Chapter 32: You are single?

I have been thinking about the way society treats the status of being a single a lot lately. If we carry the badge of singleness, society expects us to be actively looking for a new date. The pursuit of love seems like a sport we were all signed up for, even if the single-player mode may fit our life’s tournament better…

Chapter 31: Sexuality

In the past, my world did not accommodate any form of untraditional sexuality until it came to my awareness how unbelievably redneck my beliefs about sexes, sexuality, and genders were…

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Chapter 29: I tried writing a book

At the age of 12, my mind resembled a jolly playground of spinning fantasies and swinging creativity. As my fantasy world expanded every day, I also began to knit characters and stories around it. Eventually, it became impossible for me to keep all this yarn of tales locked away in my head, and that is how I came to my first attempt of writing a book.

Chapter 28: The value of time

As 2020 warmed up to gain momentum, a sinister virus, known as Covid-19, forced the world to abruptly slow down. One might even say that the infamous Rona not only stunned normal life but stopped time altogether…

Chapter 27: Catcalling

Locking my face in his stare, he gestures exuberant kisses with his mouth towards me as he passes. An immediate sensation of disgust and unease flushes through me. What might have seemed as a brief flirt to the man on the bicycle, disturbs my emotions for the whole evening. I cannot brush off his lewd gesturing that creeps over my skin, leaving stains like dried grease.
This is not the first time that I felt molested on the street…

Chapter 25: Happiness is a mindset

Why can things not work out for me for once? You have perhaps asked yourself this question too, one time or another.

Nobody can outrun disappointment, frustration, bad luck, or loss. Yet, we chose how much we let these harbingers of unhappiness affect us, discourage us, and throw us off balance.

Chapter 24: Lessons for life (pt 1)

Being young comes with an admirable recklessness and an emotional intensity that adulthood cannot compare with. But when we are young, we are also blinded by emotion and deaf to reason. I keep browsing through my memories, with my attention especially drawn towards life choices which I now cannot identify with anymore. To ensure that my future self will not repeat these past mistakes, I have created this list of important lessons my younger self has taught me…

Chapter 23: Blueberry skies and daily routine

Good weather raises my spirit, my work attitude, my health, making me generally more productive and vitalised. Unfortunately, I cannot control the weather though. The good news is that there are other factors beside the weather that influence our state of mind, mood, attitude, wellbeing, and performance. In fact, the most influential one of them lies well within our action range. Curious to find out more about how you can you help your wellbeing and performance reach their potential?

Chapter 21: I got scammed

“Usually, I can detect scams very reliably, yet, I did not catch this one. I felt helpless, lost, and unable to think or act. This was a panic attack, and I knew it was.”

Read more about my first-hand experience with a big money scam to find out about its climactic end.