Why are you crying? Has anyone ever said this to you? Has it actually helped? Let me be the first to say, it is ok to cry. After the attacks in India, along with other life struggles (witnessing third world poverty, corruption, infertility, miscarriages, loss of loved ones, martial challenges, sudden economic misfortunes, health scares and unspeakable trauma which left me out of touch with reality for almost a year, to name a few), I fell into a dark place in my life and voluntarily checked myself into a wellness center to cry it out, get grounded and to find peace and comfort, since pushing down my emotions wasn’t working. It was only here that I really accepted my hardships and now realize they were a necessary part of my path. I hope my story of what I have overcome and gone through will become someone else’s strength.