7 Remarkable Traits that Help Emotionally Mature People Conquer all Odds

7-Remarkable-Traits-of-Emotionally-Mature

Some people seem to have a magic touch… You meet them, and before you know it, you’ve hit it off with them. Interactions with them are satisfactory beyond words – almost cathartic. You feel that they are listening to you; that they can see you. But that’s not all… They seem to have a bounty …

7 Remarkable Traits that Help Emotionally Mature People Conquer all Odds Read More »

How to Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations like a Badass

comfortable in uncomfortable conversations

Admit it. You’re jealous. You see some people handle uncomfortable conversations like a pro. They seem to have some magic touch – that you don’t. It’s almost like a Teflon coating; nothing ever sticks on them. They come out unscathed, no matter how tough the conversation gets. You want to be like them. After all, …

How to Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations like a Badass Read More »

Why Your Career Is Going Nowhere (and What to Do About It)

career going nowhere

Another year passes by with no progress on your career goals. No remarkable assignments, no recognitions, no promotion. Nil. Nada. You feel unnoticed and invisible at work. You wander about the cubicle bays like a mouse scurrying amongst the nooks and crannies in a maze – hoping, praying even, for someone from “those cubicles” to …

Why Your Career Is Going Nowhere (and What to Do About It) Read More »

How To Set Boundaries Without Fearing the Looming Backlash

woman with boundaries

Finally! Some solitude!’ Some much needed “me time”, away from the ever-present demands of work and family! You look forward to the blessed hour with a rush of anticipation akin to the wait before the arrival of a lover. But the phone rings. With mounting dread, you silently mouth a prayer and look at who’s …

How To Set Boundaries Without Fearing the Looming Backlash Read More »

19 Eye-Opening Resources to Build Self-Esteem When You are Bogged Down with Run-of-the-Mill Advice

confident woman

You’ve had enough. Enough with comparing with others and always falling short. Enough with the opportunities lost and attempts missed, only because you thought you couldn’t handle them. You have identified (maybe rightly so) that your low self-esteem, that has been hounding you forever, is the main culprit. You are determined to do something about …

19 Eye-Opening Resources to Build Self-Esteem When You are Bogged Down with Run-of-the-Mill Advice Read More »

Feeling Not Good Enough? The Ultimate Guide to Conquer the Notion

not-good-enough-featured

There’s that feeling again.  The one that pops up like a Whac-A-Mole when you least expect it. Only it’s much uglier and won’t go away easily. The feeling of being just not good enough. Desperately, you try to shove it down, afraid of the Pandora’s box it might open if you delve any deeper into …

Feeling Not Good Enough? The Ultimate Guide to Conquer the Notion Read More »

How to Defy What You Can’t Control (Even If You Feel Overwhelmed)

A hurricane raged through my mind. I waited in a sparsely crowded Pune airport at 3.20 am. The departure was still one hour away. I had bought the penultimate ticket for this flight, at a premium, that afternoon. Like a river with violent undertow, I appeared, by all means, calm and composed. But inside, I …

How to Defy What You Can’t Control (Even If You Feel Overwhelmed) Read More »

Why Most Online Confidence Tips Will Never Increase Your Self-Esteem

You promised you wouldn’t let this happen — but you couldn’t help it. You let yourself down. Again. You piped down and stayed silent when your boss made that incorrect statement in the team meeting. ‘Who am I to correct her?’, you thought, ‘Maybe she’s right — she’s the boss after all.’ It doesn’t matter that you know the …

Why Most Online Confidence Tips Will Never Increase Your Self-Esteem Read More »

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty about being “Selfish”

You don’t have any choice. You are overwhelmed at work. Tasks to complete, calls to attend, proposals to draft, escalations to handle. The home front looks no better. The daily slog before you leave for work: preparing breakfast, packing lunch, getting the kids ready for school — the youngest conveniently decides to throw a tantrum. After work, …

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty about being “Selfish” Read More »