Life Lessons From Queen JLo Who’s Just the BEST Life Coach EVER!

If you know even the wee-est bit of Jennifer Lopez then you know that she is, was and probably will be a powerhouse, an unstoppable force of nature ever and ever and ever. This woman seems to have done it all and done it better. Not only is she a phenomenal actress, performer, singer, song writer and dancer, she is just as terrific a human being. All the while seeming to not age a day over 25. If there is anyone who seems to have figured out this puzzle called life, it’s got to be her. Every word out of…Continue Reading

10 Relationship Problems You Might Not Know But Are Universal To All Couples

Hitting the rough patch and arguing from time to time is quite inevitable. Even if you love the other person deeply, you are at some point bound to have a difference of opinion. But chances are, these are issues that almost every couple faces but never really shows upfront. However it is not only natural to fight with your partner as long as you fight without menace. Which means it’s totally okay to argue and put your point of view forth but it is equally important to also understand and respect the point of view of your partner. The bottom…Continue Reading

Dear Friend, No Matter How Devastated You Feel, You Are Held

Your pain, your sorrow, your doubts, your fears, and all those unnameable emotions you are feeling right now, they are all here to serve you. They are here to bring you closer to yourself. They are here to guide you home. They are your friends. The friends who are least understood. They have shown the courage to confront you, for your good, despite all your resistance towards them. For once, listen to what they are here to convey. If you are worried that you will break, remember, it is the rigid that breaks. If you are worried that you won’t…Continue Reading

On Change: Every Goodbye Leads To A New Hello

We’ve been told to hold on to what we have. Two palms, gripping hard. Refusing to let go of the love that is ours. It’s only fair. We all crave for constants in this world where things change in the blink of an eye. We want something solid, something that won’t slip away through the gaps between our fingers. However, if we were only taught to see how adventures are born, we would not hurt our hearts by clinging onto people and connections that have gone stale. We would not feel guilty about leaving spaces and places where we are…Continue Reading

On A Generation Seeking Attention The Wrong Way: Sarahah And Mental Health

If you don’t know what Sarahah is, then welcome to the 21st century. No, we don’t have flying cars, yet. If you know what Sarahah is, then I offer you my condolences. For several months, I had to scroll through my Newsfeed at God-speed, in order to find posts that actually matter. Sarahah is an entertainment website-turned-app created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq. It operates as a low-key social network where you can post on each other’s accounts, anonymously. Tawfiq wanted the space to be a hub of positivity. Even though most people want to be honest, the…Continue Reading

A Letter To My Younger Self: “Your Heart Will Learn To Bloom Again”

Dear Jiya, I miss being called by that name. ‘Jiya’, originating in Sanskrit, means ‘an essential part of the soul’ (colloquially reduced to meaning: ‘heart’). Baba gave us the name, but hardly ever imagined how we would grow up to own every syllable of it. I remember you. I remember the half-ponytail, and the haircut that never quite had a name. I remember how you saw devastation, and wanted to fix it. You always thought cracks could heal with a Band-Aid, until your first heartbreak. I remember you crying, cradled in Mamma’s lap, as the hours of dawn passed us…Continue Reading

An Optimistic Look At Depression And What It Taught Me

I am an optimist. Or at least I try to be, in most situations. I like pointing out a silver lining, or the bleakest ray of hope when the world seems to be coming to an end. Not to be confused with delusion though, I am a plain optimist. The importance of this positive attitude, as one might say, I only came to realise when I seemed to have lost it. It was not only replaced by pessimism, but also emptiness and zero hope. There were times when I would wake up and wonder what the point of everything was,…Continue Reading

13 Tiny Things That Make Life Beautiful – Every Day

Folks, to be honest, I was insanely overwhelmed last week (and I know there’s probably loads of you going “same”!). I needed just a teeny tiny ray of joy and beauty in my life. And while everyone kept recommending things I could try out, I simply had no time. And then, guys, I just took a deep breath and decided to take a nice, long shower. That’s all. I walked out of that shower with my head clear and my spirits lifted. Most importantly, I realised that if you have to find joy and beauty in life, it is already…Continue Reading

Forgiving Someone Could Be The Best Gift You Give Yourself

Someone you loved very dearly must have hurt you, betrayed you, or left you shattered. You must still be struggling to comprehend, believe and digest what has happened. A part of you might be hoping to wake up one day and find out it was all just a nightmare. But a part of you knows it isn’t. You must be wondering if you have attracted this pain in anyway. If there was anyway you could have avoided this. If there is anything that you could learn from this. You now doubt you could ever trust anyone again without having this…Continue Reading

Perfection Is An Overrated Myth, Stop Chasing It

Most of us, if not all, are chasing perfection in something or the other. We believe perfection to be something that is rooted in the future. The end to a chase. The destination to a journey. The answer to our questions, or a space beyond flaws. We believe perfection is something that could make us feel content. The issue with this belief is that, we tend to overlook what is present. We miss to acknowledge, appreciate and accept the blessings that are right in front of us. We miss being happy and content NOW! We tend to reject failures, and…Continue Reading