Don’t Lose Hope | Kritika

If 2020 was the “Year-that-must-not-be-named”, I don’t know what we are going to call 2021. It has been not even 6 months but this year feels like it has been dragging on forever; June is about to end but I still feel shivers going down my spine as if I am walking wearing only a thin t-shirt on a freezing January morning. I remember sitting … Continue reading Don’t Lose Hope | Kritika

Smile: Power and Deception | Shalini | Jahnvi

Smile holds a power which makes it so dangerous if we don’t know how to recognise it. It’s time we are more aware and understand the emotions behind a smile. Blog Post (Jahnvi): https://kiarajahnvi.com/2020/06/10/the-power-of-a-smile/ Blog Post (Shalini): https://kiarajahnvi.com/2021/05/17/hiding-behind-a-smile-shalini/ Continue reading Smile: Power and Deception | Shalini | Jahnvi

Self Harm Awareness | Jahnvi

In APA Tori DeAngelis told us about a new disorder was added into the DSM-V (2013) (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders), called Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) as a “disorder that needs further study” But before we go into that, let us back up and go back to the basics. What entails as self-harm? Self-harm can be anything from cutting yourself, to episodes of banging … Continue reading Self Harm Awareness | Jahnvi

Gratitude | Kritika

There have been numerous write-ups and articles on the topic of gratitude and how important and impactful it is in one’s life. But today, I would like to present you with my thoughts about the topic. When I think about it, gratitude is being thankful. Thankful not only for the big things and major incidences in life but also for the small things and tiny … Continue reading Gratitude | Kritika

Fear of Failure | Triah

Most fear of failure is short-sighted — meaning we don’t generally fear failing to do something well after years of practice, hard work and repetition. What we really fear is failing to do something right the first time. This bears repeating: What we really fear is failing to do something right the first time. You know the most common fear everyone is fear of failure … Continue reading Fear of Failure | Triah

Tools of Trade | Niall

At some point early within our lives, we were given a choice with an array of options & opportunities. For most of us that time would be in the middle of secondary school, when we selected subjects of our choosing which best reflected our interests at that time. Yet that is a big responsibility with the benefit of hindsight. Yes, some of us were lucky … Continue reading Tools of Trade | Niall

Infinite Love | TPI

Love and attachment are separate entities. Attachment hinders growth, love nurtures growth. People assume attachment and love always come together and both cannot exist individually. But you can be attached to someone and not love them, and love someone and not be attached to them. People have this habit of attaching themselves to other people, they are afraid to be without those anchors, afraid to … Continue reading Infinite Love | TPI

Journey and Destination | Kritika

A new year, a new beginning, a chance to move on from all that’s happened and a chance to start fresh. With this new hope surging in our hearts, we set different goals and targets for ourselves that we plan to achieve in the forthcoming year. Not only for this particular year, we set goals that we aim at achieving in the next few days, … Continue reading Journey and Destination | Kritika

Ego & Self-Esteem | Jahnvi

Self-esteem is a term that everyone is all too familiar with. We use this word to describe how we feel about ourselves in a social standing. It is the value a person gives oneself. It is governed by individual beliefs which are very difficult to change. If someone has low self-esteem, it can cause that person to be overwhelmed by the negatives and make it … Continue reading Ego & Self-Esteem | Jahnvi

Dreams and Aspirations | Niall

Dreams and targets are something we all have had at some point in our lives, these come in many forms. The two main types being our goals and aspirations, something we have that helps us to create a vision. It helps us envision our future in almost a dream like state. At some point in your life, you will have to set yourself a goal, … Continue reading Dreams and Aspirations | Niall

The Promise of January | Shalini

How strange is the relation between December & January? Like old memories and new hopes Both are delicate Both have depth Both travel done the path of time Both stumble along the same path Though both have …. The same face The same look The same cold The same number of days Identity is different Style is different Behaviour is different Outlook is different One … Continue reading The Promise of January | Shalini