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Life Is Nothing But The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Dr. Bhavana Gautam

Mumbai: Pandemic has changed our outlook to Wellness, Founder of EmbraceLife Holistic Health consultant Emotional wellbeing Coach  Dr. Bhavana Gautam emphasized in her recent address to the aspirants of holistic health at a function held at Andheri(West), Mumbai on June 25th, 2021, as she calls them ( not patients). Her idea of well-being emanates from Mind-Body- Connect, and not from the conventional Symptom-To-Treatment approach. Embrace life is a small yet ambitious venture to make our world a happier and healthier place, both mentally and physically.

Dr. Bhavana says, “Embrace life was not an overnight idea…it was a journey. A journey of experiencing first-hand as a medical student and then a practitioner, the limitations of the conventional medicine approach and its impact. The emphasis was or still is more on disease management than prevention, on symptomatic piecemeal approach rather than the whole person-centered approach, on purely the physical aspect of health and disease rather than the other equally influential dimensions of emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. It was my time at TISS (Tata Institute of Social sciences) for my master’s in hospital management that introduced me to the world of health from a more panoramic view which included understanding the contribution of the individual’s inner and outer environment to his /her overall sense of wellbeing.”

She added, “Whether it was my later experience in the Health Insurance industry or the hospital domain, I was constantly striving to make sense of health and wellbeing. Most diseases and disorders were now falling in the category of chronic lifestyle ailments. Most are still being managed without a significant change in the quality of life offered. We all understood disease, even the person who was facing a health challenge. However, what we were failing to understand was what controlled our choices, our options, and our view of our own wellbeing. How a person felt, thought, communicated, or connected with oneself and others, all seemed to be contributing to his ability to heal, manage, prevent, or reverse the so-called lifestyle ailment.”

In fact, it’s aligned with the change and research happening globally that has now identified the role of mental and emotional wellbeing in the overall health and happiness of an individual. At Embrace life, the approach is to create organic long-lasting growth and enable your potentials to direct your life. These changes are not just limited to your health and wellbeing but also to your relationships, career, and just about every element of you.

Embrace life is about creating your best story. A story not layered or burdened by your poor self-esteem, high anxiety, or health challenges. A story that doesn’t end with you as the victim or with life just happening to you day in and day out. Embrace life is about changing your narrative. It’s about creating the transformation you dreamt of secretly but never believed you could achieve. For further details contact Dr. Bhavana Gautam at embracelifeindia@ gmail.com

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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