North Star in the journey towards good mental health
The book is an interesting read for everyone. Whether they have ever encountered depression or not. The author, Shelja Sen, brings in her considerable experience as a therapist and draws inference from her own tryst with depression to give deep insights into mental health challenges and the healing processes. Written in a very simple yet engaging style, the book gives a very powerful message __ ‘Nobody should be defined by darkness’. Through anecdotes, metaphors and snippets of wisdom, Sen compels one to admit and accept our vulnerabilities yet recognise that as human beings we are very resilient. So, it is possible to author and own our stories and journeys, despite the ravages that depression can bring about. It can be an empowering tool, the North Star, in your journey towards self discovery and in the battle against depression, be it for those who are going though this struggle, the therapists or the caregivers.
About the author
Shelja Sen is a psychologist and family therapist. She has co-founded Children First, an institute for child and adolescent mental health, with her husband, Dr Amit Sen. She is the author of two books, All You Need Is Love and Imagine. She believes that parenting is not about fixing the child but growing up and empowering ourselves on this journey.
Guide to good health
The book is a continuation of Sanghi’s ’13 Steps’ series. It follows in the footsteps of the earlier books in these series titled, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck, 13 Steps to Bloody Good Wealth etc. Co-authored by a best selling author and a healthcare expert, the result is an easily understood yet comprehensive and scientifically sound book which provides very practical, easy-to-adopt tips for leading a healthy lifestyle. This book too offers simple and doable, yet effective ways to course correct and detox your body. It highlights the truth that people who do not prioritise health may end up having no choice but to prioritise sickness. Thus, the book is a wake up call and a how-to-guide to good health, rolled up in one.
About the authors
Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. Sanghi has authored bestsellers, including the Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and the Krishna Key. Ashwin was included by Forbes India in their Celebrity India 100 rankings and was recipient of the Crossword Popular Choice award. He was educated at the Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai, and St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
He also holds a Masters degree in Business from Yale. Dr Mukesh Batra, is a renowned homeopath and founder of a chain of homeopathy clinics. Dr Batra’s patients include heads of states like the President and Prime Minister of Mauritius, Prime Minister of India, Chief Ministers, Governors and Cabinet Ministers, top industrialists and leading artists, film stars and singers. He has been honoured with several national and international awards including the Padmashri, one of the highest civilian honours by the President of India. His book, Every Man’s Guide to Homeopathy, was published in multiple languages.