Lead like a mother

Dear Reader, Welcome once again to the Life Positive world. A world where problems have solutions, illnesses are curable, life is hard but meaningful, each life has a purpose, and inspiration reigns. We strive to sprinkle every issue with these qualities so that it may, in turn, heal, help and uplift you. We also strive to make sense of the present times, and how we can align ourselves to its evolutionary impulse. Which brings

Follow the mother

By Suma Varughese The feminine style of leadership, best embodied by the mother, is what we need to become balanced human beings capable of creating a balanced world, says Suma Varughese  “Her hazel eyes seemed to have experienced all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding. She seemed to know, to accept, to welcome her position,

A path of my own

By Suma Varughese Jumping into the unknown 20 years ago was a choice that transformed her life, says Suma Varughese Twenty years ago, I was at the crossroads of my life. The spiritual magazine I was planning for the Magna group after quitting as editor of Society, was deemed unsustainable by the advertising department, and the project was called off. I considered my options within and without the organisation, and found nothing. I

Temper the pause

By Saraswathi Vasudevan Saraswathi Vasudevan draws up a yogic regimen to ease the pain of menopause I wonder if yoga teachers/therapists two generations ago had to deal with menopause-related issues! Today, if you are lucky, you glide through these years quietly and uneventfully, but most women struggle through various levels of physical, physiological and psychological disturbances. From hot flushes, sleep

Death, my friend

By Shivi Verma Shivi Verma realises that death is her friend, and not her enemy as she used to think Long ago, while reading a book on Vivekananda’s life, I came across a passage where Swamiji was approached by a wealthy and successful man in France, asking him what he could offer to a man like him who had everything. With his usual candour, Swamiji had replied, “I can teach you how to befriend death.” Either

Married to myself

By Shivi Verma If we married ourselves before we married another, we could create a more egalitarian and joyous world, says Shivi Verma   A self-marriage ceremony in progress at one of Sukhvinder Sircar’s joyous women retreats I used to be part of a ladies only Whatsapp group. In it we shared our dreams, hopes, aspirations, complaints, problems and challenges, intimately and animatedly. And as usual