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This famous scene from the Bhagavad Gita, featuring the god Krishna with his cousin, Prince Arjuna, on a chariot heading into war. Pictures From History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

What the ancient Indian text Bhagavad Gita can teach about not putting too much of our identity and emotions into work

A scholar of South Asian religions explains how one lesson from the text, ‘nishkama karma’ – or acting without desire – may be useful for navigating the contemporary workplace.
Several habits originating from ancient Eastern philosophies are effective tools to cope with the stresses of the modern world. GettyImages

Stressed out? Why mindfulness and meditation help us cope with the world

Mindfulness, being in the present moment, is often achieved through meditation, the practice of sitting still and focusing on the breath. Both help relieve feelings of anxiety and depression
Protective factors like supportive relationships can counteract suicide risk factors. (Shutterstock)

Suicide prevention: Protective factors can build hope and mitigate risks

The focus of suicide prevention is shifting toward protective factors: characteristics that make it less likely that individuals will consider, attempt or die by suicide.

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