Month: May 2021

Repost: @upreetdhaliwal talks about how to beat stress at @NNP_W_Light’s Stress Busting Book Festival – meet books & win Amazon Gift Cards

These are unbelievably stressful days
and they are turning into weeks and months of stress.

Here’s a chance to escape temporarily inside the the covers of diverse books.
The Festival is running all of May – not only do you get to meet 29 featured books, you also stand to win one [or several] amazon gift cards.

Plus, you get to watch your stress disappear.

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event.

My book, InVerse Medicine, has been featured there.

Visit the page to read about how I combat stress. You won’t want to miss it.

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Bookmark this festival and tell your friends:

Visit everyday to learn about the book of the day

and remember to take part in the MASSIVE Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

It’s open for everyone internationally

Runs May 1 – May 31

Drawing will be held on June 1

Be there everyday

A fabulous #review for InVerse Medicine by Author and Poet @authorgayathri

Every review is special, but when it has been crafted by an accomplished author and poet – Gayathri Prabhu – it leaves one speechless.

“You can kill a book quicker by your silence than by a bad review.”
― EA Bucchianeri

Book Cover

Here it is:

“Ophthalmologist, Storyteller, Poet are the three words and identities that accompany Upreet Dhaliwal’s name on her website and on the cover of her recently published book of poetry, InVerse Medicine: Poems About Things Often Left Unsaid (2021). Comprising of 27 poems, this collection evokes a tantalising possibility of what the specific location of identities, between or through medicine and literature, can illuminate for us. It equally reminds us that readers are located as well, in time, space and identity. We are reading this book during a global health catastrophe that has no precedent in our lifetimes for its spread and devastation.  Our reading can thus attune us to how poetry listens, speaks and heals with empathy, and Dhaliwal crafts each poem with this explicit tenor.

The Preface draws attention to the first poem of the collection and that its first-person voice is autobiographical. This poem titled  “Four-leaf Clover” is addressed to a dead daughter, a newborn who is taken for surgery even as the mother is still groggy.”

Read the full review online at Reading Room Co

Conversation: a Haiku

We keep hearing of how important it is to pay attention to body language, to make eye contact, to use and observe non-verbal clues for effective communication. We’re told how it is not just the words that we use but all the other signs our bodies display that make a conversation meaningful.

This is especially true for love…the words ‘I Love You’ are empty and meaningless if there are no actions to supplement the words, or if the follow through is antithetical to the concept of love.

Here’s a Haiku that, I hope, conveys what I’m trying to say in a better way…

Speak to me of love
let your eyes, your lips, your touch
do all the talking

crop hands of anonymous multiethnic couple touching hands in light studio
Photo by Pân Alves on

Tell me what you think.
Do you notice when people say things that don’t resonate with what their bodies are showing you?

Green Haiku

This beautiful yellow-footed green pigeon – or Hariyal – was photographed early one morning by my brother-in-law, and it inspired a haiku…as well as several hashtags…

#covid_19 #secondwave
#hopeforthebest #natureisbeautiful❤️
#natureshots #natureheals #natureneedsnofilter #natureneedshealing

New day, new options
Standing out or merging in
Either way, stay safe

Such a serene, gorgeous bird, don’t you think? I had to Google its name – I do hope I’m right about it being a Hariyal…