How to Live Rich, Authentic Lives?

Do you or anyone you know 

  • avoids taking up opportunities.
  • feels unloved and unwanted.
  • blames others for their own mistakes.
  • not being able to deal with normal levels of frustration.
  • negative self-talk and comparisons to others.
  • fear of failure or embarrassment.
  • difficulty making friends.

if you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you will really derive value from this talk.

 A couple of weeks back I did I video on how to raise children with high self esteem. In this video I talked about what is self esteem and why is it important. And how to raise it. So if you have’t seen it, this is a good point to view it. 

But today we are going to take this discussion a step further and explore how a lack of self esteem impacts our life and what can we do about it. And to help us shed some light on this topic, we have Dr Ruta Vyas. 3. Dr Vyas has a a total of 16 years of work experiences in executive coaching, working with senior leaders both Indian nationals and expatriates. She has a PhD in NMIMS in leadership behaviors. She studies how self esteem impacts our behaviour, our attitude and thereby our growth.

How to Raise Better Problem Solvers

In this episode, we will be talking about Problem Solving. Why? The ability to solve problems is a basic life skill and we use these skills in our day-to-day lives- from school, work, to our relationships. Also, the World Economic Forum, critical thinking, and problem-solving top the list of skills employers will begin to value in the next five years. So to discuss this topic, I got together with Iva Gojanovic. Iva is a mom a licensed therapist and an NLP practitioner. As a therapist, she coaches kids and parents for social and emotional skills. Iva’s mission is to help herself and other parents raise kids who become fulfilled, kind and confident adults. It is her belief that in order to do so, parents and caregivers must themselves be fulfilled and have the ability to be self-aware and manage their emotions. Iva talks about how 3 simple strategies can help us raise better problem solvers: Modelling / Narrating Cause and Effect Brainstorm Hope you will gather as much value as I got from this conversation.

Problem Solving with Iva

Thanks for watching.

How to Establish Healthier Habits?

This is the 2nd episode in the Parenting Series that Veena Jain and I promised. Veena is a renowned Counseling Psychologist and a Relationship Coach. She has recently been awarded life membership to the Counselors Council of India in recognition of continuous work in the field of psychological well-being.

In this episode, we will discuss 3 prominent challenges that parents of children in the age group of 8-12 face:

– Internet addiction

– Unhealthy eating habits

– Lack of routine

And we have a surprise topic at the end of the conversation. But very very critical. Listen on.

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How to Discipline Older Kids

The moment you think of disciplining kids, the image in your head is how to set some rules that the kids will be forced to follow. Whereas the truth of the matter is and I am sure you know this with experience that it hardly works like that. So what works? Listen in to find out 3 simple steps to bring in some sanity to your experience raising children. 

Thank you for watching.

Why not to be a Parent?

We are all puppets in the hands of culture and tradition. As soon as you hit your twenties, or may be sometimes even earlier, parents start looking for a suitable suitor. But just getting married isn’t enough. As soon as you get married, culture, aka, parents, neighbours, society starts expecting you to have children. And most of us give in. While I strongly believe that one shouldn’t do anything because someone else wants it. But most of all becoming a parent is one decision, if taken for the wrong reasons can ruin your life and your child’s life.

Image by 4144132 from Pixabay

I will talk about what it can do in a separate piece but here are some reasons why not to be a parent:

  • Because you are married
  • Because you are 30 + and your biological clock is ticking
  • Because your parents or in-laws are bored and need grandchildren
  • Because all your friends have one
  • Because you want someone to take care of you when you grow old
  • Because you want someone to continue the family name, your legacy
  • Because you think kids look cute
  • Because your neighbour has one
  • Because you want someone to live your dreams
  • Because your relationship isn’t going well

The only reason you should want to have children is that you love them enough to face your own demons, your own voids, your own vulnerabilities and grow from there. Because let’s face it – your kid is going to show you a mirror to each one of those holes and trigger you and then you will blame the child.

Be a parent only when you are ready for this transformative process.

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It’s all about Perspective

What would you say?

How you respond to your children becomes their inner voice. Be careful of what you say, in fact what you think!

Taking this journey, the conscious way might sound difficult but it’s a lot of fun if you are conscious because there aren’t so many battles to fight. Just some demons within you.

Happy Parenting.

Mother’s Day Gift

This mother’s day gift something to your child that will last a lifetime. You need just one shift to create a life for yourself and empower your child to live the life true to its soul.

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