The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner #BookTalk

If I could define my life in one emotion, it would be Anger. My relationship with anger has been an intimate, tricky and rather agonising one. Anger has been my constant companion from the time I was a little girl and I can safely say, it hasn't abandoned me as yet. The beauty of my …

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At the Wedding

Two years ago, around the same time of the year, I had very enthusiastically written about my cousin’s upcoming wedding. A wedding I had been looking forward to attending after a long time of steering clear of all celebrations in the family. More correctly, at that point, I felt I had moved on from mourning …

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Assumptions

If I were to prepare a list of traits that have had a negative impact on my life, I am sure assumptions would rank in the top five if not the top three. This trait of presuming things started early in my life because my parents (particularly my mother) are very selective about the information …

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Zeal 

“I have a dream, I have a vision, I have a mission, I have to do something, I will do this at this time; the thoughts of everybody; how do I deal with that obstacle? how do I get there? ; troubling questions for everybody! Releasing ourselves, plugging into the purpose, challenging the challenges, questioning …

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Yin and Yang

When I embarked on parenting journey, I hoped life, baby and myself to exist in harmony, Then experiences happened, Like Pandora's box was opened, I panicked, shrieked, read and asked, But only in confusion I basked, Then it dawned on me, Discipline, obedience, love, autonomy, Can exist only in amity. The Yin and Yang came …

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Xenophobia 

As per the Urban Dictionary: The term 'xenophobia' is typically used to denote a phobic attitude towards foreigners or strangers, or even of the unknown. Racism in general is described as a form of xenophobia. It is pretty unfortunate that in our culturally diverse country, discrimination on basis of skin colour is pretty rampant. Right from …

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Warning

If you're a parent or have children in the house, I'm sure you've resorted to giving warnings to enforce discipline. I too have. However, things are a wee bit different in my part of the universe. What a normal warning scenario looks like: Parent: Put that perfume bottle down, it's not a toy. Child: But …

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