Talking helps

Author: Linda Sinden   Date Posted:18 December 2019 

Most of us talk all day with ease and confidence, and without any sense of self consciousness at all.

So isn't it amazing that we often experience great difficulty in talking about the problems, issues, and concerns that beset us from time to time? 

We instinctively know that it is not wise or healthy to bottle these things up. But we are reluctant to share because we feel it's private, too personal, or nobody else's business. Christmas season can be a time where we join together with extended family and sometimes old difficulties can arise. 

Sometimes we can't or won't talk about a problem, because we tell ourselves we should be able to deal with it. Why does our idea of what others think or expect of us make us suffer?

Dependant on your innate qualities or Ayurvedic profile tension can impact you in different ways.

  • If you are naturally talkative, quick moving and thinking, sensitive to stress and like change and excitement, then Vata dosha is most likely to be strong in your nature. This can lead to fear, worry and anxiety. To support you at times of stress, consider talking 2 tablets of Stress Relief at bedtime and 1-2 Worry Free Tablets after breakfast and evening meals.
  • If you like order, are goal oriented, like to lead and take action then Pitta dosha is likely to be dominant within you. When under pressure you may respond with intensity, anger and impatience. To support yourself when under stress consider taking MA3323 Pitta Rasayana 1 rounded tsp before breakfast, evening meal and at bedtime. You may also like to take Stress Free Emotions 2 tablets after breakfast and evening meals.
  • If you find you are naturally relaxed, even by nature with a natural resilience to stress and tension, then Kapha dosha may be strong in your nature. If so, you are likely to be generous and be particularly sensitive to relationship tension. To support yourself at times of stress consider taking Blissful Joy 1-2 tablets after breakfast and evening meals along with 2 tablets of Digest Tone at bedtime.



The workplace is often a place where we tell ourselves we can't talk about a problem, because we tell ourselves we should be able to deal with it. Also this particularly applies in the work place; it may affect my pay rise or promotion, or I'm the boss I'm supposed to know how to handle it. The buck stops with me!

Sometimes we're just too embarrassed or too stubborn to admit to ourselves that we need to talk to someone.

Sometimes learning Transcendental meditation or practising it regularly can make all the difference!


We all need advisors from time to time. The trick is selecting the right person for the task. Even the President of the United States needs his advisors! If we're wise, we must seek out a trustworthy confidant with whom we can share issues. It does not need to be the same person every time.

Whatever you need to get off your chest - family, financial, business, or social - ideally, share with your partner first. If this is not possible, there is usually someone in your extended family, a friend or trusted colleague to go to. Otherwise, don't shy away from appropriate professional counseling.

Don't bottle up your burdens. Be brave. Talk to someone! Often all we really want is for someone to LISTEN!


Wishing you the bliss of balance!

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.

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