Browsing All posts tagged under »self esteem«

Reflecting on a year of gratitude and self care

January 1, 2018

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At the beginning of 2017, I had not made any resolutions. In fact, a resolution kind of followed me and made me adhere to it! I began to maintain a daily gratitude journal simply because my soul was begging me to. I’d say I wrote regularly for almost 7-8 months. You can read about it here […]

I met the devil today

December 3, 2017

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What does the devil look like? What does the devil say? How will I save myself? How will I make the devil go away? I am undergoing a huge change. Even though it was sort of my choice, it will mean an adjustment in every sphere of my life. I quit my job. Without another one […]

The 5-min self care plan

April 27, 2017

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I was speaking with a client about a month ago. She lives with chronic pain, and has had two surgeries. She is caring for her mother living with dementia, who also has chronic health conditions. She was also supporting her father who had dementia and died of cancer few years ago. Oh, and my client […]

800 Positive Things in my Life

April 21, 2017

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Late January this year, my soul began beseeching me to start journaling again. But not the ordinary run-o-the-mill daily happenings, rather mindfully jotting down 10 positive things that happen each day. Me being me, I ignored my soul for a week. I figured it’s only my soul, not the Dalai Lama! Till it began screaming […]

10 Affirmations for Today

April 11, 2017

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I have actually had a few phenomenal weeks as my new homeopathy remedy finally seems to be working at a deeper level. Even though my back has been giving me a lot of trouble the last few days, my mind actually has been a good friend. This morning however, I was feeling challenged. I have […]

50 Life Lessons I (Try to) Live By

March 25, 2017

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Don’t try to explain yourself to everyone. Be spiritual. Take care of your body. Be authentic with yourself and others. Don’t try to fit in. Voice your fears. It’s okay to walk away. Listen to music daily. Practice gratefulness and gratitude. Pay it forward. Be approachable. Admit your mistakes freely. Be vulnerable. Assert your power. […]

Lessons from 10 Years of Writing / Blogging

November 2, 2015

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Why am I not blogging more? This is a question I have asked myself several times over the last few months. I know the answer. It is a good answer. But it still makes me sad. For the longest time, my blog used to have the following text in big font: “The answers to life […]

What My Facebook Friends Don’t Know About Me

August 16, 2015

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I have a toxic relationship with Facebook. It is the bane of my existence. I go off it several times a year and for weeks on end. But I always come back. What I know is, the time off from Facebook, finds me happier and more productive. I feel proud of myself as I am […]

A Life-Changing Experience at 34!

July 17, 2015

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I have always been an adventurous person. I’ve done brave things like sit in a hairdresser’s chair and told him to go nuts and style my hair as he wished. I have coloured my hair in rainbow hues. Yes, basically I have done a whole bunch of hair stuff. I am a daredevil, you see! […]

What I Received From Mentoring Young Girls

May 12, 2015

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I am no stranger to the self-esteem issues faced by (young) women. I blogged about some of my personal experiences in my post, “Celebrating My Fat (Fabulous) Body” last year. I consider myself to be a confident, self-aware and strong person for the most part. My social work education and years of experience working in […]

A: Anthem (Post 1: A-Z of Feminism)

April 13, 2015

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Between the ages of 26 and 30, I feel like I was in the prime of my personal confidence. I felt like I was someone. I had a worthy voice. I knew who I was and where I was going. Or so I believed. When I look back, I was fearless. I didn’t fear failure. […]

Compliments I’d Give Myself

December 2, 2014

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Today I felt a little jealous of someone who comes to my dance class, simply because she dances well. She is very nice to me and it makes me not like her even more. As a person, I am trying to compete less with others, and encourage myself to do better at the things I […]

Why My Resume Says “Full-time Alzheimer’s Caregiver”

September 27, 2014

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Recently, I had to edit my resume for my job hunt. As you may all know, it’s the most boring and mind-numbing task of all. One has to glorify one’s mediocre self. Let’s face it, most of us are not as great as we think we are, or in some cases, as others think we […]

Celebrating My Fat (Fabulous) Body

April 15, 2014

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For 25 years, I was conventionally “hot”, and I enjoyed all the perks that go with it. What I realize today is, you’re never pretty enough, thin enough, hot enough, good enough. I was 15, the first time someone commented on my body (or a part of it). I was swimming with this friend; we […]

Something I Feel Strongly About

November 22, 2013

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I began thinking about this post last night. I knew right away what I was going to write about. But I told myself I was being too quick to decide what I “feel strongly about”! Sid came home today and I asked him what he thought I should write about, and without batting an eyelid […]

I Am The Real Housewife of Chicago

January 23, 2013

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I am a housewife all right. But I am not the van-driving soccer mom nor do I look like Snooki or feature on a trashy reality show that everyone secretly watches. I have no children, no suburban home with a yard and white picket fence nor do I have a yacht and a husband with […]

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