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Neelambika Kasad

Lifecoaching with Neelambika Kasad: Wellbeing in the Vedas

Financial loss, divorce, career setback, illness, or death of a loved one - life is full of difficulties. To borrow an apt term from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, life is a ‘full catastrophe’!

How can we hope to live well amid these challenges of living?

Life Coaching with Neelambika Kasad:Coach Krishna & the Gita

I got interested in coaching many years ago as a mother to my young son. I was keenly aware of my responsibility to help him discover and optimize his natural talents in a fulfilling way. And I needed help!

I have since sought guidance from friends, family, books, Ted talks, sports coaches and animal trainers to understand what works, from ancient times to the present.

Coaching Circa 3076 BCE

A fine example is how Krishna coaches Arjuna in the ancient Indian epic, 'The Mahabharata'.

Life Coaching with Neelambika Kasad: My first Life Coach - My Father

In my work as a coach, I have noticed the important influence of role models in shaping people’s lives, including their work ethic. Parents are usually the key role models, or it could be a favorite teacher, uncle or a grandmother.

Role models influence our attitude towards work, what values we hold dear, how we make decisions, or resolve conflict. I also observed, that people are unconsciously and powerfully influenced by their role models, often more than expert advice from other sources.

Life Coaching with Neelambika Kasad: Happiness Habits

What makes people happy?

Success, money, power and love. What else?

Happiness is now a well-established topic in the scientific and social research community.  Some of the research is investigating the ancient traditions of wellbeing.

A lot has been found about happiness. The best news from researchers is that happiness can be ‘cultivated’. Here are some ways to live happier, as suggested by research and traditional wisdom.