She felt lost. Her goals seemed silly now. They would call her a quitter. But what if she wanted to start afresh? Following a new path wasn't quitting -- it was an act of bravery. They said she was weak. They laughed and labelled her a loser. One day she asked, "Are you walking in… Continue reading A Quitter or Not?
She felt it coming. The fear hit her body and mind at the same time. It wasn’t the first time that she’d felt that way. As she sat there wishing the palpitations would stop, she decided that she didn’t wish anxiety even for her worst enemy. Beads of sweat coated her face as she struggled… Continue reading A Panic Attack
When she went to bed, she hoped she wouldn’t have to wake up again. Living in the darkness, with no hope about anything — she was sick of it. But morning came and she wondered if getting out of bed was necessary. The world was ugly. Plus, standing up and putting on clothes would take… Continue reading Too Depressed to Move
Some say she took too long to get over it. Too sensitive or crazy — was this woman for real? But she didn’t consider them wasted years. Nor did she look back with regret. Yes, time was precious but finding herself finally, in a world full of chaos and with a heart heavy with feeling,… Continue reading Finding Herself
Love made her nervous. It never ended well. A happily ever after seemed to exist only in books. “So you’ll never risk being happy again?” He was more curious than shocked. She nodded. Shielding her heart had become a habit.
They told her that she had no reason to be depressed. “You have so much money and no terrible job to go to every day,” they explained. But she couldn’t help it. Even one Gucci bag a month couldn’t cure her despair. Some days, she’d wake up with a low feeling that threatened to keep… Continue reading No Reason for Depression
Subjected to nasty remarks from the moment she could process language, the little girl grew up quite unsure of herself. Everywhere she went, she knew that she wasn't good enough. Every day that she lived, she thought that she was the worst of the human species in every way. When adulthood came, she realised that… Continue reading More Than Enough
It took her years to realise that nobody liked depressed people. Shiny and happy 24/7 was the norm. “Stop being sad,” they said. “Keep yourself busy,” they advised with their lack of knowledge and missing empathy. She tried all this until she found the loved ones who understood the dark cloud that surrounded her.
His wrinkled hands were full of love. A quick glance at his eyes were enough to bring tears to her eyes. "Everyone has to die," they told her. She didn't understand why. Each moment brought them closer to goodbye, but she was a fighter. It was only when she saw him lifeless that she knew… Continue reading Fighting Death
She watched the rain from the window. Her cheeks were wet with tears just as the ground outside was darkened by the downpour. Maybe it was a respite for some, but this little girl worried about the homeless people and animals outside. "I wish I could stop the rain," she told him. He was not… Continue reading Adopt – Don’t Shop