With school and work, we get used to hanging out with who we mesh with best. But when we change, is it fair to expect others to change too? Continue reading How I’ve lost all of my friends in a year and couldn’t be happier
When I was still in the midst of it, I thought trauma could never be healed.
But now I can see how trauma is not a life sentence! Continue reading What does unhealed trauma look like?
Sonya Renee Taylor speaks of the system of oppression that profit from self-hatred, and offers an alternative: radical self-love to heal body shame, in ourselves and the world. Continue reading Your Body is not an Apology
I did not expect to cry watching Paris Hilton’s new documentary “This Is Paris”.
It did not just touch nostalgia, but also trauma. Continue reading Why you have more in common with Paris than you thought
Can I see others for who they truly are, or for who I want them to be?
Too often we equate dependency with love. Continue reading Addicted to love: Dependency in relationships
Why is it that we can only see our flaws when spotting them in others?
Once the connection had been made however, I could not sit idly by. Continue reading Seeing red flags where there are none
Two years ago in a Nepalese lake town, I got a lotus flower tattooed on my left wrist.
Finally, I got my other wrist tattooed with the dharma wheel. Continue reading My new tattoo and the eightfold path
I entered the 12-steps fellowships hoping to get rid of my cravings.
And I did! Continue reading This surprising lesson from 12-step fellowships
This year has been habit-breaking and habit-inducing at the same time.
Not only did I beat a decade old addiction, I have also built new routines of healthy self-soothing. Continue reading Is it routine or is it habit?
Today has been a rollercoaster, but I didn’t think I would be feeling like this tonight. Instead, I am feeling ashamed, guilty and fearful. Continue reading Shame, guilt and fear: my favourite cocktail