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Our bodies, minds and environments are self-healing systems. They heal themselves. It’s magical. But have you ever wondered where this capacity comes from? Is the fountain of health within us or external to us? In my article for Pippa Rann Books, I’ve explored this question further. “It seems to both

What does healing mean to you? Inspired by Paulo Freire, I see it as reclaiming our humanity… When we are hurt, we begin to feel a little less like ourselves. We internalise what the world says to us: that we are “too much” or need to “tone it down a

For over two decades, I held on to an unrealistic goal to be “the best” writer in the world. Why? Because I thought that if I’m the best, I will be accepted by the people around me. I didn’t know what I meant by “the best”. So, I defined it

I used to think that if I always expected the worst in every situation, I will never be disappointed. If by chance, something good happened, I would be happily surprised. If only bad things happened, it would be exactly what I expected. It felt like a good way to think.

Have you ever found yourself feeling sad without reason? Such unexplained emotions may not be your emotions at all. We, humans, tend to absorb other people’s emotions. We take in the energy and emotions that are around us. And, then, we sometimes forget that they came from outside of us,

Popular opinion is that sensitive people are more afraid. In fact, I’ve heard a counsellor say “sensitive is just unsorted phobia.” However, this isn’t quite accurate. Sensitive people are NOT more afraid than others. They just like to analyse their fears more carefully. Rather than jump into something new or

Suffering is universal. We all suffer in our own ways. We experience disappointments. We are rejected by those whose appreciation we want. We lose people we love. We tussle with our emotions, feel isolated at times, and struggle to find our way back to normalcy. When we suffer, it often

Some people love to speak but struggle to get their words on paper. Others, like me, find it easier to write than speak my thoughts. What’s your style? Are you a natural orator? Do you prefer writing to speaking? If speaking is your forte and you need help writing, you

How does one forgive? I was struggling with this question for years after I had been hurt. My mentors noticed that I was bitter and angry about the way people had treated me. Their advice to me was that I forgive them. But I wasn’t sure what forgiveness even meant