‘ IMPACT HOUR ‘ With Dr. Apoorva

Written By Sahithi Divi as told by Dr. Apoorva

Doctor ( Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care Physician ) , Mother, Vegan, Sustainability Influencer, Education Volunteer

Apoorva’s story tunes back to childhood embraced with everything she needed as a kid. Hailing from a family of doctors and mother being a lawyer , she often comprehended ways to be able to use the resources for a larger purpose. As a child she travelled through books and conspired boundaries to being exposed to pain. Her parents compassed her confidence towards restoring healthcare. She remembers being a child who only knew the world confined to her books.

She is a an Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care Physician who started to look at the cancer chemotherapy as a painful process of healing or eradication of cancer. She explains how intense and draining the palliative therapy can be. Expressing her deepest desire is to work towards improvising the healing process for cancer patients.

Being a doctor it is equally important to be updated and create awareness about the same, to uphold a continuity in transforming knowledge into something useful with the help of digital platforms. She said every individual has the collated power to act. “Segregating your target group and begin educating them”, she said. Broadly saying, her intention was to create awareness about prevention and sustainability while curing it.

Motherhood not only brought an internal change but she also realised the importance of sharing her experiences and gave birth to a new her called Dr . Mommy’s Son. She found herself making an impact by turning a sustainability influencer and took a leap for turning into a conscious vegan. Every person’s ability to push the dial is underestimated with prefixed roles assigned even before someone is born. Dreams are for oneself but what is the point of not including the ecosystem we live in ? she stares ! A community of common thinkers is a strong force , then imagine the strength of doers. As a doctor she understands the affect of suffering on a person’s life and how lifestyle changes with-hold long terms concerns of sustainable overall wellbeing.

When asked about her perspective about women, she said most of the women do not go to sleep with the contentment of being able to do what they want , as their aspirations might not match the social standards of the leverage given to a girl for dreaming, precisely of carrying no emotional regrets. She says , ” death is inevitable, meanwhile don’t throw away your life to the comfort of anyone except you”. Turning into a vegan was an enlightenment which helped her develop a resourceful relationship with nature. At the same time she is attributing herself in the journey of Makers Of Milkshakes founded by her spouse, Rahul.

Dr. Apoorva has managed to navigate her learnings towards an inclusive network of people. She created a platform to share her blog stories about sustainable living, motherhood, health and wellness and emotional intelligence. She also actively volunteers and is associated with organisations like Animal Mark and community teachings. She defines Gender as discrimination, Democracy as paralysed and Love as life.

Influence to create an impact is a tool to understated humor behind somebody’s will to bring upon a change. Apoorva is a spark of light who is on her journey to collaborate her learnings and invest her time in improvising the networking standards in India , which she feels is the key step before amplifying the elements of changing social structures.

Written By Sahithi divi as told by Dr. Apoorva ( source: http://www.impactscientist.com )

Which Sustainable Goal Do You Resonate With ?

Written by Sahithi Divi

We are habituated to plan everything in our life. Why not organise the Impact Creation ?

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are formed by the United Nations like a universal  light house for social change, these are milestones that are curated to be known as the global goals to refer the cause and  direction to initiate, execute and measure the impact-change. It is the right time to learn about theses global milestones and align  your area of interest keeping these 17 burning areas, that act like the periodic pledge of social impact. Along with digital evolution, riddles of cross platform operations have created the need for a common flag of a better world to classify its impact for the people. Every person has a different purpose and if that is rightly channelized with a professional aspiration that is when we can create not only a quantitative but also a qualitative social impact in the world.

The Sustainable Development Goals

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Life Goals – By A Dog

Written by Sahithi Divi

Everybody who owns a dog is actually owned by the dog itself. Dogs are selfless show masters who enslave humans to their unique loving capabilities. Dogs are the movie I can play in real life dreamfully everyday. They manifest the ambience using ‘ Wag and Woof ‘ spirit. Although it is extremely difficult to write just a handful of words, yet I will spin across my life’s most precious times to pull out some dots that froze in time but remained as life lessons.

Woofing lessons coming up –

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  • ‘ WELCOMES ‘ — Dogs really know how to make one’s day start, like a life full of treats. Greetings depend on the mood, situation and the amount of time missed. Wag and Woof means – Smile and Hugs.
  • ‘ LOVE IN ALL SIZES ‘ — They come with customised colors, sizes and places but they all love like the world is ending tomorrow. Thier existence teaches that everyone has their own way of contributing to your journey, take it all in.
  • ‘ LIVE IN THE MOMENT’ — Dogs hold on to each moment witholding a nature of relishing every second of their time ie; with their friends, humans, meal, playtime …. not only being lazy wholeheartedly but they also master the art of getting the sleep they deserve.
  • ‘ RECIEVING IS AN ART ‘ — Dogs exhibit the most adorable act of ‘ giving us the joy of giving’ by showing appreciation stacked with their charm through recieving and being patient.
  • ‘LEAD LIKE A DOG ‘ — Dogs know the game of peace and war. They settle on hungry offerings with a weak nerve and watering mouth, at the same time, they also fight for the duties like a soldier sniffing away the opposite feelings.
  • ‘ NEVER BE ALONE ‘ — Whenever it is possible, give your time to ones that need it. It changes the course of thinking for them. Feeling wanted is a beautiful gift you can give someone.
  • ‘ PET THE SUSTAINABLE WAY ‘ — Just like humans, there are millions of dogs up for adoption, waiting with a remarkable story to tell and a happy home to spread unquestionable love. We need this attitude shift to upscale the quality of life for dogs. Organisations like Blue Cross have active adoption frameworks being executed in place.
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Click Here To See My Journey With Dogs —— ‘ Dogs’ are wonderful teachers who gave me life goals for an enriching time.

Written by Sahithi Divi ( source: http://www.impactscientist.com )

Are We Emotionally Intelligent?

Written by Sahithi Divi

Emotional Intelligence

Amid the constant schedule pre designed around us everyday, do we realise the purpose of that constant shedule ? All the success related powers can be achieved only after crossing the emotional barriers. Path leading to ambition yields best if balanced with being aware of people’s state around you. Emotional Intelligence comes to use in almost every occurence from personal to professional level. Interestingly , the learnings come mostly from micro sources.

I identified some tools to equip my self with greater compassion towards giving more and being able to receive better from life. In my opinion they apply to everyone ; school kids ? entrepreneurs ? for that matter everybody …

  • Empathy: Being non judgemental towards people, to dissolve various perspectives and stage a life filled with real performances of sharing, learning and growing. Empathy is a non opinionated understanding and a powerful suport system.
  • Listen : There is a lot of life hidden in the big talks and sometimes that includes listening, which is an art. To listen without changing the course of narration and avoiding the reflexive iterruptions might give you better views.
  • Purpose : Try not to measure anything in materialistic ways but if at all you do, then measure the purpose of value creation that is generated in exchange to your time and effort.
  • People : Everyone in your life tree will leave a little of them in you. While you go through the process, try to make the most with every person you meet to give them good memories after crossing paths. Time is less enough to reflect on things that cannot matter.
  • Sustainable : Lean towards minimalism, consuming responsibly, recycling and spreading ecological awareness. Even nature has emotional needs from us.
  • Give : This is a personal choice yet my expirience with giving has always been overwhelming in terms of inner growth and soul expansion. Giving releases the hunger for more and provides the comfort of containment.
  • Forgive : Free your inner peace to evoke and let go of what is not in your control . Forgive as much as possible to make place for acceptance.

We encounter family, friends, beneficiaries, customers, collegues etc. in soo many unexpected ways. Embrace intelligence with emotions for a wonderful ride.

So , are we emotionally intelligent ?…

Written By Sahithi Divi ( http://www.impactscientist.com )

Why Design Thinking 💭 is the key to Social Impact ?

Written by Sahithi Divi

Design thinking is a complete different human centred approach of multi disciplinary analysis and problem solving .

During my very first experience , with a peer group from five nationalities, we set out on this learning experience. Our agenda was to derive deeper value , align a pipeline based thought process and come up with a value dense executional model.

The following framework is the blueprint of design thinking-

Empathise –> Define –> Ideate –> Prototype –> Test –> Implement

Benefits of Design Thinking

  • ReInforces Collaboration
  • User focused design and Innovation
  • Sustainable solutions
  • Stakeholder understanding
  • Self discovery ( business characteristics and personality )
  • Useful for the corporates in integrating a boosted morale in employee engagement.
  • Promotes team spirit and leadership
  • Teaches life’s basic yet prominent values that come with potential business solutions.
  • Regardless of department, size of the company , location etc on any level Design Thinking can be applied.

Sharing a feedback from an old man in San Francisco whom I got a chance to interview in our efforts to optimise mental health stigma.

Get started to explore more and indulge yourself in design thinking process. Apply it on various levels of your strategy.

Written by Sahithi Divi

( source : ImpactScientist.com)