How the survival skills I learned trying to combat depression is helping me survive lockdown Continue reading Mental Health during Lockdown: Lessons I learned from my tryst with depression
(Source: http://bzfd.it/2h6hLR3) Dear Society, Writing open letters is in fashion it seems, so I am doing my bit. I want to … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Society by an Ex Feminist
This would be a long article but I promise I won’t bore you with redundant information. Before I make my point, here’s two bitter sweet stories of loneliness and how talking to random strangers helped. Two Stories The first story dates back to 2010. I was a fresh graduate, severely hit by recession, trying to find a job. I was a good student with decent … Continue reading Loneliness & Mental Health: Talk to Strangers. It’s Therapeutic!
Hey you there! Just hold on. I feel you. I really do. I was there too- on the terrace edge, holding a sharp knife, staring at sleeping pills, thinking of fast moving trucks. It was such a relief to realize that all the pain and suffering would get over but guess what, I would not have been there to witness it. This is a very … Continue reading Yes, I’ve Been There Too: My Message To Those Dealing With Thoughts Of Suicide
As a fashion student turned content marketer, there is one thing that attracts me like a magnet- Latest trends. In my humble opinion, there is no click-bait as potent as this one. The urge to validate that you are following the crowd and not left behind is not typical of a business only. This is human nature. During one of the group therapy sessions, I … Continue reading Perfection is overrated
This morning is beautiful. It’s sub 20 degrees Celsius, a common scene in Bangalore. Sitting on a comfortable bean bag, I have wrapped myself in a cozy blanket with only right hand hanging out to lift my cup brimming with super hot ginger tea. I can smell the rain and fill the chill whenever any part of my skin is accidentally exposed. Such a blessing … Continue reading Memories of depression
A leap of faith
It takes sometimes
To be on the other side Continue reading A Leap of Faith
It’s that time again whenalien voices take over the brain andmute the heart’s songsIt’s that time again whenhead becomes heavierthan all the dumbbells in the gymIt’s that time again whendepression is out on the killIt’s that time again when it’s difficult to saywho you are after allcoz there’s nothingpermanent about youIt’s that time again whenyou give up on allIt’s that time again wheneverything around youis a threatIt’s that time … Continue reading It’s that time again when….
Enough of sad, angry and depressing posts. This post is a bit long, but I bet you would thoroughly enjoy it. We go through so many things in course of our day- a nearing deadline, maid on leave, criticism from family, unable to take time to meet your friends, no time for hobbies. Life is so hectic that we often get overwhelmed. This is my … Continue reading Women’s Day Special: 30 songs for everyday situations women face
Six months back, I was trying to write a novel, about depression. The irony was that I wanted to end it on a happy note. I was even invited to share my fantastic idea with a hall full of strangers. As I entered, I saw the spotlight on the stage and imagined hundreds of faces looking at me. The next moment, I was in washroom, … Continue reading Is recovery a real thing?