Emotions

What doesn’t kill you, only makes you smaller

It was a German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who said “Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker."  "what does not kill me makes me stronger."Twilight of the the Idols (1888) In life we are terribly scarred by experience, adversity, mishap, accident, grief and so many other deeeply impactful scenarios which drag a person down into despair. They… Continue reading What doesn’t kill you, only makes you smaller

Emotions, Travel

Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

At a remote village in winter- I disconnected from noisy urban life (and internet) and found meaning. The silent silver shoots with the ice capped peaks in the backdrop. I left the city for a break one winter. The break was like a desperate escape from the fast paced city life. I went to a… Continue reading Neutralize in the still void of the wilderness

Book and Film, Lifestyle

Beginner art for healing

I don't paint. I don't know how to paint at all. I've never held a brush or drawn anything. By chance I saw here on WordPress the doodlewash.com community all dedicated to watercolor, and I decided why not I try something myself. I took inspiration from a beautifully illustrated book "Treasury of flower designs" by… Continue reading Beginner art for healing

Lifestyle

Dealing with all forms of pain

The types are innumerable. I remember in 2013 enrolling in college a short time into the semester when news of a suicide occurring in the dorms spread like fire throughout the campus. I remember getting a direct account of the story from a friend who shared the same building, the details were frightful. An insecure… Continue reading Dealing with all forms of pain

Emotions, Lifestyle, Travel

Lay back on a hammock and listen to bird songs

Sometimes going far away from the city and listening to the twitter of the birds instead of the social media Twitter is what is genuinely relaxing and necessary for self rejuvenation and healing. I often look around at people and ask myself, "why is everyone so obsessed with fiddling about with their phones?" Why is… Continue reading Lay back on a hammock and listen to bird songs

Emotions, Travel

How does being in nature heal a person?

Relaxing in the dense forests near Selcuk village and Ephesus Roman ruins, Turkey Buildings are nonliving blocks of concrete Nature is alive, it holds life, it bursts with energy.. Walking through a park on a slightly cool morning refreshens the brain and makes us feel lighter and as if our worries have somehoew diminished. Why… Continue reading How does being in nature heal a person?