Browsing All posts tagged under »health«

Living my Yoga

June 19, 2020

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The most glorious thing about lockdown has been that Sid is home. He is able to get off work at a reasonable hour. And because the days are long, we are able to get out for walks most days. When we bought our house three years ago, we knew nothing about the neighbourhood. We fell […]

300 Days of Meditation: Tips and Learnings

November 26, 2018

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Today I complete 300 consecutive days of daily meditation. I practice Vipassana, a silent unguided meditation. I embarked on this journey on January 31st 2018 when I went to my second 10-day silent retreat. As I left on February 11th, I decided I want to continue this practice for at least a 100 days. When […]

Fields of Joy

August 7, 2018

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I feel compelled to write daily! The verse is overflowing. Grateful for the practice of Vipassana meditation and the words that are a result of it. Please do connect with me if you would like to know more. Joy is a tiny seed We plant when we first sit To focus on our breath In […]

The Process of Meditation

August 5, 2018

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I sit in silence closed eyes. crossed legs back straight focussed on breath Head to toe Through arms and torso Front and back To and fro Looking for nothing Observing the flow Judging no thoughts They just come and go. I reach a block In my shoulders or neck A heaviness – a rock So […]

A Near Death Experience

September 20, 2017

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What if I were to die today? What if I had just a few moments to live? What would I feel? It was 5.15PM this evening. I was on a crowded subway, west bound to Kipling from Yonge. Two stops down, the train stalled at St. George. Injury at track level, they said. That’s code for […]

Disclosing Suicidal Ideation to my GP

July 7, 2017

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It is hard to write about difficult things. I worry about people changing their opinion of me. But this is an important topic, so here I am. A while ago, I was going through a tough time with my body. My chronic pain was almost unmanageable and I was horribly depressed. Some days, when I […]

The 5-min self care plan

April 27, 2017

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I was speaking with a client about a month ago. She lives with chronic pain, and has had two surgeries. She is caring for her mother living with dementia, who also has chronic health conditions. She was also supporting her father who had dementia and died of cancer few years ago. Oh, and my client […]

Lessons from 10 Years of Writing / Blogging

November 2, 2015

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Why am I not blogging more? This is a question I have asked myself several times over the last few months. I know the answer. It is a good answer. But it still makes me sad. For the longest time, my blog used to have the following text in big font: “The answers to life […]

Why My Resume Says “Full-time Alzheimer’s Caregiver”

September 27, 2014

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Recently, I had to edit my resume for my job hunt. As you may all know, it’s the most boring and mind-numbing task of all. One has to glorify one’s mediocre self. Let’s face it, most of us are not as great as we think we are, or in some cases, as others think we […]

A Date With Instant Food

December 3, 2013

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Honestly, I don’t want to write this post about what I ate today. I ate terribly unhealthy today. Why? Well…I was busy with school work due tomorrow. There were no groceries. I am battling the mother of all colds. It’s cold as the Arctic, but considered to be relatively “warm” at 0°C! And I was homesick. […]

On Katy Perry, Brain Tumors, Autism and Inspiration

November 27, 2013

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I am editing this post that I wrote on November 26th because I have received some very inspiring information from one of my readers. The post is technically supposed to be about “my views on mainstream music”. But the problem is I don’t know what that means. I was very much into music during the 1990s. […]

Adopting Simplicity and the Gratitude Attitude

July 15, 2013

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When this year began, I wrote 2 posts on New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs). One of them was on how to keep NYRs. I am super proud to say that I kept my NYR of being vegetarian. This is the 6th time I have tried to become a vegetarian! But this is also the longest I […]

Love in the Time of Alzheimer’s

February 3, 2013

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Sid sent me this article about the reaction of a person living with dementia to an old photograph. The man in this article seems to be in the middle stages of dementia. When he looked at an old photograph of himself with his girlfriend from decades ago, he recognized that the woman in the picture loved […]

Don’ts and Dos of New Year’s Resolutions

December 18, 2012

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When I was in school, I always made new year’s resolutions (NYRs) and always broke them. Of course they were mainly about studying harder and not watching too much tv. But still. So I went about my 20s with a resolution to make no resolutions. Till 2012 happened. And of course keeping my resolutions for […]

Amusing Stories From India

September 8, 2012

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Having worked out 4 days a week on average since February 1st 2012, I was keen to continue this habit while on vacation back in Ahmedabad, India. I enrolled at the nearest Talwalkar’s and was ready to burn off the dhoklas. I won’t even go into how I am stared at every morning for wearing […]

A Conversation With Someone Who Has Early Onset Alzheimer’s

May 23, 2012

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Michelle* has Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD). A person is categorized as having EOAD when they have symptoms or the disease before the age of 65. Michelle was diagnosed in 2011 and since then she has been grappling with the changes in herself, the changes that are yet to come and the reactions of her friends […]

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