Man using emotionally empty words

Beware of using these emotionally empty words

A psychologist emphasises building up our emotional vocabulary, which aids us in choosing the right words to identify and express our emotions


Why I call myself a widow even after I have remarried

The author, who lost her first husband, recounts how she has learned to live with the grief that continues even after she has married another man

Are you doing this one thing for your team’s morale?

Appreciation has power to improve your business but unless you shower genuine praise on your team, the good results won’t show

How to pollution-proof your skin and hair

You don’t have to move to the country side to protect your skin and hair from the perils of pollution. Just follow this simple tips to the T.


Lies about happiness that women tell themselves

Movies, literature and popular culture depict a ‘happy’ woman as one with a successful career, married to the man of her dreams. She has adorable kids and lives in a massive house. But what if all this is a lie?

Enlightened living: Sever the strings of darkness

Living an enlightened life is a simple and sane matter; all you need to do is sever the strings that are holding you back

Unleash the artist within

Creative expression, contrary to common belief, is not the domain of a chosen few

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Star signs in the sky

No fault in our stars

Astrology may help ease the problems in your life but can interrupt your spiritual growth, says the author

A dietician shares her tips for newly married women

If you’ve tied the knot recently, chances are that your diet has gone for a toss. Here’s how you can keep yourself from losing your mind [and your weighing scales from tipping]

“I am a special mother”

Nothing can prepare you for motherhood, least of all a special child. But as with all things in life, you learn along the way

Retreating to joy

Ananda Village is a quiet magnet towards which people of all faiths gravitate, says Sathya Saran who was touched by the commitment to simplicity and service that she witnessed in the folks there. Here’s an account of her visit to this serene community based at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range

Me, my mom and Alzheimer’s

A daughter discovers that her mom has Alzheimer’s


You’ll never guess the secret behind creative geniuses

Adam Grant on the three habits of original thinkersvideo
Find out the three habits that differentiate creative geniuses from the rest


Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges By Amy Cuddy

In Presence, Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy expands on her popular TED talk about adopting confident body postures, or “power poses”, to bring your best self to social and professional situations. The author points out that presence is not a continual state of being but a moment-to-moment experience which we can tweak through body language, behaviour and mind-set.

Gender bender: Unladylike By Radhika Vaz

Radhika Vaz dedicates her memoir Unladylike to “All the unladies out there who refuse to be bound by the rules of femininity.” It is about her journey of not just growing up but also growing towards freedom of self. A must-read for the ladies, gents and ‘unladies’!

The triumph of vulnerability: Rising Strong By Dr Brené Brown

The book’s cover states, “The physics of vulnerability is simple: if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Being brave and falling helps us grow and changes us for the better.” Dr Brown proposes that for every emotion we feel, there is a definite response elicited in us.

Rekindle your creativity: The Book of Doing and Being by Barnet Bain

This book is about discovering a gift you are born with—a gift that is given to everybody. It's called creativity and you can apply it in your everyday life.

Changing strategy: Triggers By Marshall Goldsmith

Leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith takes a look at why most people find it difficult to change their behaviours and he offers practical suggestions to overcome those obstacles.

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