The wisdom of the Universe flows through me to my readers – Rakhi Kapoor

Meet the Author

Rakhi published her first book, “The Girl Who Was Left Behind” in 2017 – a story that was transcribed from her personal experience in Nepal. Since then, in a span of six years Rakhi has published twenty-five books on various topics in both fiction and nonfiction category. Through her books Rakhi ideates and arrives at simple solutions for several complicated and often-neglected issues like self-help, relationships, mental health, childbirth and pregnancy. Her books capture a unique blend of a traditional and innovative approach for modern life.

Four of her books topped the best seller chart in its category on Amazon India. Her book Expecting Daddy Delivers is the first of its kind for Indian men which has been translated in to Hindi titled Behtar Pati Behataren Pita.

Her latest (25th book) “Now You Breathe” overcoming toxic relationships and abuse published in October 2022 is causing ripples and has been nominated for various National and International awards.

Rakhi has been awarded the Best Author of the Year 2022 at the National Achiever’s Awards in New Delhi at the Constitution club of India. She has received the Exceptional women of Excellence Award by Yuukke, a global ecosystem for women entrepreneurs. Prenatal Counsellor Apart from being recognized as an author, she is also a renowned physiotherapist and prenatal counsellor specializing in antenatal care for over two decades. Rakhi’s Entrepreneurial skills take her through various start-up ventures. Her own traumatic encounters made her take up Antenatal classes for pregnant women. Antenatal being a foreign concept it required her to be on her toes. She embraced it and now she is one of the most successful persons on her field. She is the pioneer in the concept of antenatal counselling sessions in South India. With over two decades of experiences, she has reached out to thousands of couples through her Centre called Dwi Maternity Studio in Chennai which focuses on antenatal care for expecting couples. Rakhi Kapoor also co-founded the popular Men’s Fashion Brand called Derby along with her husband which is based out of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The Book

Important relationships in personal and professional spaces should be nurturing and loving. Who is policing verbal abuse and mental torture against a spouse, a child, a sibling or a co- worker in the workspace within four walls creating a toxic environment? This kind of toxic behavior is shoved under the carpet in the name of marital problems, discipline, strict parenting methods, sibling rivalry or office politics. It is not a serious crime that can be reported.

Now you breathe is dedicated to all those broken souls who cry themselves to sleep, the ones who wear their heart out in their sleeves, make themselves vulnerable in love, compassion and caring for their loved ones, yet lie awake at night in bewilderment wondering what they did less for their loved ones. What would it take for them to be good enough for the ones they seek validation from? Kapoor highlights the difference between the red flags in a relationship that crops up due to conflicting mindsets or value systems from those occurring when dealing with narcissists and people with personality disorders. In such relationships, the long- standing toxicity transcends to abuse, damaging an individual’s self-esteem and mental health. If you are someone who is dealing with constant mental, verbal, emotional and physical abuse, this book will help you get aware of your situation, help yourself and seek professional help. Don’t grope in the dark all by yourself. You are not alone.

We asked Rakhi a few questions and here’s what she says:

What’s your book about?

This book addresses the importance of preserving one’s mental health when an Individual is entangled in Toxic relationships. Emotional Verbal and Mental abuse can be equally devastating and mostly accompanied with physical abuse . How does one deal with such toxic relationships and more importantly toxic people who are closely related to an individual in their professional and personal spaces and also social media. The book explores the aspects that render people to behave in such irrational manners altering the personality of an Individual which results in toxic behavior patterns. It provides solutions for People who get victimized in such relationships to recognize the red flags and learn to protect themselves. This book is written with extensive research backed evidence taking excerpts from the DSM Directory and statistical manual of mental health disorders drafted by the American Psychiatrist Association and WHO. In a country like India where mental health is a taboo this book is an eye opener and has been addressed. By an Indian Author for the first time. The book is divided in to two sections: Toxic Relationships, and Toxicity with a twist.

What inspired this book?

Being a leading prenatal counsellor and dealing with thousands of young couples and young women over two decades and gathering rich experiences and learning from the authors own brush with abuse since childhood with a close family member urged the author to address this sensitive essential and most neglected topic.

What’s your message for aspiring authors?

Write with a purpose. Write to Inspire. Write to express first and be honest and true to yourself about your writing the world will eventually be impressed by your work.

Here’s wishing Rakhi all the very best for her literary journey!

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