The Strangeness of Bad News

First posted on Medium Trigger warning: death, illness Since March 2020, it sort of seems like the world has somehow shifted — more bad news pouring out of everyone’s mouths as the days creep by. For months, every phone call my family would get was about one loss or another, deaths, illnesses, people we knowContinue reading “The Strangeness of Bad News”

Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird

Because books have the power to change your life, teach you lessons and inspire you [This is a snippet from my article for A Thousand Lives.] With your back against the plush chair and your legs crossed beneath you, the soft murmurs from the other students in the library, and a gentle noise in theContinue reading “Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird”

Why I cried when my boyfriend bought me Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

[this is a synopsis from an article I wrote for Medium.] During the early days of my relationship with J, I was still in this haze of ‘pinch-me-I’m-dreaming’ because being treated with so much love, acceptance and wholesome kindness felt so unreal to me. I didn’t know what to do with all the love, allContinue reading “Why I cried when my boyfriend bought me Ben & Jerry’s ice cream”

The Book that Changed How I See Relationships

[this is a synopsis from my article / review on Medium] Sometimes, we read books that end up changing us as people — how we think, feel or even behave. They impact the way we view the world around us and our relationships. These are the books that, in all the ways that count, matterContinue reading “The Book that Changed How I See Relationships”