Category Archives: Mental Health

It could be someone you love

After 2 weeks of missing my regular blog posts, I feel I should explain. I’ve decided to take my writing in a new direction. When I look at the big picture of mental health in the world today, I admit … Continue reading

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Loving the ballet

Come December each year, and ballet troupes across this country stage performances of the holiday favorite, Nutcracker. For many Americans, this is their first, and possibly only, encounter with ballet. I think that is a great pity. The Nutcracker, dare I say, … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

Game of Thrones viewers, all 8 million of them, know that no words are as ominous as “Winter is Coming”. Today is the first day of October. Winter is still many weeks away. But I have felt the first hint … Continue reading

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Diversity

I made a new friend yesterday. She told me that her son had moved from a predominantly black neighborhood in NYC to a mostly white upstate New York college, and really struggled with seeing, for the very first time, how it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reasons to Stay Alive

“What idiot called it’depression’ and not ‘there are bats living in my chest and they take up a lot of room’, ps. I see a shadow.” – Melissa Broder, poet “Reasons to Stay Alive”, by Matt Haig, struck a chord … Continue reading

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A Gratitude List

Well then. I am officially saying goodbye to my old job. I’m one of anachronisms in this day and age. I’ve stuck with one job for the past 13 years. Sure, I’ve moved from position to position, from assignment to … Continue reading

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Do unto others…

“Well, if I were in that position…”, I started.”You are just so self-centered”, interrupted my friend. “Not everything is about you.” Well, my feelings were hurt, of course. But she was right. My mode of analyzing the world is to … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

I am visiting my parents in Calcutta, the city in which I grew up. Once again, like every time I come back here, I am filled with a sense of loss, a sense of longing for what can never be … Continue reading

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Writing

I will not give up on my blog. I will not give up on my blog. I will not give up on my blog. This is my silent atheist prayer and promise to myself and the universe. I like writing. … Continue reading

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Breaking Up

I just broke up with my therapist. At least, that’s what it feels like.

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