2017 – What is YOUR story?

2017 – What is YOUR story?

Happy New Year to you all! On the 17th day of the new year?  Is it already starting to feel old?  Or are you still revelling in the magic of the holidays and ringing in the New Year with near and dear ones? We have all had a couple of weeks to settle in post the holiday madness – and settle in with our resolutions. While making resolutions for this year… have you had a moment to reflect upon the…

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Women abuse Women too!

Women abuse Women too!

…and more consistently and regularly than men could! We naturally get in to a rage when we hear of men physically, mentally or emotionally abusing women.  We have names for these men.  We encourage these women to leave these men/these relationships; we demand these men go to counseling; we get psychiatrists and lawyers and media on to these men. What do we do about women mentally and emotionally abusing women?  Nothing.  We just have a name for these women.  ‘B*!%&’….

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40 & SOMETHING!

40 & SOMETHING!

My Dear Readers, I am thrilled to announce my new venture for which I have spent a good part of the last year training for and practicing.  It seems to be a natural evolution for me to have reached this space and I have all of you and your constant support and great feedback to thank. I am very excited to share my knowledge and my personal experiences with all that may benefit from them. Do share this with anyone…

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Self-care and You…

Self-care and You…

Are you a primary care giver to an elderly parent or a relative?  Are you a parent? Are you smack-in-the-middle of both generations where you find yourself as a primary care giver to a parent/s and your children? Are you a workaholic?  Is your partner a workaholic? Do you hold a demanding professional position where you are devoting so much of yourself and your time to nurture the role, or the organisation? Whichever role you play, it’s challenging to say…

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‘Leaving Something for Our Kids…’

‘Leaving Something for Our Kids…’

Goosebumps all over my arms, my breath held for goodness knows how long, my heart racing and I found a lump in my throat and tears welling up in my eyes. All this while I was listening to Michelle Obama’s Democratic Convention Speech.  Oh my!  What a woman, what a delivery of such words full of impact. I was listening to her speech – more focused on the actual words than who they were about.  I was not thinking of…

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Colourful Woman – Sarina Jain

Colourful Woman – Sarina Jain

Never let go of your dreams… I burst with so much pride and joy while I introduce my dear friend Sarina Jain. I have known Sarina since we were teenagers growing up in Los Angeles. Sarina then and now is the epitome of spunk, energy, zest and Bhangra! (Balle Balle!) I watched her perform her arengetrum (solo debut in Bharat Natyam), participate in fashion shows, dance in competitions (and win then beating my group!) and then watched her through her journey creating ‘Masala…

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DPDF Series: 4-teen

DPDF Series: 4-teen

It’s been awhile since I have blogged about the boys.  Why? Hmm…. let’s see… I’ve been quite busy pulling them off window handles, making sure they don’t fall off the fridge while monkey climbing them up, rescuing small items from the house that get stuffed behind radiators or chucked out windows…. etc. etc. etc…. But that’s just the physical stuff.  A & Y can head the debate team in senior school.. like NOW… and perhaps write the speeches for our…

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Jab-Jab Hook!

Jab-Jab Hook!

I’m just loving it! For those of you who think I’ve lost the plot… perhaps I have. I am just loving my weekly ‘Body Combat’ class… which is a version of the ‘Kick boxing’ from the 90’s!  Ooops… just gave up my age! Many of you have heard me go on about Yoga for so many years and on how I just love every minute of my Yoga classes for various reasons – toning, stretching, escaping, meditational, remedial, therapeutic…etc… While…

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Do you ‘practice’ Mindfulness?

Do you ‘practice’ Mindfulness?

‘Mindfulness’ has been the ‘buzz’ word for a few years now.  I first got acquainted with it during my pregnancy when a relative of mine who is qualified in ‘Mindful birthing’ coached me. Now this term is everywhere, in every field, in every aspect of life.  Being ‘Mindful’. It’s a great, non-religious approach to one getting to know one self.  In this hectic, fast-paced world we live in where we are engaged in so many roles and wearing so many…

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I found 6 hours…. and then lost it again!

I found 6 hours…. and then lost it again!

I found my missing 6 hours in a week and then I lost it again. So I have to say that I’m pretty good at making lemonade when life hands me lemons. In fact I get a real high from the process of squeezing these darned lemons to get every bit of juice that I can. Towards the end of December I started to get this rash all over my torso. I ignored it for a while and just hoped…

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