May 2021: Raise a toast to the Fearless. The Resilient. The Brave and Compassionate souls. Cheers!

Div Manickam
9 min readMay 2, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness and Mental Wellness month, so let’s raise a toast to the Fearless.

It’s been a year navigating the emotional journey and learning that there are more emotions than just crying. And how to accept the now, be fully present, and not worry about the past or the future (things I don’t control).

And to start, let me introduce you to my council, not just the one voice, but the council in my head.

Meet the Council.

At first, I thought there was only one inner voice. The one that challenged me every day in every decision. But now I see that as a council, not one but many voices in its own way.

  • Negative Nancy. Always telling me what’s wrong and not letting me focus on the positive.
  • Worrisome Will. Always worrying about the next thing. Or the next decision. And it gives me crickets in my stomach.
  • Over-thinker Bob. Always over analyzing. And trying to justify everything that I do.

Saturday was another day. A tough one to get through. But it’s in the past now. It’s amazing how small triggers can wreck months of…