How to Balance Self-love and Helping Others

Recently I had a discussion about helping others with someone who thought I was helping others more than I was helping myself. "Take a break and focus on yourself," this person said. I know s/he was trying to be helpful but it somehow didn't sit well with it. Yes, I admit that I used to … Continue reading How to Balance Self-love and Helping Others

The Work you Do…

This one is for all you unemployed and underemployed people out there. Even all the homemakers and stay-at-home moms. I was there and I know what it feels like. Sending out countless applications that get sucked into the cyber space blackhole. Shamelessly asking friends to find work for you. Begging your spouse to forward your resume … Continue reading The Work you Do…

When the Omens Spell Doom…

No, I'm not talking about apocalypses. Not even World War III. I'm just exploring a question that came up during a conversation with a friend. She really didn't believe in signs and was joking around about the 'Universe' sending her a really rotten sign. Me in all my self-righteous glory, got all defensive and declared - … Continue reading When the Omens Spell Doom…

Of Scars and Other Decorations…

The entire nation is abuzz with talks about gun rights and regulations and I'm not particularly interested in this debate. But one bit of news got my attention and it was about Gabby Giffords speaking up about the need for gun control. Her whole life was turned upside down by one gun shot by a … Continue reading Of Scars and Other Decorations…

Yo-Yo Feminism and the Unsung Glories of a Die-Hard Housewife…

My mom had this plaque on the living room wall when I was a kid. It read... I'm just a little housewife With dishes three times a day With laundry and cleaning and cooking And toys to put away Now it's not that I mind the housework Or the screaming kids at play  It's that husband that burns … Continue reading Yo-Yo Feminism and the Unsung Glories of a Die-Hard Housewife…

Guest Blog – My First Volunteeri​ng Event at Dream a Dream (by Dinesh Damodaran)

Sometimes I think about the life I’m living I seem to take more than I’m giving More vengeful than forgiving More reluctant than willing Cynical without believing Need to start emptying the bad So the goodness can start filling The opposite of death is not life but birth, And we make that journey to figure … Continue reading Guest Blog – My First Volunteeri​ng Event at Dream a Dream (by Dinesh Damodaran)