Music A companion when one has had enough of the real world and its trappings. A form of expression that is most universal, across all age, culture & racial barriers. Music is a crutch, an undeniable support system to any situation in life, happy or sad. A good song boosts your mood and a better… Continue reading Battle Cries & Retreats
September is celebrated as Pain Awareness Month across the globe. To commensurate the same, we have been sharing stories from pain warriors, doctors and caregivers of their experiences of living with pain. Today, we have with us a truly inspiring gentleman, Mr. Sanjeev Agrawal. He is a pain warrior himself and along with it, he… Continue reading In conversation with Mr. Sanjeev Agrawal
When the idea of “Visualising Pain” was shared by Chronic Pain India on Facebook, it evoked instant interest, as I had heard about and done an art therapy workshop long ago but had never seen it as having such a deep connection with chronic pain. Being a writer, I am often asked how I still… Continue reading Visualising Pain Workshop Experience
Depression occurs in phases. I battled depression for three years having had a very disturbed childhood. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton My parents didn't get along. My mother and I never had a normal relationship, as it should… Continue reading Battling Demons – Inside Out
One of the most difficult parts of having an invisible illness like bipolar/depression/schizophrenia/Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue etc. is that people never really understand the depth of your pain and how much you may be going through. Someone having to live with an invisible illness has to try and do so much more to be able to survive in… Continue reading How I’d like you to treat people with an invisible illness!
A general letter by a chronic sufferer to a friend in the hope of understanding one day.