A fine balance

 A friend of mine still has not forgiven her father for an incident that happened many years ago. She was a college kid then, and while driving the family car, she had an accident that all but wrecked it. Thoroughly shaken, she came home to a ballistic father whose...

Freedom from fear

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been deeply fearful. All sorts of fears would waylay me for I was deeply uncertain about my capabilities and my worth, and I quite frankly doubted my ability to get by in life.  I was sure I would plunge into doom head first, and...

Finding balance

While reading a book on brain plasticity and how it can be used to help those in trouble, I was not surprised to read that researchers have found that a sense of balance is strongly connected to self-esteem. In yoga, balancing poses are used to calm anxiety,...

Walking the talk

A small boy of nine meets a man at his doorstep for a few moments who announces himself as his guru and vanishes. At 19, that boy runs away from his home in Thiruvananthapuram, travels the length of the country, reaches Badrinath and accidentally comes across the same...

The Mumbai magic

The third Life Positive Expo hosted in Mumbai on November 15- 16, 2014, was a smashing hit. The stalls buzzed with activity. Enthusiastic participants jammed the workshops. Celebrated facilitators held forth articulately. Discourses by Smt Jaya Row and Sister BK...