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This is the first time ever I have called for my audience to write to me. Any one out there who is battling with stress and mental illness? Share your experience with me here in the comments column or write to me at rashmieye@gmail.com .

How do you tackle your challenge? Do you have any tips to share? How do you feel right now or you’ve been going through a lot and not shared it with anyone?

Share it with me.  Let’s battle this together.


Tips for mental illness patients to handle stress


Uff!! Iam exhausted. This is how Ive felt in the past few days. Totally famished. That is the reason I couldn’t write the poems I promised to.

Here are some tips about how mental illness patients should handle stress?

Take a break-

Just be away from your routine. Take enough time to bounce back and be with your family. Sleep a lot and if possible go for walks and meditate.

Don’t expect people to understand your condition-

Well, you will behave normal but, only you know how you feel and what you are going through. You may be nervous, frightened, scared, over worried, tensed and lose confidence too. Since you are behaving normal, people around will think nothing is wrong with you. BUT, only you know its a camouflage. From within you are battling a hurricane and stopping it from toppling you completely.

PEOPLE will expect that you to engage in all your normal routine and think you are pretending. Just ignore, take rest.

Read humour-

Laugh out loudly, read jokes, humorous books or spend time with friends and family.

Never overthink-

This is an absolute killer. Just divert your mind to something positive and train it to think positive.

Root cause-

As you are resting, ponder on what is troubling you. Only you know your insecurities and reason for stress. Find your own answers, be strong and let nothing affect your mind and disturb it to the extend that stress kills your happiness and productivity.

Joining back work-

When you join back work, avoid too much of it. Take regular breaks and enjoy your work. Don’t take the stress of finishing your targets, that can take a toll on your health again.

Do not care for people who don’t care for you-

There are people who are born to criticize. They don’t see anything positive in ‘you’ or world around. Avoid talking to these people and don’t try to please them. They are the most toxic human beings.

Take your medications regularly and be with people who love humour, are happy and keep smiling 🙂

Light of life


Click: Goa, India

Muffled in her arms,

Nearing nowhere,

Going nowhere,

Chained in sweet caresses,

Exodus of debris,

Inhaling each inch of love,

The night was blooming,

Scented curls,

Teary eyes,

Baffled by her beauty,

It was time to immerse in the sweet joy of love,

Now not a sign of disdain,

Flying away from the gory past,

Joe wasn’t himself anymore,

Struggling to come back to his original self,

In vain, he knew now there is no going back.


Light of hope

20161211_074149Click: Nariman Point, Mumbai, India

Hope in Joe’s eyes,

Now fear dissolved in tears,

Gracefully retiring from worries,

Grabbing each moment with happiness,

Surrounded by hope and love,

Welcoming life with open arms,

Distancing from outer world,

Connecting with self.


To be continued….

Light of hope


Click: Nariman Point, Mumbai, India

He scampered through the darkness,

He had surrendered to fear,

And suddenly a light of hope now had entered his life,

Now light was hurting his eyes,

“Why has this sudden light befallen on me?

I don’t need it in my life.”

He grumbled.

Jose was now being called by open arms,

He shunned the light,

He shunned the arms.

Shook his head fiercely out of disdain,

Caught in the maze of confusion,

Unable to see clearly,

Tears flowed from his eyes,

That reflected his struggle,

Amidst the mist in his eyes,

Tears now cleared his view,

And transpired into a smile.


To be continued….

Light of hope


Click: Juhu, Mumbai, India


Existing for nothing,

Breathing for the sake of existing,

Existence but a compulsion,

Bearing the burden of breath,

Giving life another chance was expensive,

Mundane, morose; eyes soaked in tears; soggy and sloppy,

Yelling at the sky, a howl that deafens,

A cry that goes unheard,

Hands tied by the rope of dead dreams,

Then a smile lightened up life,

A hum that silenced the howl,

A voice muffled by love,

Life entered with the dancing delight called love


Light of hope…

Hey, how are you doing today? Past few months I hadn’t written many poems and to my utter disappointment and dismay when I attempted to write poems I couldn’t. I didn’t know what was happening.

Then I decided I would write one poem each day; just keep writing whatever would come to my mind. After doing this for three day it struck me that I can write few lines each day for seven days. Then I rearrange the lines to prepare one poem. Just an experiment, which I thought we all will enjoy.

I began yesterday…

Juhu Beach

Click : Juhu, Mumbai, India


In the stark darkness of the room

A ray of hope shined,

A bird fluttered its wings,

A ray of sunlight

Was absorbed by a nascent leaf,

The seed in another pot sprouted,

Life smothered with energy touched someone,

The wind gently moved away the curtains,

Life touched his eyes.

From the pitch dark room and gloomy days,

Hope had knocked on the door of death,

Gentle footsteps of childlike joy had hugged him tight.

Life had given him another chance to pick himself and rejoice.

Crippling thoughts were now replaced with wings of dreams and desires,

Life was back in a flash of moment,


To be continued….






Voices maddening me,
Deafen me.
Murmurs banging on my ears,
Teasing me.
Exhausted I shut my ears,
As I run recklesly to end their chase.
I dash into you and hug you tight
And cry like a willow.
Now calm and in union with myself.
Your presence is sugary sweet
Silent and soulful.

It’s time..


Clicked in Pune

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It’s time to leave this beautiful world,

This endeavour to live a fruitful life has finished,

Opening from a jar of wonderful moments,

The time has come to reminiscence the gory past,

The time has come to wipe away the bloody bloodshed.

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20170222_190516Clicked at Juhu Beach, Mumbai, India

Click © Copyright 2017 Rashmi S. Malapur. All rights reserved

Growing within me a monster,

Whose howl falls to deaf ears,

A smile that hides a few tears,

Happiness that hides a few struggles,

A touch that stays nascent to the world of attacking hands.

A story that stays unsaid,

A life that goes untouched.

© Copyright 2017 Rashmi S. Malapur. All rights reserved