The novel coronavirus has smacked us right in the face with great uncertainty. The world thrives on planning for the future, often ignoring the present. This virus brought the world to a standstill and compelled everyone to work together and live in the present. The general functioning of systems is being questioned with great force,… Continue reading Building Hope: A Volunteer’s Experience During the Lockdown
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
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
It’s going to be 2 months since most countries went under lockdown as a strategy to flatten the COVID-19 curve. While this lockdown has been of major help in controlling the spread of infection, it has also brought with it issues galore. Today, I’m going to focus on one issue that might seem minute, but, to… Continue reading Feeding Stray Animals: an Often Overlooked Way of Reaching Out
Why is should we take breaks? And how to take breaks when we use busyness to cope with stress? Find out in this article.
How to step out of our bubble and connect with others? This interview with The Curio-city Collective, an online platform on well-being and inter-connectedness in Indian cities gives us some insights.
During the lockdown, we are often hard on ourselves. This article explains how to empower ourselves through self-compassion, and how this can be especially useful for sports-people.
It seems that, as people with privilege, we inhabit a different world than the migrant workers stranded in the lock down. Yet, our lives are inter-connected, and recognising this is essential in the pathway to justice.
Grounding is a technique that that helps us come back to the present moment, enjoy it, and live it. Grounding is designed to immediately connect you with the present moment, by consciously checking in with the physical sensations you are feeling at the moment. By paying attention to things we can see, hear, feel, smell and taste in the present moment, we are reminded that, however much we think of the future or the past, we are living in the present moment.