Hello to My Dear Readers !
This is an introduction of myself. My name is Deepa Nilamani, I started this blog mainly to write my journey on mental wellness. Since then I have overcome depression completely and writing other articles on life matters too. This is a bit about me for you readers to get a picture of who I am, as the person writing all the articles 🙂
Above all I have been born a normal child to a very normal set of loving parents who loved me very much and gave me the best. Starting back from far as I can remember, from about five or six years of my age, Reading and Music has gone hand in hand. Stories and lullabies are all part of Books and Music. I have grown up with books. I am a book lover and books are part and parcel of my life. Half a century gone still books are all round me. They have gone from story books to novels and then, moving on to keeping house, cooking and all about babies and growing up led to child psychology books too. And now my books are on psychology, philosophy, health and healing all what is to do about how to become healthy and lead a happy life 🙂
I have played a few other instruments but I have studied piano music from six years until the last exam when I had to stop to do my Advance Levels. In addition to sports and other physical activities, bird watching, drawing, flower arranging, gardening, cooking … well if anyone ask me what my hobbies are, its easier to say what I am not doing rather than what I am doing. What I am least interested is on business matters, and politics to the minimum !!!
I had a good foundation and a happy childhood. Being the eldest naturally I have a strong personality. I do not say I have never made any mistakes. Just like everyone I too have grown up as a normal human being. But no serious crimes 😛 I listened to my parents, respected elders, even now, and did almost everything I was told, and I was liked and loved by almost everybody 🙂
At that time, I never thought one day I would go down the path of darkness. Looking back to the past few years which I had been, now I cannot even imagine how I fell into that darkness being such a bright and happy go lucky girl I was !!!
When I was recovering, I was told by some of my friends and family to write my story. My saying how can I write, came up with the answer that I was good in writing essays in school and also there is no need of any qualifications as such to write. It took sometime as its only after I recovered from depression that the world opened up to me. It was like a veil lifted or a mist that gradually cleared up, and I began to see who I am really, the girl who got lost in the darkness long time ago. I then started a Face Book page called “Happiness Quotes” to share bright and happy pictures and as I was lifting myself up I began to write and went on to form a closed group too. At the same time, I also did some short courses on, “Personal development and Natural health and Healing” to help the healing process and for added knowledge. With all that being added, I finally started this blog. Currently I am studying for a, “Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy” Which I am enjoying very much. I am Very Grateful to all those who supported and encouraged me along my journey and also to to have given the courage and confidence to write ❤
So here I am writing about who I was and who I am now, for all those who read to know that, life’s difficulties are not for one but for all human beings. It can be mental, physical or financial as if one goes down usually the others follow too. Life is such that you never know what lands on you the next day. So we need to have Compassion, Loving Kindness to all people. As we don’t know what they have or going through although we cant see or they don’t show it. So in addition to showing that depressions can be overcome or kept under control, as well as many other mental issues I want everyone to know that, just a kind word a smile goes a very long way. Be Kind, Be Loving and Be Compassionate to all and you will be rewarded greatly in return ❤
Thank you for reading. If you like any articles what I have written, and think that there are others who can benefit, do please share or pass it on 🙂
Update: 1st October 2016:
I have been on this topic of Mental Health since I became unwell, and now that I have become well, I needed a distraction and to do something new and different. I have always liked poems and poetry, and I had this beautiful poem about the tree that I just started with that. But since then slowly I have begun to write my own little poems. Without my knowledge I was getting back into my normal way of life. Not only that I was going beyond that and almost like catching up for lost time, the time I was down and was stagnating !!!
I was getting this strong need to express myself through creativity. My mind had started to run into old interests and hobbies that I used to do. They have been growing in silence, and suddenly they have raised their heads up, pushing me to break through and open up myself to the world of color back again
Those of you who are interested in poetry may have a look in to what I have posted. This is my personal website :https://deepanilamani.com/
Thank You All for Reading ❤
Many Blessings of Love, Light and Healing Energies to All ❤
Deepa Nilamani 🙂