Hopes, goals and dreams

March 9, 2018


This is part of a series of poems I am writing based on my experience of practicing the vipassana meditation daily. It is a non-guided meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka that one can learn by attending a 10-day silent retreat – without phones, books, or journals even. I returned from my 2nd retreat […]

Posted in: attitude, Uncategorized

A Verse for Women’s Day

March 8, 2018


To the saint and the slut, Whether you walk, run or strut, To the shy and the chatty ones, To the women that didn’t birth sons, To the ones that love themselves And to the ones that cannot. To the women who follow the rules, And the ones that didn’t go to school, To the […]

Posted in: life

My experience with “Energy Exchange” volunteering at my yoga studio

February 15, 2018


In India, cleaning is something that is done by others. There is great stigma attached to menial tasks. Most people do not treat their help as equal. Books and movies like, “The Help,” have no impact on Indians because we still treat our domestic help that way. They sleep on the floor in our kitchens […]

Posted in: introspection

Rediscovering a joy from childhood

January 28, 2018


My childhood was spent reading all the time. A.L.L T.H.E T.I.M.E. So much so that my mother had to ration my reading time. When I went home to India this time, my aunt was telling her granddaughter that she never saw me without a book and how I used to take my lunch/dinner to my […]

Posted in: Books and Movies

Reflecting on a year of gratitude and self care

January 1, 2018


At the beginning of 2017, I had not made any resolutions. In fact, a resolution kind of followed me and made me adhere to it! I began to maintain a daily gratitude journal simply because my soul was begging me to. I’d say I wrote regularly for almost 7-8 months. You can read about it here […]

How to find a great therapist

December 8, 2017


An introduction to reflecting on one’s mental wellness needs I am one of those people not just saved by therapy, but also who has blossomed under therapy. The negative rap that therapy gets is so uncalled for. Literally, therapy does nothing by save people! Also, don’t go telling me about all the whackadoodles out there. I […]

Posted in: mental health

I met the devil today

December 3, 2017


What does the devil look like? What does the devil say? How will I save myself? How will I make the devil go away? I am undergoing a huge change. Even though it was sort of my choice, it will mean an adjustment in every sphere of my life. I quit my job. Without another one […]

Posted in: attitude
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