Wellness

happiness

Happiness – the Power Within

Are we not all in the pursuit of happiness? But what does happiness mean to you? “I wish there was a pill for it,” I’ve heard some people say. I gently remind…
weight

Five Reasons Why You Don’t Lose Weight

We’ve all watched TV commercials, where we’ve been told over and over that losing weight is no big deal: just drink this supplement, follow that diet, take this pill, and all the…
mask

Why Don’t People in India Wear Masks?

Participants at the Kumbh Mela (Credit: Shutterstock) The evidence is abundantly clear and the message is amplified across the world by several health authorities and governments: simple individual efforts like double-masking, socially-distancing…
practice

Sweta Vikram on Finding the Strength Within

Not succumbing to negativity takes daily practice. To lead a balanced life, realism must befriend optimism. My home-base yoga studio, Bamboo YOGA, in NYC closed last month. I have been practicing there…
food craving

Kimi Verma on Conquering Those Food Cravings

We are not immune to food cravings and so we all need to understand why they show up and how can we all conquer them. In my years of helping people improving…
variant

The Variants that Make Up India’s Second Wave

Kit wearing frontline warriors sanitizing streets houses and parts of Srinagar city SEEMA clears some doubts about the different variants of the virus that has hit the country India’s second wave of…

Sweta Vikram on Ending the Culture of Silence

In April 2018, my novel “Louisiana Catch” came into the world. Very well-received, it told the tale of Ahana Chopra, a grieving daughter and abuse survivor from New Delhi who must summon…
people-pleasing

Sweta Vikram on the Perils of People-Pleasing

I was talking to my father recently, and he said, “Beta, I have been repeating your words about people-pleasing to others.” I got curious. “The one where you say, he continued, ‘I…

Kimi Verma on Battling the Many Dangers of Stress

The number of stressed people is rising, and the trend is rather alarming. Data from the American Psychological Association indicated that three out of four Americans are dealing with at least one…