Imagine a world where everyone actively listens.

Are you a good listener?

Active listening is an important part of communication and so is empathy.

Listening with an open mind helps us appreciate the impact people have on us. We also begin to notice the difference we can make in other’s lives.

When communicating with people who have different beliefs, attitudes, and thinking pattern, our mind is often clouded with preconceived judgment and stereotypes. We fail to make a connection.

Therefore, developing the art of listening can help in so many ways. It can help us understand others and improve relationships.

Join us to learn more about the art of listening and gain tips to develop effective listening skills.

Dr. Krithika Muthukumaran, Ph.D. is a Neuroscientist, freelance health & medical writer, and storyteller.

She completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Windsor (Canada), Master’s in Molecular Genetics at the University of Leicester (U.K), and undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Madras (India).

Her doctoral research involved pre-clinical studies of a patented formulation of CoQ10 in animal models of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. During her Ph.D, she discovered her interest in science communication and health & medical writing.

During her postdoctoral fellowship at University Health Network, she worked for the Office of Research Trainee as a Science Writer for a year. She has written editorials for the ORT Times newsletter and covered topics such as career development, mental health, and how researchers can develop transferable skills.

Her interest in public health topics led her to join ThriveHire (a public health social enterprise) as the Head of Storytelling. She creates content, communicates with contributing writers, and edits and develops the blog in alignment with the goals and mission of the organization.

Her goal is to help people understand health and medical topics through clear, accurate, and evidence-based writing. To learn more about her projects and work, visit her