Clarity on how to care for others

Gaining clarity on how much time, effort and care we can give to others without feeling exhausted is an ongoing quest for many. Most of us are trying to stay sane from the evolutionary upheaval that we find ourselves currently facing. Some of us drained, others pretending to ignore the inevitable change and then there […]

Exhaustion from pushing to achieve goals

There comes a sense of tiredness with pushing. Yet there is a feeling that if we don’t, then nothing good will happen. We are constantly bombarded by messages to strive, create, accomplish, go forth and conquer. If we don’t, we feel we will not achieve our goals, be left behind, be judged as lazy, not […]

Soul of the dark night (a poem)

The darkness beckons the heart Dive deeper, it nudges To see me Is to welcome blindness To feel me Is to unfreeze numbness To hear me Is to turn deaf to nothingness And to know me Is to experience death Amidst the intoxicating pull of life Often, leaving you breathless What do I receive in […]

How to overcome challenges of self-care during difficult times

I want to acknowledge that we are, as a collective, grieving the upheaval of a reality that once was and the void that we find ourselves currently in. Right now more than ever, we are nudged from all directions to take good care of ourselves. When I started my journey of self-care more than fifteen […]

Journey of a single Indian woman

If I only had a dollar for every time I got asked this question. My default response has been to make a joke, get awkward, become philosophical, change the subject and/or get defensive. While quietly pretending that my egoic self isn’t triggered in any way. As an Indian woman society has consistently demanded that I […]

10 Life Lessons from 2019

2019 – an emotionally challenging year of numerous deep dives into the depth of past pain, to look them in the eye, feel and then release them back into the ether for transformation. Today, I reflect back on some of the life lessons that will no doubt impact my life going forward. 10 Life Lessons […]

Reclaiming my motherland

Today is the Annular Solar Eclipse in the sign of my moon. Moon representing home, emotions, comfort, safety and security. Coincidentally I find myself back on my motherland, having just landed only a few hours ago. As the plane taxied to station in the wee hours of the morning, my body trembled with many stored […]

Letting go the year that has been

We are about to commence, not only a new year cycle but also a new decade.It is only a few weeks away. Many of us are looking forward to the shiny new potential of 2020 and quietly aware that this also calls for opportunities to let go of our attachments to old ways of being. […]

Loss is an inevitable experience of life

“The fear of loss will always feel far more intense than the experience of loss itself.” With this awareness, what would you choose? Fear or experience? As I write this I notice my body instantly questioning if there really is a choice. Why would anyone want to choose the experience of loss over just feeling […]

10 powerful ways grief opened my heart

My first experience of grief was nearly two decades ago.I knew very little of what grief left like then or how it moved through my body. Cut to twenty years later and I find myself navigating through most intense grieving period of my life. The only difference is that this time, I have no choice. […]

A profound self care tip while grieving

The experience of loss is ever present in our every day lives. Most of these experiences involve little to no emotional interaction so they go fairly unnoticed. But then there are those losses that impact the very nature of our understanding of life i.e. losing our childhood, a way of living, moving countries, losing our […]

Death of a loved one is a crucial life transition

How often do we spend time curiously pondering the mysterious yet noticeably wise presence of death in our everyday lives? At birth, life was celebrated with much anticipation, hopes and expectations. Our early years were spent learning how how to survive. Much of our adult years are spent trying to thrive. But death looms, dangerously […]