Women, Stress and Panic Attacks

By Vandana Sehgal

Anya was answering her last mail before leaving her office to pick up her son from school daycare. Then suddenly, she felt her body freezing and her hands and legs going numb. That experience reminded her about the breathlessness, heavily pumping chest and cold hands that numbed her two weeks back. The inability to breathe…

Anxiety – That Old Friend

By Vandana Sehgal

Sandra, 12-year-old bright girl, ran out of her room, “Mom, why this internet never works properly and now my password isn’t working. My teacher is calling for me in class and, I can’t join,” all of this in one breath. I, a technically weak person, before could understand what was happening, got bombarded with another…

Covid-19 – Since you can’t control it, accept it.

By Vandana Sehgal

It has now been two weeks that my family and I are voluntarily following self-isolation. I live in Stockholm, Sweden where the government hasn’t implemented lockdown because they trust that people will maintain social distance and will go for isolation, if required. There are many other families like us who are actively following isolation to…

4 Ways to Manage Fear in Midst of Opportunity

By Vandana Sehgal

As an entrepreneur, I can voice for all other entrepreneurs (start-ups or experienced players) that we keep waiting for opportunities. Why just entrepreneurs, each one of us want to grow big and stay optimistic for a big door to open. Yet, sometimes we get caught in the storm and an eye-hole escape gives a sense…

5 Reasons Why You Must Talk About Your Dreams.

By Vandana Sehgal

Recently I read a post saying, “keep your dreams a secret, don’t tell to others and work on it every single day.” I agree with the second part of working on your dreams every single day, but couldn’t resonate with it being a secret. When I reached my midlife, I so much wish I had…

I am an Expat

By Vandana Sehgal

“For how long you have been living in Stockholm?” I asked my friend originally from Boston. “It has been 8 years that I moved with my husband. I thought learning the local language would help me to adjust into this place. But, I don’t feel as if I belong here.” she said. The sense of…