Individual, Practices, self-care, Stories of Hope

Mental Health and COVID (how to look after your mental health if you have suffered from the virus or if you are/have been the caregiver of those affected by it)

It’s been more than 9 months since the COVID outbreak had our country shaken and brought to a standstill. We have now reached a space of navigating quite well through this new normal. Socially distanced gatherings or reduced outings/no outings have become our way of living.  Masks, sanitizers, sanitation sprays and face shields have become… Continue reading Mental Health and COVID (how to look after your mental health if you have suffered from the virus or if you are/have been the caregiver of those affected by it)

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Mindfulness for the Self

We have been running. Head and heart first. For a very long time. The explosive growth of the world economy has made us all run at a speed like never before. Our forefathers knew nothing of such speed and our bodies have yet to catch up with it. We have fastidiously created economies and neglected… Continue reading Mindfulness for the Self

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Keeping Hope Alive in a Messed Up World

We are going through a time of collective despair. The combined impacts of a pandemic, natural disasters and patriarchy-, racism- and caste-based violence can be overwhelmingly difficult to process. As we come face to face (not for the first time) with the lack of empathy and cruelty that human beings are capable of and how… Continue reading Keeping Hope Alive in a Messed Up World

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On the Grief We Are Experiencing, and How We Can Cope

“We are all dealing with the collective loss of the world we knew” ~ David Kessler, grief expert, in brene brown's "unlocking us" podcast The past couple of months have been difficult for us all. As we face the daily challenges of COVID-19, and experience natural disasters hitting various parts of the country (like Cyclone Amphan… Continue reading On the Grief We Are Experiencing, and How We Can Cope

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Quarantine With Headphones On

By far 2020 has been one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. With the coronavirus outbreak, forcing us to physically distance ourselves from society, it has taken a serious and heavy toll on our physical and mental well-being. As the months go by and the extensions keep getting renewed, it is not unlikely for people to… Continue reading Quarantine With Headphones On

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Building Connection by Engaging with Stories Together

Over the past month, quite a few phone conversations I've had have gone like this: “Hello” “Hi” “So, how are things going?” “Okay, I guess…you know, just sitting at home. What’s new with you?” “Same as you…nothing really new to talk about….” Most of the time, we find ourselves repeating the same facts about our… Continue reading Building Connection by Engaging with Stories Together