what if you knew that there is strong scientific evidence for the benefits of mindful deep breathing? Deep breathing it not only a great stress-relief remedy that has stood the test of time but we now have [...]

Deep Breathing to Relax2018-10-29T12:25:49+00:00

Are You Stressed Out?

Being a college student these days can be stressful. I see the stress on the faces of my students. I can see it in the way they talk, and I see it especially right before exams. The stress of my students impacted me so much that I decided to develop a course entitled Life101 to [...]

Are You Stressed Out?2018-10-15T17:25:12+00:00

Sleep to De-Stress & Be Healthy

I always considered myself a good sleeper. I would joke that as soon as I see my pillow I fall asleep. But about 10 years ago, while going through a divorce, I developed insomnia. I would go to bed at 11 pm, wake up at 2 am and could not fall back asleep. While going [...]

Sleep to De-Stress & Be Healthy2018-10-15T17:25:22+00:00

What Exactly is a Habit?

One of my habits is that I cannot leave my office or home unless everything is put back in its place. This could take me minutes or sometimes an hour. Another habit of mine is to brush my teeth and wash my face every night before I go to bed, regardless of the time. I [...]

What Exactly is a Habit?2018-10-15T17:25:32+00:00

Dance to De-Stress

Stress is one of your worst enemies and you need to recognize and manage it as soon as you feel it. A few days ago, I received some bad news that stressed me out; to the point of keeping me awake one full night (I usually sleep very well). The next day, I was working [...]

Dance to De-Stress2018-10-15T17:25:49+00:00

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