For the past few weeks, it has not been an easy sail. 15 February marked the beginning of my PhD journey. I got started with a hopeful heart. After taking a break from study since my Masters graduation, I considered myself well-rested to start this PhD journey that definitely requires one’s mental strength. Despite the…… Continue reading It has not been an easy sail, but I am hopeful
Hey there! I have a book to recommend for your next read:) It’s titled “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry” and written by Jeffrey A. Lieberman. This book can bring you down the path of histories about various game-changing discoveries and developments in the field of psychiatry. Histories? I am not a fan of histories.…… Continue reading Book Review: (Shrinks) The Untold Story of Psychiatry
My daddy has drawn his last breath His time on the earth has added breadth to mine It’s short but beautiful For every year, my students come and leave Most of them leave with at least a little better preparedness to face our world of unscrupulous systems It’s short but beautiful My happiness seems very…… Continue reading My life is short but beautiful
Recently, the conversations with my e-counsellor have been very helpful in lifting my spirits. Her accommodating persona allows the bottled-up emotions in my locked heart flow out freely in copious words. I am amazed by how her writing exercises help me to start an adventure of getting to know myself better day-to-day. Getting to know…… Continue reading Life Meaning: Do I matter?
This blog title is quite self-explanatory so I guess there’s no need for me to introduce Anthony Bourdain. Frankly, I am a nerd who has very low awareness of what’s happening in the entertainment field. However, Anthony’s recent news has caught my eyes and heart. Same goes to the news about Chester Bennington, Kim Jong…… Continue reading What does Anthony Bourdain’s death mean to me?
Recently, I am reading some linguistics journal articles about mental illness as my preparation for writing my research proposal. What motivates me to try out researching mental illness from the perspective of linguistics is my history of mental health to do with schizophrenia. My reading marathon started out well. However, at some points, I felt…… Continue reading My Schizophrenia and Self-stigma
If you were to be with me now, you can see a few cuts on both my arms. Some are scars, some are recovering wounds. I am sorry but to be frank, I have been self-harming. However, I have been improving and learning a couple of new things throughout this mental health journey. One good…… Continue reading Aletheia: Love is vulnerable