Words within us with Shreya Ramachandran

Words within us with Shreya Ramachandran
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| 8 November 2023

In this episode, Smitha talks with author Shreya Ramachandran about writing, books, and mental health. Well, that’s a given. Shreya talks about how she managed anxiety from a young age and the process of writing a fictional book about a girl who lives with depression.

Shreya gives us simple ways to manage anxiety, including meditation, investigating our thoughts, and being curious about the thoughts themselves instead of accepting them as truth.

Quote from the conversation

“How to focus on yourself means, maybe, making difficult decisions for yourself, including asking for health-related help.”

We talk about

  • Writing and journaling
  • Anxiety and meditation
  • Working with our thoughts
  • Choosing the right therapist
  • Why sleep is the best marker of happiness

Shreya’s bio

Shreya Ramachandran

Shreya Ramachandran is a writer based in Mumbai, and her debut young adult novel, ‘The Worlds Within You,’ was published by Penguin India in 2022. It was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Award, 2023.

Find her book online on Amazon.

Authors that Shreya recommends

  • Andaleeb Wajid
  • Urvashi Bahuguna
  • Gayathri Prabhu
  • Manjiri Indurkar

A book that Smitha recommends

  • The Book of Angst: Understand and Manage Anxiety by Gwendoline Smith.
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

Find Smitha’s book online.

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*Disclaimer – The content in this podcast is only for educational purposes. It cannot be considered as individual therapy advice or counseling and is not to be taken as medical or mental health advice.

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