Category: Brain Knitters

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Emotional Hacks 101: Mindfulness

– Yumna Sadiq Hayat Do you long for a time where you could make more sense out of your emotions? Are you tired of thinking all that you’ve lost and all that you’ve never had and will probably never have? Not to promote a defeatist attitude, but what I meant...

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Saudade*– A Short Memoir of Depression

“I am a collection of dismantled almosts.” – Anne Sexton, A Self-Portrait in Letters Part 1: Fossils Leaving behind the curse of my depression, I am holding hands with the clock and moving forward. Each step I take marks my new territory – I am a savior, I whisper to...

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Positivity: A Psychological Scenario

Life is not a bed of roses. It is a complete package of loads of surprises for us comprising of countless ups and down, numerous ridges and furrows in addition to the goodness. Many useless and false paths anxiously wait for us to step into them and wander. It is...

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Hope in Trying Times

– Kainat Azhar Brown. Like the stain left in a cup of coffee when it is not washed for days. As a child, I had never liked this color. I loved chocolates but their color I hated. Brown and blue. “The sky is blue, God loved this color so that...

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4 Reasons to Avoid Inconsistent Parenting

  – Khadeeja Rana Over and over again I have come across instances of inconsistent parenting so I guess we’ve all been there. Inconsistent parenting is a relatively new concept and you might ask, inconsistency in what way? Very good question indeed. It can be both within parent and between...

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Listening with the Third Ear

– Quratulain Dawood “At least I’m not suicidal.” is the response we hear from people who have their chips low and we try to lecture them on how hopelessness can wreck things. And they’re actually right. Most of us, when we go through a phase of depression don’t even think of...

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The Othering of Our Own Kind

– Kainat Azhar  “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – Dante Alighieri 2.15 AM As the night darkens, I sit alone in my room. The world around me has drifted to sleep. I usually share this lonely...

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Why Not Suffer in Silence?

– Saima Eman This letter is addressed to the UK and US immigration policy makers, employers and organisations regarding the provision of information about consulting a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Belonging to a poor country, being a Muslim(Amri & Bemak, 2013; Ciftci, Jones, & Corrigan, 2013) and on top of...

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The Key to a Successful Relationship

– Talha Afzal  Conventional wisdom holds that communication is the core ingredient of every successful relationship. However, recent studies show that there is more at play than just communication. Being good at communicating your needs may be important but not the only criteria for a successful relationship. Epstein, Warfel, Johnson, Smith,...