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


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 […]

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, […]

Have you evaluated the pattern in your relationship?

Humans are made up of patterns. Patterns that can shift, change and improve. These patterns can be harmful if these patterns are unhealthy, especially in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What you need to understand about Therapy

To be a good therapist, it is important to undergo the process of therapy yourself. The first time I went for counselling was during my masters […]

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 […]

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 […]

Managing triggers of the Past in the Present Relationship

Avinash and Ruhi sat quietly in the counsellor’s room. Only one question revolved in their minds. “Did I make a mistake by marrying for the second […]

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 […]

The Rosemary Kennedy Incident

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen” – John F. Kennedy You don’t have to be an American to know the Kennedys, especially John […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Are you a helicopter parent?

Many of us remember a time when our parents would push us out to play with our friends and we were supposed to return home by […]

Now that’s a powerful move: From Criminalizing to Care

Decriminalizing Suicide in India, I would say is one of the major steps towards Mental Health Care. Only a few countries have decriminalized suicide in the […]

Adapting to an Organisational Change

When the airports in metro cities were privatised a decade ago, I as a journalist in my previous career wrote about angst, frustration and insecurities of […]

Learning Disability: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia

Learning disability or learning disorder is not a problem, neither does it prove that children with this disability are dumb or not intelligent. Research has shown […]

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 […]

What is your love language? In conversation with Aruna Arumugam

Are you communicating in the same love language? Some marriages resemble ‘war zones’. Couples forget that when they said “I do”, they were essentially agreeing to […]

Best management strategies – How to manage and modify your managerial style

Managers often feel bogged down by people management issues. Indeed, studies done indicate that the top three issues most commonly faced by managers/supervisors are challenges in: […]

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. […]

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 […]

Calming the Mind through Mandala Therapy

Colouring activity is gaining popularity to beat the stress for children and adults alike. The benefits are said to be numerous be it by simple sketching […]

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 […]

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 […]