On long bus rides in India, I used to sit by the window, enjoy watching the world pass by, and love the breeze in my face and hair. Anyone who watched me do that called me “a dreamer” or “someone who enjoys getting lost in their thoughts”. They always said it with that smile associated … Continue reading Mindfulness


Friday evening was scary. I thought I was experiencing a stroke. I proactively suggested to C that we needed to go to the Accidents and Emergencies centre. Again. Typically I try to talk us both out of making that hideous trip to the hospital but this time was different. My legs and arms had collapsed, … Continue reading Anxiously

No (stereo)type

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Chugging along

Ejecting things like daily commute to work, making small talk with colleagues, eating out, meeting friends over coffee or drinks, and travel from life surely freed up some time in the last few months. Part of it was taken up by the need to accommodate excessive amounts of anxiety, paranoia and hand-washing. The rest of … Continue reading Chugging along