15 Beautiful Poems on Self-Love That Will Help Heal Your Soul Today

Oh, the highs and the deep, deep lows of life! There’s beauty in them all, but it’s so much harder for our eyes to see the beauty in our pain than in our ringing laughter. But poets, now, they see beauty in the unlikeliest of places, don’t they? Which is why I cherish the poetry of Jinan Safko, an Instagram poet who writes with the intent of letting her words bring her up from the dark places that life puts her in…with the power of self-love.There’s truly something to be cherished here for all of us, because who hasn’t found…Continue Reading

15 Ways Self-Love Is So Much More Than Just Pampering Yourself

The idea of self-love is a wonderful one and I suppose we all want to be able to achieve it in our own ways. More often than not, it starts with a checklist of tangible things to do, like pampering ourselves. And while taking a nice, long, luxurious bath is a great way to show yourself some love, what use is it if you step out of it only to criticise what you see in the mirror afterwards? You see, the process of self-love is more than just a day at the spa, or treating yourself to something you love…Continue Reading

15 Empowering Truths Every 20-Something With Anxiety Should Remember

I’ve been living with anxiety since the age of 17. Or at least that’s when I was suffering enough to know that something wasn’t quite right. Things changed as I entered my 20s, and along with that, my relationship with anxiety changed. Suddenly, I wasn’t an anxious teenager anymore- I was an anxious adult. I was expected to be better. Stronger. Less of the person my anxiety made me. I was fortunate to have someone to remind me of these seemingly simple, yet powerful things, though. You cannot control everything, and you are not expected to control everything. This applies…Continue Reading

Are You Sad All The Time? Then It’s Time You Started Practising Emotional Hygiene

Yes, a thing like emotional hygiene exists. And the sooner you start practicing it, the better. Here’s how. Know what it is. Emotional hygiene means keeping a check on and maintaining emotional cleanliness. To address the bad, take pride in the good and prepare for the in-betweens. If you don’t know its importance, you’ll never be able to use it to your advantage. Then, focus on what “NOT” to do. Catching yourself at the right moment – the moment when your emotions start clouding your judgment, start altering your personality, is half the battle won. The second you know that…Continue Reading

14 Signs You Need To Start Being Kinder To Your Own Self

The world rightly tells us to be kind to each other. But so often, in our bid to be the best versions of ourselves, we tend to be too hard on the one person we can and should be helping out the most: our own selves. Maybe somewhere in the midst of all the chaos and competition, we’ve forgotten how to give ourselves a break. Is there a niggling feeling in the back of your head that keeps telling you you’re not good enough? Here are 14 signs you’ve been unfair to your sense of worth and how you need…Continue Reading

Are You Looking For The Next Big Adventure? Look Into Your Mirror.

We always hear this line: Treat others as you’d like them to treat you. I think it is time for an alteration: Treat yourself like you’d treat others. Give yourself the same chances you give the other people in your life. We often forget to love ourselves when we get lost in the grind. And then get mad at others for not meeting our needs. Our friends suddenly don’t have enough time or patience, our family just doesn’t get it anymore, our partners, absolutely clueless. It’s a never-ending circle of broken dreams and aspirations, constantly ridden with revolting answers to…Continue Reading

19 Short Poems That’ll Make You Love Your Beautiful Self

Loving yourself is an art. It’s not something you can nail in a day or a week, or even a month or a year. Because there is always something more to learn about yourself. Because you are constantly changing. Hence, self-love is a lifelong journey. One in which you have to be invested with your body, mind and soul, so that you can see aspects of yourself that were previously hidden under layers of conditioning. The higher you ascend on the planes of self-love (talking in my witch-mama voice!), the more you realise that there are a few essentials you…Continue Reading

15 Ways You Might Be Standing In The Way Of Your Own Happiness

One of the biggest things I learned growing up, is that I was the most powerful person in my life. That while there were things I couldn’t control, my life is, predominantly, in my own hands. The flip-side? You’re often the only thing standing in your way. You look at your mistakes as failures, instead of lessons I know it’s cliched, but you can’t really expect to be successful at the first go. So give yourself the freedom to make mistakes, and learn that with every fall, you just learn how to stand up better. You doubt yourself at every…Continue Reading

25 Books To Read By The Time You’re 25 To Understand Life Better

Whether you crave an escape from the mundane or just a thrill-filled afternoon, there is nothing books cannot provide you with. As someone who’s already crossed a decade of reading, I’ve gotten the most succinct life advice from some fine papered creatures. During the roughest phases of my life, or when I felt I couldn’t go on anymore, there has always popped up a book that has spoken exactly what my heart needed to hear. Sometimes, human beings and their words cannot heal you as much as the pages of a book,the way it sits snugly in your hands. These…Continue Reading

21 Powerful Affirmations That Will Connect You To Your BEST Self

“An affirmation is a phrase that reinforces positive beliefs or behaviors. The best ones are a statement of what we want and are phrased in the present moment” – Gala Darling, Radical Self Love The words we speak create our reality, so said some great human some long, long time ago. And what they said, in my experience, is truly bang on! It is not only the words we tell each other, but the words we tell ourselves that determine the quality of our lives. If you’re someone who is too hard on yourself, use kinder words in your self-talk.…Continue Reading