Debanjali Saha

Assertiveness

Assertiveness: Saying Yes, No, and Beyond

Posted on January 11, 2018

  As social beings, one of our strongest tools for survival is that of communication. We talk to the world not just through our words but through our actions, our body language and facial expressions. But what we tend to overlook is that the manner in which we communicate with others determines to a great extent how they may respond to us. American psychologist Phil McGraw states one of the foremost underlying principles of communication:   We teach people howRead More

Finding your purpose

Finding Your Purpose: Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted on November 8, 2017

  Since time immemorial, human beings have been perplexed by existential questions regarding the philosophy of purpose. As complex beings whose brains are wired to try and make sense of things big and small, it is only natural to wonder what our role in the vast universe is: Are we born for a reason and is our mission to unveil and live by it over the course of our lifespan? Or do we choose a purpose? Can we change ourRead More

Being Bright Awake

Being Bright Awake: Starting Your Day on a Good Note

Posted on October 14, 2017

  There is no manual that clearly explains how to wake up every day and feel confident that the day will be a good one. It’s not even merely a matter of having will power, as most people preach but find near impossible to practice. The closest that one can come to an optimistic appraisal of the day ahead is being hopeful. The truth is that there is no formula for waking up with positivity simply because there is noRead More

before-the-storm

Before the Storm: 4 Ways to Manage Your Anger

Posted on August 9, 2017

While anger is generally perceived quite negatively in our society, it is in fact one of the six basic emotions recognised among human beings, and is seen in various forms in the rest of the animal world. Humans, like animals, use anger or aggression for a variety of underlying reasons —to assert power, mark territory, show domination, intimidate competition, as a scare tactic or even indirectly to impress potential mates. In the contemporary context, these underlying reasons manifest in differentRead More

Gratitude at work

Why is Gratitude Essential at the Workplace?

Posted on June 8, 2017

It is sometimes the simple things in life that are most valuable, and yet somehow go unappreciated a great deal of the time: watching the sun rise, having someone call you on a regular basis to see if you have eaten, if you’re okay, or just to say hello, a pet who greets you with unparalleled enthusiasm every single day, time to do nothing and just be. The truth is that there are a million things to be grateful forRead More