Category: Brain Knitters

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How to Spot a Toxic Person from a Mile Away

Khadeeja Rana I have been meaning to write about toxicity, having had my fair share of toxic people, it only makes sense. I think I’ve reached my saturation point when it comes to toxic people, be it someone close or someone that I barely know. Anyhow, it is about time...

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Premarital Screening for Mental Illness

– Khadeeja Rana For every role we want to adopt in this world, we follow a set procedure to learn the tricks of the trade: be it formal education or information passed down by elders. When it comes to parenting, we mostly rely on our instinct and experience, yet, somehow,...

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Birth and Rebirth

– Hadia Anjum I found myself in the later hours of my maternity night duty, around 3 am. A lull in the workload served no purpose except to make me acutely aware, how in the timeless disorientation of the well lit emergency, my exhaustion was paradoxical. No matter how I...

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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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Ordinary Lives

– Maria Sami “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary”, is not just a quote by an ordinary person, but is by Elon Musk, who is a South African entrepreneur who became a multimillionaire in his late 20s. It is nearly impossible to think...

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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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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...