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The S word

Self care. What springs to mind when you think of these two simple words? The individualistic, consumeristic self, indulging in 'care' which is additional, luxurious and hidden? Or the definition of self? The entirety of a person, mind, body, soul, spirit? Ownership and autonomy over particular set of features? What images springs forth from 'care'?… Continue reading The S word

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Embracing this Season of Motherhood

I couldn't understand why I struggled so much through the tantrums. Why homework became a battle of wills. The threat of a lego invasion is moving me to a place of despair and stress. The garden, currently a muddy mess, had become a place I no longer relished while watching them hang upside down on… Continue reading Embracing this Season of Motherhood

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Mental Illness and Happiness

Joy is not elusive. Irrespective of mental illnesses, Joy is still always present.But how can joy be present, when your illness/disorder is crippling any sense of joy, hope or purpose? When the emptiness feels overwhelming, all-encompassing and eternal? The struggle comes when your mental health is creating a lifestyle which is opposite to a life… Continue reading Mental Illness and Happiness