To do list: 2. Acceptance

Acceptance or rather self-acceptance has not come easy. The journey has been like a walk to the Sea. It was really rocky and difficult in my younger days where I believed what people told me and what they thought of me. I doubted myself and judged through their eyes which is quite traumatic being young…

To do list: 1. Self Love

Last Sunday I went to Starbucks, as I do, to sit in the low hum of quiet conversations, the smell of coffee and subtle music. I looked over at my favorite sofa… Damn! not a seat free.  SO I just hung around the delivery section for my drink and literally smelling the coffee’s they have…

Him and me

When we started our lives together, there was uncertainty- Does he really like me?. Is he kind? I mean we hardly know each other. There was a longing I could not understand… Missing him when he went to work. But we had happiness and silliness in our tiny apartment in Kowloon Bay. I wondered who…

She asked me …

For the last couple of days, the girl has been asking some soul searching questions: Why did I come before Sean? Why is he my brother?  The first time she asked me this, I went biblical and told her about John the Baptist. The importance of his role in the preparation of coming of Christ…

Hiding

Ever feel like you could burst with all the emotions that are pulsating and gushing in your body, in your veins, in your head, in your heart. There are days that are so beautiful in my head and some that are so turbulent, but this doesn’t show up. I hide it. Am I the only…

Following my heart

The boy and I had just arrived at the therapy center and were getting off the rickshaw when he saw his most favourite backhoe loader, the one he calls KC. My boy jumped with joy as he watched a man quickly load pieces of broken furniture into the front bucket. For those who don’t know…

Hey beautiful Girl

I see the shiny brown curls frame your sweet face. I see your sleep-swollen eyes and feel you’re warm just out of the blanket body. I love the delicate smell of your hair, I still think it smells of milk and sweat, just like when you were a baby. I love your small fingers tugging…

A butterfly gone too soon

Recently, a friend lost her little girl. We received this news early in the morning just as we woke up and it was heartbreaking and all we could think of was, what would we feel if we were in the parent’s place? I am not sure if it is right or wrong or cruel or…

Remember, I’m thinking of you.

I’m sure many of you have seen this fluffy white hairy seed floating around during your childhood. And spent hours trying to catch them as they float dreamily around in the summer breeze. It comes from the Scarlet Milkweed plant pod, also known as Kakatundi in Hindi. The pretty red flowers grow into pods and…

LEGO and me

I recently attended a LinkedIn Local gathering, where they had Lego Serious Play facilitators talk about how LEGO Serious Play continues to be used by the Dutch Army and Large corporates like Google as a part of Strategy building and problem-solving. First of all the idea of attending a LinkedIn event was intimidating (I have…