Career & Professional Development

Our counsellors will help you match your talents and potentials with your interests and help you choose appropriate careers from a wide range of choices. 

A career is a way of life and your happiness and achievements depend on it. Very often we are pushed into jobs that are not really suited for us. To succeed at what you’re doing it is important that the job interests you and you have an aptitude for it. This is what career guidance essentially is. It is the guidance towards helping you find a job that makes you grow into your field of work.

How we can help

Choosing your career is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. At Healtheminds, you will meet our coaches who will guide you with finding the right career path for yourself that matches your talents and potentials with your interests. It is important to find a career that helps you learn and grow in your field of work. Our coaches will help you do just that by administering tests and analysing their results coupled with spending time getting to know your work life goals.
Our coaches also address issues of low motivation at work, job dissatisfaction, change in jobs and voluntary retirement.

Destiny is not a matter of chance it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. 

William Jennings Bryan
Articles
What new year resolutions are NOT about

Setting new year resolutions can be stressful “It’s a new year, it’s a new me” is a phrase that’s quite popular in January. Listening to all the hype around new year resolutions –  not to mention the effort that’s required to achieve them – has made me think about how much pressure we put on ourselves while setting resolutions. Continue reading…

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When your Boss Plays Favourites

Kiran has been  thinking of looking for another job for the past few months. He feels uncomfortable at his workplace. His boss is not appreciative of his work, some of his colleagues do not support him and some of his colleagues keep a distance from him at work. Continue reading…

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Love Beyond Expectations

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” ― Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare Just in case you’re wondering, this is not about a dramatic Shakespearean love story and how I’ve analysed it. Continue reading…

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MANaging your House

A husband is always considered to be the man of the house and the breadwinner while the while wife is expected to do the house chores and look after the welfare of their children. Continue reading…

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Creating a Healthy Job Environment

High pressure is expensive: to the organisations and to the working members alike. A research study by American Psychological Association estimated that more than $500 billion is drained off from the US economy because of workplace stress, and 550 million workdays are lost each year due to stress on the job as reported by Harvard Business Review. Continue reading…

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Let It Go

“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you have been carrying until you feel the weight of its release” Anonymous. She sat there thinking of him. Continue reading…

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The Addicts of Love

This was my third session with him and we had come a long way from understanding what he was doing. His goal was to become happier by himself. Continue reading…

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Am I ready to get married?

Are you ready for marriage? How do I know that I’m ready for a life ahead with someone in a knot of commitment?   Most young men and women will be unlikely to have a confident answer to this vital question. Continue reading…

Aruna Arumugam
The Perfect Bond

Down the busy road on a cool summer evening, Joanne and Peter were taking a stroll in the park. The birds announced their retreat as they fluttered over the sun, which was already halfway down the horizon. Continue reading…

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In conversation with Rohini Rajeev on Abuse in Relationships

The basis of every healthy romantic relationship is love, kindness, mutual respect, acceptance, friendship, ease in communication, trust, dependability, security and healthy intimacy. And to this if you can add playfulness, lasting mutual attraction, laughter, finding joy together and celebration of each other then you’ve got yourself a winner! Continue reading…

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Loving my Depressed Friend

She took a deep breath and said, “I want you to be with me, whatever I am, however I want to be. I am tired of people telling me what to do.” I had met her after a long time after her numerous refusals to step out of the house. Continue reading…

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Parenting an Anxious Child

Seven-year old Nidhi’s parents helplessly looked on as she felt breathless and restless and began pacing vigorously. From their experience they knew that no amount of comforting and distracting would help her calm down. Continue reading…

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Happiness…Do I need it?

Happiness is a subjective experience and is considered by many as an intangible art. It has been widely studied by scholars and other mental health professionals, and has been found to be a dynamic state; even the happiest people feel sad sometimes, and the bluest people experience joyful moments. Continue reading…

Aruna Arumugam
Living with an Anxious Partner

Anxiety is fast becoming a key cause of reduced functioning affecting work, personal and social life. Various studies have noted that anxiety is the most commonly prevalent syndrome worldwide. Continue reading…

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Stress free Traffic Jams

Do you have dreams of a traffic free road and zipping to your office in a matter of minutes? But the dream remains a dream as you get on to the road and find yourself stuck in a jam. Continue reading…

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Being the Co-dependent in a Relationship

Have you ever wondered why it feels so special to be in a relationship? We have this one person in our lives with whom we want to share everything with, but sometimes we don’t realise how our world revolves around them. Continue reading…

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The Feet of Mother Teresa

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love” – St. Teresa On the event of the canonisation of Mother Teresa, there were innumerable posts, news feeds, status updates, and pictures not just on the social networking platforms but on every possible form of media. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
The Healthy Break-up

A break up can be quite intense and probably the most difficult part of a relationship. There is a loss that one feels and we go through denial, anger, bargaining, depression and then acceptance. Continue reading…

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Squabbles Between Couples – Good or Bad?

“Don’t worry when I fight with you, worry when I stop because it means there’s nothing left for us to fight for” – Unknown Tiffs in a relationship have always been a mental dilemma trying to figure out; whether it is needed or not, if it is good or bad, if good then to what extent and if bad then how to avoid them. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
The Importance of Emotions in a Relationship

Emotions are expressed both verbally through words and non-verbally through facial expressions, gestures and movements. We are constantly expressing emotions when interacting with others and others can reliably judge those emotional expressions (Elfenbein & Ambady, 2002; Matsumoto,2001). Continue reading…

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The Recurring Plot

Movies are a great way to unwind and relax over the weekend and have a favorite to keep watching over and over again. What do we like about movies? Continue reading…

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Making Long Distance Relationships Work

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder”, says William Shakespeare. And there is research to prove the same! A new study reveals that couples in a long distance relationship when compared to geographically closer couples, experienced more intimacy, communication and satisfaction overall. Continue reading…

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Let it Rain

Rain. The ferocious yet gentle, raw and calming power of rain. The monsoons were my favourite as a child. The amazing response of the Earth to the water from the heavens. Continue reading…

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The Pursuit of Tranquility

Amidst the things that we yearn, peace of mind is sought after the most. The feeling of tranquility and calmness can enhance your potential and bring about clarity in your work. Continue reading…

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Taking care of yourself during infertility treatments

“Don’t listen to people who tell you how you’re supposed to feel – the only one who gets to decide that is you” – Becky There is a thin line between care and inquisitiveness and more often than not people tend to cross this line and that hurts an individual. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Working with different personality types

Psychologists have said that every individual is unique and we have all have different personality ‘types’ but similar ‘traits’ that classify us into different categories and help us improve our communication and work productivity. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Being Assertive at Work

“Assertiveness involves advocating for yourself in a way that is positive and proactive,” Joyce Marter. Being assertive is a skill, it takes a lot of practice. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Harmonising Footsteps

“When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference” – Samuel Dash ‘The Other Pair’, an award winning short movie was screened at Cairo Film Festival. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
What career is best for me?

There are several variables that influence how satisfied you will be in a particular career. Highlighted here are 4 most important factors that need to be considered before embarking upon a career choice. Continue reading…

Aruna Arumugam
Your work type Attitude

A manager requires his/her subordinates to be highly structured and organized in carrying out their work. They will not tolerate or accept work which is overdue and/or at odds with the original plan. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Tricks to a Work-Life Balance

‘Work/life balance, in its broadest sense, is defined as a satisfactory level of involvement or fit between the multiple roles in a person’s life. Although definitions and explanations vary, work/life balance is generally associated with equilibrium, or maintaining an overall sense of harmony in life’ (Hudson, 2005). Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Beating the Blues of Mid-Career Crisis

Mid-career crisis is becoming a widespread phenomenon where the mid-level managerial employees are experiencing lower levels of job satisfaction. A research conducted at University of Warwick by Andrew Oswald, a faculty member, and other economists stated that the job satisfaction decreases dramatically in this period. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
That’s Not What I Meant

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw For those who misunderstand communication with language: Language is merely a mode of communication, now try to imagine a world without communication. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Winning at Work

Ah. Winning! Winning is not the gold medal at the end of the race anymore. Winning is work life balance, time spent with family, a decent mode of transport, lower stress levels, healthy relationships with colleagues, good projects, realistic deadlines and so much more! Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Bullying- Speak up!

What is bullying? Bullying in simple terms is a group of children who try to offend someone else by putting them down. This is often experienced everywhere and no matter how the situation is, bullying can make you feel depressed, hurt and can keep you lonely. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Dealing with Disappointment

When was the last time disappointment hit you? When was the last time a plan you were looking forward to got cancelled? What were your thoughts during that time, did you feel like quitting? Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
The freedom to love

“The mother, now more certain of the stance is convinced that her daughter, more than being abnormal in her orientation, is also a criminal.” A 21-year-old from Kolkata. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Don’t Lose Yourself

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety” – Aesop Bajaj, a motorcycle major in India is enjoying the great success with the launch of the new series of Avenger: a cruiser bike. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Mystery of The Mind: Illness or Gift?

“Before I die I’d love to see my name on the Famous Bi Polar list, I’m not ashamed of my Illness I believe most of my talent comes from it.” – Stanley Victor Paskavich War movies have always fascinated me, somehow glitz and fashion statements have failed to interest me but arms and ammunitions have never failed. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Job Satisfaction: It’s In You

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers Recently I was at Kanchipuram, known for producing one of the best silk sarees in the nation. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Am I depressed?

How do I explain this? Nobody can understand what I am going through. The way I think, the way I feel, everything has changed. I am not who I used to be. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
The Dominator

We have all come across one in our days. It may be that overbearing boss or an overpowering friend. They can be found everywhere and they are often all over our business. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Stress: Do’s and Don’ts

Stress is like coffee; few work well with it, few don’t and it is part of a day’s routine for most of us. It can be easy to lose all the work you have done with yourself to deal with stress effectively. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
One step at a time

I woke up with an uneasy feeling in my heart. The day appeared bleak. I managed to drag myself through the morning chores, all the time feeling low. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Social Media: Vulnerability to Depression

“Being popular on Social Media is like sitting at the cool table in a cafeteria at a Mental Hospital.” – A Real Friend In 2004 there was a great awakening called Facebook, since then it has been an ever growing social networking site and now it has a whopping 1.65 billion users around the world. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
To Be or Not to Be

“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” –Barbara Kingsolver How good are you at walking on a tight rope? Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Stings Like a Bee

“A Trigger is the Connection between the Conscious Mind and a Buried Painful Memory” – Anonymous Ever wonder why they say ‘sting like a bee’? Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Photographs of his Life

John always wanted to study humanities but due to family pressure and peer pressure he couldn’t take it. His father wanted him to pursue engineering so he had no other choice but to take up Science. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Effective ways of parenting styles

“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.”  -Nicholas Sparks Parenting can be quite a task. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Colouring your stress away

It can get hectic with the daily schedule of work, responsibilities and no time for yourself. Yes, there have been times where one feels that urge to break away from the routine, but impractical would be spelling it out. Continue reading…

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Tips

Tips on How to Keep Your Relationship Strong Stop arguing over money. Be more affectionate. Make your partner a priority. Respect each other when you argue. Continue reading…

Preethi Joseph
I’m going to be a parent!

Becoming a parent is like a Roller Coaster ride: moments of sheer exhilaration mixed thoroughly with stretches of anxiety and apprehension. The key to coping up with this awesome responsibility is to keep cool. Continue reading…

Aruna Arumugam
Look Out Of The Window

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being” – Albert Schweitzer The other side of the shore always looks better, this has been the human tendency for ages and it’s very difficult to think otherwise. Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
Twist and Turn

Ever wondered what would happen after sitting for long hours working on laptops in a closed environment? Research studies have persistently pointed out that a ‘sedentary’ life style at work does irreversible damage to the body over a period of time. Continue reading…

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Healthy Separation for Healthy Living

Fifteen years ago Diana called her brother and sister in law to her house and told them that she wanted a divorce. She told them that she couldn’t live with a man who’d verbally abuse her in front of their son, one who didn’t know his responsibilities as a father. Continue reading…

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Loneliness in a Relationship

About 9 years ago, I really liked this one guy who was my brothers band mate and would come home very frequently, we spoke a lot, hung out, had lots of fun together, jammed together and what not, little did both of us realise that our friendship was rising to the next level and neither of us wanted to talk about it because we didn’t know how it might affect us later, we didn’t want to lose our friendship but also certainly wanted to verbally communicate that we liked each other. Continue reading…

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To Eat or Not to Eat: The Truth about Comfort Eating

It is common for many of us to eat when we are feeling stressed, bored, sad or anxious. A small bar of chocolate when we are stressed, that tub of ice cream when our boyfriend/girlfriend breaks up with us, or the extra bag of chips during a particularly tough day at work. Continue reading…

Aruna Arumugam
The Six Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Every human being has an inherent need or desire to be in a relationship. There could be different reasons why one would want to be in one, but irrespective of what the reason is, there are various kinds of relations that we come across in our daily lives. Continue reading…

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Man’s First Love

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife” – Prince Philip For a long time it has been debated as to what is a man’s first love; His car or his wife? Continue reading…

Anthony Aravind
The bruises will heal

This time last year, I was holding Isha’s hand who came in crying and devastated. In our first session she only sobbed. Isha was in love with a man who she was going to get married to and her world was perfect till one morning when she received e-mails and text messages from girls whom her boyfriend had been cheating on her with. Continue reading…

Aakriti Joanna
Top 10 Reasons to Use HealthEminds as a Professional

Below are the benefits of joining our panel of renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, life coaches and nutritionists. We aim to recruit professionals who are committed to improving each client’s mental and physical well-being and promoting overall fitness. Continue reading…

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Letting go of the shadows: Marriage, the second time around

When 34-year-old Maitreyi first came into therapy, she was angry. She had worked hard to build a life with Rohit, her now ex-husband. Rohit and Maitreyi had met at work; become friends first, dated for over a year, gently brought their respective parents into the picture, and with their blessings over a destination wedding in Mauritius, embarked on their life of wedded bliss…for five years. Continue reading…

Krithika Akkaraju
Before you tie the knot…

Pre-marital counselling program Every person has certain expectations about what their wedding will look like. Weeks and months are spent planning every little detail for the big day and the ones that precede it. Continue reading…

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Manage your anger spiritually.

MANAGE YOUR ANGER SPIRITUALLY: It has become a mundane affair with the media to highlight on violence, murder, terrorist attacks, protests and unrest. When you go in to the depth of it you find that an individual or a group acted with a fit of anger and every time the culprit has a valid reason [that only he can justify] for the act. Continue reading…

M N Vishwanath
Understanding the Different Types of Stress

What is Stress? Stress is a ubiquitous and multilayered phenomenon that is an entrenched reality of our daily postmodern lives. In effect, the stress response has played a significant role in the evolution of our nervous system and was crucial for our survival on this planet.   Continue reading…

Dr. Sonera Jhaveri
Low Self Esteem in Romantic Relationships

Often we think that relationships, especially, love relationships, intimate and romantic one’s, would nurture and nourish us and in turn boost our self-confidence. However, sometimes, this is not the case, if we have inadvertently spiralled off into a destructive or passionless or simply dead and boring relationship quagmire. Continue reading…

Dr. Sonera Jhaveri
Premarital Counselling (PA)

Premarital Counselling (PA) is a type of therapy that helps couples get ready for marriage, ensures that they have a sturdy, “in the pink” relationship — giving them an enhanced opportunity for a positive and gratifying marriage. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Marriage – A Bond For Life

The Japanese have a concept called Amae – Amae is simply defined as the feeling of pleasurable dependence on another person which loosely translated means the delicious experience of interdependence. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Travelling soul, travelling mind

  Our world is so diverse in each and every way. Hundreds of countries, thousands of different cultures, and millions of languages, there’s just too much to explore, and possibly too much to ever know completely about. Continue reading…

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Cyber bullying

A person uploads a picture of themselves onto their social network. They hope for a number of likes and comments on this picture. They experience the joy when a good amount of people appreciate their picture. Continue reading…

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Myths about mental health

When it comes to mental health, many people are unaware of how common they are or what they actually look like. Misperceptions and myths give rise to stigma, discouraging people from talking openly about their concerns. Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
Workplace stress

Are you Stressed at Work? It started with a small spat with your partner because you have not had enough time to help set up the new house you recently moved into. Continue reading…

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Mental health: bridging the gap between screening and support

Recent events have sparked a debate about the need and availability of psychological screening tools that can identify symptoms of psychological instability. In light of a tragedy like the Germanwings plane crash, this need becomes even more pronounced – especially since the co-pilot was suspected to have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
Are you addicted to a screen?

Do you constantly update your activities on Snap-chat or Instagram every day? Are you keeping track of your friends on Facebook or cruising through those hard levels on candy crush or Mario Kart? Continue reading…

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Personal well-being and self-care

How to ensure personal well-being A woman juggles with multiple roles and expectations on a daily basis. With increasing demands being put on her time and attention, self-care often gets neglected. Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
Intimate Partner Violence And Mental Health

Wife/Partner battering in this day and age continues to be a dark reality demanding immediate attention despite the silence which shrouds our communities around issues of domestic violence against women cutting across geographical and language barrier. Continue reading…

Dr Amita Puri
Coping with Shift-work

Shiftwork refers to a job schedule in which employees work hours other than the standard hours of 8 am to 5 pm. Millions of people are considered shiftworkers, including doctors and nurses, pilots, bridge-builders, police officers, customer service representatives, commercial drivers and more recently, BPO and IT/ITES employees.  Continue reading…

Shireen Ratna Stephen
WOMEN’S DAY IN THE FUTURE

One fine year, in the not so distant future, there was no need for Women’s Day. Because women had all that they ever wanted and it became pointless to draw so much attention to the female gender. Continue reading…

Krithika Akkaraju
Are you at peace with yourself ?

Is being at peace with yourself a real state of being, a distinct possibility? Or is beyond the grasp of most of us mortals who have our hands, minds and hearts filled with so many to-do’s, so many expectations, so many pressures or insecurities coming out from our career, family, relationships, kids, their academics, financial and ego needs to stay ahead or even from past baggage? Continue reading…

Cherian Kuruvila
Rekindle the Magic This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is round the corner. It’s that time of the year when words like ‘love’ ‘romance’ and ‘relationships’ are on the minds of most people, irrespective of whether you are in a relationship, contemplating getting into one or reminiscing about the past. Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
What is counselling?

What is counselling? Quite simply, it is a process of healing, which is defined by certain boundaries. Contrary to stereotype, it isn’t a place to get advice (though most often people do find solutions to their problems when in counselling). Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
What to expect out of counselling

Your reason for going to a counsellor or contemplating going to a counsellor may vary from mild emotional disturbance to unbearable distress. Though the degree or nature of your problem may not be comparable to someone else’s, one thing that is common across people who seek counselling is that their situation is interfering with their life in one way or another. Continue reading…

Aditi Kulkarni
An Approach to Effective Counseling

Regardless of whether an individual is a professional or paraprofessional counselor, multiple skills go into the making of an effective counselor. Whether the counselor is highly skilled and trained or has had a basic foundation in counseling skills, what is common to both is definitely understanding and acceptance. Continue reading…

Kavita Sharma
Breast Cancer can be Beaten

Ten minutes is all it takes to get a wealth of new information. Ten minutes, that’s it. You could find out that you’ve received the promotion you’ve been dreaming about in ten minutes. Continue reading…

Athaliah Simmons
Cancer and Alternative Treatment

Cancer, referred to as the “king of maladies” in Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book, has been one of the final frontiers of medicinal challenges. No less than 10 different branches of medicine, including Allopathy, Psychotherapy, Neuroscience, Virology and others have tried their hand at an absolute medicine, sometimes attempting it on their own, and sometimes combining their resources at the hope of this cure – but we are still encountering hurdles in treatment and therapy, as this resilient alpha of diseases continues to be a deadly scar on the health of many individuals. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
A TIME FOR CHANGE

Around two months back I was facing the usual crisis of deciding what movie to see on Friday night. Luckily my roommate came to the rescue and handed me a flash drive with a movie called DEAD POET”S SOCIETY. Continue reading…

Rohit Viswanathan
Anger Management

Anger unlike many beliefs is actually a normal emotion to have. We all feel it at some point because tough situations are a part of our lives but this anger can be used as a motivating and positive emotion. Continue reading…

Rohit Viswanathan
Coping With Divorce

The mere thought of being separated from that one’s partner in life often brings up feelings of helplessness, hopeless and a large deal of emotional pain, with feelings of rejection, guilt, anger and failure. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Getting Back On Track

In every Bollywood movie the hero first has to fight through a hundred thugs, and at the same time become extremely rich and famous. But the heroine’s father is still not convinced so he will fight another group of bad guys, only this time with the purpose of rescuing the heroine from their clutches. Continue reading…

Rohit Viswanathan
Help You Help Yourself

Life is full of ups and downs for all of us. There are good times and bad, and when we’re in a particularly rough patch, we hold out for the good. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
To Eat Or Not To Eat?

Weight loss is a very commercialized and popular subject. With so many food varieties to choose from and with even more restaurants and fast food joints springing up all over metropolitan and cosmopolitans in India, one can hardly be blamed for wanting to have that extra desert even after your stomach is content. Continue reading…

Rohit Viswanathan
The Anti-Bullying Responsibility

People say childhood lays the foundation for the psychological growth of a person. Your happiest and most cherished memories are from your days in school when all you had to worry about is when the P.E hour will start or the lunch bell will ring. Continue reading…

Rohit Viswanathan
Basic Safety Rules for Children

Parents, this is a good time as any to build an even stronger relationship with our children, where the child feels comfortable to share anything…being there for a child without questioning and trusting the child is more than half the problem solved..unfortunate events are a part of our lives. Continue reading…

Rima Shah
Bad touch versus good touch

From the Chota book of Parenting Chapter 7 By Dr Sunita Maheshwari Any parent’s worst nightmare is the phone call informing that their child has been kidnapped or abused – either physically or sexually. Continue reading…

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The Positive Psychology Debate

For newcomers to Psychological discourse, Positive Psychology is often considered a bogus science, a new age development. Just the sound of the two words gives one the image of annoyingly cheery people telling you to think positive, to stay strong, to will your illness away.. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
The Importance of a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Remember being yelled at by your mom about coming home late and spending too much time playing with the neighbourhood kids?  Turns out you could just have told her about all the benefits of staying out for Kabaddi, Chocolate box and Cops and Robbers – which have been found to be quite a few. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Fix That Self Esteem

Low self esteem. It’s a phrase we hear a lot, isn’t it? She’s quiet because of her low self esteem. His poor performance in the test was because of his low self esteem.  Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), which can affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
When Life Gives you Conflict

When I was a child, I would leave the room when my parents would have the smallest of arguments. When I’d have a fight with my sister, I’d stay far away from her till my mother forced us to reconcile. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Mind It!

Confused by that title? Let me explain.  I’m talking about mindfulness. It’s a simple psychological technique, by which one is completely aware of their thoughts, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Everyday Anxiety

Everybody has anxiety and stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what it actually is. It is particularly on the rise among the people working in the corporate sector owing to the drastic and continuous change in working conditions and global markets. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
The Life Coach Soch

Have you ever thought of finding yourself a life coach? The thought seems bizarre, doesn’t it? I always thought life coaches were for people who have no direction or motivation in life whatsoever. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that typically occurs in the first three years of birth. Autism is not a rare disorder, being the third most common developmental disorder. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
EFFECTIVE CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

It is common knowledge that effective corporate communication is the lifeline of any business. Communicating with your employees, subordinates and colleagues in a way they can relate to is the best way to increase their productivity. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
It’s a Hap-Hap-Happy Work Place?

You know all those self help books which say that happiness comes from within? Well maybe that’s not completely true. Turns out, happiness at the workplace is not only dependent on your tasks, position in your company and working relationships; but also on your work environment. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Learning Disabilities: An Indian Perspective

The above is an imaginative representation of the way different students would remember/perceive the material written on a black board. The different sections, from left to right, represent students with dyslexia, ADHD/ADD, visual impairment and no disabilities. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
Self-Talk

My breath is short, my hamstrings screaming out in pain, the cramp in my stomach is making me hunch over, and sweat is plastered on my forehead. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
TALKING TO THE BOSS

A pay raise, shorter hours, a promotion, a better title or even a day of absence- there are enough and more reasons to talk to your boss. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
I’m positively healthy, thank you very much.

Allergic rhinitis. No, that’s not a rhinoceros with a skin infection. It’s just a fancy word for what I and mllions of others suffer from; an allergy to dust, pollen and/or a ton of perfumes; with symptoms similar to that of a chronic cold. Continue reading…

Anchal Sood
Taming the Trauma

If you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
The Art Of Sleeping

Shakespeare has a paean about sleep in almost all of his works. He even goes on to call it ‘Great nature’s second course’. There is no surprise here. Continue reading…

Bhargav Sanketi
Why mothers bake.

I’m part of a group on Facebook where parenting issues are discussed, ideas are exchanged, knowledge is imparted to the lesser-experienced parents and so on. Continue reading…

Krithika Akkaraju
Happiness

If you want to be happy, BE. The time to be happy is NOW. The place to be happy is HERE. Happiness is a choice YOU have to make. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Prejudice

This is about how we base our judgments on the first impressions. There is a maxim that first impressions are often the best but not quite necessarily so. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Choices

Life is all about Choices. Be unorthodox. If you follow the crowd the place you most likely end up is the exit. So run your own race. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar
Loneliness

Within you is a private space where “no visitors are allowed”. This is where you meet yourself in total honesty. Every human being feels lonely in his life at some point or the other. Continue reading…

Padmaja S. Kumar