What really happens in therapy? 

Therapy is science’s poetic treatment of a physiological condition. Therapy is equal parts science and art.  Learning had happened, but healing had not. That realization is what pushed me towards therapy.  Learning was in place because I could see patterns in my behavior. There were times when I could hold back my reaction to build…

I am still unprepared for the world

I was unprepared for the elephant pineapple incident. It didn’t factor in, even in my wildest imagination. Just did not. I moved into a new place this week. I was unprepared for the kindness of strangers. Random shop keepers going out of their way to make tea for me. Society guards being helpful, in spite…

Does spiritual awareness make you more of yourself?

The most enduring qualities that we discover of ourselves, we are only made aware of when we have passed the most rigorous tests set by the Universe. We have called to God enough and more times when in need, in pain, and sometimes God has deigned to answer. And other times, there has been silence….

The finality of an escape

For as long as I can remember I have had body image issues, sometimes compounded by well wishers and parents. In an effort to get me to a healthier lifestyle or to look a certain way that was more acceptable in society, they undermined my self worth. And it has taken me a large part…

Can someone really change?

When I look back, say 10 years, I don’t think I was a nice person. I was zero on empathy, didn’t believe in feeling too much or anything at all. I was in a relationship of convenience, or maybe in multiple relationships of convenience. A lot of what I let myself feel was “transactional”. I…

The future of present.

What I really want to say is that this isn’t how I expected the future of my present to be. Then in the present, I was dreamy, hopeful, and in love with the idea of being in a relationship. All I saw was that I wouldn’t have to miss this person any more. I would…

If you must do something, then inspire people to truly live.

Language barely does the job of expressing how we feel; words cannot always convey the depth of an emotion a person can feel at a moment for another person, be it for a friend, a lover or a child. And funnily, as much as we would like to pretend otherwise, the intensity of the emotion…

Love in Times of Dating Apps

In this maze of dating apps apps, we are all looking for something worth fighting for. And what’s worth fighting for doesn’t happen overnight. Like most us, my foray on dating apps was to find something that felt good. It had to feel good in the moment, at least. Whether or not it made me…