Wisdom Stories Ep.7: Ms. Nita Bhasin

Wisdom Stories ep.7

Cultural expectations surrounding the elderly are being challenged today, and with good reason!

While it was the norm to slow down and retreat into a quieter life post-retirement, more men and women are finding purpose and joy in doing the opposite.

WisdomCircle honours such men and women by shining light on their journey through an inspiring series called “Wisdom Stories”. These people have successfully smashed stereotypes, and their stories remind us that life should be lived to the fullest, no matter what age or stage.

For 68 years, I have worn many hats and achieved success through my tenacity and the unwavering support of my family, friends, and husband, Vinod.

After completing my Psychology (Hons) and Textile Designing, I became an entrepreneur by chance when my neighbour asked me to paint clothes she exported. More work came my way and inspired me to launch my business, “Palkein Boutique,” in Lajpatnagar, Delhi, which operated from 1979 to 1996.

“It is important to keep my heart and mind youthful and exuberant”

However, destiny had other plans for me. As a child, I had low immunity and was overweight, making losing weight challenging. I was resigned to a life filled with regular courses of antibiotics. In 1998, I was introduced to the concept of wellness, which led me to become a qualified Holistic Wellness/Lifestyle Consultant and Coach in the field of Integrative Dietetics (ISMN) and Lifestyle Medicine. Prior to starting my practice, I applied everything to myself and finally turned a corner in my journey towards health and wellness. In 2004, Coca-Cola India ran a program where people could nominate candidates for the Athens Olympic Torch Relay. I was nominated by multiple people and chosen as a torchbearer, a testament to the positive impact of my work!

In picture: daughter Palka, husband Vinod, and Nita. Nita and Palka co-founded Dumpito, an online platform for Mental Health and Holistic Wellness.

The real turning point came during COVID-19. I equipped myself with technology and, with my daughter, Palka, launched Dumpito, an online platform for mental health and holistic wellness. Our mission and passion is to promote both mental and physical health. Dumpito provides a confidential and safe space where one can vent and dump all the anxiety and anger and feel better emotionally, mentally, and physically. I firmly believe that happiness is everyone’s birthright.

During the same period, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a published author. I have written two books, “And now Common Sense in Holistic Wellness” and “Reliving Reiki Miracles in COVID-19,” and am working on my third book.

My message to the wisdom generation is that ageing is an inevitable process, but ageing with health is a choice.”

Nita Bhasin, Co-founder of Dumpito

Photo and Interview Credits: Saonli Sen Choudhury of WisdomCircle

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