Perspectives and analysis from our experts on mental wellness, therapy, counselling, psychological challenges and treatments, and much more.


Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

You’ve been waiting for close to nine months to see your baby and finally she’s here! Everyone in your family is excited and happy. Everyone, that […]

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 […]


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 […]

Break the Ice – talk about mental health with friends and family

Do you know someone who is struggling with a mental health issue? Have you ever wondered how you can be there for them without offending them? […]

Will online counselling work for me?

In an age when we do most of our work via internet, it is not surprising that counselling and other healthcare consultations are also available online. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Seeking help..a sign of weakness or a mark of strength?

Many of my counselling clients, apart from the issues they are struggling with, have an additional difficulty: they beat themselves up for ‘needing’ counselling. A lot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lessons from the cab story – The Brand perils of changing rules of the game rapidly

Hello, The last few days have seen an unfortunate and shameful incident happen in an apparently safe place – a cab from a branded company . […]

The Power of a Homemaker

Quote by C.J.Lewis — The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only- and that is to support the ultimate career. […]

When a Parent’s “I love you” means “Do as I say”

While our love for our children may be unconditional, it’s seriously worth questioning and finding out how our children perceive our love for them. Does my […]

The joy of stretch..make your mind your best friend.

Sifting through life over 5 decades and over 3 decades as a professional within that has taught me the lessons of stretching oneself beyond the normal […]

Dependent personality disorders….

     Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing need for the person to be taken care of and a fear of being abandoned or separated […]

My Tips For A Stress Free Life

     Does this picture depict an entrance to a restricted zone? Does it indicate the pathway to nirvana? Or does it seem like some idealistic dream? […]

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 […]

The Compulsion Hypothesis

Do you remember the good old days when we used to quarrel with our parents to buy a stick of chocolate every time we took a […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Importance of Cancer Counselling

Along with the physical effects of cancer, the emotional reactions of patients as well as their loved ones are large contributors to the pain that cancer […]

Alzheimer’s Disease and How to Communicate with Alzheimer’s Patients

Anyone who’s watched or read The Notebook would have a basic idea of what Alzheimer’s is. For those who don’t, here is a little something to […]

Decision Making Tools and Techniques

From the time we wake up in the morning, to the time we go to bed at night; we navigate our way through the day, through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]