Browsing All Posts filed under »introspection«

65 Reflections on 65 Days of Daily Meditation

April 9, 2018

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From January 31st to February 11th, I went to my second Vipassana retreat. No phones. No talking. No reading. No writing. Just myself and me. For 10 days, meditating 11 hours a day. I have maintained this practice daily since I got back. Here are my reflections. I have developed discipline by sitting daily, twice […]

Square Peg, Round Hole

April 7, 2018

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Another addition to the collection of poems and experiences I am writing to document the change since I began meditating daily. It’s Day 62 today. The phrase, “Square peg, round hole,” has been following me around all week. I got fed up and had to sit down and let the words write themselves. Here you […]

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

February 15, 2018

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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 […]

My Journey w/ Chronic Pain & Yoga

April 4, 2017

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In 2007, I was diagnosed with spondylitis and eventually spondylosis. I was told my spine was slowly deteriorating. I tried painkillers, physiotherapy, acupressure and a bunch of other things. Nothing brought results. Nothing brought relief. I was in pain and sad constantly. I wish I could tell you that I started doing yoga and now […]

50 Life Lessons I (Try to) Live By

March 25, 2017

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Don’t try to explain yourself to everyone. Be spiritual. Take care of your body. Be authentic with yourself and others. Don’t try to fit in. Voice your fears. It’s okay to walk away. Listen to music daily. Practice gratefulness and gratitude. Pay it forward. Be approachable. Admit your mistakes freely. Be vulnerable. Assert your power. […]

10 Quick Ways to Improve Your Mood

January 30, 2017

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As a person who struggles with anxiety and worry, I have good days and bad. In 2017, my mission is to care for myself. I am trying to create good habits that will have an overall impact on my mental health and well-being. Here are some things that help me when I am down.

When I Attempted Suicide

March 20, 2016

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Let me begin by saying, “Suicide is not a choice. It is the lack of choice or options that results in suicide.”  I can see that day clearly. I was 18 years old. The year was 2000. My mother had been sick with Young Onset Alzehimer’s for almost five years. I had barely functional family relationships. My […]

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