Mental – I – zation

He was 15 when his Hungarian parents thought it would be best for him to come to live in the UK with another family. His parents were refugees in …Mental – I – zation

What Depression Feels Like

Depression is a serious mental illness that can interfere with a person's life. It can cause long-lasting and severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms of pain, appetite changes, and sleep problems. "I was in so much pain that I really didn't want to... Continue Reading →

Mum’s The Problem.

All of us know the impact our parents have on us. More often than not, their needs become our needs, their insecurities become our insecurities and their baggage becomes our baggage. In this whirlwind of emotions, it is easy to forget that parents themselves have learned these behaviors and are empathic human beings who may be willing to unlearn it for the sake of their children.

kidsaregifts

Recently I have met a Professor of Psychotherapy, a Consultant Psychiatrist and a GP – all parents of children lost to mental illnesses. Here’s what one mum says:

“Whenever I have seen a therapist, they have gone straight to my childhood, my up-bringing, my parents and their parents. All my behaviours and feelings seem to be explained and understood based on their behaviours, however ‘normal’, for their times. I am encouraged to think of all the ways in which they could have directly or indirectly damaged me.

By that principle, all of my child’s behaviours and feelings should be explained and understood based on the behaviours of his parents. Half of them is me. I agree. I must be part of the problem. My profession is perceived as a bigger problem. ‘High achieving Asian’ parents are assumed to put a lot of pressure on their children. So much so, the…

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Hotel Mumbai

I did not plan on writing this post. I'm not going to edit it. I'm not going to design it. I'm going to write because I need to- I'd hate myself if I didn't. This is not a movie review. I do not write movie reviews. Please don't read the post if you haven't seen... Continue Reading →

I’ve Got Your Back

Let's talk about Brocode. Bromance. Broism. Bromide? I don't know! All of the above. Except for Bromide. I failed Chemistry 😀 We all know the famous brocode that is honored among bros. These are the obvious rules or guidelines among bros that are religiously followed in order to show loyalty to the pact. Examples: #1 Sisters are off limits #2 Exes are off... Continue Reading →

Boggarts are Buggers

I'm so excited! We had a very interesting defense against the dark arts class today, and once I left I just knew I had to write about it! We have a new teacher called Professor Lupin this year. Honestly, I'm kind of relieved that maniac Lockhart’s out of the picture. I really hope the new... Continue Reading →

Declutter

This is a very amateur attempt at trying to answer this particular question I saw on Quora, and in all probability is utter rubbish, but I’m still going to try. Declutter your mind: I had a very random and unexpected moment of realization on the way back home today. I was taking an auto back... Continue Reading →

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