Reshmi Sahadevan

owning your story

Owning Your Story

Posted on October 26, 2017

  All of us have several stories and narratives that define us and control our lives in seemingly unconscious ways. The recent campaign #MeToo asks victims of sexual abuse to speak up, to not hide and show courage in accepting that in a public space. The campaign intends to let everyone know that sexual abuse is more common than we think and that we are not alone in suffering from it. Why is it so hard to share our storiesRead More

The futile pursuit of happiness

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on August 23, 2017

  We all want to be happy. I remember quite vividly that when I was younger all I ever wanted to do was grow up! I associated growing up with all the fun that adults get to have, like working, buying things, having money, living on your own etc. I always assumed that this was what would make me happy, and I assumed all adults were happy. But as I grew up I realised how difficult it was to makeRead More

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How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship

Posted on July 6, 2017

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment, and having an accepting, kind, gentle and open attitude towards your thoughts and feelings. Traditionally the practice of meditation was seen as a solitary activity and the effects of it were mostly measured in terms of individual effects like making the person less stressful, happier and more successful. However in the recent years the effects of mindfulness has been studied neurologically, in terms of the effect it has onRead More

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Healing Yourself Within Your Relationship

Posted on May 9, 2017

Relationships are funny things. When you decide to be in one, you are prepared to some extent that the person you love will change, life will change, and things may go wrong, but what most of us are unprepared for, is who we become in the relationship. We are unable to grapple with our good-natured, kind and loving selves becoming an angry, unkind and irritated self. It is this phenomenon that sometimes causes us to leave relationships in search ofRead More

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The Confusion Called ‘Stress’

Posted on February 17, 2017

From the time Hans Selye defined “stress” in 1936 as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”, the world has a come a long way in our understanding of stress. Today we know it is multifaceted and more complex than we originally thought. The General Adaptation Model of stress that Hans Selye spoke about consisted of three stages: The alarm stage, The resistance stage, and The exhaustion stage The alarm stage is characterised by the veryRead More