Mirage

The dictionary defines a mirage as something illusionary — something unreal. When I was a kid, I was fascinated with movies and television shows because they were reassuring. You always knew who the heroes and villains were. When you grow up, you realize that life isn’t so black and white; people are seldom who they … Read moreMirage

Finishing Up Some Risky Business

We all make mistakes and take risks, I made one this week. It’s one to do with my ex-boyfriend who I’m not over and probably won’t be for a long time. It’s one that could have cost me all of the progress that I have made since the start of the year when I fell … Read moreFinishing Up Some Risky Business

A Declaration of Approval

Have you ever looked at yourself and thought there was nothing special about yourself at all? Nothing original or unique? I have, I’ve done this for most of my life actually. This might not be pleasant to hear but I have thought that I don’t look much different from any other Indian looking woman, same … Read moreA Declaration of Approval

Don’t Worship False Heroes

I wanted to write about having false hope in people. These people may be very close to you, family, friends and you may have known them your whole life. You may depend on them in a lot of ways, to keep you motivated, on the straight and narrow, to offer advice and their point of … Read moreDon’t Worship False Heroes

Having a Real Love

I keep seeing these articles about having “almost love”. An “almost relationship”. Something that either wasn’t felt by both people in the relationship or a relationship that wasn’t allowed to develop fully in some way. That’s what I gather from these phrases. I didn’t have an “almost love or relationship” I had the full package. … Read moreHaving a Real Love

Having a Real Love

I keep seeing these articles about having “almost love”. An “almost relationship”. Something that either wasn’t felt by both people in the relationship or a relationship that wasn’t allowed to develop fully in some way. That’s what I gather from these phrases. I didn’t have an “almost love or relationship” I had the full package. … Read moreHaving a Real Love

When you Know, Let Them Go

When you know, you know. When you’ve put everything into your relationship and somehow suddenly it all goes spiraling out of control, you need to know that it is not down to you. When you have adapted and changed and taken on things which interest your partner to help them feel comfortable and  purposeful, you … Read moreWhen you Know, Let Them Go

Confidence In Your Own Skin

I think it’s fair to say I have some issues about the way I look. I’m fully aware that I have many qualities which are positive. I’m imaginative, creative, adventurous, I’ve got a good sense of humour, I’m funny in a silly way, insightful, I’ve got good instincts, I try and be as open minded … Read moreConfidence In Your Own Skin

Passing on the Passion

There are some believers who have made a stand against the church and decided that they can go it alone. These are what could be called commando Christians. They feel the church is broken and can’t function properly because of the people there. What they are forgetting is that the church is designed for broken … Read morePassing on the Passion

Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth