I love me, too.

There is a popular saying that you cannot love others until you love yourself. In the 35 years of existence, I never outright disliked myself. I have had occasions when I wasn't too happy with myself - with how I behaved, or what I spoke, or how I reacted to something - but I didn't... Continue Reading →

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Be You.

Who are you? As products of a man-made society, we are cultured to look outwards to understand who we are. Our family and friends are constantly slapping on labels, telling us what we are good at and what we are not good at, and generally paving the way for who they believe we are to... Continue Reading →

Hi, how are you?

How many times do you walk into an elevator and purposely avoid eye contact with the people inside? Do you consciously look the other way when sprinting past a fellow jogger on your lonely early morning trail? How about your next-door neighbor when you’re taking out the trash? Or the taxi driver when you’re hurriedly... Continue Reading →

My Female Tribe.

"Someone once described female friendship to me as a soft place to land, and it was. The women I love are like a life raft I didn't know I was looking for before I got on it." -- Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer... Continue Reading →

No Excuses.

Rudyard Kipling said “We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.” I found this little nugget of wisdom nestled in between the pages of the book I had read a few years ago (Robin Sharma’s The Secret Letters Of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari), and I remember mulling over this... Continue Reading →

Make Her Up.

It is hard to picture a woman’s world without the never-ending array of cosmetics surrounding it. Women have been using various types of makeup for as long as mankind has existed, whether it is to paint their faces whiter or to outline their eyes darker. The ancient Egyptians produced the world’s first range of cosmetics... Continue Reading →

Thank You.

Two simple words -- Thank you. They are easily thrown around, with a casual air, without a thought of the precious weight they carry. They are easily ignored, with a nonchalant shrug, without hesitation at denying their apparent uselessness. It is a product of daily habit, upbringing, or just independent choice. We say thanks to... Continue Reading →

Mr. & Mrs.

My mother and father. More than thirty years spent together as husband and wife. They have traveled extensively around the globe and set up homes in three different countries while raising two exceptional young women. Their journey began in New Delhi, India, as giddy newlyweds, progressed to Jakarta, Indonesia, as enthusiastic young parents, matured in... Continue Reading →

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