Ticking off Items on My List

Right after the car accident in the summer of 2019, I remember penning a blog post. My priorities had changed after a terribly close brush with death. I wanted to (a) publish my book, (b) devote more time doing Reiki, and (c) I’ll get to that in a bit. This month, I crossed off (a) … Continue reading Ticking off Items on My List

Coconut Flour Pancake Balls…A Recipe Disaster (Or Not)

I went downstairs at 10 in the morning to fix breakfast. There wasn't enough bread for the four of us so I decided to make pancakes. Not regular pancakes but healthy ones with coconut flour. I took a glass bowl and dumped half a packet of coconut flour. In order to avoid sugar I mashed … Continue reading Coconut Flour Pancake Balls…A Recipe Disaster (Or Not)

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

30 Days of Gratitude (Chennai Edition)

This Thanksgiving was different just like this year was. I spent it away from my kids and family in the US. I didn't cook a Thanksgiving meal with mashed potatoes and pie (both regularly feature in my Thanksgiving feast). It's not a holiday in India although Wednesday was a public holiday thanks to cyclone Nivar … Continue reading 30 Days of Gratitude (Chennai Edition)

7 Tools to Deal with Stress

Years ago when I was in India without a job and without my own place, I was under a lot of stress. I was eating and sleeping well and generally healthy. But I was losing weight. An aunt suggested that I start drinking Ensure to improve my health and increase my weight. I consumed bottle … Continue reading 7 Tools to Deal with Stress

Living Life to the Fullest

Imagine yourself on your deathbed. No, really! Take a moment and imagine that. Will you be happy that you lived your life in the best way possible? Will you have a sense of satisfaction that you pursued all your dreams and made them come true? Or would you be wringing your hands in despair thinking … Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest