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Managing Grief

       Meera stared at the family portrait on the wall, fighting to keep tears from welling in her eyes. It was hard for her to believe that the handsome man on the wall, her husband of 30 years was no more – lost to the menace they call cancer. Questions filled her mind, ‘What [...]

Forgiveness: Bitter Sweet Medicine

When I was dealing with my first marital infidelity case for therapy, the idea of forgiveness stuck out like a sore thumb – so crucial, yet ever so difficult. Since then, I have found this process of forgiveness to play a large role in my work with clients, and hence this blog. The notion of [...]

My First White Hair and the Wisdom I Plucked

Looking at the silvery white hair stirred mixed emotions in me. It fuelled all the conflicts I am going through as a growing adult and the answers seem yet so far away. The meaning of life is not a random rain drop that gets us excited, neither it is a beautiful glance you receive in [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:07+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Knowing Self, Success & Happiness|2 Comments

Loving Life

Do the numerous incidents of violence and aggression that scream for attention, make you stop to think about the value of life? Have we become so familiar with the loss of life that we fail to appreciate its beauty and vitality? There may be moments in this fast-paced materialistic world, where we feel insignificant, unloved, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:09+00:00 August 18th, 2013|Experiencing Life, Knowing Self|0 Comments

Sometimes all you gotta do is say

I often think that we have the most amazing ability of expression, of letting people around us know how we feel about them, how we value their presence. Do we always realize that? Or does time slip out of our hands and it remains unexpressed love, unshared pain, and an untold story as the other person may, in the end, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:11+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Knowing Self, Relationships|0 Comments

From Red to Blue, the Journey That Changed me

The mirror gawked at me as though I am an undesirable being; everyone did, I was often made fun of for my appearance and inefficiency. I regularly felt so lost and stupid, and spent time depressed and isolated. Being the only child is not easy and worse when they expect so much from you. Blamed [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:11+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Experiencing Life, Knowing Self, Success & Happiness|0 Comments

The Hill and the Concrete Stairs

I climbed up the stairs. Well, I have been climbing for a long time now. Still, the top was not seen. I was tired, moody and desperate. They call it the stairs to success and happiness. I read many books, articles and listened to great people talking about life and its intricacies. I was inspired, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:11+00:00 August 4th, 2013|Knowing Self, Success & Happiness|0 Comments

Is Marriage for me?

The sacred institution of marriage that has governed and influenced our lives for centuries, now has begun to be questioned and is perhaps losing the respect it was once held. Recently a young man in his early thirties was explaining to me why exactly marriage was not his cup of tea. ‘I have seen several [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2013|Knowing Self, Relationships|0 Comments

When Hunger Strikes, You Hunt Better

Darkness can be befriended, light could be hated! When you are alone and desperate, you may find yourself cornered to your sorrows, wanting no more to thrive upon anything. Life becomes a boring schedule and happy moments bygone. Lethargy consumes your veins and there is nothing your heart beats for; tough it is to be [...]

By | 2017-03-20T19:04:12+00:00 August 2nd, 2013|Knowing Self|0 Comments