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

Happiness is…

What is happiness? I keep fluctuating between feeling content and happy with the way my life is going and feeling worried, frustrated and anxious with things that are about basic comfort. In some ways I’m so happy with my life now, my independence living in my own flat, my new part time job in the … Read moreHappiness is…

Being Enough

I was reading an article about having concealed depression, it’s not really a surprise to me that I have most of the signs of it because I’ve felt pretty wobbly lately. I have insomnia fairly often, I eat a lot more than I’d care to, I put on mask to the world a lot of … Read moreBeing Enough

We are the same and yet…

“Real people are not just ideas…” – Kenya Barris What’s funny to me is that as many times as we try to connect, try to reach out to another, try to find a common ground… We are so often just either projecting our needs onto them and never realizing how far off base we are, … Read moreWe are the same and yet…

I really want to love myself… Q&A

Q: “I really want to love myself, I hate depending on others to make me feel loved.” A:” You are unique Emma (not the real name). Unique in a way that only you can be! No one else in this world can be who you are. You have unique and beautiful qualities and perhaps you … Read moreI really want to love myself… Q&A

Cracks in the Foundations

I’m having a fight with myself, beating myself up until I’m bruised and weak.  I’m battling the recent constant thoughts that I’m a second rate woman. I’m going on other people’s facebook pages who I deem to be more attractive and I’m looking at their photos and wishing I could be more like them. Less … Read moreCracks in the Foundations

A New Rule of Attraction

It’s hard to practice what you preach sometimes. This week I have felt incredibly envious of a younger woman because I didn’t feel like I could match up to her. My partner used to have a crush on this woman who is a friend of his and I noticed this when I met her and … Read moreA New Rule of Attraction

The Importance of Self- Esteem during Development 

Now as a 22- year old adult, I find myself trying to build myself up, but I don’t have a foundation. And I didn’t know why. Until we started talking about self- esteem and development in my Personal and Social Adjustment Psychology class. We were discussing the relationship between self- esteem (perception of ourselves) and … Read moreThe Importance of Self- Esteem during Development 

Non Surgical Uplifts

I spent Father’s Day with my parents and my brother, his wife and their 2 year old twins. A muggy day, it was lovely to see how happy my brother was with his family. I sort of thought that he’d be a great dad, he has been a real help through my periods of illness … Read moreNon Surgical Uplifts