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I want to live

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For a moment, I want to forget who I am. Most importantly, leave behind who I am and empty out everything. Instead, just by me.
“I never wanted anything from life.”
If I say those words, I would be lying. In Fact, that would be the biggest lie of my life. I wanted, I have always wanted. I just never could bring the words out. My voice failing, my heart breaking, my soul shattering.
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.
Sitting on the couch, having a cup of coffee – I just thought, that – ‘What do I really want in Life?”
Ummm… I don’t know yet. So, I will pour my heart here and will tell everything. Today, I will be true; true to my readers, and most importantly, true to myself. I realized it was only me who was stopping myself from living my life.
I….I….I….I want to live. Live the life at fullest, enjoy each and every moment of life and want to do everything which I was longing for. No barriers, No Constraints can stop me fo…

STRENGTHENING MIND AND SOUL BY DEALING WITH CRITICISM

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I have tried to keep a diary for a few years now, but I’ve never got far, until I started blogging. Handwritten diaries are tedious, computer diaries are distracting, and both feel like monologues. So while blogs I came to know about maintaining online journal or diary, which is very unique and not boring like hand written or computer diaries. I think that keeping a diary is a good thing for a writer. It helps you capture fleeting emotions, analyse recurring dreams, and develop thoughts. All records can be later used for inspiration. One doesn’t really need a reason or time to begin with jotting down or writing elements that can be incorporated in a personal diary. I started writing my diary when I was in school – 8th grade and it became my mirror, which showed me not just my present but also my past and helped me extrapolate. I started believing in myself. As I write, my existing thoughts are clarified and new thoughts find their way into my mind that would not have materialized oth…

Periods are nothing to hide - Stop period shaming

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Menstruation - The subject is so taboo as if it’s a crime to have periods! In my own fairly educated middle class family, women took great pride in following the custom of 5 days’ isolation. There was a separate mattress for the menstruating woman. The woman couldn’t enter the kitchen, couldn’t touch anything, was made to sit separately in a corner for 5 days.

What exactly happens inside the head of a teenage girl when we period shame her? Period shaming can create a havoc in the world of a little girl. At the age of menarche (when a girl starts to menstruate), girls not only have to deal with the physical changes in their bodies but also have to manage their studies at school and focus on the academics. As mothers/parents/ relatives, our role is to guide the little girl into womanhood and make her comfortable with the process of menstruation.

'One hundred and thirteen million adolescent girls between the ages of 12-14 in India alone are at risk of dropping out of school because …

“Above all be the HEROINE of your LIFE; not the VICTIM”

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I am SINGLE. More than circumstances; I believe it is a choice. It is so natural for humans to “move on with time” and sometimes to “get heal and move on” or “move on and get heal”.
After the continuous efforts of “Move on and heal cycles” and 1 marriage, I decided to look below the surface, which made me both happy and sad; as for all     (a lot of effort) is immensely liberating. 5 years and few months of effort later, I can say that I have started getting heal beneath the surface and now ready to move on.
I am a single woman and at the age of 31, being single is not said to be good by the “so called society”, while you live in a country like - India.

(Well, I know it’s much similar everywhere in the world, but Indians seemed to be too captivated with marriage traditions). Let’s be Honest! I know I am at a much better point in life as I know that I am among those blessed ones who have made mistakes, most importantly have been given the arena to learn from the mistakes; while on the oth…

Info-graphic Showing Women Do have bleeding disorders (hemophilia)

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Women and Bleeding Disorders: Building Awareness

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Today, I want to write a post on bleeding disorders and hope. I am sure every single one of you reading this post has a story to tell.
Blood disorders do not discriminate on the basis of gender. Women are just as likely as men to bleed. But the effects may not be equal. One thing with hemophilia, and it relates to other bleeding disorders, is the perception that women don’t have bleeding disorders. Hemophilia is an x-linked disorder, so men are more severely affected, but women can also be affected with hemophilia, and they can have other bleeding disorders. Women with bleeding disorders face added challenges, including serious impacts to their reproductive health and delayed or failed diagnosis.
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women"
A carrier is a female who has the genetic mutation for hemophilia on one of her X chromosomes.  Carriers with clotting factors levels of less than 50% of normal may h…

Expect the Unexpected - Life and Challenges

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Have you ever noticed how often the challenges we face also contains a blessing in disguise? If not, perhaps you haven’t been looking closely enough! Granted, life’s challenges usually seem like inconveniences when they interrupt our schedules, or get in the way of something we want to do. Isn’t that part of the reason we call them challenges?
When we’re working toward an important goal, the last thing we want is to face big, unexpected challenges or obstacles. When that happens, it usually means a major delay, added learning curve, greater expense, or some other unplanned complication. When we are focused on results it is hard to appreciate the detours caused by new challenges. A lot has been going on around here lately and I thought I would check in with readers, tell them where I’m at right now, where my focus is, and give you an update on where this space is heading. Sometimes it’s so hard to pen down your thoughts because even words aren’t enough to describe the way you feel.  The…