/Digital Health


Relationships, the happiness and health they bring have been a recurring theme of my blog posts. Not having that in your life can make you feel lonely and contribute to negatively impacting you mental health. With that in mind, an article* in the weekend edition of one of Germany’s biggest newspapers caught my eye. It [...]

HypochondriApp 2019-05-21T08:42:31+00:00

The doctor won’t see you now

On weekends I sometimes have time to read the newspaper. And I relish those moments, especially if they come with a bowl of milky coffee, a croissant and a few hours in my usual coffee house. The news itself is often not quite as delightful. The author of a full page feature* details how frustrated [...]

The doctor won’t see you now 2019-05-24T10:05:39+00:00

Turn me on

The question I get asked most often is this: do people really want to talk to a piece of code? If they know there isn’t a real person at the other end of the line, why should they care. Relationships and personal connection are the core of what we focus on in our product development. [...]

Turn me on 2019-05-24T09:57:56+00:00

Enjoy each other

In one of my last blog post I wrote about how connectedness can help monkeys survive adversity. If you’ve not read it, do. It’s short and features yellow baboons! Wondering about the implications on humans I came across an article* on the Harvard Study of Adult Development. The study tracks the health of 268 Harvard [...]

Enjoy each other 2019-05-17T14:16:12+00:00

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution

It is almost officially Spring. This can be a good time to look back at the New Year’s resolutions and the progress you have made. Well, if you are among the ones who like to set them and have problems sticking to them, you are not alone. As part of the NY resolutions, my [...]

Keeping my New Year’s Resolution 2019-04-09T15:34:06+00:00

Monkey Business

The other day I read an article about monkeys*. Yellow baboons from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, to be precise. Scientists have been observing them, measuring them and mapping their behavior since 1971. Nearly 40 years worth of monkey business. The median life span of a baboon is 18.5 years. Some baboons have it [...]

Monkey Business 2019-04-09T15:33:51+00:00

Miles Away

I come from India, a land where it is a norm to expect your child to grow up to become an engineer or a doctor and any other profession is disregarded. After putting in years of hard work getting my doctor’s degree, my big decision to change my career path from a clinical to a [...]

Miles Away 2019-04-09T15:40:01+00:00

Knock, Knock – Who’s There?

In previous blog posts, we have written about the need for communication and the power of connection. And the dangers of serial killers’ basements. Today, I want to tell you a more personal story. It’s about my mother. She moved from California to Munich in the mid 1970s and it was quite a culture shock. [...]

Knock, Knock – Who’s There? 2019-04-09T15:44:41+00:00

Are You Good Enough?

Let me chance a guess why you opened this post. You opened it, because you are not fully certain the answer is “yes”. You want a test, some proof, or maybe just a small boost of confidence. You are not alone. I doubt myself and what I’m doing every day. When I have to [...]

Are You Good Enough? 2019-04-09T15:50:07+00:00

Lost in Translation

Last time I visited a doctor was a few months ago due to my stomach problems. I was procrastinating because I was a bit frustrated - I just moved to Germany and didn’t yet know how the healthcare system worked here, where to start looking for a doctor and what kind of doctor I actually [...]

Lost in Translation 2019-04-09T15:56:20+00:00