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Expecto Patronum!

There are times when the world we inhabit seems to be quite a scary place. We are, sometimes, presented with a continuous streak of horrible days that just seem to get from bad to worse. There are some days where we can’t find even one reason to smile. I ...

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What Harry Potter Taught Me About Grief

I have read the Harry Potter series countless number of times, and each time I revisit it, I feel like I have stumbled upon a new gem of wisdom. When I was in college, a classmate of mine told me that reading Harry Potter helped her come to terms with he ...

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Harry Potter: The Script of the Modern Fairy-Tale

I was ten years old when I first read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It’s been more than two decades since, and I remain a Potterhead even today. Even people who have never been able to understand the charm of the books (and I’d be lying if I ...

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How I Became A Counsellor: My Personal Journey

When I was in college and told people that I am studying Psychology, almost everyone assumed that my life is a breeze because "Psychology is such an interesting subject" and no one can get bored learning things about the "mind" and the "soul". At that ti ...

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Guilt, Self-Punishment & The Dobby Effect

I am an eternal Potterhead. I have been a huge fan of the Harry Potter series since my childhood. J.K. Rowling, the author of this series, experienced depression before and during writing the Harry Potter series, and, perhaps, that is the reason why the ...

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Parenting Lessons from Full House

Today, as my timeline is flooded with people wishing their moms a “Happy Mother’s Day”, I can’t help but have mixed feelings about any celebration of motherhood (or even fatherhood, for that matter). For women of my mother’s generation and those beyond, ...