Fight Club

Somebody once called me a popularity w**** (not the exact word used by them, but exactly what was meant), trying to piggyback on social media, spreading lies and trying to get famous. Get famous? Really? I have a paltry 1000 followers, and a few hundreds read my blog post. Sometimes the likes on my posts…

Living with anxiety

I can’t breathe. My heart’s pounding. I look up at my Fitbit and my heart rate looks like I am on the last sprint of my 5 Km run. But, I am sitting on my couch. Or bed. Or at a party. Watching a movie. With my friends. On a holiday. I want to cry….

Step Back

I have talked about depression¬† a lot of times.¬† I have talked about how it is to battle it day in and day out. The feelings one can’t explain and share (Julia Michaels puts it down accurately in “Anxiety”) . About how family and friends should help their loved ones dealing with it. Today, I…

In the pursuit of happiness

One of the most commonly used hashtag in social media right now? #happiness or #happy or #happyme All of us trying so hard to let the world know that we have one of the rarest commodity. Happiness. Most of us, trying to make ourselves believe that we are happy. Overuse of this word doesn’t make…

This thing called grief

In the last few months, I have felt intense grief multiple times. Once due to the irreversible breakdown of a cherished friendship and the latest due to the loss of my pet. The pain I felt due to the loss of a relationship seems minuscule compared to what I am feeling with Hela’s disappearance. (Hela…

The Silent One

Abuse. This word brings images of battered, bruised bodies. You think of physical abuse. You think of sexual abuse. It’s all over the place. Stories all over the news. Stories in our own lives. Somebody knows somebody who might have gone through it. But, rarely do you think of emotional abuse. There are no bruises…

To the light

What I am going to say now is going to invoke all kinds of reactions that is possible. I will get love, support, empathy. I will have people laughing at me. I will have people calling me crazy, if I think of the mildest name calling I would get. Most would scoff, calling it phony….