“Love me for a reason and let the reason be love” went the famous Boyzone song and left a deep impression on the starry-eyed, romantic teenager in me. How could it not? Gorgeous British boys with their spotless skin and sexy accent could never be wrong about love, after all. Like many girls of my… Read More How marriage made me a better person
It is said that grief doesn’t shrink over time, we grow around it. We may try everything we possibly can to escape the loneliness that comes with losing a loved one. However, the void remains. Life keeps us on our toes, momentarily distracts us, but there are days and occasions that jolt us back to… Read More A Letter for Mom’s Birthday
Everything in life starts with a conversation and the ones we have with ourselves are often the best. The loud hullabaloo around us sometimes makes us disregard the gentle voice coming from within. However, talking out and listening to our thoughts and opinions is a sign of self-awareness. If we ignore our body signals, how… Read More Paying heed to body signals #MyFriendAlexa
Transformation takes into its fold an assortment of visible and invisible factors. Visible factors can be easily observed and are often generously complimented upon. However, invisible ones are harder to work on and there’s sadly nothing to show for them. Health and fitness are two areas that are at the centre of any transformation journey.… Read More Exploring the Health and Fitness liaison #MyFriendAlexa
“I’m tired, I want to do nothing!” was my 4.6yo Angel’s excuse when I asked if she would like to help me in some household chores. She had wrapped up her school work, her screen time was over and keeping her occupied was proving to be a difficult task. I was amused with her answer… Read More When ‘nothing’ works
I held the white and yellow stick elegantly between my fingers and gingerly placed it on my parted lips. Within moments a wave of relief swept over me even as people around eyed me with a hint of fake derision. “I’ll never smoke in my life!” had been my adamant stand. What made me change… Read More Blowing away smoke rings, symbolically
27th April is my parents’ wedding anniversary. A day I grew up watching them enjoy and celebrate every year with much love and affection. It was a cherished annual ritual for my mother to buy new sarees or jewellery for this special occasion. Dad gorged sumptuously on the specially-curated menu and basked in all the attention… Read More Should a wedding anniversary be celebrated only till your spouse is with you?