Slow Down And Catch Your Breath

I actually have time to listen to my own mind. Things I push back most days “coz I’m busy”. It’s been overwhelming as I understand those things are becoming priority for me, as I’m able to focus on things that are more important in life. Because the outside noise is gone, I have time to just BE.

Finding Love In Music

Ever been in love? Ever got that same magical feeling from music?
It’s like rain on a faintly sunny day, And petrichor.
It’s like a cool breeze on your face,
As you smile, close your eyes and open your arms, to really feel it.
(Also, check out the song I’ve added to this blog post. It’s all things love.)

7 Thoughts to Help You Become Mentally Strong

These techniques are basically thought patterns and attitudes that you can cultivate over time, to help you cope better during tough days and difficult situations. Emotional strength comes with effort, as with everything good.

This is Why The World Celebrates Daughter’s Day

I’m lucky to have been born and brought up in a forward-thinking and broad-minded family which believes that everyone is equal and patriarchy is so yesterday. In fact, it would be erroneous to call this mentality “broad-minded”, because we truly believe that this thinking should be called “normal-minded”. There should be no other way to think.

‘The Captain Underpants Guy Wrote another Series?’ The Dog-Man Book Review!

“My favourite part of the story is in ‘Chapter The Ninth – Big Fight’. This is my favourite part because here Li’l Petey helps Flippy the Fish to become good. You see, Flippy is evil and he uses his powers to make buildings take revenge for his sad childhood. By showing kindness, Li’l Petey helped Flippy change from being evil to being kind.” – Evanya N Prakashan (Age-6 yrs).

A Shippy Wife’s Tale (Part 2)- A Parent’s Perspective

We bond like crazy in a world of our own. It gives me great joy to hear her giggle at something I said or did. Because when she misses her dad(who has been away sailing for months) that pain pierces right through my heart. I can’t do anything to help the situation. At that moment, I can only put on a brave face and distract her by being happy-happy myself, pretending that it’s not a big deal. So when I’m able to make her laugh it gives me peace knowing that she is happy. I think to myself – “She misses her dad, but for now, I am enough.”

A Full Life, Half-lived : A Shippy Wife’s Tale

Think of it more as a peek into the life of a shippy wife. Why? Because our strange life is often thought of in the strangest ways by people who are strangers to us. Well, sometimes by some friends also, to be honest. We get a lot of questions as to how we spend our days. So I thought I’ll write about it. I am a Shippy Wife. Whatever comforts I afford and enjoy, comes at the price of not being able to share small joys, trials/tribulations with my husband whenever I want to. I don’t want him to miss out on anything while he is away. So I tend to over-compensate for the time spent apart. Over-sharing, it has become a habit with me.

Dear Daughter, This I Promise You

Dear Daughter, I will be your guide. I’ll help you learn from my mistakes. I’ll also let you make your own mistakes, but with caution, because mistakes are also important. I promise I’ll try to first learn to love myself so that I can then teach you to love yourself.I’ll encourage you to be confident of yourself, but never arrogant. The beauty is in being sure of yourself, not in trying to prove that you are. Always do the right thing. Be you. I promise you, I’ll always be your biggest cheerleader.

Nepal: A back-packer’s delight

On my travels, I love to capture on camera the things I see – something odd, something unique, something funny, something beautiful. Because these little things add to the stories about our trip. Stories that are fun to tell and fun to look back at. Everyone visits the same places, but it’s these little moments that make our experience there unique and memorable. Here are some photographs capturing our experiences on our visit to Nepal a few years back.

A Woman Just Like You

I write this in the hope that there comes a day when a mother isn’t poorly judging another mother based on her different choices. As long as those choices aren’t harming anyone, we should make a promise to ourselves that we encourage another woman’s courage to be herself.