Wellness

Sweta Vikram on Changing the World with Stories

No matter which country or culture you are born into, chances are you have both narrated and heard many stories in your life. Stories help shape our perspective of the world and…

healthy food

Kimi Verma’s Tips on Eating to Lose Weight

I see many people’s eyes roll when they hear this. Are you among the millions of people who are constantly struggling to get to their ideal body weight? If you are, let’s…

kids and pandemic

The Little Big Influencers

Towards the end of 2020, I finished teaching a gratitude and mindfulness workshop to school kids in NYC. Working with high schoolers reaffirmed to me how we often, even if unintentionally, forget…
Sweta Vikram Khichadi Recipe

Sweta Vikram’s Soothing, Versatile Khichadi

When I was growing up, a lot of northern India homes traditionally served kitchari, khichadi or khichdi for lunch on Saturdays. Sundays used to be the big get-together for family and friends,…

money and women

Minding Your Money Can Be an Act of Self-Care

SEEMA columnist Sweta Vikram talks about money and women and financial literacy after watching a Netflix docu-series. I chanced upon this show on Netflix called “The Big Day.” It is a six-part…

Nine New Age Options That Can Change Your Life

The New Age movement has been progressively growing. Today wherever you turn there is a new alternative practice promising life-changing results. It can be difficult to decipher which ones are best for…

working out

Working Out: Why You Shouldn’t Kill It Every Day

If you want to be healthy and amazing, you need to work out. But contrary to most fitness lore, you don’t need to destroy yourself daily to see results. In fact,  that…

Sweta Vikram on Why Community Matters

Last year this time, so many of us in and around NYC were preparing for the very first SEEMA Summit on Sunday, March 8, 2020. South Asian women moving the world, making…

meditation

8 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life

Meditation has increasingly become a mainstay of the wellness movement in the past decade, and experts say it is not surprising. The pandemic has further heightened the difficulties and challenges of everyday…