To Judge or Not to Judge

Judgment happens everywhere, every day. Based on how we look, talk and walk. We are constantly judged and knowingly or unknowingly, also judging others. I have definitely gotten better at noticing when I am judging others. Judging others has got … Continued

Beyond the Curtains of Fear

‘Nice try, but I think you should really forget about the drawing part!’, ‘Hahaha is it a human figure? It looks like, well…’ ‘Your throat is so sore all the time, are you sure your parents are singers?!’ You hear … Continued

The Light Within

On 22 November this year Touching Lives celebrates its fifteenth birthday! The organization has taken many strides in the field of Healing and Learning of children and their families. On the occasion of Foundation Day, the mentors, the founder and … Continued

Healing Diaries of Touching Lives

A place of learning is a place full of love, care and freedom. That is when learning happens best.  At Touching Lives, we strive so each child gets their personal space to look within, and bring out that seemingly unreal … Continued

Work on Self to Become an Effective Mentor

Us teachers and mentors always have a lot on our hands and on our minds. We are constantly on our toes, learning, trying to figure out teaching hacks. After all who doesn’t love a classroom full of children enjoying and … Continued

Managing Time, Energy and Emotions: Wisdom from Children’s Books

There are a few children’s books that stay with you as you grow up. Year after year, you keep coming back and falling in love with them. They are your best friends, your guides, your answer sheets. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s … Continued

Learning About Learning

Learning is a lifelong process. It need not be concrete. It need not promise you that what you have understood now will be the same until your last breath, or that your analyses that hold true now, will be the … Continued