Browsing All posts tagged under »grief«

A Diwali Miracle

November 17, 2020

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Re-posted from my Instagram (Nov. 14th 2020) I did it. With Sid’s help. I emerged this morning feeling different. I had spent Wednesday to Friday, especially Thursday evening onwards, feeling like crap. Diwali week crept up on me, AGAIN. Usually, I might try to NOT feel this way. To be fair, I don’t feel this […]

Mandatory Diwali Post

November 13, 2020

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This week crept up on me! In terms of dates and how it is impacting me. I just got back from my fourth Vipassana retreat, and I thought I was ready for anything life threw at me. I guess, not everything. Or maybe I am coping with it to the best of my ability. Last […]

Dear Mama,

November 14, 2018

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Diwali has come and gone. It was a tough week as usual. I missed you so much. I don’t know how to live my life without you. I don’t know how to be happy on these “days” that are supposed to be about family and togetherness. All I feel is so much pain and darkness. […]

Paying my respects to clients who died last year

July 9, 2017

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As part of my role, I work out of a day program once a week. I provide support to people living with dementia (PLWD) and their families through a partnership with a community agency. Over the last two years, I have formed a bond with many of them and you might have read some of […]

A Tale of Gooseberries, Grief & Coping

December 12, 2016

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I walked into the Indian store at Dundas and Hurontario on a wintry Saturday afternoon last weekend. It was a regular day; Sid and I were just going about our business buying things we needed. There was bad Bollywood music playing. It was the complete NRI experience. And then bam, in the fresh fruits and […]

Diwali Redefined (For me)

November 1, 2014

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Festivals and me don’t go together. I hate all festivals and in that I do not discriminate. Be it a Christian, Hindu, Muslim, alien festival…I will hate it as much as all the others. My main reasons include seasonal nicety on people’s part, excessive commercialization of holidays, social pressures about personal grooming and visiting others! […]

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