Author: Poonam Das

The Only Condition Is Unconditional – Self Love

“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.” ~Sonya Friedman Love for self-forms on the foundation of a single, most important relationship and that is to self. Self-love is not just a mood-boosting or self-esteem enhancing advice. It is the only way to fall in love, with yourself and others. Most of us love to lock ourselves in heavily gated ivory tours. And waste our precious time and energy in fulfilling those unattainable goals. We do this to not just us but also the people around us. In such cases, it becomes easy to neglect our emotions...

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Embracing The Other Half Of The Glass: Learning From Our Failures

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” -Henry Ford “Be happy! Be positive! Good vibes! Look at the brighter side of things!” So goes the positivity chant in today’s world. But what about the other extreme side? The dark, imperfect and shady side? While we try to escape the dark, ugly or shady side of our life, it is still always there with us. It’s just that we are more comfortable in suppressing those things instead of confronting. Behind all the great approaches to achieving success and happiness, is the philosophy of paying all...

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Many Shades of Tea

“Tea is the elixir of Life.” -Lao Tzu For more than thousand years in the East, tea has been known for being key to good health and enhanced mental alertness. Intensive research on tea has shown that some teas, when consumed in its pure state (without sugar, added preservative, cream or milk) may also prevent the human body from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and trigger weight loss, lower cholesterol and more. The health benefits and goodness of tea have grabbed the attention of the West, who are now discovering the positive properties of this beverage. Tea is a natural...

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3 MAVERICKS: THE FUTURE SUPERHEROS OF HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Are you aware of International Men’s Day? It is a global event celebrated every year around the world on November 19th. International Men’s Day is a day where issues affecting men and boys (physical, social and mental health) can be addressed. The day is also celebrated as an attempt to remove gender biases and roles, primarily recognise men who have done good for the society. And while we are discussing contributors to society, we should put a spotlight on how three enterprising men decided to innovate and change the dynamics of the healthcare sector in India and the world....

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Zen Babies: How Can Your Bundle of Joy Teach You Lessons Of Happiness?

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside.” Deepak Chopra Did you know that babies laugh 300+ times in one day? While adults don’t even laugh 20 times a day. Well, there is a reason why the brains of babies are set in a way that they find the world more amusing and fun. How neuroscience backs up this hypothesis? Babies are super-conscious beings; these “little zen masters” tend to notice the smallest of details, unlike grown-ups, who tend to focus on only what they think is essential to them. Therefore, babies have heightened consciousness. Alison Gopnik,...

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